Canon has released the PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera with newly upgraded 24 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, Dual Pixel and integrated electronic viewfinder. This camera uses the APS-C sensor similar to a DSLR but comes with a more compact, mirrorless design that delivers high-quality images in a compact body.
The Canon G1 X Mark III is a next-generation compact digital camera with high-performance, such as the Sony RX100 (1″sensor) or the Panasonic Lumix GX85 (M4/3 sensor), thanks to the APS-C sensor. Canon uses 24-72mm f/2.8-5.6 conversion focal lengths, telephoto focal lengths are shorter than 120mm in the Mark II generation, and the aperture range is also smaller. In return, the PowerShot G1 X Mark III has a smaller and lighter design: the weight of the camera is only 399 grams (compared to 516 grams of the previous generation). The G1X Mark III is equipped with a 2.36 million OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF), instead of the external one. The 3″ screen on the new version uses a wide-angle flip mechanism, similar to the EOS 800D / 80D.
Newly upgraded to DIGIC 7 image processor with Dual Pixel AF system for optimal performance, especially continuous-focus movie mode. The shutter speed is increased up to 7fps in continuous mode or 9fps AF / AE lock.
The Canon G1 X Mark III features panoramic shot support, the new time-lapse movie can automatically determine intervals and exposure, but the video recording is still limited to 1080p at 60fps. The 5-axis movie IS helps in reducing any shake while shooting handheld. It also comes with full Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi connectivity, and makes connecting to your smartphone easier and faster.
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III price in USA is $1,299, it can be pre-ordered via BHphoto online store from today and will be available from November 2017. This camera is intended for those who want the image quality of the DSLR APS-C sensor, but need compact size as a mirrorless line for better handling of daily usage or travel.