LCD and Viewfinder
Canon G1 X has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 920k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Canon G1 X will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
G1 X has a built-in Optical (tunnel) viewfinder.
Max Shutter speed
Canon G1 X can shoot continuously at max speed of 2 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
G1 X has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Canon G1 X features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
Canon G1 X also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon G1 X, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 24 fps and save in and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon G1 X 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 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Stereo speaker.
Canon G1 X doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm XF10 or Fujifilm X70 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect G1 X to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Canon G1 X is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 250 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 305 shots, Canon G1 X has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend G1 X 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 vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon G1 X Features Compared to Main Competitors