Canon PowerShot G3 X Review

Overall Score

72

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-600 mm (25x) F2.8-5.6 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 123 x 77 x 105 mm, 733g.
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Canon PowerShot G3 X Overview


First introduced in June, 2015, Canon PowerShot G3 X is a 20 MP Compact with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Canon G3 X comes with a 13.2 x 8.8 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 15.86 mm (0.62").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot G3 X

Sensor resolution of Canon G3 X ~ 5477 x 3651 pixels.

Canon G3 X has Crop Factor: 2.73

The sensor has a surface area of 116.2 mm².

There are approximate 19,996,527 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon G3 X Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Canon G5 X MII 2019 20MP 125 - 12800 340g 111 x 61 x 46mm
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Canon G7 X MIII 2019 20MP 125 - 12800 304g 105 x 61 x 41mm
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Canon G9 X II 2017 20MP 125 - 12800 206g 98 x 58 x 31mm
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Canon G7 X MII 2016 20MP 125 - 12800 319g 106 x 61 x 42mm
Canon PowerShot G9 X Canon G9 X 2015 20MP 125 - 12800 209g 98 x 58 x 31mm

Proc and Cons of Canon G3 X


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot G3 X with competitors in large sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1620k dots Screen Resolution
Manual Focus
UHS-I Memory Card Support
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Selfie Friendly Screen
Remote Control with a Smartphone
NFC Connectivity
Tilting Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
12800 Max Native ISO
5.9 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
5.6 Lens at Tele
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
31 Focus Points
3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Low Battery Life: 300 shots
No Articulating Screen
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.6
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot G3 X has an Overall Score of 72/100 and ranked #16 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #143 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Canon G3 X Scores
Imaging score
50
Features score
87
Value for money score
85
Portability score
74
Overall score
72
Average Scores in Large Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
87
Value For Money Score
82
Portability Score
64
Overall score
71

Physical Dimensions of Canon G3 X


Canon PowerShot G3 X weighs 733g and has external dimensions of 123 x 77 x 105mm (4.84 x 3.03 x 4.13"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Superzoom cameras is 874g, Canon G3 X is 141 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Canon G3 X is less by 9mm more than the average length in Large Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon G3 X
733g
Average weight
874g
Min weight
733g
Max weight
1095g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon G3 X
105mm
Average Thickness
123mm
Min Thickness
102mm
Max Thickness
145mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot G3 X with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot G3 X Dimensions PowerShot G3 X
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Panasonic FZ1000 831 g 733 g 137 x 99 x 131 mm 123 x 77 x 105 mm
Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon G5 X 353 g 733 g 112 x 76 x 44 mm 123 x 77 x 105 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Panasonic FZ300 691 g 733 g 132 x 92 x 117 mm 123 x 77 x 105 mm
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon SX60 HS 650 g 733 g 128 x 93 x 114 mm 123 x 77 x 105 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III Sony RX10 III 1051 g 733 g 133 x 94 x 127 mm 123 x 77 x 105 mm
Nikon Coolpix P900 Nikon P900 899 g 733 g 140 x 103 x 137 mm 123 x 77 x 105 mm
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Canon G7 X MII 319 g 733 g 106 x 61 x 42 mm 123 x 77 x 105 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Sony RX10 II 813 g 733 g 129 x 88 x 102 mm 123 x 77 x 105 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot G3 X


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot G3 X
Announced June, 2015
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1620k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 31
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.9 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.80
Flash Modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Sensor Area 116.2 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 25600
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 300 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NB-10L
Physical
Weight 733 g
Physical Dimensions 123 x 77 x 105 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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