Canon Powershot G1X
SLR-Style control in a diminutive body, how the this Canon Powershot advanced compact measures up. A fare cry from the CSC (Compact System Cameras) that many were expecting to see from Canon, the manufacturer’s latest development is no less revolutionary in its design, Raising the bar for advanced compact cameras, The new Powershot G1X builds on the past successes of its excellent G-Series cameras . While the handling and styling of the newcomer remains familiar, the big difference between G1x and Canon’s most recent flagship advanced compact is its sensor: a newly developed 18.7 x 14mm CMOS that’s 6,3x bigger than the G12’s. At almost but not quite APS-C size the dimensions of a sensor usually found in all but the top-end models in Canon’d EOS DSLR range-the sensor design is comparable to that of Canon’s popular EOS 600D DSLR, with a little shaved off its dimensions, thanks to its 4:3 aspect ratio. This new 14.3-megapixel sensor represents a significant change of direction for the manufacture’s compact range and promises to deliver top-quality images. Additional noteworthy features include a 4x optical zoom lens that delivers a focal range equivalent to 28-112mm on a 35mm camera, a high resolution, 3-inch vari-angle LCD, Full HD(1080p) movie mode and a built-in optical viewfinder. Aimed at advanced enthusiasts and pros in need of a back-up device or more portable alternative to their usual DSLR kit, the Canon Powershot G1X also offers full manual control over camera settings, plus RAW file shooting capability.