Canon PowerShot G3 X Digital Camera

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Canon PowerShot G3 X Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 20.2MP 1" High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 25x Optical Zoom f/2.8-5.6 IS Lens
  • 24-600mm (35mm Equivalent)
Reach out and capture distant scenes and subjects without compromise thanks to the large 20.2-megapixel 1.0" High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and 25x optical zoom lens present on the PowerShot G3 X Digital Camera from Canon. The Canon lens offers a fast maximum aperture range of f/2.8-5.6 for operation in a range of conditions while the zoom range extends from a wide angle 24mm equivalent to a super telephoto 600mm equivalent. Also, operating at odd angles, or when taking a selfie, is benefitted by the inclusion of a 3.2" 1.62m-dot multi-angle tilting touchscreen LCD.
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Canon G3 X Overview

  • 1Description
  • 220.2MP High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3Canon 25x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 4Full HD 1080p Video Recording
  • 5High-Speed AF System & Continuous Shooting
  • 63.2" 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 7Physical Controls & Design
  • 8Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • 9Other Features

Reach out and capture distant scenes and subjects without compromise thanks to the large 20.2-megapixel 1.0" High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and 25x optical zoom lens present on the PowerShot G3 X Digital Camera from Canon. The Canon lens offers a fast maximum aperture range of f/2.8-5.6 for operation in a range of conditions while the zoom range extends from a wide angle 24mm equivalent to a super telephoto 600mm equivalent. Also, operating at odd angles, or when taking a selfie, is benefitted by the inclusion of a 3.2" 1.62m-dot multi-angle tilting touchscreen LCD.

When combining the High-Sensitivity Sensor with the DIGIC 6 processor, the Canon HS System is created, providing excellent low-light performance up to ISO 12,800 as well as a plethora of other capabilities. Continuous shooting at up to 5.9 fps is possible with no buffer time to slow you down, and the High-Speed AF System will lock focus in as fast as 0.14 seconds. Focusing is also accurate through the implementation of 31 points across the frame. Another feature of this combo is Full HD video recording at up to 60p and the ability to output the video live over an HDMI cable.

Body design is critical when it comes to compact long zoom cameras, and the G3 X delivers with multiple physical control points. A continuous ring is available on the lens barrel while an exposure compensation dial, mode dial, front dial, and controller wheel are also present to make adjustments. Additionally, it has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC (Near Field Communication) for direct connection with smartphones, tablets, and the CS100 Connect Station.

20.2MP High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor

The 20.2-megapixel High-Sensitivity 1" CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor work in concert to produce high resolution still imagery and Full HD video recording with notable low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 12,800. The combination of these two technologies creates the Canon HS SYSTEM, which provides effective low-light sensitivity with minimal noise and enhanced clarity to truly benefit impressive image making in dimly-lit situations. The processor also contributes to overall speed throughout the camera, including High-Speed AF, Full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps, and a full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 5.9 fps with no buffer limit.

The redeveloped sensor and processor also combine to enable RAW imaging with 14-bit signal processing, the same used in Canon's EOS DSLRs, to provide high image quality with expanded post-processing capabilities.

Canon 25x Optical Zoom Lens

With a wide 24-600mm equivalent focal length, the G3 X can capture wide vistas and distant subjects without issue. It has a bright f/2.8-5.6 maximum aperture range that will benefit capture in low-light conditions. Also, Intelligent Image Stabilization is built-in to ensure sharp imagery during long shutter speeds and telephoto focal lengths.

Full HD 1080p Video Recording

Record Full HD 1920 x 1080p video at up to 60 fps with the G3 X. Advanced features include an external microphone, a headphone jack, and manual controls during recording. This all works together for capturing brilliant images in a wide variety of shooting conditions. Also, it has HDMI output for quick playback on an HDTV or recording using an external device.

High-Speed AF System & Continuous Shooting

Lock focus in just 0.14 seconds with the High-Speed AF System. Thirty-one AF points ensure sharp imagery throughout the frame. When combined with the fast 5.9 fps continuous shooting rate, which has no buffer time, users can be sure they capture the decisive moment.

3.2" 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD

Take selfies or work at odd angles with the multi-angle capacitive 3.2" touchscreen LCD on the rear of the G3 X. This screen also has a resolution of 1.62m-dots which display sharp, clear imagery for video or composition.

Physical Controls & Design

With a physical control ring on the lens, an exposure compensation dial, mode dial, front dial, and controller wheel, photographers looking for tactile operation will be very satisfied. This provides users fast, intuitive access to commonly adjusted settings as well as the ability to dial in certain movements through muscle memory. The body is also compact while still featuring a contoured grip and a long zoom range.

Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables seamless and instant transferring of photos and videos to mobile devices, home computers, and to select social networking sites. Linking Android devices to the camera is aided through the incorporation of NFC, which facilitates connection simply by tapping the two devices. A dedicated Mobile Device Connect Button is available too, to further establish a simplified means for linking both iOS and Android devices. Additionally, Automatic Switching via the Image Sync function works to automatically sync images with any discovered and linked PC within a designated network or, alternatively, images are temporarily sent to the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY for later transferring.

When connected, the mobile device can also be used to remotely control and release the camera's shutter, self-timer, flash, and zoom from a distance, as well as display a live view image on the linked device's screen. This connectivity also enables compatibility with the CS100 Connect Station for transferring files for backup and remote access.

Other Features

  • Star Mode optimizes settings for capturing stills and video of the night sky.
  • Dust- and water-resistant construction.
  • Accepts optional Electronic Viewfinder through hot shoe.

Canon G3 X Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 20.9 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel (5472 x 3648)
Maximum Resolution5472 x 3648
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1"
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Image StabilizationOptical
Lens
Focal Length8.8 to 220mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 600mm)
Optical Zoom25x
Digital Zoom4x Maximum (100x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 to 5.6
Focus RangeAuto
1.97" to Infinity / 5 cm to Infinity (Wide)
2.8' to Infinity / 85 cm to Infinity (Telephoto)
Normal
2" to Infinity / 5 cm to Infinity (Wide)
2.8' to Infinity / 85 cm to Infinity (Telephoto)
Macro
1.97" to 19.69" / 5 cm to 50 cm (Wide)
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 125 to 12800 (Extended: 125 to 25600)
Shutter SpeedElectronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/2000 to 1 Second in Auto Mode
1/2000 to 15 Seconds in Shutter Priority Mode
1/2000 to 30 Seconds in Manual Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Custom 1, Custom 2, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Shade, Tungsten
Continuous ShootingUp to 5.9 fps at 20 MP
Interval RecordingNo
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Video
Recording ModesMP4/H.264/MPEG-4
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/29.97p/59.94p
HD (1280 x 720) at 29.97p
SD (640 x 480) at 29.97p
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Video EncodingNTSC/PAL
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input
Audio File FormatAAC LC
Viewfinder and Monitor
Size3.2"
Resolution1,620,000 Dot
Display Type180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Flash On, Off, Slow Sync
Effective Flash Range2.0 to 22.3' / 0.6 to 6.8 m (Wide)
2.79 to 10.2' / 0.85 to 3.1 m (Telephoto)
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone, AV Output, USB Mini-B (USB 2.0)
WirelessWi-Fi
GPSNo
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 90%
Physical
Battery1 x NB-10L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 920 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.9 x 3 x 4.1" / 12.4 x 7.6 x 10.4 cm
Weight25.9 oz / 734.3 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.805 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.9 x 6.5 x 4.7"
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