Canon has announced the PowerShot G1 X Mark II digital compact system camera back in February, 2014. The CanonPowerShot G1 XMark II sample images and first look videos shows that this large sensor compact camera is a superior offer from Canon to the market.
More Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II reviews with sensor performance, test results and sample images are now available from several sites.
DxOMark has tested the high-end compact shooter and the Canon G1X Mark II achieved a slightly discouraging score of 58 points. This is somewhat behind the 1” type BSI CMOS in Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II at 67 points.
Dpreview posted a first impression review of the Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II. The review isn’t entirely positive see their conclusion below.
A gallery of 25 sample images taken with the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk II compact camera also posted by the PhotographyBlog.
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Reviews, Tests and Sample Images
From Dpreview conclusion :
The camera can certainly be held with one hand, though I preferred the more solid feel of the ‘custom grip’. There are a lot of buttons that surround the thumb rest so you have to be careful, as some buttons can be easy to bump. Speaking of buttons, I found myself scratching my head as to why there are two Wi-Fi-related buttons, and I kept pressing the upper one thinking it was for playback mode. […]
In nearly all situations, the autofocus system performed admirably. While I wasn’t blown away by its speed, I didn’t have to wait for it to lock on its subject
From DxOMark conclusion :
At first sight, the sensor performance of the G1X II doesn’t look particularly exciting with relatively low scores for color, DR and low light but a more careful look at the performance reveals that the G1X II is in fact a strong performer at high ISOs.
When set to ISO800 and more, color and DR are much more competitive, but why Canon couldn’t tweak the performance at base ISOs is somewhat puzzling. Be that as it may, the G1X II as a whole remains a tempting choice for enthusiasts, even if, at $799 plus $299 for the EVF, it looks on the pricey side.
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera features a faster 24-120mm equivalent F2.0-3.9 lens (with closer focusing distances), a 31-point AF system, dual lens rings, a touchscreen LCD that can tilt upward by 180°, Wi-Fi with NFC.
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Price % Availability
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II digital camera price is for $799.99. The new PowerShot G1 XMark II compact camera will start shipping from May 9, 2014.