Canon Powershot G1X II- Specifications, Previews and PreorderCanon, the leading DSLR camera maker announced few compact digital cameras and an entry level DSLR (EOS Rebel T5), but the one in talks is the high end Compact Powershot G1X II the successor to G1X came out one year ago. The new 1.5" CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor along with powerful 12.5-60.5mm (24-120mm equivalent) f/2.0-3.9 fixed lens means, its all ready for some awesome photography and may be thats the reason why Canon says 'it can be a second camera for professional owning their high end DSLRs". At first glance of Specs, you might feel 'ohh' seeing the 12.8MP sensor downgraded in megapixels of 14MP G1X mark I (predecessor camera). But dont worry, its not going to make you disappoint in reality, in terms of image quality. But the real miss here will be the lack of an inbuilt EVF which was present in previous G1X model, but Canon will be offering an external EVF for additional price ($299) that can be fitted to the hot shoe. If you go for it , the combined price is going to exceed $1000. Canon Powershot G1X Mark II specifications:- - New 12.8 megapixel, 1.5” CMOS sensor - DIGIC 6 image processor - 5x optical/4x digital/20x total zoom with 24-120mm equivalent lens - 3” capacitive touch-panel tiltable 1,04M dot LCD - High-definition 1080 (30fps) movie mode in MPEG-4, H.264 formats - Optical image stabilizer - Scene modes - Burst Mode - White balance modes - Built-in flash - High-speed autofocus (Contrast Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Touch, Face Detection, Live View modes) - Built-in Wi-Fi & NFC - Multi Memory card slot Almost everything including images and specifications were leaked one day before announcement yesterday by Bestbuy already. So Canon had the the job just to announce the gear which they did yesterday. It also in display at the CP+ show in Japan currently (takes place from February 13 - 16). Canon G1X II camera sample shot images (Official Canon) Download Original Here Download Original HereMore samples and image details at canon here. By looking at image samples at 100%, its obvious that , this camera can take some images with great details. So the sensor performs well. We have yet to see the low light performance. So at £799/$799 , Canon G1X version II wont be a disappoint at all. Canon Powershot G1X Mark II camera Review/Preview videos PreOrder Links :- Bestbuy itself , BHPhoto, Amazon US, Adorama. So Buy Canon G1X II from any of the link above if you are intending to buy this awesome camera. Thanks for reading.