Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Review

November 28, 2017 | Mark Goldstein |
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Specifications

Image Sensor

Type

APS-C CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 24.2 M

Aspect Ratio

3:2

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

Image Processor

Type

DIGIC 7

Lens

Focal Length

15 – 45 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 72 mm)

Zoom

Optical 3x
ZoomPlus 6x
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x 1)
Combined Approx. 12x

Maximum f/number

f/2.8 - f/5.6

Construction

9 elements in 8 groups (3 double-sided aspherical lenses and 1 single-sided aspherical lens)

Image Stabilisation

Yes (lens shift-type). Adaptive Intelligent IS , max. approx. 4-stop stabilisation 2

Movie: 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS

Focusing

Type

Dual Pixel CMOS AF System.  Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor 3

AF System/ Points

Maximum 49 AF points (Fixed location on 7x7 grid) via camera automatic selection 4

Freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3x3 grid) via manual selection 5

AF Modes

Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE 6, Touch AF

AF Point Selection

AF area size customisable.

Touchscreen LCD active and Touch and Drag AF available when EVF is in use.

AF Lock

Yes, via customisable buttons

AF Assist Beam

Yes

Manual Focus

Yes, plus MF Peaking & AF + MF

Focus Bracketing

Yes

Closest Focusing Distance

10 cm (Wide) from front of lens
30 cm (Tele) from front of lens

Exposure Control

Metering modes

Real-time metering from the image sensor
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to Face Detection AF frame)
(2) Center weighted average metering
(3) Spot metering

AE Lock

Yes, via customisable buttons

Exposure Compensation

+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments

ND Filter (3-stop) On/ Auto/ Off 7

AEB

1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments (can be used together with manual compensation)

ISO Sensitivity

AUTO, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 25600 8

AUTO ISO: 100 - 25600 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change)

Shutter

Speed

1 – 1/2000 s (factory default)
BULB, 30 – 1/2000 s (total range – varies by shooting mode)

White Balance

Type

TTL

Settings

Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Underwater, Colour Temperature (100 K increments)

White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9 levels
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9 levels

White Balance Compensation in Underwater mode

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

EVF (0.39 type), Approx. 2,360,000 dots, OLED type

Viewfinder / Coverage

Approx. 100%

Eyepoint / Dioptre Correction

Approx. 22 mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
-3.0 to +1.0 m-1 dpt (dioptric range)

LCD Monitor

Monitor

Vari-angle 7.5 cm (3.0”) Touchscreen LCD (TFT) with reinforced glass. 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. Electrostatic capacitance type.

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Brightness

Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD (Press and hold INFO. Button)

Flash

Modes

Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

Slow Sync Speed

Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 s

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Manual Power Adjustment

3 levels with internal flash

(Up to 22 selectable levels with Canon Speedlites 9)

Second Curtain Synchronisation

Yes

Built-in Flash Range

50 cm – 9.0 m (W) / 50 cm - 4.5 m (T)

External Flash

E-TTL with EX series Speedlites 11

Shooting

Modes

Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom 1, Custom 2, SCN (Self-Portrait, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Panoramic Shot, Panning, Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Art Bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect, HDR, Underwater,. Fireworks), Movie (Standard, Short Clip, Manual, Time-lapse Movie)

Photo Effects

Picture Styles: Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Drive modes

Single, Auto Drive, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, Self-Timer

Continuous Shooting

Fixed AF: Up to approx. 9 shots/s for up to 24 frames in JPEG 12, 19 frames in RAW 13

With AF: Up to approx. 7 shots/s for 29 frames in JPEG 14

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size

RAW: (3:2) 6000 x 4000, (4:3) 5328 x 4000, (16:9) 6000 x 3368, (1:1) 4000 x 4000

JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 3984 x 2656, (S1) 2976 x 1984, (S2) 2400 x 1600
JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328 x 4000, (M) 3552 x 2664, (S1) 2656 x 1992, (S2)  2112 x 1600
JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000 x 3368, (M) 3984 x 2240, (S1) 2976 x 1680 (S2) 2400 x 1344
JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000 x 4000, (M) 2656 x 2656, (S1) 1984 x 1984, (S2) 1600 x 1600

