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Canon G1 X PDF User Manual

Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Canon PowerShot G1 X? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Canon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the G1X offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.

That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.

Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Canon PowerShot G1 X below.

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In any case, the G1X is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was announced on January 9th, 2012, which means that, as of today, the camera is 4045 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Canon G1X Mark II as a replacement in the same line of cameras.

Canon's user guide for the G1X

The camera's user guide is 242 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the G1X is included towards the bottom of this webpage.

Don't forget to bookmark this page for future reference (Ctrl-Shift-D on a Windows PC; Cmd-Shift-D on a Mac). Happy browsing!

Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Canon PowerShot G1 X manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.

Download the Manual

If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Canon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.

Printed, hardcopy versions of the Canon G1 X manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.

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Video tutorial for the Canon PowerShot G1 X

Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your G1X by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.

Once again, the Canon G1 X is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.

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Canon G1 X FAQ

Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the G1X.

What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the G1X?

The camera is build around a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.

Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?

Canon equipped the G1X with the DIGIC 5 image processor.

What is the ISO sensitivity range of the G1X?

The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 12800.

Does the camera have a selfie-friendly screen?

Yes, the LCD-screen of the G1X is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.

Does the Canon G1 X feature an autofocus assist light?

Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.

Which battery does the G1X use?

The camera gets its power from the NB-10L (here at amazon), which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.

Further reading

How does the G1X stack up against available alternatives? In case you are interested in seeing how this camera compares to another one, just make your choice using the following search menu. An an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Core camera specifications

    Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Canon PowerShot G1 X.

    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Canon G1 X
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens 28-112mm f/2.8-5.8
    Launch Date January 2012
    Launch Price USD 799
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format 1.5" Sensor
    Sensor Size 18.7 x 14.0 mm
    Sensor Area 262 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 23.4 mm
    Crop Factor 1.85x
    Sensor Resolution 14.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4 352 x 3 264 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.30 μm
    Pixel Density 5.43 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/24p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 12 800 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC 5
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 60
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.7
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 10.8
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 644
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 74%
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 922k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen
    V-logging Friendliness Front-flip possible
    Touch Input No touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 1.9 shutter flaps/s
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse Photographyno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    UHS card support no
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi
    Body Specs
    Battery Type NB-10L power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)250 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 117 x 81 x 65 mm
    (4.6 x 3.2 x 2.6 in)
    Camera Weight 534 g (18.8 oz)

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