Monday, January 9, 2012

Canon announces PowerShot G1X

A high quality camera as well as perfect complement to a professional DSLR, the PowerShot G1 X EOS combines a sensor with powerful DIGIC processor 5, a new precision Canon lens and manual control  making it the most Canon's compact camera.

Canon CMOS sensor with high sensitivity

Exclusively designed for this camera, in order to achieve the same pixel size and sensitivity of the sensor APS-C DSLR Canon EOS models, the PowerShot G1 X comes equipped with a 14.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor and a 4:3 ratio. The sensor measures 18.7mm x 14mm - similar in height to the APS-C sensors used in the Canon EOS DSLR range. This sensor has the same pixel size and structure of the EOS 600D and an area of ​​approximately 6.3 times larger than the sensor of the PowerShot G12. The ability to input light sensor of the PowerShot G1 X is 4.5 times larger than the sensor of the PowerShot G12, giving users a superb image quality even in darker environments.

The design of the sensor of the PowerShot G1 X was designed based on the development of Canon's DSLR sensor and inherits many of the technologies found in the EOS models. It uses noise reduction technology to deliver incredible shots with minimal noise, while a reading of four channels allows a fast and reliable performance.

Working in conjunction with the DIGIC 5, the sensor is part of the most powerful Canon HS System to date, reaching an impressive performance in low light. The PowerShot G1 X offers a maximum resolution of ISO 100 to 12800, perfect for shooting in various lighting conditions.
Allowing precise control of the selection of ISO, a function to adjust the level of the Auto ISO allows users to pre-configure the maximum ISO (up to 1600) who intend to use during shooting. Users can also specify how the camera controls the ISO to get the best balance between image quality and shutter speed to freeze subject motion.

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