Canon PowerShot G3 X Camera Announced, Specs, Pre-order for $999

Canon PowerShot G3 X camera has been officially announced, now it is available for pre-order at most US stores for $999. The new Canon PowerShot G3 X features a large 20.2-megapixel 1.0″ High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and 25x optical zoom lens. The Canon lens offers a fast maximum aperture range of f/2.8-5.6 for operation in a range of conditions while the zoom range extends from a wide angle 24mm equivalent to a super telephoto 600mm equivalent. When combining the High-Sensitivity Sensor with the DIGIC 6 processor, the Canon HS System is created, providing excellent low-light performance up to ISO 12,800 as well as a plethora of other capabilities.

Pre-order links:

Canon PowerShot G3 X: $999 at Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama.
Canon PowerShot G3 X Digital Camera Key Features:

  • 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 Recording at 60p
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • ISO 12,800 & 5.9 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Control Ring, Wheel, and Physical Dials
  • Dust and water-resistant construction: keeps out unwanted raindrops and dust.

Specs:

Price
MSRP $999
Body type
Body type SLR-like (bridge)
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Other resolutions 3:2 (4320 x 2880, 2304 x 1536, 720 x 480), 16:9 (5472 x 3080, 4320 x 2432, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 408), 4:3 (4864 x 3648, 3840 x 2880, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480), 1:1 (3648 x 3648, 2880 x 2880, 1536 x 1536, 480 x 480)
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 21 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Processor DIGIC 6
Color space sRGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
ISO Auto, 125-12800 (expands to 25600
White balance presets 7
Custom white balance Yes (2 slots)
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Super fine, fine
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (CR2, 14-bit)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24–600 mm
Optical zoom 25×
Maximum aperture F2.8 – F5.6
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Digital zoom Yes (4x)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 5 cm (1.97)
Macro focus range 5 cm (1.97)
Number of focus points 31
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 1,620,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Smart Shutte
  • Star
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 6.80 m (with Auto ISO)
External flash Yes
Flash modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Continuous drive 5.9 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±3
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Videography notes Star time-lapse, miniature effect, short clip also available
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote control Yes (wired or via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description NB-10L lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 300
Weight (inc. batteries) 733 g (1.62 lb / 25.86 oz)
Dimensions 5 x 3 x 4 mm (0.19 x 0.12 x 0.17)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS None
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