Canon PowerShot G3 X

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Canon PowerShot G3 X

Combining the versatility of a 25x zoom lens with the premium imaging performance of a 1.0-type sensor, the PowerShot G3 X can shoot photos and movies in stunning quality. An extensive range of expert features and controls help you unleash your creativity.

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Canon PowerShot G3 X

Large sensor performance combined with 25x superzoom lens

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 PowerShot G3 X enables you to capture scenes with beautiful background blur and get clear shots even in low light.

Technical Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR
Type
1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS

Effective Pixels
Approx. 20.2M (Aspect ratio 3:2) [11]

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 [10]. 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 [12]
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 [9]
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 [8]

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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