Canon PowerShot G3 X

Super Zoom into High Performance

The PowerShot G3 X delivers stunning image quality with a huge 1.0-type back-illuminated CMOS sensor. Merging Canon’s first class optics, a versatile 25x optical zoom range, and DSLR-levels of manual control, the PowerShot G3 X gives you the freedom to get closer to subjects as you travel, explore and shoot on the move. Ideal for stunning nature shots, or capturing all the detail of a sports game, the PowerShot G3 X is the must have choice for expert photographers who demand impeccable results.

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Voyage to Awe-Inspiring Images
The PowerShot G3 X camera can be ideal for capturing and sharing all your adventures, indoors and out. With a compact, rugged design that’s easy to carry, this premium camera gives you inspirational image quality through its 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, plus the power to zoom to an incredible 25x. You’ll be able to capture what you see wherever life takes you: broad, majestic landscapes, virtually blur-free low-light images, and beautifully detailed wildlife. You can also capture action as it happens in beautiful 1080p Full HD video, and share your images/videos with easy Wi-Fi® connectivity, which now includes built-in NFC** for touch communication with a compatible Android™ device***. Whether you’re traveling around the world or enjoying your favorite outdoor activities close to home, you’ll want to pack the PowerShot G3 X camera.

1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor The PowerShot G3 X camera's 1.0-inch sensor achieves a beautiful balance between high sensitivity and high image quality. The sensor is able to collect more light in a shorter time period without the overflow that causes blown-out highlights. This means better detail and sophisticated tonal quality, with rich gradations even at high ISO speeds all the way to 12800. A high signal-to-noise ratio delivers minimal noise and distortion with breathtaking dynamic range, particularly notable in bright areas. And photography enthusiasts will appreciate the changes in image processing for the PowerShot G3 X, which include target exposure value and contrast characteristics of highlights. Thanks to this change, dynamic range in bright areas is expanded with gradation attributes that are similar to EOS. Also, by changing the exposure index standard, it is possible to shoot at almost the same brightness with the same aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings as EOS. The PowerShot G3 X natively captures images in the 3:2 aspect ratio, which is the same as Canon EOS SLR cameras. The camera's image creation technology was designed with post processing in mind, and features an Aspect Ratio function, enabling RAW image capture in 16:9, 3:2, 4:3 and 1:1 aspect ratios while maintaining the same angle of view.
* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.



Canon DIGIC 6 Image Processor The PowerShot G3 X camera is powered by the latest iteration of Canon's proprietary processor, the DIGIC 6 Image Processor, which takes still and video image quality to a beautiful new level. Improved light sensitivity allows for higher resolution with less noise when shooting in dark conditions, and Dynamic IS now detects and compensates for tilt and parallel movement (shift blur) to create video that's exceptionally free of distortion. The DIGIC 6 Image Processor also enhances the performance capabilities of the PowerShot G3 X, powering full resolution high-speed continuous still shooting (even in P, Av, Tv and M modes) and the advanced star shooting modes. The processor allows for MP4 video recording for better compatibility with mobile devices and tablets. Highly compressed MP4 video not only preserves space on your memory card but also improves playback on mobile devices. The new processor also supports an MF Peaking function, giving you a pro-level focusing tool.




Canon HS SYSTEM

The Canon HS SYSTEM lets you take bright, clear photos as they happen, whether the light is cooperating or not. Beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and truly impressive detail in both highlight and shadow areas. The system is the result of two technologies in the PowerShot G3 X camera: the large format 1.0-inch High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, which captures more light; and the DIGIC 6 Image Processor, which actively reduces noise at high ISO speeds up to 12800 and processes images at high speed, even at full resolution. Experience the freedom of using higher shutter speeds in far more situations, allowing you to capture images with exceptional clarity and detail.



