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Canon PowerShot G3 X

£639.00
Camera Labs Recommended Digital Versus 5 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning compact digital camera, great for wildlife photography
Compact 20.2MP 25x Yes Jun 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon PowerShot G3 X Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot G3 X number 213 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 64?

It has very good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 11 awards including a "Recommended" award from Digitaltrends.com plus four other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com plus one other site. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, is robust and excellent design.
The PowerShot G3 X has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Quite high megapixels sensor
Heavy
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 174 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 169 in portrait photography cameras, but average for everyday photography, ranking number 181 in everyday photography cameras.
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Canon PowerShot G3 X Video Reviews


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

Canon PowerShot G3 X In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

11 Industry Awards

This Canon camera has received 11 awards from experts in digital cameras.

The writers at websites Digitaltrends.com, Dkamera.de, Focus-Numerique.fr, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at websites Reviewed.com and Photoreview.com.au both decided that this Canon digital camera was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both review websites Ephotozine and Gadgetspeak.com, both of which said that this camera was great.

The writer at one more expert review site thought that this camera was very good. This Canon camera received "" award from Stuff.tv/my/.

The author at one other expert review site thought that this Canon camera was very good. Digital Versus gave this Canon digital camera a "5 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Canon camera has an average expert rating of 81% based on 29 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Photo Answers.co.uk.

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Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this Canon digital camera rated this digital camera as fantastic on average. Over 95% of reviewers gave this digital 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 customers agreed that it was easy to use.

Canon Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 35,686 user and expert reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its digital cameras compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is Robust

Four customers who bought it concluded that it was well made and two owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was strong and durable.

Customers Report Nice Design

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking and two owners who reviewed it thought it was smooth.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G3 X had good features.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Nine customers concluded that this digital camera was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

20 customers concluded that it was able to produce good images and two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor.

Users Report it is a Good Size

12 owners concluded that it was compact and three people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to carry around.

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed it wrote that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

10 owners thought it had a good zoom and six customers who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G3 X considered that it had a good lens.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people who bought it concluded that it had a good viewfinder.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £639.00 it is more expensive than 76% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

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Features

5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the PowerShot G3 X is 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite High Megapixels Sensor

Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The PowerShot G3 X's sensor megapixels of 20.2MP is in the highest 13% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The PowerShot G3 X's optical zoom of 25x is in the biggest 3% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Canon PowerShot G3 X of 2.8 is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot G3 X has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Heavy

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the PowerShot G3 X of 690g is in the heaviest 6% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot G3 X's digital zoom of 4x is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The PowerShot G3 X has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 84% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Quite 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 PowerShot G3 X's display diagonal of 3.2" is in the largest 5% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot G3 X does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Fairly Slow Flash Recharging Time

The average flash recharging time of all digital cameras is 5.5s, with the fastest being 0.0055s and the slowest being 15s. The Canon PowerShot G3 X's flash recharging time of 10s is fairly slow compared to most other cameras. It is in the slowest 25% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Canon PowerShot G3 X supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G3 X supports a maximum still image resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. This digital camera also supports still image resolutions of 5472 x 3080 pixels, 3648 x 3648 pixels, 4320 x 2880 pixels plus 8 more values. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since June 2015.


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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