Canon PowerShot G3X

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product overview
product overview
Build In WIFIBuild In WIFI
Touchscreen LCDTouchscreen LCD
Image ProcessorImage Processor
CMOS SensorCMOS Sensor
  • One-inch, 20.2 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • Canon DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 24-600mm equivalent, f/2.8-5.6 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens
  • Improved Five-Axis Intelligent IS
  • Dust- and water-resistance (approx. equivalent to EOS 70D)
  • Multi-Angle, 3.2-inch 1.62-million dot capacitive touch panel LCD screen
  • 1080p Full HD video (24p, 30p, 60p), Live HDMI output
  • External stereo microphone and headphone jacks
  • EOS-inherited control layout
  • 31-point High Speed AF system
  • Wi-Fi and NFC enabled
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Voyage to Awe-Inspiring Images

The PowerShot G3 X camera can be ideal for capturing and sharing all your adventures, indoors and out. With a compact, rugged design that’s easy to carry, this premium camera gives you inspirational image quality through its 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, plus the power to zoom to an incredible 25x. You’ll be able to capture what you see wherever life takes you: broad, majestic landscapes, virtually blur-free low-light images, and beautifully detailed wildlife. You can also capture action as it happens in beautiful 1080p Full HD video, and share your images/videos with easy Wi-Fi® connectivity, which now includes built-in NFC** for touch communication with a compatible Android™ device***.

Whether you’re traveling around the world or enjoying your favorite outdoor activities close to home, you’ll want to pack the PowerShot G3 X camera.
1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor The PowerShot G3 X camera's 1.0-inch sensor achieves a beautiful balance between high sensitivity and high image quality. The sensor is able to collect more light in a shorter time period without the overflow that causes blown-out highlights. This means better detail and sophisticated tonal quality, with rich gradations even at high ISO speeds all the way to 12800. A high signal-to-noise ratio delivers minimal noise and distortion with breathtaking dynamic range, particularly notable in bright areas. And photography enthusiasts will appreciate the changes in image processing for the PowerShot G3 X, which include target exposure value and contrast characteristics of highlights. Thanks to this change, dynamic range in bright areas is expanded with gradation attributes that are similar to EOS.

Also, by changing the exposure index standard, it is possible to shoot at almost the same brightness with the same aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings as EOS. The PowerShot G3 X natively captures images in the 3:2 aspect ratio, which is the same as Canon EOS SLR cameras. The camera's image creation technology was designed with post processing in mind, and features an Aspect Ratio function, enabling RAW image capture in 16:9, 3:2, 4:3 and 1:1 aspect ratios while maintaining the same angle of view.* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

Canon DIGIC 6 Image Processor The PowerShot G3 X camera is powered by the latest iteration of Canon's proprietary processor, the DIGIC 6 Image Processor, which takes still and video image quality to a beautiful new level. Improved light sensitivity allows for higher resolution with less noise when shooting in dark conditions, and Dynamic IS now detects and compensates for tilt and parallel movement (shift blur) to create video that's exceptionally free of distortion. The DIGIC 6 Image Processor also enhances the performance capabilities of the PowerShot G3 X, powering full resolution high-speed continuous still shooting (even in P, Av, Tv and M modes) and the advanced star shooting modes. The processor allows for MP4 video recording for better compatibility with mobile devices and tablets. Highly compressed MP4 video not only preserves space on your memory card but also improves playback on mobile devices. The new processor also supports an MF Peaking function, giving you a pro-level focusing tool.

Canon HS SYSTEM

The Canon HS SYSTEM lets you take bright, clear photos as they happen, whether the light is cooperating or not. Beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and truly impressive detail in both highlight and shadow areas. The system is the result of two technologies in the PowerShot G3 X camera: the large format 1.0-inch High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, which captures more light; and the DIGIC 6 Image Processor, which actively reduces noise at high ISO speeds up to 12800 and processes images at high speed, even at full resolution. Experience the freedom of using higher shutter speeds in far more situations, allowing you to capture images with exceptional clarity and detail.

