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Canon Powershot G3 X hands-on and interview

Powershot G3 X

Pre-order the Canon Powershot G3 X:
B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Powershot G3 X specifications:

  • One-inch, 20.2 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • Canon DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 24-600mm equivalent, f/2.8-5.6 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens
  • Improved Five-Axis Intelligent IS
  • Dust- and water-resistance (approx. equivalent to EOS 70D)
  • Multi-Angle, 3.2-inch 1.62-million dot capacitive touch panel LCD screen
  • 1080p Full HD video (24p, 30p, 60p), Live HDMI output
  • External stereo microphone and headphone jacks
  • EOS-inherited control layout
  • 31-point High Speed AF system
  • Wi-Fi and NFC enabled
  • Compatible with a variety of Canon EOS system accessories

Canon today announced the Canon Powershot G3 X. First hands-on are showing up on the web.

Photography Blog posted an interview with Canon UK’s Product Intelligence Professional David Parry. Some excerpts:

David Parry: The G3X sits between the G7X and the G1X Mark II so we’re expanding on that high-end enthusiast targeted camera segment. The G7X has the one-inch sensor and 4.2x zoom and then we have this, which has a one-inch sensor and 25x optical zoom […]

Photography Blog: What do you guys think about the push towards including 4K in consumer level cameras?

David Parry: I think 4K is really interesting and a technology to keep our eye on. We’ve got 4K in our professional level cameras such as the XC10. So that the moment we’re looking at the pro end for 4K. I shot a load of 4K on the XC10 and brought it back home and realised I actually had nothing capable of processing the footage and outputting it. I do wonder whether there are a lot of people in that situation. It would be nice to have it in terms of future proofing – in terms of shooting 4K now and in five years time it will be OK. Potentially it could be something we will bring in – but how far behind is 8K? I don’t know. At the moment it’s widely accepted that everyone’s got the capability to process Full HD. Read the interview at Photography Blog.

A hands-on by DPReview. Hands-on photos at Photography Blog. Another hands-on review at ephotozine.

Canon PowerShot G3 X availability for your country: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

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