25x, f/2.8–5.6 Optical Zoom Lens (24–600mm)

The PowerShot G3 X incorporates a powerful 25x Optical Zoom (24–600mm) lens for seamless telephoto shooting and unmatched versatility. You'll capture everything from the widest landscapes to dynamic close-ups in precise detail – all without changing a lens. The culmination of decades of EF lens know-how, the bright, all-new f/2.8–5.6 lens uses cutting-edge construction to prevent aberration and peripheral illumination loss over the entire telephoto range, delivering reliably high image quality with every shot. The lens's 9-blade aperture diaphragm creates beautiful circular background blur. Micro USM II drives the high-speed, silent zoom, with smooth, high-precision focusing for professional-quality video shooting.

High-resolution Multi-angle Touch Panel LCD

The PowerShot G3 X camera's LCD screen can tilt up 180°, so taking that perfect selfie is a snap! In fact, the multi-angle LCD encourages creative framing because it's easy to achieve a flexible array of camera angles. Capacitive touch-panel operation feels familiar right away: simply touch to access quick control settings, focus and shutter release right on screen. A resolution of 1.62 million pixels makes the glare-free display ultra crisp and clear, so it's easy to compose your shots, choose camera settings, and review and share your images.




1080p Full HD and Expanded Movie Options

With its large sensor and high performance lens the PowerShot G3 X camera creates spectacular 1080p Full HD video, but this premium model takes video-making even further with several high-end features. Set video capture to your shooting needs: 24p, 30p or 60p, with MP4 format available for easy sharing. Advanced audio includes expanded dynamic range, better S/N ratio, and external microphone and headphone jacks. Improved Dynamic IS significantly reduces shaking caused by handheld shooting. Manual controls (Av, Tv and ISO) can be set prior to and during shooting for full creative expression, and Manual Focus is also available. Shooting to commercial specifications is now possible with five aspect ratio grid line options, HDMI Live Out for checking images on an external monitor, and an Advanced Tripod Hole for smooth panning and tilting.



31 AF Points

With 31 focus points arranged in an expanded, wide pattern across the image plane, the PowerShot G3 Xcamera focuses with admirable speed and precision. Smaller focus frame sizes also make it possible to obtain accurate focus on small subjects. The PowerShot G3 X also supports 1-point and Touch AF.

 

Built-in Wi-Fi® makes sharing quick and easy

The PowerShot G3 X features built-in Wi-Fi® technology for on-the-go convenience when you want to share your photos and videos with friends, family and the whole world. Easily post your images to social networking and media sites – Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube™, Flickr®, and Google Drive™ – through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*** directly from your PowerShot camera, or save them to the online photo album to share anytime, anywhere. The camera can also connect directly to both iOS® and Android™devices*, and upload images via the free Canon Camera Connect app* without a computer. You can control the destination of your uploads to share with everyone or to selected groups, and even add comments. Sharing video is also easy with Wi-Fi® equipped PowerShot cameras, which record video using the easy-to-share MP4 format. Enhanced Wi-Fi® makes posting in real time possible, so you can keep everyone up to date with photos and video even as events unfold. Wi-Fi® technology also allows you to transfer images to other Wi-Fi® equipped PowerShot cameras or print your photos directly to a PictBridge (Wireless LAN) certified printer.



Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication)

PowerShot digital cameras with built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) technology eliminates the need to manually find and open the new Canon Camera Connect app* on your mobile device. Simply touch the NFC icon on your camera to your compatible Android™ device**, and the Camera Connect app will launch automatically for quick, easy sharing of your images. Built-in NFC technology also makes it simpler to install the app. If the app hasn't been installed yet, once you touch the devices together for the first time, the download screen will display automatically. Now, NFC helps ensure making a connection to a compatible Android™ device* truly seamless. Simply touch the camera against an NFC-equipped device with the Canon Camera Connect app installed, and the Wi-Fi® connection is established – no camera operations required. Even if your camera is off, NFC turns the camera on and establishes the connection (confirming the camera's nickname and privacy settings before the first connection is required).



