Canon G1X Mark III Review

Canon G1X Mark III is going to be released very soon and comes with many upgrades, including an APS-C sized sensor and impressive dual pixel autofocus technology. It seems that it’s going to be the most advanced camera that fits the needs of both enthusiasts and professionals.

The APS-C on Canon G1X Mark III

The camera comes with a 24.3 MP APS-C sized sensor which is an upgrade from the 1.5in sensor in the previous model.

The ISO range of the new model is 100-25,600 which the same in the 80D is. The Dual Pixel sensor is the source of the camera’s autofocus, with an 80% coverage horizontally and vertically, all over the frame.

We’re expecting for the autofocus speed to be really fast, higher than in DSLRs or any previous M-series cameras.

The large APS-C sensor works great with a 24-72mm-eq. f/2.8-5.6 3x zoom lens, that also include a 3-stop ND filter. The camera also comes with Dual Sensing IS system that functions efficiently with the lens’ optical image stabilization in order to get to a 4-stop equivalence in image stabilization.

A new feature

Even though some previous Power Shots came with a panorama “Stitch assist” feature, the CANON G1X MARK III comes with in-camera stitching. You may move the camera both horizontally and vertically and get multiple frames, whereas the camera is going to stitch the images together inside, for a complete panorama.

Some other features

The CANON G1X MARK III is designed to that the intense use so it’s not only dust, but also water resistant. There is no IP rating, but the body does present some sort of weather sealing. The camera has a compact size and its vari-angle LCD recommends it for the difficult to access areas and shooting from the challenging angles.

The 2.63 million dot Organic LED EVF on the viewfinder lets you make the settings you need for various shooting styles or scenes. You may tap or drag autofocus on the touchscreen LCD, so the use is fairly intuitive.

You get to use the EVF and touch panel in order to adjust focus targeting without taking your eyes from the viewfinder. You may very use the Smooth Zone AF to track various subjects as you’re tapping the screen.

The tilt screen is a 3.0-in vari-angle touch LCD monitor, which we may find on other Canon cameras. It’s a versatile monitor that comes with one issue: when you want to see the screen while in use, the vari-angle is going to force your eye right of the lens, which isn’t great for the selfies or vlogging.

The CANON G1X MARK III comes with a DIGIC7 processor that has an amazing processing power that improves face detection, better ISO performance, and more efficient subject and scene detection.

As for the speed, the CANON G1X MARK III is able of 9 frames per second in single-shot AF mode and in Servo AF mode, the speed is 7frames per second.

You may connect the CANON G1X MARK III to many smart devices through NFC, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi so it’s easier to access and share your imaged when you’re using a mobile device.

As for the video performance, we notice that the CANON G1X MARK III still doesn’t offer 4 K video recording, but has good quality on video. The autofocus is great, whereas the 5-axis combination of digital and lens IS minimizes the effect of camera shake when you’re shooting handheld.

Let’s mention the movie time-lapse mode on the CANON G1X MARK III, which is quite user friendly, according to Canon.

The build

The CANON G1X MARK III is almost 400 grams and is made with both metal and plastic, presenting dials and controls similar to the G5X. The control ring is placed on the front, whereas the main control and exposure compensation are found on the back.

Price and release date

The CANON G1X MARK III is supposed to be released in November 2017 and should come for something around $1200. You’re going to have to pay the extra buck for the leather case and waterproof case- in case you’re getting the whole package.

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