Canon PowerShot G3 X vs Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Canon PowerShot G3 X
Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
0.099999999999998MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot G3 X has a megapixel count of 20.2MPMP, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only a 20.1MPMP digital camera (0.099999999999998MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

22.1x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot G3 X has an optical zoom of 25xx, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only a 2.9xx optical zoom digital camera (22.1x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

1mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot G3 X has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
A little larger screen size Edit
Canon PowerShot G3 X is 3.2"" screen, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only a 3"" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Available from 26 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Seven more awards
The Canon PowerShot G3 X has 8 awards, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 has 1 award.
8 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is an 11 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 5.4 smaller than the Canon PowerShot G3 X (11).
Hugely smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a minimum aperture of 1.8, but the Canon PowerShot G3 X is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1 larger).
Two times lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a weight of 263gg, whereas the Canon PowerShot G3 X is a 690gg digital camera (427g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

32% shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 58.1mmmm tall digital camera. That's 18.4mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot G3 X (58.1mmmm).
22% narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a width of 101.6mmmm. That's 21.7mm narrower than the Canon PowerShot G3 X (101.6mmmm).
Cheaper by $10
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 costs $699.99, whereas the Canon PowerShot G3 X is $710.39.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 93%, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot G3 X is 81% (based on 53 reviews).
Marginally better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 94%, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot G3 X is 90% (based on 30 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
5.4 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot G3 X has a maximum aperture of 5.6, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is an 11 maximum aperture digital camera (5.4 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot G3 X is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1 larger than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (1.8).
62% heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot G3 X is a 690gg digital camera. That's 427g heavier than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (263gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

25% taller Edit
The Canon PowerShot G3 X has a height of 76.5mmmm, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 58.1mmmm tall digital camera (18.4mm shorter).
Wider Edit
Canon PowerShot G3 X is 123.3mmmm wide, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 101.6mmmm wide digital camera (21.7mm narrower).
$10 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot G3 X is more expensive than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 by $10.40.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot G3 X is 81%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 93% (based on 2 reviews).
Moderately Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Canon PowerShot G3 X is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 94% (based on 95 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.1MPMP digital camera. That's 0.099999999999998MP lower than the Canon PowerShot G3 X (20.1MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

22.1x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 2.9xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 22.1x smaller than the Canon PowerShot G3 X (2.9xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm longer than the Canon PowerShot G3 X (25mmmm).
7% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a screen size of 3"". That's 0.2" smaller than the Canon PowerShot G3 X (3""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Not as many stockists
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only stocked by 3 sellers, however the Canon PowerShot G3 X is stocked by 29 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by six months
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is six months older than the Canon PowerShot G3 X.
Seven less awards
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has only received 1 award, however the Canon PowerShot G3 X has received 8 awards.

Awards

8 Awards
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
dkamera.de: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
1 Award
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
20.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 4320 x 2880
 4320 x 2432
 2304 x 1536
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 12416 x 1856
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3872 x 2160
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1920
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 4320 x 2880
 4320 x 2432
 2304 x 1536
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 12416 x 1856
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3872 x 2160
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1920
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
Image Format
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixel Count
20.9MP 20.9MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
25x
BEST
2.9x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
11x
Maximum Aperture
5.6 11
BEST
Minimum Aperture
2.8 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
600mm 73mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
8.8 - 220 8.8 - 25.7
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 10/9
Combined Zoom
100x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
 2500
 12800
 8000
 10000
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
 2500
 12800
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 125
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced off
 Auto
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced off
 Auto
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
0.85 - 3.1 0.4 - 6.5
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.6 - 6.8 0.4 - 10.2
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
59.94fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
BEST

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,228,800 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.59x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Aperture priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
20,30 2,10
Camera File System
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Pet
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
690g 263g
BEST
Height
76.5mm 58.1mm
BEST
Depth
105.3mm
BEST
41mm
Width
123.3mm 101.6mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
733g 290g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 320 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,440,000 pixels
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