Canon PowerShot G3 X Camera

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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.

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Features

Features


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.

Features:

  • 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

Specs

Specs

IMAGE SENSOR

Type

1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 20.2M (Aspect ratio 3:2) [11]

Effective / Total Pixels

Approx. 20.9M

Colour Filter Type 

Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type

DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology 

LENS

Focal Length

8.8 – 220 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 600 mm) 

Zoom

Optical 25x 
ZoomPlus 50x 
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x [1]) 
Combined approx. 100x

Maximum f/number

f/2.8-f/5.6

Construction

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) 

Image Stabilisation

Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 3.5-stop [10]. Intelligent IS with 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS

FOCUSING

Type

TTL

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)

AF Modes

Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE [6], Touch AF

AF Point Selection

Size (Normal, Small) 

AF Lock 

Yes

AF Assist Beam

Yes

Manual Focus

Yes, plus MF Peaking & AF + MF

Focus Bracketing

Yes

Closest Focusing Distance

5 cm (Wide) from front of lens 
85 cm (Tele) from front of lens

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes

Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Touch AF frame) 

AE Lock

Yes

Exposure Compensation

+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Manual and automatic dynamic range correction
Automatic shadow correction 
ND Filter (3-stop) 

AEB

1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments

ISO sensitivity

125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800 [12]
AUTO ISO: 125 - 6400 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change) 

SHUTTER

Speed

1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default) BULB, 30 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode) 

WHITE BALANCE

Type

TTL

Settings

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

COLOUR MATRIX

Type

sRGB

VIEWFINDER

Viewfinder

Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1

LCD MONITOR

Monitor

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

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Brightness

Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

FLASH

Modes

Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

Slow Sync Speed

Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

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 [2]) 

Second Curtain Synchronisation

Yes 

Built-in Flash Range

60 cm – 6.8 m (W) / 85 cm – 3.1 m (T) 

SHOOTING

Modes

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

Photo Effects

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) 

Drive modes

Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 5.9 shots/sec [9] 
with AF: Approx. 3.2 shots/sec (all speeds are until memory card becomes full)[3][4] 

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size

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)

Compression

RAW, Superfine, Fine

Movies

(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

Movie Length

(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. [7] 
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour [4] 
(Star Time-Lapse Movie) up to 128 sec

FILE TYPES

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

Movies

MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)] 
iFrame

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers 

Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge

Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

OTHER FEATURES

GPS

GPS via Mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)

Red-Eye Correction

Yes, during shooting and playback

My Camera / My Menu

My Menu customisation available

My Category

Image tagging feature

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Histogram

Yes, live histogram

Playback zoom

Approx. 2x – 10x

Self Timer

Image tagging feature

Menu Languages

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

INTERFACE

Computer

Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) DIGITAL connector 

Other

HDMI Micro Connector, 
A/V output (PAL/NTSC) 
External microphone (3.5 mm Stereo mini jack) 
Headphone Output (3.5 mm jack)

Computer/Other

Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support [8]

MEMORY CARD

Type

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

SOFTWARE

Other

CameraWindow DC 
Map Utility 
Image Transfer Utility

Image Manipulation

Digital Photo Professional for RAW development

POWER SOURCE

Batteries

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (battery and charger supplied) 

Battery life 

Approx. 300 shots 
Eco mode: 415 shots 
Approx. 360 min. playback

A/C Power Supply

Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps

Soft Case DCC-2300 
PowerShot Accessory Organizer

Lenses

Lens Hood LH-DC100 
Filter Adapter FA-DC67B (Compatible with Canon 67mm Filters: Circular Polarizing PL-C B, Protect Filter)

Flash

Canon Speedlite (including 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT [2]) 
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

Other

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

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3 mm

Weight

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.

[1] Depending on the image size selected.

[2] Not all functions of the flash are supported.

[3] Under conditions where the flash does not fire.

[4] Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

[6] Some settings limit availability.

[7] 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.

[8] 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

[9] Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject.

[10] Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.

[11] Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

[12] ISO sensitivity denotes Recommended Exposure Index

 
 

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