Canon PowerShot G1 X
Digital Compact Cameras
EISA European Compact Camera of the year 2012-2013
Find out why the PowerShot G1 X has won European Compact Camera of the year 2012-2013 award from the European Imaging and Sound Association
Large 14.3 MP Canon CMOS, DIGIC 5, HS System
The large CMOS sensor at 18.7 x 14.0 mm (4:3) has a similar height to a Canon DSLR APS-C sensor. When combined with the DIGIC 5 image processor it produces stunning DSLR-like image quality with high ISO up to 12800 for exceptional images even in the darkest of conditions. The large sensor also allows photographers to shoot with greater control over depth of field.
Compact, precision 4x zoom lens; Intelligent IS
The compact 28mm wide-angle 4x optical zoom lens uses Canon’s precision technology and advanced lens expertise for sharp, high-resolution images. The Intelligent IS system selects the optimum optical Image Stabilizer mode from 7 options to reduce camera shake and blur.
7.5 cm (3.0”) vari-angle LCD; OVF
A 920k dot PureColor II VA LCD gives a clear and detailed view of the subject and allows comfortable shooting from a range of angles. A metal body and stainless steel chassis along with an optical viewfinder lets photographers shoot confidently and in their own style.
Expert control with Full Manual and RAW
Take control with the dedicated exposure compensation dial, or the front and rear control dials that can be used to adjust shooting settings such as aperture, shutter speed, and white balance. A range of manual modes and 14-bit RAW files allow control over the final image with the option to post-process.
Full HD, HDMI
Use the dedicated movie record button to capture superb, Full HD 1080p movies at 24fps with optical zoom and stereo sound. Enjoy high quality playback on an HDTV via the HDMI port.
High-speed Burst HQ
Capture split second action at 4.5 fps in a 6-frame full resolution burst using High-speed Burst HQ mode.
Smart Auto, Multi-area WB
Smart Auto automatically selects camera settings from 32 scenes for optimum results. Multi-area White Balance compensates for multiple light sources in the same scene for natural images.
Compatible with a range of EOS System accessories including Canon Speedlites and 58mm filters by using the Lens Filter Adapter.
HDR mode and ND filter
High Dynamic Range mode takes multiple exposures of a scene, combining them in-camera to deliver rich detail in shadow and highlight areas. The built-in 3-stop ND filter lets you use longer shutter speeds or wider apertures in bright light.
Optional waterproof case
Shoot underwater down to depths of 40m.
What's in the box?
- Digital Camera PowerShot G1 X
- Lens Cap (with cord)
- Neck Strap NS-DC9
- Battery Pack NB-10L (with Terminal cover)
- Battery Charger CB-2LCE
- AC Power Cable (E)
- Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
- User Manual Kit
||18.7 mm x 14.0 mm Canon high-sensitivity CMOS |
||Approx. 14.3M |
|Colour Filter Type
||Primary Colour |
||DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology |
||15.1 - 60.4 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 112 mm) |
||Optical 4x. Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 1.9x and Safety Zoom¹) Combined Approx. 16x |
||11 elements in 10 groups (2 double-sided aspherical UA elements, 1 double-sided aspherical element) |
||Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 3-stop. Intelligent IS |
|AF System/ Points
||AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed centre or Face Select and Track) |
||Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF |
|AF Point Selection
||Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small) |
||On/Off Selectable |
|AF Assist Beam
|Closest Focusing Distance
||20 cm (W) from front of lens in macro |
||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame) |
||+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments |
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ND Filter (3 stop)
||1/3 - 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments |
||AUTO, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800 |
||1 - 1/4000 sec. (factory default) |
60 - 1/4000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto |
||Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder |
||Vari-angle 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II VA (TFT), Approx. 920,000 dots |
||Approx. 100% |
||Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD |
||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off |
|Slow Sync Speed
1/2000 sec. (built-in flash)
1/250 sec. (external flash)
1/4000 sec. (external using high-speed synchro)
|Flash Exposure Compensation
||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE. |
|Flash Exposure Lock
|Manual Power Adjustment
||3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II¹) |
|Second Curtain Synchronisation
|Built-in Flash Range
||50 cm - 7.0 m (W) / 1.0 m - 3.1 m (T) |
||E-TTL with EX series Speedlites¹, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX |
||Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom (2 modes), SCN (Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Sports, Smart Shutter(Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist), Creative Filter (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap), Movie |
|Modes in Movie
||Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Landscape, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, iFrame Movie |
||My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color) |
||Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer |
||Approx. 1.9 shots/sec., AF: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec., LV: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full) High-speed Burst HQ: Approx. 4.5 shots/sec., up to 6 shots¹² |
RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
||4:3 - (L & RAW) 4352 x 3264, (M1) 3072 x 2304, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480 |
