Canon unveils their new flagship PowerShot: the G1X Mark II

HR_G1X_MARKII_BLACK_3QBACKOPEN_CL.jpgThe most impressive announcement Canon has made tonight is of the new G1 X Mark II. We've been huge fans of Canon's G-series since its inception, with our Editor owning several of their models personally. The next generation of the G1 X we saw in 2012, the G1 X MK2 boasts some impressive new upgrades. The most notable of which is the new 1.5-inch, 12.8 megapixel HS CMOS image sensor. This unit it not only 4.5 times larger than the 1/1.7" sensor found in many of its competitors, but Canon has scaled back the pixels from 14.3-megapixzel to 12.8; which means the MK2's photosites are large than that of the G1 X MK1.

They've also added their newer DIGIC 6 image processor, and an newly-developed 5x optical zoom lens, which offers a maximum aperture range of f/2.0 - 3.9. The AF system has also been upgraded, with 31-point AF points (compared to the G1 X MK1's 9-points). Like most all new cameras that are being released, the G1 X MK2 offers built-in Wi-Fi with NFC technology.

To learn all about this exciting new Prosumer model, see our Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Preview.