Remote Shooting with the Camera Connect App

Remote shooting functions of the PowerShot G3 X camera through your smartphone or tablet has been vastly improved with the new Canon Camera Connect app. Now a variety of the camera's expressive capabilities are available to you: use different shooting modes (P, Av, Tv, M, Custom); enjoy multi-aspect shooting and display; choose AF frame modes (single-point/face detection); shoot in continuous shooting mode; and utilize the AF button. In addition, the new Camera Connect app is now universal to PowerShot and Canon EOS cameras with built-in Wi-Fi®, so if you switch between cameras, operation is easy and familiar.



Mobile Device Connect Button

The camera's dedicated Mobile Device Connect Button gives you one-touch access to your compatible mobile device or computer (utilizing Image Sync function). You can transfer photos and videos to your smartphone or tablet for immediate sharing to a computer on the same network. When the camera finds a linked computer on the same wireless network, images are sent directly to it. Otherwise, images are temporarily stored on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*** then transferred once a connection is made – very convenient when you're on vacation or out for the day.



Image Sync Function

The Image Sync Function has been improved and expanded. In addition to wirelessly transferring photos and videos through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*** to your computer, now you can view and download them from your smartphone.**** Take them anywhere, anytime, and use your familiar smartphone operations to view and share them.

Compatibility with Canon Connect Station CS100

The PowerShot G3 X camera is fully compatible with Canon's brand new photo and video storage device: Connect Station CS100. By simply tapping with NFC, photos and videos are wirelessly transferred to the Connect Station, where up to 1 TB of hard drive space and simple menus make them easy to store, manage and sort by albums, date or device name. From there, images and videos can be viewed in Full HD on an HDTV (via an HDMI cable), sent to compatible wireless printers, viewed/uploaded/downloaded from smartphones and tablets or PCs, and shared with other Canon Connect Stations and on social networking sites.

Convenient controls provide intuitive manual adjustment

The PowerShot G3 X camera's thoughtfully designed controls will satisfy even advanced photographers. The front dial makes easy setting changes possible, with customizable zoom, Tv and Av assignments. An exposure compensation dial is easily accessed from the secure, concave thumb grip, and keeps pace as you quickly and actively create images. A controller wheel and dedicated Movie button all contribute to the camera's quick, convenient operability.



Hot Shoe and Compatibility with EOS Accessories

The camera's integrated hot shoe allows you to attach exciting EOS accessories including all of the Canon Speedlite flashes. Long preferred by professionals, Speedlite flashes illuminate with natural beauty for notable depth and texture. Other available EOS accessories include Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, and Remote Switch RS-60E3 to help make night scenes and macros sharper.



Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1

The optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1 offers a high-resolution view and displays all shooting information in a brilliant and easily attached accessory. Mounted on the accessory shoe, the electronic viewfinder has a high eyepoint – perfect for those wearing glasses – and has a high precision XGA resolution LCD with 2.36 Million dots and displays the exact information found on the camera's LCD screen. It offers a dioptric adjustment range of -3.0 to +1.0 and can tilt up to 90°, helping to enable steady shooting even on an angle. The camera can be directed to switch automatically between the LCD and the viewfinder with an eyepiece sensor, or can be set manually with a dedicated button. Brightness can be set independently from the camera's screen, perfect for discreet operation.

Star Shooting Mode

Starry skies were formerly out of reach to all but experienced SLR camera users, however, star shooting modes on the PowerShot G3 X camera make these wonderfully impressive images accessible to all. With just a tripod and simple settings, you can capture exquisite Star Nightscapes, Star Trails and Star Time-Lapse Movies. The modes can be performed fully automatically or with manual controls for extra versatility. Support functions including Night Display, Color Adjustment and Star Emphasis make any starry sky easier to capture.



Rugged Construction

Dust- and water-resistant construction

Just like with select EOS models, the PowerShot G3 X camera features pinpoint alignment and rubber sealing that results in dust- and drip-proof durability. Along with the camera's extreme versatility, this convenient rain- and dust-resistance make the PowerShot G3 X camera the ideal take-along in various weather conditions.



