Canon G1 X III summary
Canon G1 X III is Canon's Large Sensor Compact digital camera first revealed on October of 2017. It features a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 6000 x 4000.
The G1 X III is positioned #6 out of 62 in Large Sensor Compact cameras & over-all #137 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our list. You should use our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your personalized factors.
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Canon G1 X III history
The Canon G1 X III is part of a family of cameras. You can see the complete list underneath.
Canon G1 X III Gallery
You can view the G1 X III from several angles in the gallery here.
Canon G1 X III Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of positives and negatives of the Canon G1 X III based on criterias which are typically considered essential in a digital camera.
Canon G1 X III Sensor information
The Canon G1 X III houses the DIGIC 7 chip. The sensor spec in the Canon G1 X III is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor is able to capture 6000 x 4000 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter might produce cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CMOS sensor has 24 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 100 - 25600. RAW files are saved therefore the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the G1 X III's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The G1 X III sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is outlined in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon G1 X III dimensions
Canon G1 X III weighs 0.88 lb (399g or 14.07 ounces) & the size of the camera is 115mm x 78mm x 51mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 2.0"). The weight of typical Large Sensor Compact camera is 394g so the Canon G1 X III is very much the same in comparison with other rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a image of the Canon G1 X III beside a soft drink so you can get a sense of its size.
The top view just below will show you the button arrangement on the G1 X III.
Canon G1 X III Lens information
The G1 X III is equipped with a built-in lens giving a focal range of 24-72mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which is definitely not perfect but it will probably be invaluable in a few circumstances.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens features an aperture of f2.8 and that's really sluggish and not great for low light events and you will find it hard to get good bokeh. You could also need to boost your ISO leading to noisy photos. At the long end, 72mm comes at f5.6 which is very slow and you would have to choose slower shutter speeds.
Canon G1 X III Connectivity
The G1 X III has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to copy images and sometimes alter settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
A few apps also stream a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external display. A lot of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Canon G1 X III Video information
The max video resolution in the Canon G1 X III is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p resolution gives you an excellent balance for video quality and file size but 1080p isn't going to leave you with any room to downsample. The body does not have a microphone and / or headphone jack which means that you have zero control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to look at a different model if you require better audio for your videos.
Canon G1 X III Weather Sealing
Canon G1 X III has weather proofing making it a very good choice for use for tricky climates. This is particularly beneficial when you are not sure about the elements you might face for outdoor photography.
Canon G1 X III Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon G1 X III features a 3" fully articulated display with a resolution of 1,040k dots.
Moreover the display is touch friendly which means you are able to change focus points and change settings using your finger.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder details for Canon G1 X III are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and hard to see, viewfinders will be very useful.
Canon G1 X III Shutter information
Canon G1 X III is able to shoot continuously at 9.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Canon G1 X III Flash and Hot shoe information
Canon G1 X III features both inbuilt flash as well as external flash support.
Canon G1 X III Autofocus information
Canon G1 X III features both Phase Detect AF plus Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker and precise compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera features Face detection which is useful for portraits.
The Sensor features 49 focus points to choose from. Canon G1 X III has tap to focus. You can use your fingers in order to change focus points. It also has Tracking AF for objects on the move. Canon G1 X III comes with manual focus if needed for low light conditions or you want more exact control on focus.
Canon G1 X III Battery life
The battery pack for the Canon G1 X III is made to last for 200 pictures as per the CIPA benchmarks which is lesser as compared to it's competition. The usual Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 300. Leica X-U has the maximum (450) battery life for this range of cameras.
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Canon G1 X III for different kinds of photography
The following chart gives a summary of the Canon G1 X III for different kinds of photography. To find out more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Canon G1 X III
The Canon G1 X III receives a score of 81 which is brilliant, and means the camera is a outstanding fit to use for portraits. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support along with the flexibility to work with off-camera flash.
Canon G1 X III Street photography factors
Coming in at a superb points tally of 86, the Canon G1 X III is a great choice to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Canon G1 X III as a Sports photography camera
A outstanding sports photography score of 77 suggests the Canon G1 X III is a awesome fit for shooting sports. A camera should have excellent focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Canon G1 X III
Size is super important in choosing a travel camera. Overall, the Canon G1 X III gets a very good 73 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable option to take on your travels.
Landscape photography with Canon G1 X III
For anyone looking to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the most vital aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon G1 X III at it's nice score of 73 as a landscape camera is a good option compared to its competitors.
Canon G1 X III as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging should have a moving screen, mic port and ideally IBIS. Considering all things, the Canon G1 X III is simply not good for vlogging as it receives a horrible rating of 35.
Canon G1 X III Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the G1 X III, here is a range of the highest rated cameras which fall into the class of Large Sensor Compact.
The line chart here offers you a bird's eye view of the G1 X III compared to it's highest scoring rivals suggested above.
There are a bunch of cameras you might look at as alternate options. To browse through a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.