Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Canon Announces G1X Large-Sensor, Zoom Compact

The G1X: not your average P&S camera!

The camera we've all been waiting for is here: a large-sensor compact with a zoom lens as Canon announced its Powershot G1X yesterday. For serious photographers looking for versatile imaging power on the go, this is your perfect camera, so preorder yours now before the waiting lists get too long! For an in-depth look at the new Canon, go here.
Here are some key specs:

Body: metal, no sealing
Sensor: 14Mp CMOS
Lens: 28-112mm film equivalent, f2.8-5.8
Orientation sensor: Yes
Aspect ratios: 4:3, 1:1, 3:2, 16:9, 5:4
Formats: RAW, JPEG, DPOF
ISO: 100-12,800
Modes: Program, TV, AV, M, scene, creative, auto
AF: Contrast detect
AF assist lamp: Yes
Viewfinder: LCD, optical tunnel
LCD: 3” 920k dot live view, flip out
Shutter Speed: 1/4000-60 seconds
Continuous drive: 4.5fps (burst mode), 1.9 fps normal
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3 stops
AE Bracketing: +/- 2 at 1/3 steps
WB Bracketing: No
Built-in flash: Yes
Video: 1080p full HD
Microphone: stereo
Speaker: stereo
Movie Formats: H.264
Storage: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Weight: 18.8ozs. (with battery)
Size: 4.6” x 3.2” x 2.6”
Price: $799.99
Availability: Feb. 2012

More hot stuff from CES:
Nikon D4
Fuji X-Pro1.

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