At the CES 2012, Canon adds to its PowerShot line the new flagship PowerShot G1 X prosumer digital camera. Featuring a 1.5-inch 14.3 Megapixel Canon CMOS image sensor, the G1 X gets the largest sensor to date for a PowerShot camera to deliver “approximately nine times more light sensitivity and helping to produce amazing depth-of-field and high-quality images in tough low-light conditions”. The new camera has a 4x optical zoom Canon lens.
The PowerShot G1 X is equipped with the DIGIC 5 image processor to create the HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800, and high-quality images in the most difficult of lighting conditions. Thanks to the DIGIC 5 image processor, the G1 X includes the the High-Speed Burst HQ feature for shooting images at high speed 6fps at full resolution. The prosumer camera also features High Dynamic Range (HDR) shooting mode, Optical Image Stabilizer, Intelligent IS that automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition, and Full HD 1080p video recording. You can also find EOS-like features such as 14-bit, RAW+JPEG shooting and compatibility with accessories such as Speedlite, Macro Twin Lite or the Macro Ring Light flashes.
Canon’s PowerShot G1 X comes with a 3-inch Vari-Angle LCD display and provides HDMI output for showing HD content on larger screen HDTV. There are Mode Dial and Front Dial provide intuitive manual adjustment, and the camera supports SD/SDHC and SDXC memory cards. To be released in February, the G1 X will be priced at $799.99.