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First Look: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II gets better all over
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First Look: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II gets better all over

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After spending some time with Canon's updated enthusiast compact, we're pretty impressed with the changes.

[MUSIC] Hi, I'm Lexy Savvides susaina this is a first look preview at in Canon G1X Mark III. Now Cannon has one previous attempt of the large sensor G III series advanced compact camera It's a bit of a mouthful, but this one is the Mark-2 and it follows up on the previous G1X that came out a couple of years ago. The body design is totally different. Unlike the large, very tall G series, G1X that came before, this is one is much more shaped like a traditional compact camera. Obviously, it's a little bit bigger. As you can see, it fits in my hand, but it's still quite hefty, and definitely nice and pleasing to hold. Now, depending on what market you're in around the world, you'll either get the option of an included external grip, to make this configuration a little bit chunkier, and easier to hold, or you're just gonna have the standard grip configuration like so. Around the lens are two rings. The one at the front is just a standard manual focus ring, and it moves smoothly and freely, you can also use expanded focus on the back of the screen to see more precisely what you're focusing on. The one at the back however is much more interesting. This is full in aperture ring, in moves in one third stops. So it clicks really nicely between each of your stops. And it can also double, when your in manual exposure mode as your shutter exposure ring. So you just need press the exposure compensation button on the back of the G1X Mark-2 and then it flicks between either parameter if your in manual exposure mode. At the back is a giant LCD screen and also now, hardily flip up 180 degrees. Now, even though the market for the G1 X Mark-2, I'm pretty sure is not a selfie crowd, it's still pretty useful to have nonetheless and it can also tilt back and pivot on a hinge like so, which is really useful for some [UNKNOWN] street photography if that's your particular style. It's nice and bright high resolution 1.04 million dot. It's also a touch screen so you can get up close and personal with your images. There's a popup flash included too at the on the module is a bunch of custom modes. There's also a dedicated movie mode for PASM exposure controls, full-automatic mode, manual mode. I could go on, but you can find out more about those two modes over on CNET. Also, the new thing about the J1X Mark Two is NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity, so if you want to pair it with an Android phone really quickly it's very simple, although you can go to the straight Wi-Fi manual setup if you're on another operating system. One nice thing about the G1X is if you're shooting, say, for example, indoors in JPEG mode and you wanna delete a particular shot you've just taken, the menu will actually give you the option to delete just the JPEG, just the raw, or both the raw and JPEG, which is a really nice touch. When it comes to video recording, it's pretty standard on the G1X Mark II. It's 1080, 30 pace. There is no external microphone input, unfortunately, so you have to make do with the on-board mike and there is no optical viewfinder. Now this is a big selling point of the G1X. Now if you move up to the G1X Mark II, it's an electronic viewfinder, which is a separate extra purchase. However, I'm pretty sure if you're the target market for this camera, you're definitely gonna want to buy that extra electronic viewfinder. This has been a hands on first look at the Canon G1X Mark II. Make sure to stay tuned to CNET for the full review pretty shortly. I'm Lexi Savvides. [MUSIC]

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