 

25x, f/2.8–5.6 Optical Zoom Lens (24–600mm)

The PowerShot G3 X incorporates a powerful 25x Optical Zoom (24–600mm) lens for seamless telephoto shooting and unmatched versatility. You'll capture everything from the widest landscapes to dynamic close-ups in precise detail – all without changing a lens. The culmination of decades of EF lens know-how, the bright, all-new f/2.8–5.6 lens uses cutting-edge construction to prevent aberration and peripheral illumination loss over the entire telephoto range, delivering reliably high image quality with every shot. The lens's 9-blade aperture diaphragm creates beautiful circular background blur. Micro USM II drives the high-speed, silent zoom, with smooth, high-precision focusing for professional-quality video shooting.

High-resolution Multi-angle Touch Panel LCD

The PowerShot G3 X camera's LCD screen can tilt up 180°, so taking that perfect selfie is a snap! In fact, the multi-angle LCD encourages creative framing because it's easy to achieve a flexible array of camera angles. Capacitive touch-panel operation feels familiar right away: simply touch to access quick control settings, focus and shutter release right on screen. A resolution of 1.62 million pixels makes the glare-free display ultra crisp and clear, so it's easy to compose your shots, choose camera settings, and review and share your images.

1080p Full HD and Expanded Movie Options

With its large sensor and high performance lens the PowerShot G3 X camera creates spectacular 1080p Full HD video, but this premium model takes video-making even further with several high-end features. Set video capture to your shooting needs: 24p, 30p or 60p, with MP4 format available for easy sharing. Advanced audio includes expanded dynamic range, better S/N ratio, and external microphone and headphone jacks. Improved Dynamic IS significantly reduces shaking caused by handheld shooting. Manual controls (Av, Tv and ISO) can be set prior to and during shooting for full creative expression, and Manual Focus is also available. Shooting to commercial specifications is now possible with five aspect ratio grid line options, HDMI Live Out for checking images on an external monitor, and an Advanced Tripod Hole for smooth panning and tilting.

31 AF Points

With 31 focus points arranged in an expanded, wide pattern across the image plane, the PowerShot G3 Xcamera focuses with admirable speed and precision. Smaller focus frame sizes also make it possible to obtain accurate focus on small subjects. The PowerShot G3 X also supports 1-point and Touch AF.

Built-in Wi-Fi® makes sharing quick and easy

The PowerShot G3 X features built-in Wi-Fi® technology for on-the-go convenience when you want to share your photos and videos with friends, family and the whole world. Easily post your images to social networking and media sites – Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube™, Flickr®, and Google Drive™ – through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*** directly from your PowerShot camera, or save them to the online photo album to share anytime, anywhere. The camera can also connect directly to both iOS® and Android™devices*, and upload images via the free Canon Camera Connect app* without a computer. You can control the destination of your uploads to share with everyone or to selected groups, and even add comments. Sharing video is also easy with Wi-Fi® equipped PowerShot cameras, which record video using the easy-to-share MP4 format. Enhanced Wi-Fi® makes posting in real time possible, so you can keep everyone up to date with photos and video even as events unfold. Wi-Fi® technology also allows you to transfer images to other Wi-Fi® equipped PowerShot cameras or print your photos directly to a PictBridge (Wireless LAN) certified printer.

Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication)

PowerShot digital cameras with built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) technology eliminates the need to manually find and open the new Canon Camera Connect app* on your mobile device. Simply touch the NFC icon on your camera to your compatible Android™ device**, and the Camera Connect app will launch automatically for quick, easy sharing of your images. Built-in NFC technology also makes it simpler to install the app. If the app hasn't been installed yet, once you touch the devices together for the first time, the download screen will display automatically. Now, NFC helps ensure making a connection to a compatible Android™ device* truly seamless. Simply touch the camera against an NFC-equipped device with the Canon Camera Connect app installed, and the Wi-Fi® connection is established – no camera operations required. Even if your camera is off, NFC turns the camera on and establishes the connection (confirming the camera's nickname and privacy settings before the first connection is required).

Remote Shooting with the Camera Connect App

Remote shooting functions of the PowerShot G3 X camera through your smartphone or tablet has been vastly improved with the new Canon Camera Connect app. Now a variety of the camera's expressive capabilities are available to you: use different shooting modes (P, Av, Tv, M, Custom); enjoy multi-aspect shooting and display; choose AF frame modes (single-point/face detection); shoot in continuous shooting mode; and utilize the AF button. In addition, the new Camera Connect app is now universal to PowerShot and Canon EOS cameras with built-in Wi-Fi®, so if you switch between cameras, operation is easy and familiar.

