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Canon PowerShot G3 X

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A fully featured and multi award winning compact digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 10 further awards from other expert sites
Compact 20.2MP 25x Yes Jun 2015
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Used - Canon PowerShot G3 X Camera (20.2 MP, 25x Zoom, Tilt Type 8 cm, sRGB PureColor II G Touchscreen LCD)
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Canon PowerShot G3 X Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot G3 X number 101 in best selling cameras and number 160 across all digital cameras.
92
Reviews
136 Reviews + 11 Awards
69
Value for Money
Good
85
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
2 Years Old
81
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has great expert reviews and superb user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 12 awards including a "Recommended" award from Digitaltrends.com plus five other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com plus one other site. Praktica 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 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, it is robust and excellent design.
The PowerShot G3 X has some great features:
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Bigger than average optical zoom
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Voyage to awe-inspiring images
PowerShot g3 X camera can be ideal for capturing and sharing all your adventures, indoors and out. with a compact, rugged design that's easy to carry, this premium camera gives you inspirational image quality through its 1.0-inch, 20.2 megapixel* high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, plus the power to zoom to an incredible 25x. you'll be able to capture what you see wherever life takes you: broad, majestic landscapes, virtually blur-free low-light images, and beautifully detailed wildlife. you can also capture action as it happens in beautiful 1080p full HD video, and share your images/videos with easy wi-fi connectivity, which now includes built-in NFC for touch communication with a compatible android device *. whether you're traveling around the world or enjoying your favorite outdoor activities close to home, you'll want to pack the powershot g3 X cam

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 198 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 208 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 201 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

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. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.
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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
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Canon PowerShot G3 X In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

12 Industry Awards

This digital camera is one of the most awarded of all the cameras.

Six expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this Canon digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from Dkamera.de, Focus-numerique.fr, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and M3.idg.se and it received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com.

This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both review sites Reviewed.com and Photoreview.com.au, both of which said that this Canon camera was breathtakingly good.

The writers at websites Ephotozine and Gadgetspeak.com both strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The author at one other expert review site decided that this digital camera was very good. This was from Stuff.tv/my/ who gave it an "".

The author at one more expert review site said that this camera was very good. This was from Digital Versus who gave it an "5 Star".

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 81 out of 100 based on 30 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Photo Answers.co.uk.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, PowerShot G3 X owners rated this camera as fantastic. Over 94% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

13 people who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Six owners wrote that it was well made and two customers who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable.

Canon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 42,313 expert and owner reviews (including 8,757 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has very good reviews compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Five people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good looking and two people mentioned that it was smooth.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Seven owners who purchased it reckoned that it had good features.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

11 customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

26 people concluded that this digital camera was able to produce good images, three owners considered that this digital camera was good in low light and two customers said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

11 customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good zoom, eight customers who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G3 X concluded that it had a good lens and two people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

12 owners who purchased this digital camera said that it was compact and three owners mentioned in their reviews 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…
  • The Long Zoom Compact category is probably the most diverse of any in our round-ups…
  • 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…
  • Not ultra compact, has an extreme zoom…
  • The light weight makes it harder to steady, though easy to carry all day…
  • 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
  • All this this in one compact package…
    DrDon (Bestbuy.com) - November 2015

Users Report Great Battery Life

Three customers wrote that the product had a good battery life.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four owners who bought it thought it had a good viewfinder.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £574.00 it is in the most expensive 37% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon PowerShot G3 X and the United Kingdom price of £574.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $699.00 (£971.26).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in June 2015.

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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 camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The PowerShot G3 X's sensor megapixels of 20.2MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 84% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the PowerShot G3 X of 25x is in the biggest 10% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Canon PowerShot G3 X of 12,800 is higher than 66% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the PowerShot G3 X of 2.8 is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 40% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot G3 X has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of digital cameras.

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Heavier Than Average

The weights of cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The PowerShot G3 X's weight of 690g is in the heaviest 6% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot G3 X's display diagonal of 3.2" is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 93% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display diagonal of all cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 7.7".

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PowerShot G3 X supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Canon PowerShot G3 X of 4x is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 83% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Big Image Sensor Size

The Canon PowerShot G3 X's image sensor size of 1" is very big compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 97% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average image sensor size of all cameras is 0.47", with the smallest being 0.25" and the biggest being 1.5".

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Waterproof

The PowerShot G3 X is waterproof. 92% of cameras are not waterproof.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Canon PowerShot G3 X has a USB connectivity. 87% of cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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5472 X 3080 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G3 X supports a maximum still image resolution of 5472 x 3080. That's over five times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. In addition, this Canon digital camera supports a still image resolution of 4320 x 2432, 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and 1920 x 1080. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other digital cameras, the PowerShot G3 X does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The PowerShot G3 X supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon PowerShot G3 X has a touchscreen, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Dustproof

The PowerShot G3 X is dustproof, unlike 93% of cameras which are not dustproof.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon PowerShot G3 X has a vari-angle LCD display. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot G3 X features flash exposure compensation. 78% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The PowerShot G3 X has a wrist strap, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot G3 X supports Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Slower Than Average Flash Recharging Time

Across all the cameras the flash recharging times range from 1s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.5s. The flash recharging time of the PowerShot G3 X of 10s is slower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is slower than 82% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The PowerShot G3 X does not feature bluetooth. 95% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon powershotg3xsuperzoom, canon 4549292034615, canon 0106c010aa, canon 0106c001, canon 1010074m, canon n142136w, canon g3

Barcodes:

00013803254754, 00635131600982, 04549292034615, 04549292034622, 04549292057591, 08030207007030, 08714574626451, 08714574647470

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