Camera Labs felt the pulse of Canon’s Powershot G3 X, the company’s first compact camera with a big sensor (1″) and a big zoom (25x). The PowerShot G3 X sells for $999, and reviews aren’t all positive so far. The main winning point of the G3 X is the zoom range.
With a fixed lens model like the Canon G3X, the zoom range is all important and Canon is the clear winner here with a 25x optical zoom with an equivalent range of 25-600mm. The Lumix FZ1000 has a 16x / 25-400mm range, while Sony’s RX10 (Mark I and II) has an 8.3x / 24-200mm range. So the Canon G3X outguns them both, reaching three times longer than the Sony and half as far again as the Lumix. There’s one caveat here though and that’s where video is concerned. The Lumix FZ1000’s 4K UHD video mode takes a crop from the sensor which reduces the field of view, effectively zooming you in a little further. Fully zoomed in in 4K mode the field of view on the FZ1000 almost matches that of the G3X at its 600mm maximum telephoto in 1080p video modes. Head over to Camera Labs for the review.
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- 20.2 MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 6 Image Processor
- 25x Optical Zoom f/2.8-5.6 IS Lens
- 24-600mm (35mm Equivalent)
- 3.2″ 1.62M-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- High-Speed AF with 31 Focus Points
- Full HD Video at 60p; HDMI Output
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
- ISO 12,800 & 5.9 fps Continuous Shooting
- Control Ring, Wheel, and Physical Dials