Canon PowerShot G3 X Camera
The Canon PowerShot G3 X is a powerful but compact superzoom camera with a 25x image stabilised optical zoom lens, large 1 inch 20.2 Megapixel sensor (up to ISO 12,800), dust-proof and drip-proof body, manual controls, and 1080p Full HD video recording at up to 60 frames per second.
Canon PowerShot G3 X features:
Combining the versatility of a 25x zoom lens with the premium imaging performance of a 1.0-type sensor, the PowerShot G3 X can shoot photos and movies in stunning quality. An extensive range of expert features and controls help you unleash your creativity.
- 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 processor for stunning low-light results up to ISO 12,800.
- 25x 24-600mm* f/2.8-5.6 Canon optical zoom lens with 9-blade aperture.
- Intelligent IS adapts to the situation for sharp shots.
- Dust-proof and drip-proof body.
- Expert handling with smooth action Lens Control Ring, customisable menus, shortcut buttons and dedicated exposure compensation dial.
- 8.0 cm (3.2"), high-resolution (1620k dots), tiltable PureColor II G LCD touch screen with Touch AF.
- Super-fast 31-point AiAF and sustained continuous shooting at up to 5.9fps.
- Multi-aspect RAW file support, built-in ND filter and BULB exposure mode.
- Full HD movies with variable frame rates (24p, 25p, 30p, 50p and 60p); 5-axis Dynamic Image Stabilizer for steady movie footage.
- Manual control in movie for extended creativity (Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO sensitivity); MF Peaking for accurate focusing.
- WiFi with Dynamic NFC and Mobile Device Connect Button. Remote shooting possible via smartphone or tablet.
- Wireless image back-up to the cloud using Image Sync.
- HDMI live output. Support for external microphone and headphones.
- Creative Filters, Star Mode, Creative Shot Mode and Background Defocus.
- Compatible with optional accessories including a high-resolution electronic viewfinder and EOS Speedlite flashguns.
25x image stabilised optical zoom lens with bright aperture
The Canon PowerShot G3X features a large 25x zoom lens (35mm equivalent of 24-600mm) with image stabilisation and a bright/fast aperture of f/2.8-5.6. The large focal length range of the lens will allow you to capture a wide range of near and far subjects. The built in Image stabilisation on the G3 X lens will help to reduce camera shake / vibrations when zoomed in or when shooting in low light, and the bright/fast aperture allows more light to reach the sensor to allow you to shoot at faster shutters speeds and/or lower ISO’s.
Large 1.0" 20.2 Megapixel sensor with great low light performance
The Canon Powershot G3 X camera features a large 1 inch, back-illuminated, 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 processor to capture exceptional image detail with incredible colour accuracy. The sensor features a large ISO range of ISO 125- 12,800 to enable shooting in a wide variety of lighting conditions, while the DIGIC 6 actively reduces image noise at higher ISO’s. A built-in popup flash and hotshoe (for flashguns/speedlights) is also included for extreme low light conditions, creative lighting or light fill.
Full manual exposure control
The Canon PowerShot G3 X offers full manual exposure control in stills and video. Having control over ISO, shutter speed and aperture will allow you to capture more creative content. A dedicated mode dial and exposure compensation dial sits on the top plate for quick adjustments.
Full HD recording at 60 FPS
The Canon G3 X is capable of recording creative and spectacular videos at Full HD resolution. The camera records Full HD at frame rates of 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p or 60p. Full manual control is capable when recording. Perfect focus can be achieved with the MF Peaking function, and Aspect Markers will help to frame in popular movie formats. An external monitor can easily display live video through the HDMI output to allow even better filming accuracy. External microphones can be connected to the 3.5 mm Stereo mini jack to record more professional and focused audio.
Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity
Using the Mobile Device Connect Button, or Dynamic NFC, makes effortless to wirelessly transfer images to compatible smart devices via Wi-Fi, while Image Sync can automatically back up to cloud-based services, such as Flickr. The Canon Camera Connect app enables advanced remote shooting with the camera, including Touch AF.
3.2" 1620k dot tiltable LCD touch screen
A bright 3.2 inch touch screen tilts up and down to allow easy operation from high and low angles, as well as providing a front facing display for easy self-portraits.
