Canon G1 X II Sports Photography Score
Canon G1 X II has a score of 44
for Sports Photography which makes it an AVERAGE
candidate for this type of photography. If Sports Photography is important for you, we recommend you to check the Alternative cameras at the bottom of this page. Read our detailed Canon G1 X II Review
Canon G1 X II Sports Photography Detailed Analysis
Fast Max shutter speed: 1/4000s
Canon G1 X II's 1/4000s shutter speed is fast enough to freeze any almost all sports action and is also helpful when you use a fast lens at largest aperture under bright sunlight. 1 Cross Type Focus sensors
Cross sensors are more sensitive to light and they lock faster and more precisely. 31 Focus Points
In sports photography , you keep continuous autofocus (AFC) mode on for tracking the subject and more focus means better tracking. Wireless Connection
It may not be used by everyone but pro sports photographers use Wi-fi to transfer files simultaneously without having to wait to change the memory card. Manual Exposure Mode
Even though modern digital cameras features advanced algorithms to calculate the right exposure, they still may fail some difficult conditions. Manual exposure mode in these conditions helps a lot in order to achieve correct and consistent exposure. Manual Focus Mode
Compact cameras are not great at focusing moving objects especially at low light and your camera may not even fire bacause of not locking the focus, so manual focus mode is very useful at these times. External Flash Shoe
When shooting indoor sports or outdoor sports at low light, an external flash may become very helpful. Image Stabilization
Image stabilization reduces the effects of camera shake at long focal lengths thus ensuring sharper photos during sports photography. Fast Lens at Tele: f3.90
A fast lens at tele end will give you higher shutter speeds. RAW shooting capability
RAW files contains much more color information compared to JPEGs, and gives you more room for post processing without significant quality loss. They provide wider dynamic range and option to recover shadow and highlight clipping to some degree.
Average Continuous Shooting: 5.0fps
In the world of sports photography, faster is always better. 120 mm Tele Lens
120 mm reach is not going to be adequate in some sports events.
Most outdoor sports games are held in all-weather, so your camera has to be ready for difficult conditions such as rain and snow. Exposure to dust and water splashes are also very common in sports. Poor Battery Life: 240 shots
In most sports events, you shoot at high speed for a long time and this drains the battery pretty quick. With a battery life of only 240 shots per charge, you may need to change batteries very frequently in the middle of an event. Not so good Ergonomics&Handling
Canon G1 X II\s compact body is not very ideal for sports photography as it lacks the external dials and knobs to change the camera settings fast and the ergonomics doesn't help you to have the most stable shooting position.
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