Canon PowerShot G3 X
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Canon PowerShot G3 X Review
Compact cameras need to fulfill a whole range of demands these days, and Canon PowerShot G3 X is one of the few devices that can actually do a bit of everything. Of course, all the features are not perfect, but the most important ones are flawless. The overall profile of the camera is quite small, albeit a bit bulky, making it quite practical in a wide range of scenarios. Its reduced dimensions do not hinder the overall feeling, and the dials are placed conveniently, in a DSLR-like manner. The aforementioned bulkiness of the camera is mainly derived from the full metal body, which is also designed to be weatherproof. Thus, you should not worry about water splashes and dust.
The lens is probably the most important element of the Canon PowerShot G3 X; upon purchasing this camera, you will enjoy an extremely versatile lens, which features a 24-600mm focal length. This is achieved thanks to the large CMOS sensor, with a width of one inch. The 20.2 MP sensor does a great job at capturing all the key moments of your life, and it does so at a great resolution. The 5472 x 3648 resolution of the photos is great to admire, and there is always room for improvement, especially when you decide to shoot RAW. The performance in this mode could have been better, but the camera aim to be a jack-of-all-trades has a couple downsides. However, aside from the shooting speed in RAW Mode, you will not encounter major issues.
The screen must be discussed with respect to the Canon PowerShot G3 X, mainly because is does not come with a built-in electronic viewfinder. However, you can easily add one if needed. The screen boasts a 3.2-inch resolution and its resolution is surprisingly high, thanks to the 1.62 million dots. You can also use the tilting mechanisms of the screen to take selfies or bring it underneath the rest of the body.
When you decide to shoot in low-light conditions, you need to be aware of the ISO capabilities of the camera. The Canon PowerShot G3 X comes with a fairly wide range, which goes from 125 to 12800 ISO, and can be extended up to 25600. Burst shooting goes up to 5.9 frames per second if you choose the Fixed-focus Mode. As to the shutter speed, you can have it open for as long as 15 seconds or as low as 1/2000 sec. Of course, the Bulb Mode is also available. The camera can also shoot videos, not just still photos. You can easily record Full High Definition movies at 60 frames per second, and you can manually control the shutter and aperture while you are recording. Like usually, you can record movies of up to 29:59 minutes. Wi-Fi and NFC are both available, so you can quickly establish a connection with a smartphone and transfer your favorite photos in no time.
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- The Canon PowerShot G3 X is manufactured by Canon and was added in July 2015 in the Digital Cameras section
- This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5
- The best price of the Canon PowerShot G3 X in Australia is $899.00 at SUNSTUDIOS
- In Australia this product is available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
- You can find this product at Camera Warehouse, Digidirect, Parramatta Cameras, SUNSTUDIOS