In The Box
In The Box
Canon PowerShot G3 X Camera
- Rechargeable Li-ion battery NB-10L
- CB-2LC charger for NB-10L Lithium-Ion battery
- Lens cap with strap
- NS-DC11 neck strap
1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS
Approx. 20.2M (Aspect ratio 3:2) 
Effective / Total Pixels
Colour Filter Type
DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
8.8 – 220 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 600 mm)
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x )
Combined approx. 100x
18 elements in 13 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA lens, 2 single sided aspherical UA lenses, 1 single sided aspherical lens, 2 UD lenses and 1 Hi-UD lens)
Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 3.5-stop . Intelligent IS with 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS
AF System/ Points
AiAF (31-point, Face Detection or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed centre)
Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE , Touch AF
AF Point Selection
Size (Normal, Small)
AF Assist Beam
Yes, plus MF Peaking & AF + MF
Closest Focusing Distance
5 cm (Wide) from front of lens
85 cm (Tele) from front of lens
Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Touch AF frame)
+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Manual and automatic dynamic range correction
Automatic shadow correction
ND Filter (3-stop)
1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800 
AUTO ISO: 125 - 6400 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change)
1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default) BULB, 30 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2
Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto White Balance Compensation
Colour adjustment in Star mode
Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1
Tilt type 8.0 cm (3.2”) sRGB PureColor II G Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,620,000 dots. Capacitive type
Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed
Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock
Manual Power Adjustment
3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX II and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II, 600EX and 600EX-RT )
Second Curtain Synchronisation
Built-in Flash Range
60 cm – 6.8 m (W) / 85 cm – 3.1 m (T)
Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom 1, Custom 2, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Sports, Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie
Modes in Movie
Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Manual, Portrait, Nostalgic, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Short Clip, iFrame Movie
My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
Approx. 5.9 shots/sec 
with AF: Approx. 3.2 shots/sec (all speeds are until memory card becomes full)
RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
3:2 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3648, (M1) 4320 x 2880, (M2) 2304 x 1536, (S) 720 x 480
4:3 - (RAW, L) 4864 x 3648, (M1) 3840 x 2880, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3080, (M1) 4320 x 2432, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 720 x 408
1:1 - (RAW, L) 3648 x 3648, (M1) 2880 x 2880, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480
4:5 - (RAW, L) 2912 x 3648, (M1) 2304 x 2880, (M2) 1232 x 1536, (S) 384 x 480
Resize in playback (M2)
RAW, Superfine, Fine
(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98 fps
(HD) 1280 x 720, 29.97/25 fps
(L) 640 x 480, 29.97/25 fps
Star Time-Lapse Movie (Full HD) 30/15 fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
Hybrid Auto (HD) 29.97/25 fps
iFrame Movie (Full HD) 29.97/25 fps
(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. 
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour 
(Star Time-Lapse Movie) up to 128 sec
Still Image Type
JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), RAW+JPEG
MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)
GPS via Mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)
Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu
My Menu customisation available
Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor
Yes, live histogram
Approx. 2x – 10x
Image tagging feature
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew
Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) DIGITAL connector
HDMI Micro Connector,
A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
External microphone (3.5 mm Stereo mini jack)
Headphone Output (3.5 mm jack)
Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support 
SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC & Macintosh
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.9 / 10.10
For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only
Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9 / 10.10
For Image Transfer Utility:
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only
Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9 / 10.10
Image Transfer Utility
Digital Photo Professional for RAW development
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (battery and charger supplied)
Approx. 300 shots
Eco mode: 415 shots
Approx. 360 min. playback
A/C Power Supply
Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80
Cases / Straps
Soft Case DCC-2300
PowerShot Accessory Organizer
Lens Hood LH-DC100
Filter Adapter FA-DC67B (Compatible with Canon 67mm Filters: Circular Polarizing PL-C B, Protect Filter)
Canon Speedlite (including 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT )
Speedlite Transmitter (ST-E3-RT, ST-E2), Speedlite bracket SB-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3
Remote Controller/ Switch
Remote Switch RS-60E3
Power Supply & Battery Chargers
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80, Battery Charger CB-2LCE
Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1 (0.48 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 2,360,000 dots, 100% coverage
Interface cable IFC-400PCU
Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100
0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3 mm
Approx. 733 g (including battery and memory card)
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
Subject to change without notice.
