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Canon PowerShot G3 X Has 1.0-type Back-Illuminated Sensor

Canon has announced the PowerShot G3 X, its first superzoom compact camera to feature a 1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS sensor.

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Canon has announced a new 25x optical superzoom camera which is the first compact from Canon to feature a 1.0-type back-illuminated CMOS sensor. 

The PowerShot G3 X has a DSLR level of manual control and a 20.2 megapixel sensor. There is also a 9 blade f/2.8-5.6 aperture lens. The camera is powered by a DIGIC 6 processor for extreme speed and confidence shooting in low light. This is also helped by a max ISO of 12800. 

Read our Canon Powershot G3 X Hands-on Preview

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The G3 X offers continuous shooting at 5.9 shots a second and fast autofocus. It also captures Full HD movies, with variable frame rates from 24p up to 60p with manual control of the aperture, shutter and ISO. There is also a live HDMI output.

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The 3.2 inch tilt touch screen has a large 1.62 million dot resolution. The G3 X also has a smooth action lens control ring which can be assigned to different functions such as focus. It has a dust and drip-proof body allowing you to shoot in a variety of weather conditions. 

The PowerShot G3 X will be available for £799 from mid July 2015. 

Read our Canon Powershot G3 X Hands-on Preview

Canon Powershot G3 X Specifications

Max Aperturef/2.8 - f/5.6
35mm equivalent24mm - 600mm
Optical Zoom25x
Image Sensor
Pixels20Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)5472
Pixels (H)3648
Sensor TypeBack-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor Size1inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3.2in
Screen resolution1.62million
Touch ScreenYes
Min Focus5cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity125 - 12800
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting5.9fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
Video FPS60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)300shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsCamera, Battery Charger, Battery, Lens Cap, Lens strap, Neck Strap, AC Cable

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