Canon Powershot G3 X

929.99

Combining an incredibly versatile 25x zoom lens with the superb imaging performance of a large, 1.0-type sensor, the PowerShot G3 X is capable of shooting stills and movies in stunning quality – even in extreme low-light conditions. With a highly impressive spec, expert level control over settings and a robust dust-proof and drip-proof body, the PowerShot G3 X is truly the superzoom powerhouse in Canon’s G-series range of compacts.

 

Description

Large sensor performance combined with 25x superzoom lens on the Canon Powershot G3 X

A sharp, 24mm, ultra-wide angle zoom lens combined with a 1.0-type sensor allows you to shoot any subject, near or far, in amazing detail. Whether shooting stills or movies, the Canon Powershot G3 X enables you to capture scenes with beautiful background blur and get clear shots even in low light.

Great in Low Light

Enjoy crisp, clear shots in any situation – even in low light – thanks to a combination of a 1.0-type 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 processor.

Premium Canon optics

With a 25x optical zoom and 9 bladed aperture the PowerShot G3 X is ideal for capturing sweeping landscapes,portraits with beautiful background blur and exquisite detail at a distance.

Simple image back up

Back up your precious new images wirelessly from anywhere to the cloud using Image Sync and synchronise to your personal computer and smartphone.

Effortless sharing

Sharing your images and stories is simple. You can quickly transfer images and movies to smartphones or tablets using Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC.

Advanced movie features for aspiring filmmakers

Create stunning Full HD movies with a choice of frame rates and benefit from expert features including full manual control, MF Peaking, and HDMI live output. The Advanced 5-axis Dynamic Image Stabilizer provides steadycam-like stabilisation to your footage while versatile audio recording via microphone and headphone jacks help you create movies with high quality sound.

Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR
Type 1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 20.2M (Aspect ratio 3:2) [14]
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 [13].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 [15]
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 [12]
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 [11]
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)

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