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The PowerShot G3 X 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.

  • PowerShot G3X Advanced Zoom

    Advanced Zoom

    Cutting edge 25x zoom lens, equivalent to 24 - 600mm gets you closer to your subject without dropping quality.

  • PowerShot G3X Large Sensor

    Large Sensor

    A large 1.0 type, 20.2MP CMOS sensor enables incredible image quality even in low light situations.

  • Advanced Image Stabilization

    Advanced Image Stabilization

    5 axis Image Stabilizer corrects strong camera shake when shooting images and movies.

  • PowerShot G3X Tilt-up LCD

    Tilt-up LCD

    Capture unique angles with the 180 degree tilt 3.0-type LCD Capacitive Touch Screen.

  • PowerShot G3X Zoom Framing Assist

    Zoom Framing Assist

    The G3 X will automatically frame your subject from afar, even when they are moving away/closer to you.

  • PowerShot G3X Social Sharing

    Social Sharing

    With built in NFC and Wi-Fi its so easy to share your images to your favorite social media platforms.

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Specifications

Sensor

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Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1.0 Inch
Effective Pixels 20.9 Megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

Processor

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Processor Type Dual DIGIC 6

Lens

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Focal Length 8.8 – 220 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 600 mm)
Optical Zoom 25x
Digital Zoom 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x)
Other Zoom ZoomPlus 50x
Combined Zoom 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
Image Stabilisation Type lens shift-type, approx. 3.5-stop [10]. Intelligent IS with 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS

Focusing

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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 lens85 cm (Tele) from front of lens

Exposure Control

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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 incrementsManual and automatic dynamic range correctionAutomatic shadow correctionND 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, 12800AUTO ISO: 125 - 6400 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change)

Shutter

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Shutter Speed 1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default) BULB, 30 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

White Balance

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White Balance Type TTL
White Balance Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto White Balance Compensation Colour adjustment in Star mode

Colour Matrix

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Type sRGB

Screen

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Screen Type Tilt type, sRGB PureColor II G Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Capacitive type
Screen Coverage Approx. 100%
Screen Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Touch Screen Yes
Screen size 8.0 cm (3.2”)
Screen Pixels 1,620,000 dots.

Flash

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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)
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
Built-in Flash Range 60 cm – 6.8 m (W) / 85 cm – 3.1 m (T)

Shooting

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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 Trai
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)

File Type

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Still Image File 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
Image File Size 3:2 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3648, (M1) 4320 x 2880, (M2) 2304 x 1536, (S) 720 x 4804:3 - (RAW, L) 4864 x 3648, (M1) 3840 x 2880, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 48016:9 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3080, (M1) 4320 x 2432, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 720 x 4081:1 - (R
Movie File Type MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]iFrame
Movie File Size (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 fpsStar Time-Lapse Movie (Full HD) 30/15 fpsMiniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fpsHybrid Auto (HD) 29.97/25 fpsiFr
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
Compression RAW, Superfine, Fine

Wi-Fi Function

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Wi-Fi Frequency 2.4 GHz
wireless networking transmission methods IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11n

GPS

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GPS via mobile Yes

Other Features

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Red-Eye Correction Yes
My Camera / My Menu My Menu customisation available
My Category Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Histogram Yes, live histogram
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, Hi
Self timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom

Interface

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Computer/Other Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support
Headphone 3.5 mm jack
Microphone 3.5 mm Stereo mini jack
USB Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) DIGITAL connector
Video Output PAL/NTSC A/V output
HDMI HDMI Micro Connector

Direct Print

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Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

Storage

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Storage Type SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)

Software

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PC Supported Operating system Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.9 / 10.10For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 onlyMac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9 / 10.10For Image Transfer Utility:Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 onlyMac OS X 10.8.2 or
Browsing & Printing CameraWindow DCMap UtilityImage Transfer Utility
Image Processing Digital Photo Professional for RAW development

Power Source

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Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life Approx. 300 shotsEco mode: 415 shotsApprox. 360 min. playback
Power Supply & Battery Chargers Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80

Physical Specifications

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Body Materials 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3 mm
Camera Weight 733g

Notes

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General All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.Subject to change without notice.[1] Depending on the image size selected.[2] Not all functions of the flash are supported.[3] Und

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