 Depending on the image size selected.
 Not all functions of the flash are supported.
 Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
 Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
 Some settings limit availability.
 The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
 Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts
 Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject.
 Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
 Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
 ISO sensitivity denotes Recommended Exposure Index
PRODUCT WARRANTY INFORMATION
1. What warranty comes with the goods purchased ?
All products sold by Orms are covered by a minimum of a one year local warranty, reckoned from the date of purchase, to protect you against manufacturing defects.
Canon cameras including IXUS, PowerShot and EOS are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Canon video cameras including Legria and X-series are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon compacts excluding the Coolpix P900 are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon DSLR's including the CoolPix P900 and are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Fujifilm cameras are covered by a 2 Year Warranty.
SIGMA & TAMRON LENSES
Sigma and Tamron products are covered by a 3 Year Warranty.
LEXAR & SANDISK MEMORY CARDS
Lexar and Sandisk memory cards are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Lowepro's Limited Original Owner Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship during the useful life of the product. The warranty does not cover damage caused by improper care.
USED GEAR PURCHASED FROM ORMS
All used gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 6 Month Warranty.
2. My product has gone faulty, now what ?
Please contact our service division straight away on 021 - 469 1962 and notify them of the fault. You may also e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. If a product is defective / faulty, ORMS will replace the product within a 10 day period deemed from the date of receiving the product. ORMS will also cover the shipping costs within the borders of South Africa.
2. During the warranty period, Orms will arrange collection of the faulty item, facilitate the repair and then ship the product back to the customer, bearing all risks and costs.
Orms is not obliged to repair products that fall outside of the manufacturers warranty period, or products that are damaged accidentally, however Orms in seeking to deliver the highest standard of customer service will gladly assist the customer in having the product repaired via the network of repair agents with which Orms has business dealings.
1. FREE Standard Shipping
Free Economy Shipping is available on all orders exceeding R1 000. (T&C's apply)
*Terms and conditions to qualify for free shipping:
- Shipping may only be to a physical address within the borders of South Africa. No P.O Box's allowed.
- Shipping to outlying or remote areas like farms and game reserves may attract an additional fee.
- The delivery time to city areas is usually between 2 and 4 working days*. This excludes weekends and public holidays.
*Reckoned from time of dispatch to time of arrival to client. This is an estimate and not guaranteed.
2. Aramex Courier Service (local)
We use Aramex couriers as our preferred method of delivery.
With sophisticated track and trace equipment, you can pinpoint exactly where your parcel is, from the moment it is dispatched by us, until it's safely handed over to you the recipient.
Your parcel is well packaged and bubble wrapped before delivery. We also fully insure your parcels contents for the journey to your door.
We charge a flat-rate for shipping and the charges are per order.
- Express Shipping to Main Cities @ R 150.00 incl. VAT (ETA of 1-2 Business Days)* - Main Cities are: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London. Other cities/towns will take more than 1-2 delivery time.
- Standard Shipping @ R 80.00 incl. VAT (ETA of 2-4 Business Days)* - To all areas.
*Reckoned from time of dispatch to time of arrival to client. This is an estimate and not guaranteed. This period does not include Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The base price of R80.00 incl. VAT is for a parcel up to 10kg in Volumetric and Physical weight. Should the item/s exceed this weight, we reserve the right to increase the shipping charge accordingly.
Please Note: The above prices quoted are for ordering online through the ORMSdirect website only. A different rate will be quoted if handled manually through our camera sales department. Our delivery service only runs from Monday to Friday. Saturday morning deliveries can be done by special arrangement only and at an additional charge. Please contact email@example.com to arrange. We reserve the right to re-quote the delivery fee should this become too expensive.
3. DHL Express Courier Service (International)
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International shipments are quoted on a per order basis depending on the size and weight of the parcel shipped.
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You are welcome to place your order online, pay for it and collect it from our Cape Town or Bellville branches. You will need to bring in a print out of the order for collection. Please ask for online sales on arrival.
Orms Shop - Cape Town
Shop 5, Roeland Square
Upper Canterbury Street
Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
Regular Price: R4,395.00
Special Price R4,250.00