LCD and Viewfinder
Canon G1 X MII has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Canon G1 X MII will make your life easier with its selfie friendly screen.
G1 X MII doesn't have a built-in viewfinder but an optional external viewfinder is available. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Canon G1 X MII can shoot continuously at max speed of 5 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec . G1 X MII has a built-in flash, and you can also mount your external flashes too.
Canon G1 X MII features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 31 focus points and 1 of these sensors are of Cross-type.
With Canon G1 X MII, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon G1 X MII will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.G1 X MII has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon G1 X MII doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm X70 or Canon XC10 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon G1 X MII features a built-in wireless connectivity ( with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, G1 X MII can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Canon G1 X MII is powered by NB-12L battery which provides a shooting life of 240 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 310 shots, Canon G1 X MII has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend G1 X MII owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Leica X Vario with its 450shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Canon G1 X MII vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Canon G1 X MII is $649.00