Mobile Device Connect Button

The camera's dedicated Mobile Device Connect Button gives you one-touch access to your compatible mobile device or computer (utilizing Image Sync function). You can transfer photos and videos to your smartphone or tablet for immediate sharing to a computer on the same network. When the camera finds a linked computer on the same wireless network, images are sent directly to it. Otherwise, images are temporarily stored on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*** then transferred once a connection is made – very convenient when you're on vacation or out for the day.

Image Sync Function

The Image Sync Function has been improved and expanded. In addition to wirelessly transferring photos and videos through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*** to your computer, now you can view and download them from your smartphone.**** Take them anywhere, anytime, and use your familiar smartphone operations to view and share them.

Compatibility with Canon Connect Station CS100

The PowerShot G3 X camera is fully compatible with Canon's brand new photo and video storage device: Connect Station CS100. By simply tapping with NFC, photos and videos are wirelessly transferred to the Connect Station, where up to 1 TB of hard drive space and simple menus make them easy to store, manage and sort by albums, date or device name. From there, images and videos can be viewed in Full HD on an HDTV (via an HDMI cable), sent to compatible wireless printers, viewed/uploaded/downloaded from smartphones and tablets or PCs, and shared with other Canon Connect Stations and on social networking sites.

Convenient controls provide intuitive manual adjustment

The PowerShot G3 X camera's thoughtfully designed controls will satisfy even advanced photographers. The front dial makes easy setting changes possible, with customizable zoom, Tv and Av assignments. An exposure compensation dial is easily accessed from the secure, concave thumb grip, and keeps pace as you quickly and actively create images. A controller wheel and dedicated Movie button all contribute to the camera's quick, convenient operability.

Hot Shoe and Compatibility with EOS Accessories

The camera's integrated hot shoe allows you to attach exciting EOS accessories including all of the Canon Speedlite flashes. Long preferred by professionals, Speedlite flashes illuminate with natural beauty for notable depth and texture. Other available EOS accessories include Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, and Remote Switch RS-60E3 to help make night scenes and macros sharper.

Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1

The optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1 offers a high-resolution view and displays all shooting information in a brilliant and easily attached accessory. Mounted on the accessory shoe, the electronic viewfinder has a high eyepoint – perfect for those wearing glasses – and has a high precision XGA resolution LCD with 2.36 Million dots and displays the exact information found on the camera's LCD screen. It offers a dioptric adjustment range of -3.0 to +1.0 and can tilt up to 90°, helping to enable steady shooting even on an angle. The camera can be directed to switch automatically between the LCD and the viewfinder with an eyepiece sensor, or can be set manually with a dedicated button. Brightness can be set independently from the camera's screen, perfect for discreet operation.

Star Shooting Mode

Starry skies were formerly out of reach to all but experienced SLR camera users, however, star shooting modes on the PowerShot G3 X camera make these wonderfully impressive images accessible to all. With just a tripod and simple settings, you can capture exquisite Star Nightscapes, Star Trails and Star Time-Lapse Movies. The modes can be performed fully automatically or with manual controls for extra versatility. Support functions including Night Display, Color Adjustment and Star Emphasis make any starry sky easier to capture.

Rugged Construction


Dust- and water-resistant construction

Just like with select EOS models, the PowerShot G3 X camera features pinpoint alignment and rubber sealing that results in dust- and drip-proof durability. Along with the camera's extreme versatility, this convenient rain- and dust-resistance make the PowerShot G3 X camera the ideal take-along in various weather conditions.

Bulb Exposure

Perfect for night scenes, fireworks, and other situations where predicting exposure length can be difficult, bulb exposure mode exposes the shot as long as the shutter button is held down – giving you complete control over the image. A tripod and the RS-60E3 Remote Switch are recommended when using this mode.

