Canon PowerShot G1 X Sports Largest Sensor Among Compact Cams

June 22, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Canon has decided to go for some expansion game rather than the usual upgrading when it picked the new PowerShot G1X to succeed the G12. Though the new entrant mimics some of the looks of its predecessor, we feel that it is entirely a new device.

It has a 14 mega pixel sensor, which is on par with those in the Micro Four Thirds cameras. In fact G1X is the only compact camera to boast such a sensor. The 18.7 x 14 mm sensor has a crop value of 1.85x.

It has an ISO range of 100-12800, which makes low-light shooting child’s play. An f/2.8 lens with 4x optical zoom may not be an ultimate one in zooming trade, but keeps the game running.

The optical view finder just above the 3-inch multi-angle 920k LCD screen will be a relief to the most orthodox shutter bugs.

Like its brothers in the segment, it offers Full HD 1920 x 1080 video recording at 24fps. The camera has a built-in flash and captures images at pure 14-bit RAW format.

The 3-stop Neutral Density filter which allows user to try slower shutter speeds in equivalent lighting conditions is a notable feature.

Moreover, the HDR scene mode, Intelligent Image Stabilization system and the wide range of creative filters offer an excellent chance of creative expedition.

You can own this elite shutter box from Canon for around £700 (around $1090 US).

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