Bulb Exposure

Perfect for night scenes, fireworks, and other situations where predicting exposure length can be difficult, bulb exposure mode exposes the shot as long as the shutter button is held down – giving you complete control over the image. A tripod and the RS-60E3 Remote Switch are recommended when using this mode.



RAW

As with many EOS DSLR cameras, the PowerShot G3 X camera uses a 14-bit converter to process the output of the CMOS sensor, resulting in true color, smooth tonal transitions and natural gradations. ThePowerShot G3 X lets you shoot in RAW mode, which records all the information captured by the sensor, giving you outstanding flexibility and complete creative control when editing your images with Canon's powerful bundled software. The camera also allows you to record in RAW and JPEG formats simultaneously. Now, in RAW mode, you can even select among several aspect ratios, including 16:9, 3:2, 4:3 and 1:1.

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Advanced Zoom

Cutting edge 25x zoom lens, equivalent to 24 - 600mm gets you closer to your subject without dropping quality.
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Large Sensor

A large 1.0 type, 20.2MP CMOS sensor enables incredible image quality even in low light situations.
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Advanced Image Stabilization

5 axis Image Stabilizer corrects strong camera shake when shooting images and movies.
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Tilt-up LCD

Capture unique angles with the 180 degree tilt 3.0-type LCD Capacitive Touch Screen.
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Zoom Framing Assist

The G3 X will automatically frame your subject from afar, even when they are moving away/closer to you.
 
 

First Look: PowerShot G3 X

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Selected shots from the PowerShot G3 X

 

Detailed Features

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    Advanced Zoom

    Whether you're at a sports match or tracking wildlife running through a forest, the camera's 25x optical zoom, equivalent to a huge 24-600mm, helps you get even closer to subjects, without losing the stunning clarity needed for truly beautiful shots. For the responsiveness and performance advanced photographers demand, the PowerShot G3 X is powered by Canon's DIGIC 6 processor, delivering extreme speed, and for confident shooting in challenging light, the camer's HS system can render beautiful vivid detail in low light with up to ISO 12,800. Designed to keep up with fast subjects, the PowerShot G3 X offers continuous shooting at 5.9 shots a second, ensuring you catch all the action wherever you are. In addition, the camera's fast autofocus ensures every shot is crisp and in focus.

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    Large Sensor

    A large 1.0 type 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor delivers incredible image quality even in low light situations. Bigger pixels offer increased dynamic range, so pictures contain extra detail in bright highlights and dark shadows.

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    Advanced Image Stabilization

    Keep your footage steady, whether you're shooting as you walk down a city street, or travelling in high-speed transport, with Intelligent IS and the advanced 5-axis Dynamic IS mode. The 5-axis IS includes Rotating axis IS, Horizontal rotating IS, Vertical rotating axis IS and Up, Down, Left and Right IS.

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    Tilt-up LCD

    The PowerShot G3X features an entirely new 16.2 Megapixel capacitive LCD screen that can tilt up 180 degrees and down 45 degrees for flexible shooting in any number of situations and angles. Touch-sensitive, it delivers intuitive touch panel operation and review. Menu and quick control settings can be accessed, and focus point and shutter release can be activated with the touch of a fingertip using Touch AF. Displaying fine detail, it's the perfect screen for composing and reviewing images. The screen is designed so that reflections are minimized and colours are realistically reproduced, and the display can be viewed, without glare, from any number of angles.

