New Advanced Point-and-Shoot in Development: Canon G3 X

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It’s coming… sometime. Canon recently announced the pending arrival of a new, high-end digital point-and-shoot camera to join the impressive G series. The Powershot G3 X was announced in February and the world got to see a pre-production model behind glass at the CP Plus convention, in Yokohama, Japan.

According to Canon, like its Powershot G7 X older brother, the G3 X will feature a 1" CMOS sensor. Adding to its versatility as an all-around photograph-making machine, the new camera will feature a 35mm equivalent 24-600mm 25x optical zoom lens.

The example shown to us by Canon does not have any markings on the lens to indicate its aperture range. It does feature the handy Zoom Framing Assist button that's designed to help you regain tracking on a speedy object when shooting at the extreme zoom ranges. The example sported Wi-Fi markings and an articulated rear LCD screen, as well. The control layout looks nearly identical to the G1 X Mark II camera.

Experts are speculating that the G3 X will be slotting in between the Powershot G1 X Mark II and G7 X machines.

I emailed a Canon USA representative and no further information is available, currently, on the new G3 X. Stay tuned to B&H Explora for more news on this camera when it is released.


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Please send me updates on the Canon G3 X

Hi Kip -

We will be sure to post updated information on the B&H website as it becomes available.  here is Canon's recent press release:

Canon Is Developing PowerShot G3 X Premium Compact Camera, Featuring 1.0-Inch Sensor And 25x Optical Zoom Lens

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a new addition to the Company's G-series lineup of premium compact cameras-the PowerShot G3 X-and will display a prototype of the camera at CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, to be held from February 12th-15th at the PACIFICO YOKOHAMA Exhibition Hall in Yokohama, Japan.

PowerShot G3 X

The new PowerShot G3 X, currently under development by Canon Inc., will incorporate a large 1.0-inch sensor and a 24-600mm (35mm film equivalent) 25x optical zoom lens while maintaining a compact size that makes it easy to carry around. The camera will produce images with beautifully blurred backgrounds, made possible by its large sensor, and provide users with a wide range of focal lengths, from wide-angle to telephoto. The addition of the new model will serve to further bolster Canon's already impressive G-series PowerShot camera lineup.

Introduced in 2000 as a high-end-model lineup, Canon's G series of PowerShot cameras has played a leading role in the compact camera market thanks to its high-image quality.

Calling upon the Company's latest lens, sensor and image processing technology know-how, Canon launched the current flagship-model PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera in March 2014, followed in October of the same year with the launch of the high-image-quality compact-body PowerShot G7 X camera. Both models have proven popular among a wide range of high-end users, including users of EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

Please notify me when this product becomes available at B&H.

Hi Alejandro -

We will be sure to post updated information on the B&H website as it becomes available.  here is Canon's recent press release:

Canon Is Developing PowerShot G3 X Premium Compact Camera, Featuring 1.0-Inch Sensor And 25x Optical Zoom Lens

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a new addition to the Company's G-series lineup of premium compact cameras-the PowerShot G3 X-and will display a prototype of the camera at CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, to be held from February 12th-15th at the PACIFICO YOKOHAMA Exhibition Hall in Yokohama, Japan.

PowerShot G3 X

The new PowerShot G3 X, currently under development by Canon Inc., will incorporate a large 1.0-inch sensor and a 24-600mm (35mm film equivalent) 25x optical zoom lens while maintaining a compact size that makes it easy to carry around. The camera will produce images with beautifully blurred backgrounds, made possible by its large sensor, and provide users with a wide range of focal lengths, from wide-angle to telephoto. The addition of the new model will serve to further bolster Canon's already impressive G-series PowerShot camera lineup.

Introduced in 2000 as a high-end-model lineup, Canon's G series of PowerShot cameras has played a leading role in the compact camera market thanks to its high-image quality.

Calling upon the Company's latest lens, sensor and image processing technology know-how, Canon launched the current flagship-model PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera in March 2014, followed in October of the same year with the launch of the high-image-quality compact-body PowerShot G7 X camera. Both models have proven popular among a wide range of high-end users, including users of EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

Looks good - interested to hear more.

Ellie wrote:

Looks good - interested to hear more.

Looks good - interested to hear more.

lets hope it will also have a viewfinder.

No viewfinder in photo 

Interested

Notify me.

Hi Guy -

We will be sure to post updated information on the B&H website as it becomes available.  here is Canon's recent press release:

Canon Is Developing PowerShot G3 X Premium Compact Camera, Featuring 1.0-Inch Sensor And 25x Optical Zoom Lens

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a new addition to the Company's G-series lineup of premium compact cameras-the PowerShot G3 X-and will display a prototype of the camera at CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, to be held from February 12th-15th at the PACIFICO YOKOHAMA Exhibition Hall in Yokohama, Japan.

PowerShot G3 X

The new PowerShot G3 X, currently under development by Canon Inc., will incorporate a large 1.0-inch sensor and a 24-600mm (35mm film equivalent) 25x optical zoom lens while maintaining a compact size that makes it easy to carry around. The camera will produce images with beautifully blurred backgrounds, made possible by its large sensor, and provide users with a wide range of focal lengths, from wide-angle to telephoto. The addition of the new model will serve to further bolster Canon's already impressive G-series PowerShot camera lineup.

Introduced in 2000 as a high-end-model lineup, Canon's G series of PowerShot cameras has played a leading role in the compact camera market thanks to its high-image quality.

Calling upon the Company's latest lens, sensor and image processing technology know-how, Canon launched the current flagship-model PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera in March 2014, followed in October of the same year with the launch of the high-image-quality compact-body PowerShot G7 X camera. Both models have proven popular among a wide range of high-end users, including users of EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

Why isn't the G3X made to stop down to about f/11?

Interested in seeing the f.stop

Very interested in camera.  Price is critical.

Note I am already on the general BHphoto email list. I am interested in the G3 X specifically because of zoom + sensor size. Hope the production version includes viewfinder and not just the LCD screen.

The G3X is still in development, and Canon has yet to release the specifications for the G3 X.  Until they do, we wouldn’t know what features the camera might have (other than what’s already been announced).  As soon as we have more information, such as pricing, availability and specifications, we would have this up on our site.