In-camera RAW processing & Resize available

Panoramic Shot mode:

Horizontal:
Maximum recording pixels: 24064 x 2800
Minimum recording pixels: 6000 x 2800

Vertical:
Maximum recording pixels: 16000 x 4200
Minimum recording pixels: 4200 x 4000

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
(VGA) 640 x 480, 29.97 / 25 fps

Movie Length

(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min 59 s 16
(VGA) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour 17

File Type

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)]

Direct Print

Canon Printers

Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge 18

PictBridge

Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN) 19

Other Features

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity


Dust and moisture resistant construction 20

GPS

GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)

Red-Eye Correction

Yes

My Camera / My Menu

My Menu customisation available

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Histogram

Yes, live histogram

Self Timer

Approx. 2, 10 s or Custom

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 dedicated connector (Micro-B compatible)

Other

HDMI Micro Connector
Remote Switch Connector

Computer/Other

Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support 21

Bluetooth® (Specification version 4.1, Bluetooth low energy technology) 22

Memory Card

Type

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

Software

Other

CameraWindow DC
Map Utility
Image Transfer Utility

Camera Connect available on iOS and Android devices

Image Manipulation

Digital Photo Professional 4 for RAW development

Power Source

Batteries

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L (battery and charger supplied)

Battery life

Approx. 200 shots
Eco mode approx. 250 shots
Approx. 240 min playback

A/C Power Supply

Charging via USB available with Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E 24 or other typical USB charging methods

Accessories

Cases / Straps

Soft Case DCC-1830
PowerShot Neck Strap NS-100
Neck Strap NS-DC12
PowerShot Accessory Organizer

Waterproof / Weatherproof Case

Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC56
Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1

Lenses

Lens Hood LH-DC110

Flash

Canon Speedlites (including 90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III-RT, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, 600EX II-RT, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)

Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Speedlite Bracket SB-E2

Remote Controller/ Switch

Remote Switch RS-60E3
Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 25

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E
Battery Charger CB-2LHE

Other

Interface cable IFC-600PCU
Canon Connect Station CS100

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. Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
  3. Dual Pixel CMOS AF - AF is possible over an area of approx. 80% Vertical x 80% Horizontal of the frame
  4. Maximum number of AF frame is dependent on selected image aspect ratio
  5. Dual Pixel CMOS AF - AF is possible over an area of approx. 80% Vertical x 80% Horizontal of the frame
  6. Some settings limit availability.
  7. Auto ND Filter not available in Movie Mode.
  8. ISO sensitivity denotes Recommended Exposure Index
  9. Not all functions of the flash are supported.
  10. Level of adjustement is dependent on the Speedlite attached
  11. Not all functions of the flash are supported.
  12. Sustained continuous shooting speed is tested based on Canon's testing standard. Function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject, settings and brand of memory card
  13. Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
  14. Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
  15. Sustained continuous shooting speed is tested based on Canon's testing standard. Function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject, settings and brand of memory card
  16. The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
  17. Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
  18. Not compatible with following PictBridge compatible SELPHY CP200/ CP220/ CP300/ CP330/ CP400/ CP500/ CP600/ ES1
  19. Not compatible with following PictBridge compatible SELPHY CP200/ CP220/ CP300/ CP330/ CP400/ CP500/ CP600/ ES1
  20. To maximize the camera’s dust- and drip- resistance, keep the terminal cover, memory card/battery cover, and all other covers firmly closed.This camera is designed to be dust- and drip- resistant, in order to help prevent sand, dust, dirt, or water that falls on it unexpectedly from getting inside, but it is impossible to prevent dirt, dust, water, or salt from getting inside at all.
  21. Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts
  22. Equipped with Bluetooth® low energy technology. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth
  23. Bluetooth connection requires smart device to be equipped with Bluetooth version 4.0 (or later). Also requires smart device to be using operating system iOS 8.4 (or later) or Android 5.0 (or later) as well as latest version of Camera Connect app installed
  24. Charging via USB requires Interface Cable IFC-600PCU (Sold separately) or similar cable with USB Micro-B to USB type-A connectors. Charging time varies depending on the remaining battery power.
  25. Reqire Remote Controller Adapter RA-E3