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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and sensor. The size and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the price and battery, and comments are divided on the lens.

portability, usability, size, sensor, performance

zoom, battery, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andy Westlake (trustedreviews.com)

Canon G1X Mark III

 

A mighty little camera that rewrites the rulebook for zoom compacts. Canon G1X Mark III.

Class-leading image quality ; Excellent control layout and handling ; Robust weather-resistant construction

Lens is a little limited in terms of creative potential ; Relatively poor battery life ; No 4K video recording

Want a small camera with a short zoom lens, electronic viewfinder and the highest possible image quality? Then the G1X Mark III is without doubt one of the very best on the market right now.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Andy Westlake (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III hands-on

 

First look at Canon's groundbreaking zoom compact. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III hands-on.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

 

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is the smallest zooming APS-C camera we've seen, but it feels like a step back from the Mark II.

Big, APS-C image sensor. Compact body. Dual Pixel AF. EVF. Vari-angle touch LCD. Dust and moisture resistant.

Expensive. Short, narrow aperture zoom lens. Disappointing battery life. Eye sensor active with LCD away from body. Video limited to 1080p.

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a camera that leaves me with very mixed feelings. It puts an APS-C sensor and zoom lens into a form factor we haven't seen before—one that's pocketable—and both the lens and sensor are quite good. Canon's Dual Pixel...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Michelle Rae Uy (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

 

The Good. With a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor outfitted in a sleek, ultra-lightweight compact body, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a great little tool that gives you beautiful, crisp images and good quality videos. It features an image and video...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Canon G1X Mark III review

 

Honey, Canon just shrunk the DSLR...

Small body ; Large APS-C sized sensor ; Vari-angle screen

Limited zoom ; Limited aperture range ; Poor battery life

An impressive feat of miniaturisation and a great DSLR backup, as long as you can accept a few compromises

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review: Can this compact truly replace a DSLR?

 

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III has successfully replaced our go-to DSLR for the past week, so it's more than up to the task. But it hasn't done so

It's so small considering the sensor size ; Great image quality from APS-C size sensor ; Dual Pixel AF is a capable autofocus system ; Built-in EVF and vari-angle toucshcreen controls ; Solid dust/drip-proof construction

Maximum aperture quickly drops to f/5.6 which is limiting ; Zoom could be snappier through the range ; Autofocus won't rival a DSLR ; It's obviosuly expensive

In the world of compact cameras it's rare to find one with a sensor as large as an APS-C one - there's the never-been-followed-up Nikon Coolpix A from 2013, or the more recent Ricoh GR - and, until this third-gen Canon reared its head, there's never...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Phil Hall (techradar.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review

 

A unique compact, thanks to an APS-C sensor and zoom lens

APS-C sensor in a small body ; Built-in EVF ; Refined touchscreen interface ; Compact size

Limited zoom range ; Battery life restrictive ; Only 1080p video capture

The PowerShot G1 X Mark III is the first APS-C format compact camera to feature a zoom lens, making it worthy of interest. It's pricey, but Canon may just have hit the sweet spot for enthusiast photographers looking for a compact partner for their DSLR...

Nov, 2017

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Review

 

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is the smallest G-series camera to date, yet remarkably it has the largest image sensor of any G-series camera ever released, featuring the same APS-C sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF system as the EOS 80D and M5 cameras...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Jeremy Gray (imaging-resource.com)

Canon G1X Mark III Review

 

The PowerShot G1X Mark III represents a pair of firsts for Canon's compact camera category. For one, the G1X III is Canon's first compact camera to use an APS-C sensor, and secondly, it's the first PowerShot to include Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review

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Another entrant in the long line of advanced compact cameras, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is designed for people who are looking for a versatile alternative to their DSLR. It packs in a whole raft of specifications and features, but what is the...

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LC-AAC

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-13L
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Direct printing:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Photo effects:Neutral
Scene modes:Night landscape, Panorama, Portrait, Self-portrait
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Program
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent L, Shade, Tungsten, Underwater

Design

Colour of product:Black
Dustproof:Y

Display

Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Touchscreen:Y

Flash

External flash connector:Y
Flash exposure compensation:Y
Flash exposure lock:Y
Flash Modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):0.5 - 4.5
Flash range (wide):0.5 - 9
Flash sync-speed:1/2000

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto Focus (AF) points:49
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Closest focusing distance:0.1
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Combined zoom:12
Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):15 - 45
Lens structure (elements/groups):9/8
Maximum aperture number:5.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):72
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):24
Optical Zoom:3

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPG,RAW
Image stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Megapixel:24.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):6000 x 4000, 3984 x 2656, 2976 x 1984, 2400 x 1600, 2400 x 1600, 3552 x 2664, 2656 x 1992, 2112 x 1600, 6000 x 3368, 3984 x 2240, 2976 x 1680, 2400 x 1344, 4000 x 4000, 2656 x 2656, 1984 x 1984, 1600 x 1600
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge:Y
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Display brightness control:Y
Image processor:DIGIC 7
Lens cap included:Y
Neck strap:Y
Self-timer:Y
Viewfinder resolution:2360000

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@25fps,1280x720@25fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@50fps
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MPEG4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:640 x 360,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder screen size:0.39
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:51.4
Height :77.9
Weight:399
Width:115