LCD and Viewfinder
Canon G1 X II 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 II will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
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 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon G1 X II 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 it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Canon G1 X II features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 31 focus points and 1 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors.
Canon G1 X II also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon G1 X II, 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 II 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 II doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm X100T or Fujifilm XF10 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon G1 X II features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC 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 G1 X MII to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Canon G1 X II is powered by 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 305 shots, Canon G1 X II 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 II vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon G1 X II Features Compared to Main Competitors