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    Zoom Framing Assist

    Its 25x Optical Zoom lens gives the PowerShot G3 X the ability to capture subjects at great distances, but because it can be challenging to track a moving subject at maximum telephoto, the camera includes sophisticated technology to help you get the most from the camera's powerful zoom while simply enjoying shooting. When you press and hold the Zoom Framing Assist button, the camera will zoom out to include a wider angle of view, enabling you to more easily locate your moving subject. Once you find it, releasing the button will cause the lens to return to its original zoom position, intelligently keeping the subject in focus until you're ready to shoot and capture the perfect close-up moment. You can even make zoom adjustments while the button is pressed, with an animated assist frame that makes viewing easy. When the button is released, the lens will return to the adjusted zoom position. Zoom Framing Assist also lets you select an image area (Face/Upper Body/Whole Body/Manual), then keeps that area of your subject the same size in your frame no matter how the subject moves. For instance, you can tap the Zoom Framing Assist button to detect your subject's face. As your subject retreats and advances the camera automatically zooms in and out so their face remains the same size. It's especially useful for capturing the expressions of fast-moving children, and for letting a friend take a picture after you've composed the shot.

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    Social Sharing

    The PowerShot G3X camera supports NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, eliminating the need to manually find and open the Canon Camera Connect app on your mobile device. Simply touch the NFC icon on your camera to your compatible Android device, and the Camera Connect app will launch automatically for remote shooting and quick, easy sharing of your images. Built-in NFC technology also makes it simpler to install the app. If the app hasn't been installed yet, once you touch the devices together for the first time, the download screen will display automatically. The PowerShot G3X is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi technology for convenient sharing and transferring of your still images and video. Easily post your images to social networking and media sites Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Google Drivedirectly from your PowerShot camera. The camera can also connect directly to both iOS and Android devices, and upload images via the free Canon Camera Connect app without a computer. One-touch connection to your mobile device or computer is also made possible on the PowerShot G3X with the camera's dedicated Mobile Device Connect Button. You can choose to transfer images to your smartphone or tablet for immediate sharing with the Camera Connect app, or to your computer on the same network with Image Sync to make saving and organizing your images easier.

 

Detailed Specifications

PowerShot G3 X Technical Specifications

Image Sensor

Type
1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels
Approx. 20.2M (Aspect ratio 3:2) [10]
Effective / Total Pixels
Approx. 20.9M
Colour Filter Type
Primary Colour

Image Processor

Type
DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology

Lens

Focal Length
8.8 220 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 600 mm)
Zoom
Optical 25x ZoomPlus 50x Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x [1]) Combined approx. 100x
Maximum f/number
f/2.8-f/5.6
Construction
18 elements in 13 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA lens, 2 single sided aspherical UA lenses, 1 single sided aspherical lens, 2 UD lenses and 1 Hi-UD lens)
Image Stabilisation
Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 3.5-stop [9].Intelligent IS with 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS

Focusing

Type
TTL
AF System/ Points
AiAF (31-point, Face Detection or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed centre)
AF Modes
Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE [5], Touch AF
AF Point Selection
Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock
Yes
AF Assist Beam
Yes
Manual Focus
Yes, plus MF Peaking & AF + MF
Focus Bracketing
Yes
Closest Focusing Distance
5 cm (Wide) from front of lens 85 cm (Tele) from front of lens

Exposure Control

Metering modes
Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Touch AF frame)
AE Lock
Yes
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments Manual and automatic dynamic range correction Automatic shadow correction ND Filter (3-stop)
AEB
1/3 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO sensitivity
125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800 [11] AUTO ISO: 125 - 6400 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change)

Shutter

Speed
1  1/2000 sec. (factory default) BULB, 30  1/2000 sec. (total range varies by shooting mode)

White Balance

Type
TTL
Settings
Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2 Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto White Balance Compensation Colour adjustment in Star mode

Colour Matrix

Type
sRGB
Viewfinder
Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1

LCD Monitor

Monitor
Tilt type 8.0 cm (3.2) sRGB PureColor II G Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,620,000 dots. Capacitive type
Coverage
Approx. 100%
Brightness
Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

Flash

Modes
Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed
Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction
Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock
Yes
Manual Power Adjustment
3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX II and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II, 600EX and 600EX-RT [2])
Second Curtain Synchronisation
Yes
Built-in Flash Range
60 cm  6.8 m (W) / 85 cm  3.1 m (T)
External Flash
E-TTL with EX series Speedlites [2]