16:9 - (L) 4352 x 2248, (M1) 3072 x 1728, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4352 x 2904, (M1) 3072 x 2048, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 3264 x 3264, (M1) 2304 x 2304, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
4:5 - (L) 2608 x 3264, (M1) 1840 x 2304, (M2) 960 x 1200, (S) 384 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S, XS)
*XS is half the length and width of S
||Fine, Normal |
||(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps |
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
iFrame Movie (HD)
||(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹ |
(L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
|Still Image Type
||JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant |
||MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)] |
||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only) |
||Yes, during shooting and playback |
|My Camera / My Menu
||Start-up image and camera sounds customisation. Menu customisation |
||Image tagging feature |
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor
||Yes, live histogram |
||Approx. 2x - 10x |
||Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom |
||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi |
||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible) |
||HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC) |
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
|PC & Macintosh
||Windows 7 SP1/ Vista SP2/ XP SP3 |
Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.6 (Intel processor required)
|Browsing & Printing
||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser |
||CameraWindow, Movie Uploader for YouTube, PhotoStitch |
||Digital Photo Professional for RAW development |
||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (NB-10L battery and charger supplied) |
||Approx. 250 shots¹ |
Approx. 420 min. playback
|A/C Power Supply
||Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80 |
|Cases / Straps
||Soft Case SC-DC75, DCC-1800 |
||Lens Hood LH-DC70 |
Filter Adapter FA-DC58C (Compatible with Canon 58mm Filters: Circular Polarizing PL-C B, Neutral Density Filter ND4X-L & ND8X-L, Protect, UV, Softmat No.1 & 2)
|Waterproof / Weatherproof Case
||Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC44 |
Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
||Canon Speedlites (including 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II¹), |
Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX (Both require Macro Light Adapter MLA-DC1),
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Bracket BKT-DC1, Speedlite Bracket SB-E2
|Remote Controller/ Switch
||Remote Switch RS-60E3 |
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers
||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80, Battery Charger CB-2LCE |
||Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100 |
||0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity |
||116.7 x 80.5 x 64.7 mm |
||Approx. 534 g (including battery/batteries and memory card) |
Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.
A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.
A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.
Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.
Softcases & Straps
Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.
Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.
Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a leather case when you are out and about.
Perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling, waterproof cases provide easy access to many photographic controls, such as White Balance adjustment. They can also be useful on land, protecting against snow, sand, dust and humidity.
Perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling. Use your Canon Compact Camera underwater, at depths of up to 40m.
Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
A set of four weights designed to make your Canon waterproof case more neutrally buoyant while diving. Includes securing pins and screws.
Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.
Featuring Wireless Slave technology, a bounce/swivel head and a constant LED light source for video work, the Canon Speedlite 320EX opens up new creative possibilities for EOS photographers.
Speedlite 270EX II
Explore the creative side of lighting with the Canon Speedlite 270EX II – a compact flashgun that is as easy to use off-camera as it is in your camera’s hotshoe.
Off Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3
Use a Canon Speedlite off-camera while retaining E-TTL II flash exposure control.
Required when using Macrolite flashes with PowerShot G series cameras
Macro Lite Adapter MLA-DC1
Allows a Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX or MT-24EX to be attached to the camera, for flexible lighting while shooting close up.
Change your angle of view and bring distant objects closer with a teleconverter. Or fit optical filters to your camera with a filter adapter.
Lens Filter Adapter FA-DC58C
Attached directly to the front of the camera’s lens, allowing the use of 58mm optical filters.
Lens Hood LH-DC70
Maintains image quality by preventing flare, and protects your lens against bumps and knocks.
Cables & Other Accessories
Stay connected with the correct interface cable.
AV Cable AVC-DC400 ST
Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.
HDMI Cable HTC-100
Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have an HDMI connection. Carries picture and stereo sound, and features gold-plated contacts to ensure a reliable connection.
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.
Remote Switch RS-60E3
Trigger your camera’s shutter without touching it, avoiding vibration and preventing camera shake – great for long exposures in low-light conditions.
2012 TIPA Award Best Expert Compact Camera
2012-2013 EISA Award Best Product Compact Camera