Leica Q-P vs Canon PowerShot G3 X Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Q-P vs PowerShot G3 X - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica Q-P vs Canon PowerShot G3 X Specs


  • Introduced in November 2018
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 – 50000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor
  • Fixed lens 28mm, f1.7
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130 x 80 x 93mm³ (5.1″ x 3.1″ x 3.7″)
  • 640g (20.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Q-P

PowerShot G3 X

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1″
  • 20 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 125 – 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 80.00mm (3.1″) Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-600mm (25x), f2.8-5.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3mm³ (4.9″ x 3.0″ x 4.1″)
  • 733g (23.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G3 X

Q-P vs PowerShot G3 X Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

Boasting an area of 864mm² (1.38 sq.in.) the sensor of the Q-P is a lot larger than the PowerShot G3 X’s chip at 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (e.g. interior images), a clear disadvantage of the 1″ format.

Better choice: Leica Q-P

Leica Q-P VS Canon PowerShot G3 X Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica Q-P a better choice


PowerShot G3 X

Larger sensor (5)

Full frame 1″
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

24.20 20.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)

10 6
Auto Focus points (4)

49 31
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 50000 ISO 125 – 12800 ISO
Weighs less (2)

(20.6 oz.)
(23.6 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Q-P are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Leica are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the lower weight than the PowerShot G3 X.

The Q-P scores 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G3 X


PowerShot G3 X

Built-in flash (2)

Image stabilizer (3)

Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 1.62
Articulated monitor (2)

External microphone (2)

Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G3 X are the built-in flash, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 11 points for the PowerShot G3 X.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


PowerShot G3 X

Touch screen

Video resolution

1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Similar size

967cm³ 993cm³

Leica Q-P VS Canon PowerShot G3 X Dimensions

Look at front view of the Q-P and PowerShot G3 X

Q-P und PowerShot G3 X, front view

Top view of cameras

Q-P und PowerShot G3 X, view from above

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Leica Q-P

Canon PowerShot G3 X


We recommend Leica Q-P as better choice.