Whether you’re still thinking of buying the Canon G1 X or you already own the camera, nothing beats reading the owner’s manual cover-to-cover to get a comprehensive understanding of operating the camera, camera settings, features and the available range of functionality.
Canon has officially released two Adobe PDF instruction manuals that you can download to your device or view in your browser by right-clicking or tapping the links below:
- Canon PowerShot G1 X — Getting Started – 1.18 MB, 36 pages.
- Canon PowerShot G1 X — Camera User Guide – 15.64 MB, 242 pages.
If the direct download links didn’t work for you, visit Canon USA’s official Brochures & Manuals page for the G1X and download from there.
The manuals are not password-protected, so you are able to print them.
There is a “Copy” watermark displayed on every page though, and you cannot copy text from the PDFs without a password, which Canon doesn’t reveal.
Macro shooters might be interested in the following measurements of closest focus range (subject distance from the front of the lens) vs focal lengths at either extremes of the zoom range, found on page 32 of the Getting Started manual:
- At maximum wide angle: 20 cm (7.9 in.)
- At maximum telephoto: 85 cm (2.8 ft.)
Canon G1 X — Main page