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February 11, 2014

New Canon G1X Mark II Compact with RAW [with hands-on reports]

Canon took a while before making real the big sensor fixed lens zoom fantasy of Powershot shooters with the Canon G1X first generation [reviews]. Fast forward to today, and Canon is revealing their second generation model, the G1X Mark II, with a starting price of $800.


Canon-g1x-second-generation


Canon G1X Mark II Key Specs
+ 12.8mp 1.5" CMOS sensor
+ DiGiC 6 and HS system
+ 5x optical zoom lens, 24-120mm eq, f2-3.9
+ optical image stabilization
+ dual control rings on the lens barrel
+ rings have customization options
+ nine blade aperture
+ up to 5.2 fps
+ 14-bit RAW
+ 31 autofocus points
+ 3-inch tilting touchscreen LCD (1~ million pixels)
+ optional EVF, model EVF-DC1
+ Wifi and NFC


Canon G1X Mark II First Impressions
+ Quesabesde (computer translated)
+ What Digital Cameras
+ Trusted Reviews
+ ultra short preview at DSLR Magazine
+ Pocket Lint


Sensor Size
Below you will find green-annotated the Canon press material comparing the camera's sensor versus APS-C cameras and "conventional" 1/1.x" rawsumers.


Canon-g1x-ii-sensor


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