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In additional PowerShot G3 X was introduced by Canon in June 2015. It belongs to the enthusiast Compacts category.
Canon is well-known and shouldn’t require further introduction, please see our manufacturer’s page for more digital cameras by Canon.
Also PowerShot G3 X has a 1″ CMOS sensor with size of 13 x 9 mm² (0.52″ x 0.35″).
Picture of PowerShot G3 X’s sensor compared to popular format.
The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.
The PowerShot G3 X’s sensor has resolution of 20 megapixel.
|Sensor area||13.20 x 8.80mm²
(0.52″ x 0.35″)
|Resolution (physical)||20.90 megapixel|
|Resolution (effective)||20.20 megapixel|
|Pixel size||5.81 µm²|
|Focal length (min)||24mm|
|Focal length (max)||600mm|
The PowerShot G3 X does not come with a built-in viewfinder. The camera’s display is used to compose the photo. That can be cumbersome in broad daylight.
The PowerShot G3 X’s shutter speed varies from 1/2000s to 30s.
The highest shutter speed of the Canon is just 1/2000s. That’s no longer state of the art and may cause problems in challenging light conditions.
|Max. shutter speed||1/2000s|
|Min. shutter speed||30s|
The PowerShot G3 X’s sensitivity goes from 125 ISO und 12800 ISO, a very useful and practical range.
|Min. sensitivity||125 ISO|
|Max. sensitivity||12800 ISO|
The PowerShot G3 X supports all general exposure modes.
The Canon allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.
|Auto Focus Properties|
The PowerShot G3 X’s auto focus processor uses 31 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. with low contrast subjects).
Manual focus is also possible with the Canon, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.
The PowerShot G3 X has a built-in flash with a diapason of up to 7m (23 ft.). That range will fit for almost all occasion.
The PowerShot G3 X features a monitor with a diagonal of 80.00mm (3.1 in.) and a resolution of c. 1.62 megapixel. A resonable value that will make it easy to evaluate images directly in-camera.
The camera’s display is articulated, a plus for selfies and other challenging situations.
The PowerShot G3 X’s monitor can work as a touch screen, just like a smartphone. That can be very useful, for example to pick AF points, but keep in mind that touch screens usually don’t work when wearing gloves.
Display characteristics at a glance:
PowerShot G3 X video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.
Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.
Canon PowerShot G3 X Video parameters:
|Max. resolution||1920 x 1080 pixel|
|…with frame rates||24 frames/second
|Connectivity & Wireless Specs|
The PowerShot G3 X has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera. With NFC, camera and smartphone can be paired without the need for passwords.
Connect the Canon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.
The Canon supports USB 2.0.
The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.
Memory cards characteristics:
The Canon PowerShot G3 X has a NB-10L LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 300 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.
The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.
The PowerShot G3 X’s battery battery parameters:
|Battery life||300 photos|
The Canon PowerShot G3 X’s dimensions are 123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3mm³. (4.9″ x 3.0″ x 4.1″). This includes the lens. The camera’s weight is a reasonable 733 grams (23.6 oz.), lens included.
Here is front and top view of the PowerShot G3 X:
To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).
The PowerShot G3 X is not much bigger:
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