Jun 222015
Canon G3X release date specs price

Canon G3 x release date
The new Canon G3X has a 1″ sensor and a 24-600mm equivalent lens. Why is it interesting ? Because there are bridge cameras on the market with much wider zoom range, the record holder compact cameras has a 87x zoom range with a 2000mm long telephoto lens. The difference is the sensor. The new Canon G3X has a 1″ sensor which is similar to the sensor of the Nikon Cx cameras. Compare to the usual compact cameras which have a 1/2.3″ sensor, this sensor is much bigger, the difference in area is 4x (the 1″ sensor is 4 times bigger).
Canon G3 X II

The usual compact cameras weak point is the sensor, because for the long lenses usually high iso settings is needed, which in a small sensors lead to noisy images. In this regard (at least on paper) the bigger sensor is much better. The 600mm is quite a useful range, wondering even for the range of bird or wildlife photography.

The camera has a built in 3 stop ND filter.

The specifications generally quite high for a compact camera. The camera has a Dslr like controls and menus.

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Photo parameters

Release date: 2015 June
Megapixel count: 20.2 Megapixel
Resolution: 5472 x 3648 Megapixel
ISO range: 125-12 800
Shutter speed: 1/2000-30s
Dynamic range: No info yet
Colour depth: No info yet
Dxo high iso score: No info yet
Focus points/crosstype points: Contrast detect AF points 31 af points, touch af
Auto focus assist light: yes
Possibility of Manual focusing: yes
Built in flash: yes
Flash external connection: yes with hot shoe
Flash exposure compensation: +-2 Ev in 1/3 increments
Lens focus motor: yes
Lens brightness: f/2.8 – f/5.6 at the 24mm end the brightness is f/2.8 which is very good, at the telephoto end is f/5.6.
Lens mount: the camera has a fixed 24-600mm equivalent lens
Diffraction limit: No info
Continuous shooting: 5.9 fps
Image processor: Digic 6

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Live view: yes
Video: yes
HDR: yes
Panorama: No
3D: No
Built in Wifi: yes
NFC: yes
GPS (usually just geotagging): No
Dust removal system: No

Physical parameters

Sensor format: 1″
Crop factor: 2.7
Sensor size: 13.2 * 8.8 mm
Weight: 733g (25.9 oz.)
Camera Size: 123 x 77 x 105 mm, 4.9 x 3 x 4.1″
LCD: 1620k dots (540k pixel)
Tilting LCD screen: yes
Touch screen: yes
Viewfinder size/coverage: No viewfinder, separately can be purchased for extra money DC 1
Storage slots: 1/sd,sdhc,sdxc card
Battery: 1x NB – 10 L rechargable lithim ion battery

Camera modes

Program mode: yes
Aperture priority mode: yes
Shutter priority mode: yes
Full manual mode: yes

Video / Movie parameters

Video autofocus: yes
Video resolutions: HD (1920×1080/60, 30, 24 fps )
Video format: MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
External mic jack: yes
Headphone jack :yes

Canon G3 X other parameters

3 stop built in ND filter
USB 2.0
+-3EV exposure compensation it is quite good for such a camera
Dust and water resistant magnesium alloy body
Self timer 2, 10s

Canon G3X standard accessories

Camera body, battery, battery charger, lens cap

Canon G3X price

The price of the G3x is 1000 USD. Not a small price for a bridge camera.