RAW

As with many EOS DSLR cameras, the PowerShot G3 X camera uses a 14-bit converter to process the output of the CMOS sensor, resulting in true color, smooth tonal transitions and natural gradations. ThePowerShot G3 X lets you shoot in RAW mode, which records all the information captured by the sensor, giving you outstanding flexibility and complete creative control when editing your images with Canon's powerful bundled software. The camera also allows you to record in RAW and JPEG formats simultaneously. Now, in RAW mode, you can even select among several aspect ratios, including 16:9, 3:2, 4:3 and 1:1.

  • MPN - 0106C007AA
  • GTIN - 4549292034653
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NameValue
MegapixelsApprox. 20.9M
Sensor Size1“ CMOS
Type1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Megapixels20.2 Megapixel
Effective PixelsApprox. 20.2M (Aspect ratio 3:2)
File FormatsStill Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC LC
Image ProcessorDIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
Max Resolution20 MP: 5472 x 3648
Focal Length8.8 220 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 600 mm)
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
ZoomOptical 25x ZoomPlus 50x Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x) Combined approx. 100x
Image StabilizationOptical
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum aperturef/5.6
ISO SensitivityAuto, 125-12800 (Extended Mode: Auto, 125-25600)
Construction18 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)
Shutter SpeedsType: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1 - 1/2000 Second in Auto Mode
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 15 - 1/2000 Second in Shutter Priority Mode
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/2000 Second in Manual Mode
Image StabilizationYes (lens shift-type), approx. 3.5-stop.Intelligent IS with 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS
Lens Focal Length8.8-220mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-600mm)
Focus TypeTTL
Lens Aperturef/2.8 (W) - 5.6 (T)
Focus SystemAiAF (31-point, Face Detection or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed centre)
LCD Monitor TypeLCD
Focus ModesSingle, Continuous, Servo AF/AE, Touch AF
LCD Screen Size3.2“
Closest Focusing Distance5 cm (Wide) from front of lens 85 cm (Tele) from front of lens
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure MeteringEvaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Touch AF frame)
White Balance ModesAuto, Cloudy, Custom 1, Custom 2, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Shade, Tungsten
Exposure compensation+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments Manual and automatic dynamic range correction Automatic shadow correction ND Filter (3-stop)
Continuous Shooting SpeedUp to 5.9 fps at 20 MP for up to Frames
ISO Sensitivity125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800 [11] AUTO ISO: 125 - 6400 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change)
FlashYes
Shutter Speed1 1/2000 sec. (factory default) BULB, 30 1/2000 sec. (total range varies by shooting mode)
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
White Balance ModesAuto (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
Memory Card TypeSD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash ModesAuto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
1280 x 720p: 30 fps
640 x 480p: 30 fps
Sync SpeedYes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
ViewfinderNone
Flash Compensation+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Connectivity1/8“ Headphone, 1/8“ Microphone, AV Output, USB 2.0
Built-in Flash60 cm 6.8 m (W) / 85 cm 3.1 m (T)
Wi-FiYes
External Flash ConnectionE-TTL with EX series Speedlites
Battery1 x NB-10L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 920 mAh
Shooting ModesSmart 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
Dimensions (WxHxD)4.9 x 3.0 x 4.1“ / 12.4 x 7.6 x 10.4 cm
Self-TimerApprox. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Weight734.3 g
Media TypeSD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)
Operating System (O.S)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
BatteryRechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery LifeApprox. 300 shots Aprrox. 240 shots with EVF-DC1 Eco mode approx. 410 shots Approx. 360 min. playback
Power Supply TypeOptional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80
Dimensions (WxHxD)123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3 mm
Weight733
Exposure CompensationStill Images: 3 stops in 1/3-stop increments Videos: 3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)
Focal Length8.8 (W) - 220 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24 - 600mm)
Exposure ModesManual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Self-TimerOff, Approx. 2 sec. delay, Approx. 10 sec. delay, Custom*
*Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Digital Zoom Magnification4x
Focusing RangeAuto/Manual: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 2.8 ft. (85cm) - infinity (T)
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 2.8 ft. (85cm) - infinity (T)
Macro: 2.0 in. - 1.6 ft. (5-50cm) (W)
Autofocus SystemTTL Autofocus (Continuous, Servo AF), Manual Focus
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Canon PowerShot G3 X Compact Digital Camera

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Canon PowerShot G3 X Compact Digital Camera

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  • Battery Charger CB-2LC x 1
  • Neck Strap (NS-DC11) x 1
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