Tuesday, 30 October 2012


The G1X is loaded with options that would please both professional and amateur photographers. This camera is feature-packed with all the required controls for manual and semi-manual modes. The chief attribute of the G1X is the fact that it features a sensor that measures 1.5-inches. this can be by far the largest sensor found on a point-and-shoot. In fact, it is larger than a micro Four Thirds sensor and sits slightly below Canon’s APS-C range used on their DSLRs.
With this 14.1 MP sensor, beside the brand’s latest DIGIC 5 imaging processor, one can aim to get DSLR-like pictures. The brand has used a non-removable 4x optical camera lens on this model, which on a 35 mm film equivalent is 28 - 112 mm. The aperture of this model ranges from f/2.8 to f/16; such wide aperture could let a big amount of light to hit the lens in low light shots. The G1X features a high-resolution three-inch screen at the rear that sports a resolution of approximately 922K dots. The optical viewfinder is crisp and features a lot of detail. However, it doesn't offer 100 percent coverage. This model features the various dials required for accessing different modes and settings. However, there are some features that need to be accessed from the interface as well; e.g., for adjusting white balance, bracketing, etc. it's very easy to use and unlike other skilled point-and-shoots, there is no learning curve that goes with this model. The camera permits video recording at full HD 1080p at 24 fps and at HD 720 at 30 fps. The G1X can capture images in 14-bit RAW as well as JPEG.
The outdoor and indoor performances of the camera are wonderful. colours are rendered accurately with skin tones and other colours showing natural. Full HD video recording was smooth and that we were pleased with the performance. Priced in india at Rs 47,995, this is an extremely costly camera; however, the price will probably put most people off. a professional camera loaded with features, it will be a good alternative for a DSLR camera. However, Canon, unlike other brands, don't seem to be wanting to launch a camera that bridges the gap between DSLR cameras and compact choices. Instead, the G1X is meant for homeowners of DSLR cameras searching for a point-and-shoot option


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