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Canon PowerShot G3 X

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A multi award winning and fully featured 20.2 megapixel 25 times zoom factor camera
Compact 20.2MP 25x Yes Jun 2015
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Canon PowerShot G3 X Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot G3 X number 53 across all digital cameras.
100
Reviews
120 Reviews + 10 Awards
23
Value for Money
Poor
50
Features
Good Features
48
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 48?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, is robust and design.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixel
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Heavy
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the PowerShot G3 X with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. However good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras as well being mediocre for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Excellent
41
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
63
Everyday Photography
Good
45
Sports Photography
Mediocre

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of $699 at e-GlobaL Central US 87 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 87% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

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How Big is the Canon PowerShot G3 X?

The Canon PowerShot G3 X is 123.3mm wide and 76.5mm tall. It is 105.3mm deep and weighs 690g.

Canon PowerShot G3 X front dimensions

Canon PowerShot G3 X size in context

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Reviews

11 Industry Awards

Amongst cameras, this Canon camera is one of the most awarded.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Digitaltrends.com, Dkamera.de, Focus-Numerique.fr, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all of whom thought that this Canon camera was very good.

The experts at two more expert review sites both said that this Canon digital camera was fantastic and gave it their highest award. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both Reviewed.com and Photoreview.com.au.

The authors at two more expert review sites both concluded that this camera was great. Ephotozine and Gadgetspeak.com both gave this Canon digital camera a "Highly Recommended" award.

Stuff.tv/my/ gave this camera "" award.

Digital Versus gave this camera a "5 Star" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 29 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Photo Answers.co.uk the average expert rating of this camera is 81%.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 90 owner reviews this camera has an excellent overall owner rating. 37 reviewers (95% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 98% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report it is Easy to Use

11 owners concluded that this digital camera was easy to use.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 33,726 owner and expert reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is Robust

Four people wrote that the Canon PowerShot G3 X was well made and two owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report Nice Design

Three customers considered that it was good looking and two owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was smooth.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Four owners reckoned that the product had good features.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Nine owners agreed that the Canon PowerShot G3 X had a good zoom and six owners who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good lens.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Nine people who purchased the Canon PowerShot G3 X concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

20 owners agreed that the product was able to produce good images and two customers reckoned that it had a good image sensor.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

11 people wrote in their reviews that it was compact and three people agreed that it was easy to carry around.

  • Another week, another premium compact camera drops onto the desk…
    Stuff.tv August 2015
  • This camera is too big too big to be a compact that fits a pocket or bag…
  • Compact cameras with large image sensors typically pack fixed focal length lenses…
    Pdnonline.com December 2015
  • The camera was very compact so it was easy to just use the articulating rear view screen…
  • The light weight makes it harder to steady, though easy to carry all day…
  • Not ultra compact, has an extreme zoom…
  • All this this in one compact package…
    DrDon (Bestbuy.com) - November 2015
  • It is fairly compact so you shouldn't mind carrying it on your shoulder all day…
    DrDon (Bestbuy.com) - November 2015
  • All images are perfectly acceptable for a compact camera…
    Biff (Amazon) - July 2015
  • And this is an optical zoom not a rubbish digital zoom as used by a lot of compact cameras…
    Biff (Amazon) - July 2015

Users Report Good Battery Life

Two customers reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers who bought it agreed that it had a good viewfinder.


Value For Money

Average Priced

The cheapeast cameras that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895. We think that this camera has an average price.

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Features

Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.2 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot G3 X has one of the higher megapixels amongst digital cameras of this age. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot G3 X has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras. Most digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Heavy

Cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. With a weight of 690 grams, the Canon PowerShot G3 X is fairly heavy compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The PowerShot G3 X has a fairly big optical zoom (25 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Canon PowerShot G3 X has a quite large display diagonal (3.2 inches) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Canon PowerShot G3 X has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The PowerShot G3 X supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot G3 X does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Quite Slow Flash Recharging Time

At 10 seconds, the Canon PowerShot G3 X has a quite slow flash recharging time compared to most of the other cameras. Digital cameras have flash recharging times of between 0.0055s and 15s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot G3 X is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Canon camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Digital cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of cameras range from 1.8 to 130. With a maximum aperture number of only 5.6, the PowerShot G3 X has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G3 X has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras is 2.3mm, the longest is 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the PowerShot G3 X has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon PowerShot G3 X has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other digital cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G3 X has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s) of 5472 x 3080, 3648 x 3648, 4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432, 2304 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1080 and 720 x 480 and 480 x 480. Across all cameras the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The PowerShot G3 X has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (600 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 300mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot G3 X has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was June 2015 when this digital camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon powershotg3xsuperzoom, canon 0106c010aa, canon 0106c001, canon canon, canon g3

Barcodes:

00009608235591, 00013803254754, 00635131600982, 04549292034615, 08714574626451, 08714574647470

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