Tasty Tech Toys the Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon Powershot G1 X

Who needs another compact camera?  Everyone does! Well at least every couple years or so.  That’s what the camera manufacturers would love to have us believe.

Canon Powershot G1 X

Well I just had to share this Tasty Tech Toy with my BKBlog readers. It is sexy, has incredible specifications and from all I have read produces outstanding images due to its larger than average compact camera sensor size. In fact its sensor is over 15% larger than Four Thirds format cameras, six times the size of the sensors in previous Canon G-series compacts and over two times the size of the sensor in Nikon’s 1 cameras.   I think this Canon is really going to make waves and is perfect for those not wishing to carry their DSLR, but want better image captures than the classic compact cameras that are presently available.

For all intent and purpose, you could probably use this camera for a professional shoot and get away with it. Being that it uses a relatively large sensor and has 14 mega pixels, I would feel comfortable using it for double page magazine spreads.

Here is a summary of the Canon Powershot GI X Specifications.

  • 14MP 1.5″ CMOS sensor (18.7 x 14mm)
  • 28-112mm F2.8-5.8 lens
  • Optical viewfinder
  • ISO 100-12,800
  • 3.0″, 920,000 dot swivelling LCD
  • Extensive manual control
  • 14-bit Raw shooting
  • 4.5fps continuous shooting (up to 6 frames)
  • 6.8Wh NB-10L battery rated at 250 shots (CIPA standard)

Canon Powershot G1 X
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Fashion and Beauty Photographer. Some of the magazines I have shot for include: VOGUE (China, Portugal, Brazil, Italia, Paris and South America & Mexico editions), RG VOGUE Brazil, Harper’s BAZAAR (China, en Español & Latin America, Hong Kong, Italy editions), L’Officiel Paris, ELLE (Spain, Portugal and Greece editions), Madame Figaro (France), Cosmopolitan (France and Italy editions), Glamour (France), Votre Beauté, Jardin des Modes, Dépêche Mode, New York Daily News, Fashion District News, New York Times Magazine, W (British edition), WWD, Fashion Magazine (Canada), Flare (Canada), Oyster, Tank, WestEast…
  • I remember you and I had a “G5” in Cambodia…. and still I’m in love with this body (I mean the Canon body Camera, not your body.. pftt…..)
    OK, so now I’m about to go in Argentina, Bolivia & Chili for a couple of weeks and thinking about my next camera… I’ve been waiting for the 5D Mark3 forever as I need a full frame… but will certainly buy this G1X in the meantime.Let’s plan for a lunch soon.