|Introduction | DxOMark measurements | Canon G1X, the best compact cameras | Canon G1 vs Fuji X100 | Canon G1X vs hybrid cameras | Canon PowerShot G1 X lens review | Conclusion|
With 15 MPix on a 14.0 mm x 18.7 mm sensor in an $800 bridge camera intended for the general public, the appearance of the Canon PowerShot G1X was one of the big events at CES 2012.
For Canon, the G1X marks the abandonment of the 5.6 x 7.5 mm sensors in its G10, G11, and G12 cameras - a truly major change to its PowerShot G line.
In contrast to Nikon (offering cameras with interchangeable lenses), Canon has stuck with a fixed-lens camera (with a stabilized 4x zoom).
We at DxOMark have been looking forward to seeing the test results for this new sensor for many reasons: