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PowerShot G3 X
Digital camera with built-in flash, 25x Optical, 4x Digital and Approx. 100x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
20.2 Megapixel*, 1.0-inch CMOS (sensor aspect ratio: 3:2)
*Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Approx. 20.9 Megapixels
Approx. 20.2 Megapixels
8.8 (W) - 220 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24 - 600mm)
Auto/Manual: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 2.8 ft. (85cm) - infinity (T)
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 2.8 ft. (85cm) - infinity (T)
Macro: 2.0 in. - 1.6 ft. (5-50cm) (W)
TTL Autofocus (Continuous, Servo AF), Manual Focus
Supports Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1 (optional accessory)
3.2-type TFT color liquid crystal
Approx. 1.62 million dots
f/2.8 (W), f/5.6 (T)
1-1/2000 sec. 15-1/2000 sec. (in Tv & M mode) BULB, 30, 25, 20 (in M mode only)
Auto, ISO 125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/ 4000/5000/6400 (When in Auto mode)
Max. ISO Speed 12800 (When in P mode)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center Weighted Average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated (Face Detect AE) in Face Detect.
** Fixed to Center, linked to AF frame
Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Still Images: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments Videos: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)
White Balance Control
Auto, Day Light, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom1-2
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
2.0 (60cm) - 22 ft. (6.8m) (W), 2.8 ft. (85cm) - 10 ft. (3.1m) (T)
Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 7.4 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot*1, SCN*2, Creative Filters*3, Movie*4
Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
*1 Portrait, Smart Shutter*4, Star*5, Handheld Night Scene, Snow, Fireworks*2 High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect*3 Standard Movie, Short Clip, Manual Movie, iFrame Movie *4 Smile, Wink Self-Timer, Face Self-Timer*5 Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color**Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available.
Off, Approx. 2 sec. delay, Approx. 10 sec. delay, Custom*
*Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
1) Normal in Auto/P modes: Approx. 5.9 shots/sec. (When set to One-Shot)
2) AF in P mode: Approx. 3.2 shots/sec. (When set to Servo AF)
SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF) compliant; DPOF (Version 1.1) compatible
Image Recording Format
Superfine / Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.3 (DCF 2.0), RAW (Canon original: 14-bit, CR2)
Video: MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels
1) 16:9 - Large: 5472 x 3080; Medium 1: 4320 x 2432; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 720 x 408;
2) 3:2 - Large: 5472 x 3648, Medium 1: 4320 x 2880, Medium 2: 2304 x 1536, Small: 720 x 480
3) 4:3 - Large: 4864 x 3648, Medium 1: 3840 x 2880, Medium 2: 2048 x 1536, Small: 640 x 480
4) 1:1 - Large: 3648 x 3648; Medium 1: 2880 x 2880; Medium 2: 1536 x 1536; Small: 480 x 480
RAW:1) 16:9 - 5472 x 3080
2) 3:2 - 5472 x 3648
3) 4:3 - 4864 x 3648
4) 1:1 - 3648 x 3648
Full HD 1920 x 1080: 59.94 fps
Full HD iFrame: 1920 x 1080: 29.97 fps
Full HD Star Time-Lapse Movie: 1920 x 1080: 14.985 fps / 29.97 fps
HD 1280 x 720: 29.97 fps
640 x 480: 29.97 fps
Miniature Effect: 1280 x 720: 6 fps (5x speed) / 3 fps (10x speed) / 1.5 fps (20x speed)
Miniature Effect: 640 x 480: 6 fps (5x speed) / 3 fps (10x speed) / 1.5 fps (20x speed)
Short Clip: 1280 x 720: 29.97 fps
Note: SF=Superfine F=Fine
• The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.
*1 Using an SD Speed Class 10 / UHS-I compatible memory card.
• Recording stops automatically once the file size reaches 4 GB or the memory card becomes full.
• Recording may stop unexpectedly if a memory card with a low Speed Class is used.
*2 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.
*3 Recording time setting can be selected from 4–6 sec.
Playback Modes File
Playback Function Menu:
Rotate, Protect, Favorites, Image Search, Resize, Cropping
Album Playback, List/Play Digest Movies, Slideshow, Erase, Protect, Rotate, Favorites, Photobook Set-up, i-Contrast, Red-Eye Correction, Cropping, Resize, My Colors, Face ID Info, Transition Effect/Transition, Index Effect, Scroll Display, Group Images, Auto Rotate, Resume, Set Touch Actions, Set Shortcut button, Print Settings
Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie can be deleted. RAW + JPEG images can be erased individually.
SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Battery Pack NB-10L, AC Adapter Kit CA-PS700 (ACK-DC80)
Approx. 300 shots with Screen On
Approx. 240 shots with Viewfinder On and displayed in EVF-DC1
Approx. 410 shots with ECO Mode
Approx. 6 hr.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.85 x 3.01 x 4.15 in. / 123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3mm
1.62 lb. / 733g (including battery and memory card)
1.52 lb. / 690g (camera body only)
† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.
Wi-Fi Setup Tutorial
- Connecting to a printer and printing via Wi-Fi
- Downloading and installing Canon Camera Connect (Smartphone Application)
- Sending images from a camera to an Android smartphone
- Sending images from a camera to an iPhone
- Sending images to a computer (Wi-Fi function)
- Sending still images and movies between two Canon-brand cameras (Wi-Fi)
- Using an Android smartphone to control the camera during remote shooting
- Using an iPhone to control the camera during remote shooting
Drivers & Downloads
PowerShot DIGITAL CAMERA LIMITED WARRANTY
For The U.S.A. and Canada Only
PowerShot DIGITAL CAMERA LIMITED WARRANTY
For The U.S.A. and Canada Only
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. (Canon U.S.A.) in the United States or Canon Canada Inc., (Canon Canada) in Canada with respect to the Canon-brand PowerShot Digital Camera (the "Product") purchased with this limited warranty*, when purchased and used in the United States or Canada. The Product purchased with this limited warranty is the only PowerShot Digital Camera to which this limited warranty applies.
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THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER ANY ACCESSORIES. This limited warranty shall only apply if the Product is used in conjunction with compatible computer equipment and compatible software, as to which items Canon U.S.A. or Canon Canada, shall have no responsibility. Non-Canon brand equipment and software that may be distributed with the Product are sold "as is" and without warranty of any kind by Canon , including any implied warranty regarding merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and all such warranties are disclaimed. The sole warranty, if any, with the respect to such non-Canon brand items is given by the manufacturer or producer thereof.
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- Use of parts or supplies (other than those sold by Canon U.S.A. or Canon Canada) that cause damage to the Product or cause abnormally frequent service calls or service problems.
- If the Product has had its serial number or dating altered or removed.
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You may obtain technical support** for your Product as follows:
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** Technical support program specifics subject to change without notice.
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*The battery pack packaged with the Product carries a separate ninety (90) day limited warranty.
Compatible Supplies & Accessories
Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you PowerShot G3 X that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80
Provides AC power to the camera with uninterrupted power for shooting or downloading.
Battery Charger CB-2LC
Battery Charger for NB-10L Li-ion Batteries.
Battery Pack NB-10L
Battery Pack for the selected PowerShot SX series.
Deluxe Soft Case PSC-6200
Deluxe carrying case for the PowerShot G3 X
Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1
This optional electronic viewfinder, with a high precision resolution LCD, attaches to the accessory shoe.
Mini-HDMI Cable: connects Canon HD Camcorders/select PowerShot Cameras to HDMI compatible TV.
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
The Canon IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable enables you to transfer your camera pictures to a computer fast. The cable connects to your camera and to the USB port on your PC or MAC Computer. Comes standard with the EOS 1Ds Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1D Mark III, 1Ds Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark II, 5D Mark II, 7D, 5D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D, Digital Rebel XTi, Digital Rebel XT and Digital Rebel. Please see Compatibility tab for compatible models.
LH-DC100 / FA-DC67B
Filter Adapter FA-DC67B This adapter is required for use of the 67mm lens filters on the PowerShot G3 X Lens Hood LH-DC100 Lens Hood for the PowerShot G3 X. Designed to prevent stray light from entering the lens in order to keep unwanted glare fro
Off Shoe Camera Cord OC-E3
The Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3 is convenient for using your flash apart from the camera. Also allows for Remote Triggering of the flash.
Remote Switch RS-60E3
Compact remote switch replicating all of the functions of the shutter release button.
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
Newly designed wireless system uses 2-way radio wave communication for enhanced communication among master and slave units Achieves a transmission distance of up to 98.4 ft. / 30m, all at a 360 degree angle Up to 5 groups, or 15 individual flashes can be controlled via 1 transmitter Supports E-TTL II flash, manual flash, stroboscopic and external flash metering