Canon’s new large, 1″ sensor and 25x zoom (24-600mm equivalent) compact camera, the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($999), aimed at enthusiast photographers, gets more reviews.
Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X (and real world sample pics) at DPReview
Canon Powershot G3 X review at TechRadar (scores 4/5):
The G3 X delivers SLR-like zoom capabilities in a compact package thanks to its excellent lens and image stabilisation, only falling down when faced with fast-moving subjects. It’s not a beautiful camera, but it’s well built and easy to handle.
[…] the real problem for the G3 X is the competition, in the shape of the incredibly accomplished Panasonic FZ1000 and Sony RX10. Both offer built-in viewfinders and superior ergonomics, meaning that the G3 X’s longer lens becomes its main selling point in comparison. It falls short in supporting the typical photographic opportunities afforded by that extra zoom, with poor continuous shooting behaviour and – again – no viewfinder. Granted, it’s smaller than either of those cameras, but not to a degree that really matters in practical terms.
Canon Powershot G3 X review at Luminous Landscape:
In the final analysis, I believe that Canon are “hiding their light under a bushel“, as the old British saying has it. For someone looking for pro-level image quality in a moderately sized camera with a reach out to 600mm equivalence, nothing can touch the G3X. If long reach isn’t needed then the Sony RX10II is likely a better choice, and if lower price is required then the FZ1000 will be found to be significantly less expensive.
- 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