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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III: price, specs, release date confirmed

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III: price, specs, release date confirmed

Canon has announced a major revamp to its premium compact camera, introducing the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III – price £1149/€1399 – with a slew of advanced specs from Canon’s EOS DSLR range.

Canon G1 X Mark III specs

Most notably among the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III specs sheet is a new APSC-format sensor. At 22.3 x 14.9mm, this new sensor in the G1 X Mark III is the same size as that found in the Canon EOS 80D enthusiast DSLR.

At the same time, Canon has managed to make the G1 X Mark III 16% smaller in size while managing to squeeze in both a 2.36 million dot Organic EL display electronic viewfinder and a 24 – 72 mm (35 mm equivalent) zoom lens.

What’s more, Canon has given the G1 X Mark III its Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the first time this feature has been added to a compact camera. Canon claims that the G1 X Mark III AF system can lock focus on your subject in just 0.09 seconds.

A new Touch and Drag Auto Focus (AF) mode also lets you can take control of the shot by intuitively setting an AF point, providing you with the ultimate confidence to comfortably capture a sharp image.

A panoramic mode is another first for a Canon compact, while a new Eco Mode enables you to shoot with the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III for up to 25% longer, Canon claims.

The Canon G1 X Mark III also employs a new 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS system in video mode, along with a 4-stop Image Stabilisation system for achieving sharper images in low light.

Like other recent Canon cameras, the PowerShot G1 X Mark III shies away from 4K video recording, offering instead Full HD at 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 or 23.98fps.

The G1 X Mark III also uses Canon’s latest DIGIC 7 processing engine, which enables the camera to achieve a native sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 25,600.

Image sensor
Effective PixelsApprox. 24.2 M
Aspect Ratio3:2
Colour Filter TypePrimary Colour
Image processor
Focal Length15 – 45 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 72 mm)
ZoomOptical 3x
ZoomPlus 6x
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x [1])
Combined Approx. 12x
Maximum f/numberf/2.8 - f/5.6
Construction9 elements in 8 groups (3 double-sided aspherical lenses and 1 single-sided aspherical lens)
Image StabilisationYes (lens shift-type). Adaptive Intelligent IS , max. approx. 4-stop stabilisation [13]

Movie: 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS
TypeDual Pixel CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor [24]
AF System/ PointsMaximum 49 AF points (Fixed location on 7x7 grid) via camera automatic selection [25]

Freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3x3 grid) via manual selection [24]
AF ModesSingle, Continuous, Servo AF/AE [6], Touch AF
AF Point SelectionAF area size customisable.

Touchscreen LCD active and Touch and Drag AF available when EVF is in use.
AF LockYes, via customisable buttons
AF Assist BeamYes
Manual FocusYes, plus MF Peaking & AF + MF
Focus BracketingYes
Closest Focusing Distance10 cm (Wide) from front of lens
30 cm (Tele) from front of lens
Exposure control
Metering modesReal-time metering from the image sensor
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to Face Detection AF frame)
(2) Center weighted average metering
(3) Spot metering
AE LockYes, via customisable buttons
Exposure Compensation+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments

ND Filter (3-stop) On/ Auto/ Off [16]
AEB1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments (can be used together with manual compensation)
ISO sensitivityAUTO, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 25600 [15]

AUTO ISO: 100 - 25600 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change)
Speed1 – 1/2000 s (factory default)
BULB, 30 – 1/2000 s (total range – varies by shooting mode)
White balance
SettingsAuto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Underwater, Colour Temperature (100 K increments)

White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9 levels
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9 levels

White Balance Compensation in Underwater mode
ViewfinderEVF (0.39 type), Approx. 2,360,000 dots, OLED type
Viewfinder / CoverageApprox. 100%
Eyepoint / Dioptre CorrectionApprox. 22 mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
-3.0 to +1.0 m-1 dpt (dioptric range)
LCD monitor
MonitorVari-angle 7.5 cm (3.0”) Touchscreen LCD (TFT) with reinforced glass. 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. Electrostatic capacitance type.
CoverageApprox. 100%
BrightnessAdjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD (Press and hold INFO. Button)
ModesAuto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync SpeedYes. Fastest speed 1/2000 s
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Flash Exposure LockYes
Manual Power Adjustment3 levels with internal flash