Shooting

Modes
Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom 1, Custom 2, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Sports, Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie
Modes in Movie
Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Manual, Portrait, Nostalgic, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Short Clip, iFrame Movie
Photo Effects
My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes
Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 5.9 shots/sec [8]with AF: Approx. 3.2 shots/sec(all speeds are until memory card becomes full)[3][4]

Recording Pixels / Compression

Image Size
3:2 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3648, (M1) 4320 x 2880, (M2) 2304 x 1536, (S) 720 x 480 4:3 - (RAW, L) 4864 x 3648, (M1) 3840 x 2880, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480 16:9 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3080, (M1) 4320 x 2432, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 720 x 408 1:1 - (RAW, L) 3648 x 3648, (M1) 2880 x 2880, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480 4:5 - (RAW, L) 2912 x 3648, (M1) 2304 x 2880, (M2) 1232 x 1536, (S) 384 x 480 Resize in playback (M2)
Compression
RAW, Superfine, Fine
Movies
(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98 fps (HD) 1280 x 720, 29.97/25 fps (L) 640 x 480, 29.97/25 fps Star Time-Lapse Movie (Full HD) 30/15 fps Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps Hybrid Auto (HD) 29.97/25 fps iFrame Movie (Full HD) 29.97/25 fps
Movie Length
(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. [6] (L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour [4] (Star Time-Lapse Movie) up to 128 sec

File Types

Still Image Type
JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), RAW+JPEG
Movies
MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)] iFrame

Direct Print

Canon Printers
Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge
Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

Other Features

GPS
GPS via mobile (linked to a compatible smartphone)
Red-Eye Correction
Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu
My Menu customisation available
My Category
Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor
Yes
Histogram
Yes, live histogram
Playback zoom
Approx. 2x 10x
Self Timer
Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Menu Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew

Interface

Computer
Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) DIGITAL connector
Other
HDMI Mini Connector A/V output (PAL/NTSC) External microphone (3.5 mm Stereo mini jack) Headphone Output (3.5 mm jack)
Computer/Other
Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support [7]

Memory Card

Type
SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)

Supported Operating System

PC & Macintosh
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.9 / 10.10 For Wi-Fi connection to a PC: Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9 / 10.10 For Image Transfer Utility: Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9 / 10.10

Software

Other
CameraWindow DC Map Utility Image Transfer Utility
Image Manipulation
Digital Photo Professional for RAW development

Power Source

Batteries
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life
Approx. 300 shots Aprrox. 240 shots with EVF-DC1 Eco mode approx. 410 shots Approx. 360 min. playback
A/C Power Supply
Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80

Accessories

Cases / Straps
Soft Case DCC-2300 PowerShot Accessory Organizer
Lenses
Lens Hood LH-DC100 Filter Adapter FA-DC67B (Compatible with Canon 67mm Filters: Circular Polarizing PL-C B, Protect Filter)
Flash
Canon Speedlite (including 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT [2]) Speedlite Transmitter (ST-E3-RT, ST-E2), Speedlite bracket SB-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3
Remote Controller/ Switch
Remote Switch RS-60E3
Power Supply & Battery Chargers
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80, Battery Charger CB-2LCE
Other
Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1 (0.48 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 2,360,000 dots, 100% coverage Interface cable IFC-400PCU Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

Physical Specifications

Operating Environment
0  40°C, 10 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)
123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3 mm
Weight
Approx. 733 g (including battery and memory card)

Footnotes

PowerShot G3X
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.Subject to change without notice.[1] Depending on the image size selected.[2] Not all functions of the flash are supported.[3] Under conditions where the flash does not fire.[4] Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.[5] Some settings limit availability.[6] The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.[7] Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts[8] Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject.[9] Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.[10] Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.[11] ISO sensitivity denotes Recommended Exposure Index