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PowerShot G1 X
Drivers & Downloads
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical, 4x Digital, and 16x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
14.3 Megapixels, 1.5-inch CMOS
Approx. 15.0 Megapixels
Approx. 14.3 Megapixels
15.1 (W) - 60.4mm (T) (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 112mm (T)
Normal: 1.3 ft. (40cm) - infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) - infinity (T)
Auto: 7.9 in. (20cm) - infinity (W), 2.8 ft. (85cm) - infinity (T)
Macro: 7.9 in. - 2.3 ft. (20-70cm) (W), 2.8 ft. - 5.2 ft. (85cm - 1.6m) (T)
Real-image zoom viewfinder
3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Vari-angle type with wide-viewing angle)
Approx. 922,000 dots
f/2.8 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
- The following f/numbers are available in Av or M:
W: f/2.8, 3.2, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.6, 6.3, 7.1, 8.0, 9.0, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16
T: f/5.8, 6.3, 7.1, 8.0, 9.0, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16
- Differs depending on the zoom position
60-1/4000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
- Shutter speed range differs depending on the shooting mode
Shutter speeds available in Tv and M:
60, 50, 40, 30, 25, 20, 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 0.8, 0.6, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1600, 1/2000,1/2500, 1/3200, 1/4000 (Units: sec.)
Auto*, ISO 100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800 (When in P mode)*Optimal ISO speed is automatically set depending on the shooting mode.
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*1, Center-weighted average, Spot*2*1 Facial brightness is evaluated (Face Detect AE) in Face Detect.*2 Fixed to Center, linked to AF frame
Exposure Control Method
AE Lock (not available when shooting movies)
+/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom1, Custom2
*Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF (Face Detect WB). Adjusts the white balance separately for the main subject and the background when the flash fires.
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off - Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect
1.6-23 ft. (W), 3.3-10.2 ft. (T) (50cm-7.0m (W), 1.0-3.1m (T))- Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
5.0 seconds or less (battery voltage: 7.4 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto*1, SCN*2, Creative Filters*3, Movie*4
- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
*1 Smart Auto also available for movies
*2 Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Sports, Smart Shutter*5, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Beach, Underwater, Foliage,Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist
*3 High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap
*4 Standard, iFrame Movie
*5 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin, Darker Skin, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color*
* Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available.- Not available in RAW and RAW+JPEG
Approx. 10-sec. delay, Approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom*
* Delay time (0 - 15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Normal: Approx. 1.9 shots/sec. (in P mode), Approx. 4.5 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst HQ mode)*
AF: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (in P mode)
LV: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (in P mode)
- Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
- Differs depending on the zoom position.
* Max. of 6 continuous shots per burst
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format
Normal, Fine, RAW
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.3 JPEG, RAW (14 bit, CR2 (Canon Original))Video: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (2 channel stereo))Videos: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Images:[16:9]Large: 4352 x 2448, Medium 1: 3072 x 1728,Medium 2: 1920 x 1080, Small: 640 x 360
[3:2]Large: 4352 x 2904, Medium 1: 3072 x 2048,Medium 2: 1600 x 1064, Small: 640 x 424
[4:3]Large: 4352 x 3264, Medium 1: 3072 x 2304,Medium 2: 1600 x 1200, Small: 640 x 480RAW: 4352 x 3264
[1:1]Large: 3264 x 3264, Medium 1: 2304 x 2304,Medium 2: 1200 x 1200, Small: 480 x 480
[4:5]Large: 2608 x 3264, Medium 1: 1840 x 2304,Medium 2: 960 x 1200, Small: 384 x 480
Videos:[iFrame Movie]1280 x 720 (30 fps*1)
[Miniature Effect]1280 x 720*2 / 640 x 480*2
[Other than the above*3]1920 x 1080 (24 fps*4), 1280 x 720 (30 fps*1) /640 x 480 (30 fps*1)
*1 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.*2 Shooting: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps Playback: 30 fps*1*3 Movies made in Movie Digest mode: 640 x 480 (30 fps*1) only.*4 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.
Note: N=Normal / F=Fine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
Playback Modes File
Still Images & Movies:Auto Rotate, Transition Effects (Off, Scroll, Slide, Fade), Scroll Display, Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Search Jump (Favorites*1, Date*1, My Category*2, Still Images/Movies/Movie Digest, Jump 10 Images*1, Jump 100 Images*1), Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Movie Digest, Filtered Playback, Slideshow
*1 Can also be controlled with Front Dial*2 No category also selectable
Still Images:Single, Index, Magnification (Approx. 2x-10x), Thumbnails (4-100), Information Display, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Resume Playback, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors
Movies:Normal Playback, Slow Motion, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward, Resume Playback, Delete Unwanted Portions of a Clip
Select*1, Select Range, Select All Images*2
- The image data in memory card stored with the design rule for camera file systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
- RAW+JPEG images can be erased individually. *1 Movies can be erased individually.*2 When images have been selected in filtered playback, only those images will be played back.
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video*1)
*1 mini-B compatible
Analog: NTSC or PAL, Digital: HDMI (HDMI mini connector)
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Cable
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-10L
2. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80)
LCD Monitor on: Approx. 250 shots LCD Monitor off: Approx. 700 shots Approx: 310 shots when in Quick Shot mode (LCD monitor on)
Approx. 7 hours
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.60 x 3.17 x 2.55 in. / 116.7 x 80.5 x 64.7mm
Approx. 17.3 oz. / 492g (Camera only)
Approx. 19.0 oz. / 534g (Including the battery and memory card)27 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, and Hindi.)
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
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† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.
Compatible Supplies & Accessories
Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you PowerShot G1 X that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store
58mm Close-up Lens 250D
Double-element accessory attaches to front of lens, changes closest focusing distance from infinity to 250mm (approx. 9.9") from front of lens.
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80
Provides AC power to the camera with uninterrupted power for shooting or downloading.
Battery Charger CB-2LC
Battery Charger for NB-10L Li-ion Batteries.
Battery Pack NB-10L
Battery Pack for the selected PowerShot SX series.
Attach a flash unit to a digital camera.
PSC-6000 - Deluxe carry case for the G1 X.
Filter Adapter FA-DC58C
Filter adapter for the PowerShot G1 X.
Mini-HDMI Cable: connects Canon HD Camcorders/select PowerShot Cameras to HDMI compatible TV.
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
The Canon IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable enables you to transfer your camera pictures to a computer fast. The cable connects to your camera and to the USB port on your PC or MAC Computer. Comes standard with the EOS 1Ds Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1D Mark III, 1Ds Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark II, 5D Mark II, 7D, 5D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D, Digital Rebel XTi, Digital Rebel XT and Digital Rebel. Please see Compatibility tab for compatible models.
Lens Hood LH-DC70
Lens hood for the PowerShot G1 X.
Light Adapter MLA-DC1
Macro light adapter.
Video Cable AVC-DC400ST
Enables direct image display from the EOS to an HD television or a similar display device. Comes standard with the EOS 1D Mark IV, 7D, 60D, Rebel T3i and Rebel T2i. Please see Compatibility tab for compatible models.
Waterproof Case WP-DC44
Take great underwater shots and be worry-free during inclement weather with the WP-DC44. Waterproof to 130ft. Neck strap and silicone grease included.
Software Developer Kit
The Software Developer Kit can now be found at Developersupport.canon.com. Please visit this site to apply and gain access to the Canon SDK's, find SDK compatibility information with current and past Canon EOS and Powershot models, and read FAQ's regarding Canon's SDK's.