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.


Body type
Body typeSLR-like (bridge)
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Max resolution5472 x 3648
Other resolutions3:2 (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:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors21 megapixels
Sensor size1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
ProcessorDIGIC 6
Color spacesRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
ISOAuto, 125-12800 (expands to 25600
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes (2 slots)
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsSuper fine, fine
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (CR2, 14-bit)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)24–600 mm
Optical zoom25×
Maximum apertureF2.8 – F5.6
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range5 cm (1.97)
Macro focus range5 cm (1.97)
Number of focus points31
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3.2
Screen dots1,620,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic (optional)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 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 flashYes
Flash range6.80 m (with Auto ISO)
External flashYes
Flash modesAuto, on, slow synchro, off
Continuous drive5.9 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±3
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Videography notesStar time-lapse, miniature effect, short clip also available
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote controlYes (wired or via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNB-10L lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)300
Weight (inc. batteries)733 g (1.62 lb / 25.86 oz)
Dimensions5 x 3 x 4 mm (0.19 x 0.12 x 0.17)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
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