Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II fixes just about every fault of the original G1 X, but it's got some stiff competition for your dollar.
Pros: Big 1.5-inch image sensor. Wide-aperture 5x zoom lens. Tilting touch-screen display. Quick focus. Excellent manual focus mode with peaking. Creative Shot mode. Raw capture. Add-on EVF available. Wi-Fi-enabled.
Cons: Expensive. Soft-focus halo effect when shooting macro images at f/2. Inconsistent autofocus accuracy. Edges never sharpen, even at narrow apertures. Lacks mic input port. Not pocket friendly. Heavy.
Summary: The PowerShot G1 X Mark II is an enthusiast compact whose fast lens and large sensor allow it to produce impressive photos in both bright and low light. Its well-built body offers three dials, and numerous controls can be customized. That said, there are numerous improvements that could be made, especially in terms of dynamic range and responsiveness.
Pros: Very good photo quality, Fast lens with good focal range, capable of very shallow depth-of-field, Solid build quality, with two grips to choose from, Three dial operation: two 'clicky', one smooth, 3-inch tilting LCD flips up 180 degrees for self-portraits, Highly customizable (buttons, dials, and menus), Built-in neutral density filter, Can maintain same field-of-view at 3:2 or 4:3 aspect ratio, Good continuous AF in movie mode; touchscreen allows for pull focus, Com...
Cons: Considerable shadow noise in Raw, Abrupt highlight clipping, Program line's tendency to use wide apertures can lead to unintentional background blur, Inner lens ring can be frustratingly unresponsive, AF system can struggle in low contrast / low light situations, No manual focus or exposure adjustment when recording video, Unimpressive burst rate while shooting Raw, Lacks in-camera Raw conversion, Low resolution video with strong moiré, Smartphone app has limited func...
Summary: Is Canon’s flagship compact digital camera the answer to photographers’ prayers? Find out in our Canon G1 X Mk II review What does the updated version of Canon's high-end compact bring to the table?
Pros: Solid aluminium build, Larger than average sensor, Tilting touch LCD, Solid aluminium build, Larger than average sensor, Tilting touch LCD
Cons: Bulkier than rivals, Quite pricey, Viewfinder costs extra, Bulkier than rivals, Quite pricey, Viewfinder costs extra
Canon has made significant changes to the body of the G1X, but are they for the better?
Good Gear Guide.au
3 weeks ago
Summary: Canon's PowerShot G1X Mark II is a substantial compact camera that can't easily fit in your pocket. It's a good shooter, though, and it gives you the choice to either take advantage of its extensive scene modes, or to wrestle with the exposure settings yourself using priority and manual modes. We like its performance, but think its physical design makes it awkward to use.
Pros: F/2.0-f/3.9 lens with 5x optical zoom, Simple to understand menu system, Very good image quality
Cons: Heavy for a compact, Balance isn't great, Button layout could be better