A power shot
Canon’s latest product brings EOS technology to the compact camera.
Canon launched the PowerShot G1 X (left), a new prosumer compact camera for photography enthusiasts seeking the best in imaging. The new flagship camera in the PowerShot series inherits technologies from Canon’s EOS range of DSLRs, such as the new 1.5-inch, 14.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 5 image processor contributing to Canon’s high-sensitivity (HS system) for stunning image quality. Along with advanced optics, a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, and Intelligent Image Stabiliser (IS), the PowerShot G1 X is the perfect instrument for those who want the power of an EOS camera in a smaller package.
The new PowerShot G1 X also records full HD video (1080p) at 24 frames per second (fps) with stereo sound, via a dedicated movie recording start/stop button. Taking full advantage of the camera’s large CMOS sensor, high ISO capabilities, and full digital zoom at recording, users can experience high-quality movies, even in low light conditions. The movies are easily viewable on a HDTV via the camera’s built-in HDMI terminal or downloadable to a computer via USB.
With a 3” Vari-angle LCD monitor at a high resolution of 922,000 dots, users can innovatively frame their shots, by flipping the monitor out and swiveling it at almost all angles for easy viewing, whether it is a high or low-angle shot. The PowerShot G1 X’s optical viewfinder also zooms in and out along with the lens, providing users with accurate points of reference to frame their shot.
The PowerShot G1 X will be available in early March at authorised Canon dealers at the recommended retail price of S$999.