Canon’s latest enthusiast compact offers a compelling combination of a long zoom range and a relatively large 1in sensor. Andy Westlake tests it out

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Features:
Build/Handling:
Metering:
Autofocus:
AWB Colour:
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LCD viewfinder:

Pros:

  • - Huge lens range covers almost any subject
  • - Good image quality from 1in sensor
  • - Excellent touchscreen interface

Cons:

  • - No built-in viewfinder
  • - Awkward ergonomics
  • - Poor continuous shooting with raw enabled

Product:

Canon PowerShot G3 X review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£799.00
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Details

Sensor:20.2 MP 1in BSI CMOS
Output size:5472x3648 pixels
Lens:24-600mm equivalent f/2.8-5.6
Shutter speeds:30-1/2000sec + bulb
ISO:125-12,800
Exposure modes:PASM, Auto, Scene
Metering:Multi, spot, average
Exposure Compensation:±3EV in 1/3 steps
Drive mode:5.9 fps
Screen:3.2in, 1.62-million-dot tilting LCD touchscreen
AF points:31-point contrast detection
Video:Full HD at up to 60fps
External Mic:3.5mm stereo
Memory card:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Power:NB-10L rechargeable Li-ion
Battery life:Approx 300 shots
Dimensions:123.3x76.5x105.3mm
Weight:733g (with battery and card)
  1. 1. Canon PowerShot G3 X review - Introduction
  2. 2. Canon PowerShot G3 X - Features
  3. 3. Canon PowerShot G3 X review - Screen and viewfinder
  4. 4. Canon PowerShot G3 X review - Build and handling
  5. 5. Canon PowerShot G3 X review - Autofocus
  6. 6.  Canon PowerShot G3 X review - Performance
  7. 7. Canon PowerShot G3 X review - Test results
  8. 8. Canon PowerShot G3 X review - Dynamic range
  9. 9. Canon PowerShot G3 X review - Verdict
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