Canon PowerShot G3 X
Expert level controls help you express your creativity
A large, high resolution (1,620k dots) tiltable LCD touch screen and an extensive range of dials and customisation options put you in control so you can express your creativity. Use Touch AF for accurate and smooth focus pull in movies and get instant access to important settings with the smooth action Lens Control Ring. RAW file support, a built-in ND filter and BULB exposure mode increase your creative options.
Shoot like a professional in all conditions
Fast autofocus and 5.9 fps continuous shooting allow you to capture more of the action. For DSLR-like handling, you can also attach a high-resolution electronic viewfinder. Push your creativity further and manipulate lighting with Canon Speedlite flashes and lens filters.?
Catch all the actionYou can easily capture the perfect action shot with fast 5.9 fps continuous shooting. Plus the camera will keep shooting at 5.9fps until the memory card is full ? so you won?t miss a thing.
Keep shooting in any weatherEasily capture fast moving action with a Fast AF and 5.9 fps continuous shooting and keep shooting come rain or shine thanks to the dust and drip-proof body.
Expand your creativityPush your creativity further with an extensive range of optional accessories including a high-resolution electronic viewfinder and EOS Speedlite flashes.
1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS
Approx. 20.2M (Aspect ratio 3:2) 
Effective / Total Pixels
Colour Filter Type
DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
8.8 ? 220 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 ? 600 mm)
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x )?
Combined approx. 100x
18 elements in 13 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA lens, 2 single sided aspherical UA lenses, 1 single sided aspherical lens, 2 UD lenses and 1 Hi-UD lens)
Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 3.5-stop . Intelligent IS with 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS
AF System/ Points
AiAF (31-point, Face Detection or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed centre)
Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE , Touch AF
AF Point Selection
Size (Normal, Small)
AF Assist Beam
Yes, plus MF Peaking & AF + MF
Closest Focusing Distance
5 cm (Wide) from front of lens?
85 cm (Tele) from front of lens
Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Touch AF frame)
+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Manual and automatic dynamic range correction
Automatic shadow correction?
ND Filter (3-stop)
1/3 ? 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800 
AUTO ISO: 125 - 6400 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change)
1 ? 1/2000 sec. (factory default) BULB, 30 ? 1/2000 sec. (total range ? varies by shooting mode)
Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2
Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto White Balance Compensation
Colour adjustment in Star mode
Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1
Tilt type 8.0 cm (3.2?) sRGB PureColor II G Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,620,000 dots. Capacitive type
Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed
Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock
Manual Power Adjustment
3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX II and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II, 600EX and 600EX-RT )
Second Curtain Synchronisation
Built-in Flash Range
60 cm ? 6.8 m (W) / 85 cm ? 3.1 m (T)
Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom 1, Custom 2, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Sports, Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie
Modes in Movie
Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Manual, Portrait, Nostalgic, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Short Clip, iFrame Movie
My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
Approx. 5.9 shots/sec ?
with AF: Approx. 3.2 shots/sec (all speeds are until memory card becomes full)
RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
3:2 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3648, (M1) 4320 x 2880, (M2) 2304 x 1536, (S) 720 x 480?
4:3 - (RAW, L) 4864 x 3648, (M1) 3840 x 2880, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480?
16:9 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3080, (M1) 4320 x 2432, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 720 x 408?
1:1 - (RAW, L) 3648 x 3648, (M1) 2880 x 2880, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480?
4:5 - (RAW, L) 2912 x 3648, (M1) 2304 x 2880, (M2) 1232 x 1536, (S) 384 x 480?
Resize in playback (M2)
RAW, Superfine, Fine
(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98 fps?
(HD) 1280 x 720, 29.97/25 fps?
(L) 640 x 480, 29.97/25 fps?
Star Time-Lapse Movie (Full HD) 30/15 fps?
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps?
Hybrid Auto (HD) 29.97/25 fps?
iFrame Movie (Full HD) 29.97/25 fps
(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. ?
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour ?
(Star Time-Lapse Movie) up to 128 sec
Still Image Type
JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), RAW+JPEG
MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]?
Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)
GPS via Mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)
Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu
My Menu customisation available
Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor
Yes, live histogram
Approx. 2x ? 10x
Image tagging feature
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew
Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) DIGITAL connector
HDMI Micro Connector,?
A/V output (PAL/NTSC)?
External microphone (3.5 mm Stereo mini jack)?
Headphone Output (3.5 mm jack)
Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support 
SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC & Macintosh
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1?
Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.9 / 10.10?
For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:?
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only?
Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9 / 10.10
For Image Transfer Utility:?
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only?
Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9 / 10.10
Image Transfer Utility
Digital Photo Professional for RAW development
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (battery and charger supplied)
Approx. 300 shots?
Eco mode: 415 shots?
Approx. 360 min. playback
A/C Power Supply
Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80
Cases / Straps
Soft Case DCC-2300?
PowerShot Accessory Organizer
Lens Hood LH-DC100?
Filter Adapter FA-DC67B (Compatible with Canon 67mm Filters: Circular Polarizing PL-C B, Protect Filter)
Canon Speedlite (including 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT )?
Speedlite Transmitter (ST-E3-RT, ST-E2), Speedlite bracket SB-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3
Remote Controller/ Switch
Remote Switch RS-60E3
Power Supply & Battery Chargers
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80, Battery Charger CB-2LCE
Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1 (0.48 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 2,360,000 dots, 100% coverage?
Interface cable IFC-400PCU?
Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100
0 ? 40 ?C, 10 ? 90% humidity
123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3 mm
Approx. 733 g (including battery and memory card)
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
Subject to change without notice.
 Depending on the image size selected.
 Not all functions of the flash are supported.
 Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
 Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
 Some settings limit availability.
 The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
 Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts
 Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject.
 Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
 Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
 ISO sensitivity denotes Recommended Exposure Index