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Canon G1X Mark II at DxOMark Lab


The Canon G1X Mark II latest test result published over the web, the score of new G1X Mk II is lower than its predecessor Canon G1X.


Canon G1X Mk II comes with new sensor, fast / bright lens and improves AF performance, but the new sensor test score turn out too bad according to DxO Mark lab… hope Canon will fix this in next Canon G1X Mark III camera.

Also see specification comparison review here  –  Canon G1X Mark II vs Canon G1X | | Canon G1X Mark II vs Sony RX100 M2

Canon G1X Mark II vs Canon G1X


We have dome a specification comparison review between Canon G1X Mark II and Canon G1X, the canon upgraded the core specification of Canon G1X Mare II to a new level, take a look at the details below

New Sensor:  Canon G1X Mark II comes with a newly developed 12.8 megapixel High-Sensitivity 1.5″ CMOS sensor, the sensor is new + also have bit large photo-diodes compared to its predecessor (12 vs 14 MP) and hence it will give you better performance during low-light condition.

New Image Processor: The latest image processor of Canon G1X Mark II improves the AF speed of the camera approx 2X and also reduce the shot-to-shot shooting time lag, the new processor also comes with newly developed algo to give you cleaner JPEG/ RAW output at High ISO range.

Improved Optics: The Canon G1X Mark II have new lens, that gives you bright aperture range, better macro mode (5 vs 10 cm) and more optical zoom (4 vs 5X) compared to Canon G1X.

AF points: The Canon G1X Mark II comes with a improved AF system and more AF points, the G1X Mk II is approx 2X faster than G1X under normal condition.


Hybrid Image Stabilization: The Canon G1X Mark II features improved image stabilization system, the newly developed Hybrid works in panning shots, Macro (Hybrid), Dynamic mode is highly effective for video work and active tripod mode corrects minor amounts of camera shake.

Display: The Canon G1X features 3.0″ 1,040k-dot capacitive touchscreen LCD  that enables touch & shoot mode, the G1X Mk II menu navigation become very much easier when compared to its predecessor.

WiFi: The G1X Mk II  built in WiFi helps you to enable remote shooting (via Canon app available for apple and andorid based smart devices) and you can also transfer your file with out wire or sync your camera card with a WiFi based databank.

Verdict: Based on the specification comparison review we highly recommend you to buy Canon G1X Mark II camera.

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Canon G2X First Image Leaked

We told you earlier that Canon G2X / G1X II (Name is still not confirmed yet) Coming on 12th February (see here), the first image surfaced over the web and more to arrive as the announcement date is coming closer,


As from the image we can see a optional EVF is attached to the upcoming Canon G2X camera and optical viewfinder is finally removed, the body look slim as Canon G16 model.

Canon G2X / G1X II Rumored Specification

  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 24 – 120mm f/2.8-5.8 lens
  • New 1.5″ CMOS sensor
  • 3.0″ LCD touch screen with 922,000 dots

At Feb 16 2014 not only Canon G1X successor is coming Canon is also rumored to announce a affordable entry level model Canon 1100D Successor (Canon 1200D?) ,

Take a look at the list of rumored camera coming on Feb 12, 2014

  • A new DSLR below the Rebel SL1
  • Canon G1 X Replacement
  • Canon PowerShot S200
  • Canon PowerShot SX280 IS, a new super-zoom compact camera
  • Possibly more PowerShot cameras

We have already published the post a month ago about Canon S200Canon S200 with a dull Specification available in Asian Countries


We have done a quick specification comparison review between Canon S200 and Canon S120, see here – Canon S200 vs Canon S120  the S200 is available outside USA and UK (Just like Canon EOS M2) with a lo-fi specification….

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Canon G2X Coming on 12th, February 2014


Canon will announce several new products (compact & DSLRs) just one day before the CP+ show starts, according to latest rumors Canon G2X (name is still not confirmed yet.. it may be also called G1X Mark II) rumored to be announced on February 17th,

Canon G1X leaked specification published few days ago (see here)
– Same design as Canon G1X
– DIGIC 6 Image Processor
– 24 – 120mm F2.8 (wide angle) -5.8 (telephoto) lens
– 20.2 million pixels 1.5 “CMOS
– better optical viewfinder
– 3.0 “LCD, approximately 922,000-point capacitive touch screen
– GI function

Other rumor – Entry level DSLR below 100D / SL1 coming, the new DSLR is expected to announced at CP+ show. Few lenses announcement is also expected.

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Sony RX100 M2 vs Canon G1X [Updated]

The Sony RX100 M2 vs Canon G1X, the canon  G1X have bigger 1.5 inch sensor and big body size, the RX100 M2 is ultra compact camera and features 1 inch sensor, take a look at the major specification


Sensor: Canon G1X features 1.5inch 14 MP sensor, Sony RX100 M2 newly developed 1 inch 20.2 MP BSI CMOS sensor, the photodiodes of Canon G1X are big compared to Sony RX100 M2 camera , so you get better low light performance with Canon G1X.

ISO: Sony offers more ISO range compared to G1X at expandable mode, but Canon big sensor creates less noise at high sensitivity.

Take a look at the DxO mark test results, the low light performance of Canon G1X camera is better,


But The Low + High ISO test says a different story take a look

Sony-RX100-M2-vs-G1X-KPEG See the Raw Image Comparison Here

Sony RX100 M2 showing sharp details at base ISO, at High ISO both images are almost same, Canon Big sensor doesn’t showing any significant difference.

Lens: Sony zoom lens is limited to 3.6X and Canon offers 4X optical zoom, the aperture range of Sony is better compared to Canon G1X.

Top Continuous speed: The top continuous shooting speed of Sony RX100 M2 is 10fps and Canon is limited to 1.9fps only.

Video: Sony RX100 M2 have better video mode, you get 60fps frame rate while shooting at Full-HD video mode. Canon G1X limited to 30fps only at Full HD video mode.


Display: Sony offers tilted High-res display unit on the other hand Canon offers vari-angle display, personally I like var-angle display.

WiFi: Sony RX100 M2 have Built-in WiFi and NFC technology, No WiFi available in G1X.

Price difference:  Canon G1X available at $600, for Sony RX100 M2 you have to pay $748

Verdict: Sony features Ultra-Slim body that easily goes in your tight jeans pocket + Excellent image quality, we highly recommend you to buy Sony RX100 M2.

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High ISO Test - Ricoh GR vs Nikon Coolpix A vs Fujifilm X100S vs Canon G1 X

High ISO Test – Ricoh GR vs Nikon Coolpix A vs Fujifilm X100S vs Canon G1 X, Ricoh GR features 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor that offers low-noise characteristics, 18.3mm F2.8 GR lens equivalent to 28mm in the 35mm format, take a look at the Image comparison below.

Ricoh GR HIGH Test

the scene is illuminated at 200 lux, the GR positioned in M mode with a couple 1/4 s and f / 5.6 ISO value of 100. The images are visible at 100% and you can download the raw files from focus-numerique

Image quality of of Canon G1X look stunning at ISO 3200 and 6400, Nikon Coolpix A performed better than Ricoh GR and Fujifilm X100S is the best camera for low light photography.

Also see – Ricoh GR comparison review

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Canon G15 vs Sony RX100 vs Canon G1X - High ISO Test

Searching for best pro-compact camera? your search ends here, Canon G1X preserves more details when compared to Canon G15 and RX100.

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Canon G15 vs Sony RX100 vs Canon G1X

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