Canon G1 X: the large sensor compact expert

Canon finally place on the market of compact experts with a case equipped with a CMOS sensor with the approach of the APS - C size.

While all eyes turned to the these, Canon introduced several new compact which it retains especially G1 X. This is the first compact expert of the mark in Japan to integrate a large sensor. In a case 116.7 x 80.5 x 64.7 mm metal which weighs 534 g, Canon integrates a 14.3 18.7 x 14 mm megapixel CMOS sensor. This size is almost that of APS - C sensors equipping most public reflex Cannon, but the 4: 3 format. Which allows the G1 X to have the same density of pixels than the EOS 600 d, is 5.5 MP/cm².

Canon G1 X (1) Canon G1 X (4)

The image processing is entrusted to the chip DIGIC 5, comfortable with the management of the ISO on a range of 100 to 12800. Canon evokes 4.5 fps on a burst of 6 shots, while in Full HD 1080p video capture, G1 X offers to film 24 images per second. The Canon G1 X is equipped with a zoom 4 x equivalent to a 28-112 mm focal length, for an opening of f/2, 8-5, 8. The whole with optical stabilization. The optical viewfinder is supplemented by a screen of 3 "of a definition of 920.000 pixels. Already equipped with equipment Canon photographers will appreciate learning that this X G1 will be compatible with the Speedlite EX flash or even Macro adapters. The battery provides a priori sufficient autonomy to take 250 views.

The Canon G1 X should be available as of February to €699.

Canon G1 X (2) Canon G1 X (3)


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