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- Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Canon's new G1 X features a giant 1.5-inch CMOS sensor and the same manual control that we loved on the G12.
Canon PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera Review$799.99
Full "PASM" shooting is supported on this high-end compact, along with all the versatility this entails. There are also dedicated modes for Scene shooting, picture effects, and video capture. Two custom modes have also been included, and these will store personalized settings for easy access later on.
Aside from full manual control over shutter and aperture, the G1 X features a very nice hardware exposure compensation dial, which feels very professional and fun to use. Even manual focus, which never really works right on fixed lens models, gets one of the best implementations we've seen so far.
Be aware that although it seems like this camera features a manual ring surrounding the barrel, this is actually a metal accessory adapter locked into place.
Five different aspect ratios are supported: 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 1:1, and 4:5; and each of these allows four different shooting resolutions of varying size. Lossless RAW encoding is supported in 4:3, and the camera is capable of capturing both a RAW and a JPEG shot at the same time. JPEG compression may be set to either Normal or Fine.