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Canon G1X Mark II vs. Canon G1 X

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features 12.8MP High-Sensitivity 1.5″ CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor on the other hand Canon PowerShot G1 X features 14.3MP 1.5″ CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor, take a look at the Major Specification Below.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II vs. Canon PowerShot G1 X 2 (2)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Major Features

  • 12.8MP High-Sensitivity 1.5″ CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • Canon 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 24-120mm f/2-3.9 (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touch screen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • High Speed AF and 5.2 fps Shooting
  • HS SYSTEM and Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Dual Control Rings and 14-Bit RAW

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II vs. Canon PowerShot G1 X 2 (1)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Major Features

  • 14.3MP 1.5″ CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle LCD Screen
  • 28mm Wide Lens with 4x Optical Zoom
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • Hybrid Image Stabilizer
  • Optical Viewfinder
  • Up to 12,800 ISO
  • 1080p Full HD Video
  • High Dynamic Range Scene Mode
  • Manual & Numerous Other Shooting Modes

Major Difference

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II vs. Canon PowerShot G1 X Specification Comparison Table.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II vs. Canon PowerShot G1 X 3

Megapixel: With Canon PowerShot G1 X you get more megapixels, don’t fall in Megapixel Marketing Myth because more megapixel DONOT increase image quality, but more megapixels will help you to get large printouts and also help you to re-compose your images after shooting a scene /subject.

Image  Processor: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features newly developed advance DIGIC 6  Image Processor, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X have old DIGIC 5.

Optical Zoom: More optical zoom allows you to get closer to your subject without physically moving yourself, hence we recommend you to buy Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II over Canon PowerShot G1 X.

Aperture Range: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II aperture Range is better than Canon PowerShot G1 X, the bright aperture lenses capture more incoming light to the sensor,  create more DOF, better color and contrast reproduction and it also create less noise during low-light situation.

Macro: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II have more close-up macro range than Canon PowerShot G1 X.

Image stabilization: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features hybrid IS the Normal setting of G1X Mark II corrects for a wide range that includes, Panning setting that works while you are panning your camera, other one is Macro (Hybrid) that work specially while shooting the macro subjects, the final mode is Dynamic mode that work while walking or moving with the camera and it work for both video and still shots. The Hybrid IS don’t stop here the G1X Mark II detects the tripod and stop all IS activity when attached to the tripod. On the other hand the Canon PowerShot G1 X feature traditional based optical based IS only.

More AF Points: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II have More AF points Compared to Canon PowerShot G1, More sensor points simply give the camera more information to process, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II can quickly and accurately  do AF Compared to Canon PowerShot G1 X.

Top Continuous shooting speed: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features fast shooting speed compared to Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

Better Video Mode: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features better video mode compared to Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Supports Full HD Video capture mode @ 30fps frame rate, Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II  is limited to 24 fps only.

Display: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features bigger and high resolution display compared to Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

Or Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features touch Screen + tilting display on the other hand Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II have fixed display, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

Wireless:  Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II have built-in and other hand Canon PowerShot G1 X have No Wi-Fi available.

Battery Life (CIPA): Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II battery rating is 250 shots and other hand Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II battery rating is 240 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is smaller than Canon PowerShot G1 X.

Weight: Canon PowerShot G1 X light-weight than Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

High ISO Test Between Canon G1X Mark II vs. Canon G1 X 

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Verdict: Canon G1X Mark II have a major software upgrade over Canon G1X , we highly recommend you buy Canon G1X Mark II camera.

 

 

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