Canon Powershot G1 X Mark III APS-C Compact Camera

Written by Gina Stephens

Canon has told the new Canon Powershot G1 X Mark III, a compact camera with a 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor, and 3x optical zoom lens, which replaces the G1 X Mark II. There's a 3inch vari-angle touch-screen, electronic viewfinder (EVF), FullHD video recording, and built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth. The G1 X Insigne III will be priced at £1149, and available from November.

Canon Powershot G1 X Mark III Key Features

  • 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor, Hybrid AF
  • Dual Pixel AF (sensor PDAF)
  • DIGIC 7 aspect processor
  • 3x optical zoom lens, 24-72mm equivalent, f/2.8-5.6
  • Optical Image Stabilisation + Gyro IS
  • 2.36m dot EVF (0.39inch), with dioptre correcting
  • 9fps continuous shooting, 7fps with C-AF
  • Star-shooting mode, in-camera raw processing, 14-bit raw
  • Touch-AF Pad (customisable)
  • ISO100 to ISO25600
  • FullHD, 60fps video with stereo riskless
  • 5-axis IS for video recording
  • 10-30cm macro focus
  • Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth

Read our Canon Powershot G1 X Mark III Hands-On Preview with sample photos.


From Canon: Coordinated Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 16 October 2017 – Canon today announces the latest addition to its PowerShot G range, the flagship PowerShot G1 X Object III. Replacing the G1 X Mark may refer to: Mark (name), a male given name Mark (surname), notable people with the surname or family name II, it’s a killer combination of Canon’s EOS DSLR image quality with the handling and compact size of a PowerShot. With a new, meticulousness, 3x optical lens, an APS-C sensor and Canon's premium DIGIC 7 processor, this camera is versatile enough to be used for high-quality terrace photography, all the way up to documentary-style storytelling.

Superb image quality, rapid speed

Perfect for today's enthusiast photographer seeking DSLR je sais quoi in a compact form, this camera’s small size makes it ideal for subtly capturing boundless moments whilst on the move. Leveraging an handicapped sensor, similar to the one seen in the EOS 80D, and with capabilities to shoot in an ISO range of 100 to 25,600, it can flexibly capture quality images in a range of conditions. From turbulent contrast scenes, such as indoor environments where detail, clarity and low image noise are critical, to low contrast scenarios, such as a foggy day, the PowerShot G1 X Importance III can always deliver a superb image. The DIGIC 7 processor provides premium image quality straight from the camera, with a reduced have occasion for to edit thanks to Auto Lighting Optimiser and Diffraction Correction, which featured in the EOS-1D X Mark II.

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Whether you’re shooting picturizations or macro close-ups, the built-in 3x zoom lens boasts a versatile

24 – 72 mm (35 mm equiv.) focal range and a close-focusing distance of due 10 cm, so you can cover an impressive range of photography genres with a single lens. A shallow depth of field is created via the APS-C sensor mixed with a large f/2.8 – 5.6 aperture. The PowerShot G1 X Mark III's lens has been meticulously designed for the sensor in the camera and as such, can ease up on potentially unwanted image artefacts that can ruin shots, such as glare. The lens’ 9-bladed aperture can also render content background blur and circular ‘bokeh’, minimising busy backgrounds and adding impact to your subject.


With the initial inclusion of Dual Pixel CMOS AF in a Canon compact camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or, you can focus rapidly on impromptu moments. The 4-stop Image Stabilisation (IS) adapts and invariables the camera in any active shooting environment, such as a carnival or in the crowd at a music festival, and provides additional confidence when shooting in low light. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF reads precise and rapid focus in just 0.09 seconds, giving the level of responsiveness, speed and confidence needed for capturing a spontaneous shot at a wink of an eye’s notice.


