Canon have launched a successor to the very popular Canon G series compact point and shoot cameras, the Canon Powershot G1 X what makes this interesting to stock video shooters will be it's size and that it takes video. Normally you are not allowed to submit footage to most of the stock agencies like Shutterstock and Pond5 from a point and shoot camera. This camera has a larger chip than the Canon G series camera, much larger in fact larger than the popular Olympus and Panasonic four thirds sensor.
This sensor is an all new CMOS from Canon measuring in at 18.7mm x 14mm giving 14.3 megapixels. For filmmakers and in particular stock video clip producers we have full HD 1080p at 24fps, the camera also has a dedicated movie button and a huge step forward a 3 stop neutral density filter so you can open up the aperture for a shallow depth of field. Add to that a 4x zoom lens with 4 stops of image stabilization (IS) with a maximum aperture of f2.8.
Canon have produced a compact camera to offer the pro shooter a walk around camera capable of high quality lowlight capable and good enough for stock photography and stock video all in a very small form that can get lost in your jacket pocket.
14.3 megapixel CMOS sensor larger than four thirds senors
HD 1080p 24fps, 720p 30fps
4x zoom f2.8 lens with Image stabilization
3 stop ND filter built in
Swing out LCD screen