Canon PowerShot G3 X Digital Camera Review

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X
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Image Sensor

9/10

    Auto-focusing

    10/10

      Image Processing

      9/10

        Still Shooting

        9/10

          Video Shooting

          9/10

            Pros

            • Tremendous 24-600mm range
            • High-sensitivity CMOS sensor takes excellent 20.2MP stills
            • Responsive at 5.9 fps
            • Compact, weather-sealed body

            Cons

            • Does not have EVF
            • The camera has poor ISO sensitivity compared to its rivals
            • Quite a hefty price tag for a compact camera
            • No 4K video support

            Professional photographers are keen on having a secondary shooter that can take good shots. All have good praise for the Canon Powershot G3X. Equipped with a 20.2 MP high sensitivity CMOS sensor with an outstanding 24mm to 600mm range. It’s more than enough to meet the average prosumer’s needs. The Powershot G3 X is more than capable to take good pictures on planned vacations.

            Canon PowerShot G3 X: Camera Specs

            Taking good pictures out in the wild would pose no problem for the Powershot G3 X. It’s equipped with a decent 20.2 MP CMOS sensor. The camera’s lens offer a maximum aperture range of f/2.8-5.6. It enables the camera to offer a wide range of operating conditions.canon-powershot-g3-x

            If you want to reach out and capture distant subjects, the camera has a 25x optical zoom.  Canon’s PowerShot G3 X has an impressive zoom range. It’s made possible by a wide-angle 24mm-600mm lens. The camera sports a high-speed AF system that will lock into focus as quick as 0.14 seconds. Focusing on your subject is easier with a 31 point implementation across the frame.

            The PowerShot G3 X can perform well under low light conditions. It’s enabled by a combination of the sensitive CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 6 image processor.

            The camera can also record full HD video recordings that are up to 60p. Owners of the camera can go live through a laptop screen or a television set with the included HDMI cable. You can view images through the 3.2-inch (1.62m dot) multi tilting touchscreen LCD. The tilting screen can act as a good selfie monitor if you’re keen on taking selfies on the go.

            A Quick Look At The Camera’s Construction

            The Canon PowerShot G3 X might seem bulky and large for a camera that’s marketed as a compact digital camera. But considering the plethora of features that’s packed in this mega-zoom camera. Canon deserves quite a commendation.

            The camera has a measured dimension of 123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3mm. It has the same size for smaller bridge cameras that are available in the market.  The camera is still smaller than its rivals, the Sony RX10 II and the Panasonic FZ1000.

            The camera feels secure and the metal body complements the camera’s look. Canon even has the balls to compare the Powershot to the water resistance rating of the Canon EOS 70D.

            Sample Photos Taken With The PowerShot G3 X

            Canon Powershot G3 X

            Matthias Harbers/Flickr

            Canon Powershot G3 X

            Emil Abu Milad/Flickr

            Canon Powershot G3 X

            Hideya HAMANO/Flickr

            Notable Additions

            • The camera Tremendous 24-600mm range that can take excellent wildlife photos.
            • The high-sensitivity CMOS sensor takes excellent 20.2MP stills. It provides good performance under low light conditions combined with the Digic 6 image processor
            • Can record high-quality 60p movies perfect for documentary purposes
            • Responsive at 5.9 fps
            • Has a built-in WiFi and NFC connectivity for sharing photos through your smartphone
            • The camera has poor ISO sensitivity compared to its rivals
            • Does not have EVF
            • Quite a hefty price tag for a compact camera
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            ProsCons
            Impressive zoom rangePoor RAW shooting capability
            Good image capture quality for a superzoom cameraBelow average max aperture than rivals
            Quality constructionDoes not have EVF

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            Ceage

            Ceage is an avid outdoor enthusiast that loves to share his travels through photographs. He's an active advocate for responsible mountaineering and loves to tell stories about his experiences when he embarks for his monthly trek. He has been writing for 3 years and often reviews outdoor and rugged cameras.

            Author: Ceage

            Ceage is an avid outdoor enthusiast that loves to share his travels through photographs. He's an active advocate for responsible mountaineering and loves to tell stories about his experiences when he embarks for his monthly trek. He has been writing for 3 years and often reviews outdoor and rugged cameras.

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