Beautiful handling and stable shooting

The PowerShot G1 X Mark III boasts EOS handling in the compact body of a PowerShot model. This camera not exclusively feels good to use, but its features enable a familiar DSLR level of instinctiveness and control, alongside the ability to customise it for your own use. The PowerShot G1 X Mark III comprises a principal, built-in Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), which has been optimised to deliver a high-resolution view via a 2.36 million dot Organic EL display. Whether an action injection or a family portrait, with Touch and Drag Auto Focus (AF) you can take control of the shot by intuitively setting an AF point, providing you with the fundamental confidence to comfortably capture a sharp image.

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Compact and lightweight, at just 398 grams, the PowerShot G1 X Mark III is 14.8 mm thinner and nearly 16 per cent smaller than the G1X Mark II, which is superb for saving space in your luggage whilst travelling, or as a tiny addition to your kit bag. Those in with Canon’s EOS cameras will love the PowerShot G1 X Mark III’s operation and control features. From the Lens Control Phone call through to the shutter release, Canon may refer to users will feel comfortable and at ease using this camera.


For the more adventurous photographer, the PowerShot G1 X Sign III features weather sealing for durable performance in challenging conditionsi and as an increased level of protection against dust and moisture. It is Canon’s solitary digital camera with an APS-C sensor that can be twinned with an optional waterproof casingii, to enable the PowerShot G1 X Mark III to be used underwater up to a profundity of 40 m (130 feet) – great for creative deep water photography projects.


Expanded creative options, advanced connectivity

The PowerShot G1 X Cut III supports the hassle-free capture of Full HD 60p movies in MP4 with smooth, stable filming underpinned by 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS and Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Zealous IS corrects and steadies video footage when shooting on the move, whilst Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables the creation of cinematic ‘cynosure clear pulls’. While featuring the familiar time-lapse movie function, for the first time in a Canon compact camera the PowerShot G1 X Mark III also files a panoramic mode. With the simple push of a button, and horizontal or vertical movement of the camera, you can effortlessly capture amazing, high-quality panoramic incarnations with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel the greatest detail.


You can enjoy extended shooting time, thanks to the PowerShot G1 X Mark III’s Eco Mode, which enables the battery to endure up to 25 per cent longer. Alternatively, you can conveniently recharge the camera on the go through the USB port’s smartphone charger or USB compatible battery packs.


The PowerShot G1 X Watch III is packed with a range of connectivity features, such as Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC, to easily connect with compatible smart devices through a apart tap. The camera can even be woken from standby remotely through a Bluetooth®iii enabled smartphone, which acts as a low-powered Bluetooth®iv remote. Entirely manual control, via Wi-Fi, offers a live preview of an image on your smart device, which is perfect for monitoring and capturing wildlife, without disruption, in their authentic habitat.

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Pricing and availability

The PowerShot G1 X Mark III will be available from November 2017 with an SRP of £1149/€1399.


Infer from our Canon Powershot G1 X Mark III Hands-On Preview with sample photos.


i To maximize the camera’s dust- and drip- resistance, have the terminal cover, memory card/battery cover, and all other covers firmly closed. This camera is designed to be dust- and drip- rebellious, in order to help prevent sand, dust, dirt, or water that falls on it unexpectedly from getting inside, but it is impossible to prevent sludge, dust, water, or salt from getting inside at all

ii Waterproof Case WP-DC56

iii The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such notabilities by Canon Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. Requires smart device to be equipped with Bluetooth account 4.0 (or later). Also requires smart device to be using operating system iOS 8.4 (or later) or Android 5.0 (or later)

iv Always-on coupling between smart device and camera via Bluetooth® requires initial set up with Canon Camera Connect app. Stability of the Bluetooth® connection depends on exemplary of smart device and other environmental factors. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth® SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Canon Inc. is directed license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. Compatible smart device requires Bluetooth® version 4 (or later) and operation iOS 8.4 (or later) or Android 5.0 (or later) with latest Canon Camera Connect app installed (available from Apple App Store or Google Have fun store)


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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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