The Canon PowerShot G3 X Digital Camera delivers stunning image quality with a huge 1.0-type back-illuminated CMOS sensor. Merging Canon’s first class optics, a versatile 25x optical zoom range, and DSLR-levels of manual control, the PowerShot G3 X gives you the freedom to get closer to subjects as you travel, explore and shoot on the move. Ideal for stunning nature shots, or capturing all the detail of a sports game, the PowerShot G3 X is the must have choice for expert photographers who demand impeccable results.
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.
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.
Sharp results every time
There's no need to worry about camera shake ruining your results thanks to an intelligent optical Image Stabilizer. This camera automatically adapts and ensures sharp, detailed photos and videos even if you’re shooting at full zoom or handheld in low light. Plus your movies will be spectacularly steady thanks to 5-axis movie stabilisation.
Sharing your images and stories is simple. You can quickly transfer images and movies to smartphones or tablets using Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC.
It’s easy to include yourself in group shots or shoot wildlife photos, with full manual remote control of your camera from your smartphone or tablet.
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.
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.
Create smooth, realistic, Full HD movies with full manual control in a variety of frame rates (24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p).
The Advanced 5-axis Dynamic Image Stabilizer provides steadycam-like stabilisation to your footage.
Achieve perfect focus with MF Peaking and use Aspect Markers to shoot in popular movie formats. Monitor your creativity while you shoot with HDMI live output.
Expert level controls help you express your creativity
A large, high resolution (1,620k dots) tiltable LCD touch screen and an extensive range of dials and customisation options put you in control so you can express your creativity. Use Touch AF for accurate and smooth focus pull in movies and get instant access to important settings with the smooth action Lens Control Ring. RAW file support, a built-in ND filter and BULB exposure mode increase your creative options.
Tiltable touch screen
Gain total control using the large, high-resolution (1,620k dots) tiltable touch screen with Canon EOS-like interface. Touch autofocus allows accurate focus and smooth focus pull in movies.
Full manual control
Expand your creative options with RAW file support, a built-in ND filter and BULB exposure mode, for controlled manual exposures.
Shoot like a professional in all conditions
Fast autofocus and 5.9 fps continuous shooting allow you to capture more of the action. For DSLR-like handling, you can also attach a high-resolution electronic viewfinder. Push your creativity further and manipulate lighting with Canon Speedlite flashes and lens filters.
|Type||1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 20.2M (Aspect ratio 3:2) |
|Effective / Total Pixels||Approx. 20.9M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology|
|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 ) Combined approx. 100x|
|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 . Intelligent IS with 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS|
|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 , Touch AF|
|AF Point Selection||Size (Normal, Small)|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Manual Focus||Yes, plus MF Peaking & AF + MF|
|Closest Focusing Distance||5 cm (Wide) from front of lens 85 cm (Tele) from front of lens|
|Metering modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Touch AF frame)|
|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  AUTO ISO: 125 - 6400 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change)|
|Speed||1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default) BULB, 30 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)|
|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|
|Viewfinder||Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1|
|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|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.|
|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 )|
|Second Curtain Synchronisation||Yes|
|Built-in Flash Range||60 cm – 6.8 m (W) / 85 cm – 3.1 m (T)|
|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  with AF: Approx. 3.2 shots/sec (all speeds are until memory card becomes full)|
|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.  (L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour  (Star Time-Lapse Movie) up to 128 sec|
|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|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge|
|PictBridge||Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)|
|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|
|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 |
|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|
|Other||CameraWindow DC Map Utility Image Transfer Utility|
|Image Manipulation||Digital Photo Professional for RAW development|
|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|
|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 ) 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|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions (W x H xD)||123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 733 g (including battery and memory card)|