Canon G1X Mark II: Camera Compact DSLR Sense

First impressions were obtained when holding the Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II is, these devices are not as compact cameras in general. Just look at the weight – 553 grams – heavier than some entry level DSLR.

Indeed, the specification of this camera is quite well. The sensor measures 1.5 inches with a resolution of 13 megapixels. The sensor is only slightly smaller than the APS-C sensor DSLR belong largely, or mirrorless cameras. 6 also features DIGIC processor which ensures a faster transfer of the menu and can reduce shutter lag.

Canon G1X Mark IIThough not an interchangeable lens camera, G1X Mark II has a capable lens. Equivalent to 24-120mm lens with f/2-3.9 aperture. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of approximately 5 cm in macro mode.

G1X Mark II is fairly heavy for a compact camera size. With the small size of the grip, handling the camera with one hand relatively difficult. Most likely the user will need two hands to be able to use the camera comfortably.

To perform a variety of camera settings, in addition to a number of buttons on the top and back of the camera, Canon also offers two lens ring. One of the lens ring has a clicky accent, like a ring to set the aperture on a DSLR lens.

The usefulness of the lens ring varies the user desires. Diaphragm, shutter speed, adjusting the zoom lens, autofocus as well. However, the use of lens ring to adjust the focus is too slow, because the turning radius is too large.

At the top of the camera there are a few buttons, the shutter button, the camera power button and the play button to view the photos. There is also a play button to select a shooting mode. Oh yes, at the bottom of the shutter button there is also a button to adjust the zoom lens.

The back is dominated by a 3-inch LCD with capacitive touchscreen capabilities. It makes the touch screen is very intuitive and easy to use, touch screen in a sort of upper-class smartphones.

With the touch screen, the user can determine the focal point, navigate while viewing a picture, or delete unwanted photos.

This LCD can be rotated 180 degrees to the front-facing camera, it’ll be fun for lovers selfie. In addition to its LCD can be rotated up to 45 degrees down. Unfortunately this feature is not useful when taking pictures in portrait.

LCD is also a window only to see the photos to be taken. This is because Canon does not provide an optical or electronic viewfinder on the G1X Mark II. If users feel needed, available EVF can be purchased optionally, and can be mounted on the camera hotshoe.

In addition, the back of the camera is also there are some buttons with various functions. Among other things, go into manual focus mode, set the autofocus mode, and go into the menu.

But according, the most useful button is the button function set that is in the middle of the play button. This button is a quick access to the camera’s main menu, such as autofocus mode, metering, picture quality options, and so forth.

To turn on the feature WiFi, Canon also gives a special key. Wi-Fi can be used to connect the G1X Mark II to iOS and Android smartphones, both with the help of Canon CameraWindow application available in the App Store and Play Store.

The function of the application in addition to send photos to smartphones, can also perform remote shooting with a smartphone as a controller.