(Up to 22 selectable levels with Canon Speedlites [2][26])
Second Curtain SynchronisationYes
Built-in Flash Range50 cm – 9.0 m (W) / 50 cm - 4.5 m (T)
External FlashE-TTL with EX series Speedlites [2]
ModesSmart Auto (58 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom 1, Custom 2, SCN (Self-Portrait, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Panoramic Shot, Panning, Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Art Bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect, HDR, Underwater,. Fireworks), Movie (Standard, Short Clip, Manual, Time-lapse Movie)
Photo EffectsPicture Styles: Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Drive modesSingle, Auto Drive, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous ShootingFixed AF: Up to approx. 9 shots/s for up to 24 frames in JPEG [20], 19 frames in RAW [3]

With AF: Up to approx. 7 shots/s for 29 frames in JPEG [3][20]
Recording pixels/compression
Image SizeRAW: (3:2) 6000 x 4000, (4:3) 5328 x 4000, (16:9) 6000 x 3368, (1:1) 4000 x 4000

JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 3984 x 2656, (S1) 2976 x 1984, (S2) 2400 x 1600
JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328 x 4000, (M) 3552 x 2664, (S1) 2656 x 1992, (S2) 2112 x 1600
JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000 x 3368, (M) 3984 x 2240, (S1) 2976 x 1680 (S2) 2400 x 1344
JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000 x 4000, (M) 2656 x 2656, (S1) 1984 x 1984, (S2) 1600 x 1600

In-camera RAW processing & Resize available

Panoramic Shot mode:

Maximum recording pixels: 24064 x 2800
Minimum recording pixels: 6000 x 2800

Maximum recording pixels: 16000 x 4200
Minimum recording pixels: 4200 x 4000
CompressionRAW, 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
(VGA) 640 x 480, 29.97 / 25 fps
Movie Length(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min 59 s [7]
(VGA) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour [4]
File types
Still Image TypeJPEG 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
MoviesMP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
Direct print
Canon PrintersCanon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge [23]
PictBridgeYes (via USB or Wireless LAN) [23]
Other features
GPSGPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)
Red-Eye CorrectionYes
My Camera / My MenuMy Menu customisation available
Intelligent Orientation SensorYes
HistogramYes, live histogram
Self TimerApprox. 2, 10 s or Custom
Menu LanguagesEnglish, 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
ComputerHi-Speed USB dedicated connector (Micro-B compatible)
OtherHDMI Micro Connector
Remote Switch Connector
Computer/OtherWi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support [11]

Bluetooth® (Specification version 4.1, Bluetooth low energy technology) [21] [22]
Memory card
TypeSD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)
OtherCameraWindow DC
Map Utility
Image Transfer Utility

Camera Connect available on iOS and Android devices
Image ManipulationDigital Photo Professional 4 for RAW development
Power source
BatteriesRechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery lifeApprox. 200 shots
Eco mode approx. 250 shots
Approx. 240 min playback
A/C Power SupplyCharging via USB available with Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E [17] or other typical USB charging methods
Cases / StrapsSoft Case DCC-1830
PowerShot Neck Strap NS-100
Neck Strap NS-DC12
PowerShot Accessory Organizer
Waterproof / Weatherproof CaseWaterproof Case (40m) WP-DC56
Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
LensesLens Hood LH-DC110
FlashCanon Speedlites (including 90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III-RT, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, 600EX II-RT, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)

Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Speedlite Bracket SB-E2
Remote Controller/ SwitchRemote Switch RS-60E3
Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 [28]
Power Supply & Battery ChargersCompact Power Adapter CA-DC30E
Battery Charger CB-2LHE
OtherInterface cable IFC-600PCU
Canon Connect Station CS100
Physical specifications
Operating Environment0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity

Dust and moisture resistant construction [27]
Dimensions (WxHxD)115.0 x 77.9 x 51.4 mm
WeightApprox. 398 g (including battery and memory card)

Canon G1 X Mark III Price & Release Date

The Canon G1 X Mark III price tag will be £1149 / €1399, with a release date of November 2017.

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