The Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II easily is the most interesting of the gear announced by Canon for the CP+ show. A small, compact camera packed with features, and with a bright, fast lens. Not to forget the big sensor (smaller than APS-C and bigger than 4/3) that delivers close-to-DSLR image quality. The G1 X II sells for $799 and is expected to ship in May 2014.
The folks at reviewed.com are in Yokohama for the CP+ show, and they got a chance to play around with the G1 X Mark II. Some excerpts:
- The G1 X Mark II is smaller in every dimension than its predecessor, though the biggest size savings by far is in height
- Ergonomically, the camera doesn’t suffer much for its slimmer, shorter profile. The grip is actually a bit deeper and narrower, and the new faux-leather covering still provides plenty of traction.
- The G1 X Mark II is a comprehensively better camera than the G1 X, but its new lens is by far its greatest improvement [24-120mm f/2–3.9]
- Autofocus has been significantly beefed up. The new system offers 31 AF points, compared to nine on the original G1 X
Conclusion and pre-order links after the break.