Girish Mahajan

Canon PowerShot G3 X

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Maker  Canon
Image sensor type  BSI-CMOS
Lens  24-600mm equivalent
Canon PowerShot G3 X
Type  Digital superzoom bridge
F-numbers  f/2.8-f/5.6 at the widest
Image sensor size  13.2 x 8.8mm (1 inch type)

The Canon PowerShot G3 X is a large sensor digital bridge camera announced by Canon on June 18, 2015. It marks Canon's entry into this product category, alongside competitors such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000, Sony Cyber-shot RX10 and RX10 II.

It has the longest focal length zoom range of any Powershot G-Series, from 24-600mm (35mm equivalent) with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 at widest, decreasing to f/5.6 at 600mm. In terms of overall specification it is the most capable of the current-production G-series cameras but this comes at the expense of overall size & weight - it is also the largest & heaviest of the series.

It shares the same 1" sensor seen in the Canon G7X as well as both the Sony RX100-III and RX10 cameras. Patent JP 2016-31419 appears to describe lens used in G3X.


  • 20.2 effective Megapixel CMOS sensor (20.9 total)
  • 1080p HD video recording at 50p & 25p
  • 720p HD video recording at 25p
  • 480p ED video recording at 25p
  • 3.5mm microphone jack for external microphones or recorders.
  • 3.5mm jack for headphones
  • PAL/NTSC video output
  • DIGIC 6 image processor
  • 3.2-inch (81 mm) 3:2 aspect ratio LCD monitor, 1.62 million dots
  • Live view mode
  • Built-in flash
  • Auto, Continuous, Servo AF and Manual Focus modes
  • Internal monaural microphone
  • Three metering modes, Evaluative, Center Weighted Average & Spot
  • ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increment Exposure Compensation, dedicated dial
  • sRGB colour space
  • ISO 125–12,800
  • Continuous drive up to 5.9 frame/s
  • SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card file storage
  • Raw and large, superfine JPEG simultaneous recording
  • USB 2.0, HDMI control (CEC)
  • Approximate weight 0.733 kg (1.62 lb) with battery and card
  • NB-10L battery, rated at approx. 300 shots in normal usage/400 shots in ECO mode
  • References

    Canon PowerShot G3 X Wikipedia

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