Canon’s latest premium compact, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II, sets its sights on improving where the PowerShot G1 X left off. We find out whether the new model is a significantly better camera. Read our Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review...

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review – Metering

When photographing outdoor scenes, the camera has a bias towards ensuring images appear brighter rather than darker, so to preserve detail and prevent clipped highlights in bright areas, such as the sky, I found myself dialling in around -1EV to -2EV at times to compensate. With evaluative mode selected, metering is tied to the active AF point, and despite there not being a button on the body dedicated to adjusting the metering mode, evaluative, centreweighted and spot are easy to find from the quick menu that’s loaded from the func.set button. The histogram loads at the same time as the rule of thirds grid and virtual horizon indicator, offering a live visual representation of whether the highlights or shadows are at risk of being of being clipped.

  1. 1. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II at a glance:
  2. 2. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review - EVF-DC1
  3. 3. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review - Metering
  5. 5. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review - Autofocus
  6. 6. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review - Dynamic range
  7. 7. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review - White balance and colour
  9. 9. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review - Viewfinder, LCD and video
  10. 10. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review - The competition
  11. 11. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review - Our verdict
  12. 12. Hands-on review
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