Finally a Canon P&S with a large sensor that is nearly as big as the sensor on the 60D.  It is 1.5-inch (18.7 x 14mm) and is 14.3-megapixels.  Now one can get shallow DOF from a P&S. It also boast ISO  up to 12800 and a new lens with an aperture of 2.8, 4X Optical Zoom with a zoom range  15.1 (W) – 60.4mm (T) (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) – 112mm (T)

Additionally the G1 X has a 14-bit, RAW+JPEG shooting and is compatibility hot shoe Speedlites and the Macro Twin Lite or the Macro Ring Light flashes. HDR shooting capability is inbuilt and of course it will do full HD 1080p video.  The camera is scheduled for availability in February.

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Hunts Photo & Video is taking pre-orders for this camera.  If you pre-order, shipping will be free.  Call or email Gary Farber at  digitalguygary@wbhunt.com or call me at 781-462-2332.

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