Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Review

Overall 50
Imaging 22
Features 80
Size 78
Price 0

Main Features

  • 24.0 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 9.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 115 x 78 x 51 mm
  • Weight: 399 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Canon G1 X II.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Summary

This review is devoted to PowerShot G1 X Mark III that Canon has first introduced to the public in Oct 25, 2017. This model is a Large Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 24.0 MP and a APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

This is an upgraded model that Canon released to replace their older product G1 X II.

In Large Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #13 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 50/100 and it takes a rank of #70 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Sensor Size: APS-C
  • Max Native Iso: 25600
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Af Phase Detection: Yes
  • Number Of Focus Points: 49
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Continuous Shooting: 9.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fully Articulated
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III With Other Cameras in Large Sensor Compact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Large Sensor Compact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III has the following external dimensions 115 x 115 x 51 mm (45.28 x 30.71 x 20.08″) with the weight of 399 g.

The typical weight for average Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 393g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 51mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III — 200 shots
Min: 200 shots
Average: 301 shots
Max: 450 shots

Thickness

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III — 51 mm
Min: 31 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 122 mm

Weight

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III — 399 g
Min: 206 g
Average: 393 g
Max: 1040 g

Unfortunately, Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Photo and Sensor Features

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III boasts of a resolution of 24.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III has the following ISO range 100 - 25600 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

In a huge database of models that we have collected, Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III features a 24.0 MP sensor. In the Large Sensor Compact class, there is a high-resolution camera.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

LCD and ViewFinder

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is equipped with a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,040k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 100 and a resolution of 2,360k dots.

100% ensures that the resulting photo will capture the exact scene you could see in the viewfinder while shooting. Such coverage indicator also means that the framing of your shot will be more accurate, so there won’t be need for further cropping.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III are its 9.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Besides, PowerShot G1 X Mark III comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/2000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.

Flash

PowerShot G1 X Mark III features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Focusing

One more highlight that makes Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III stand out is the fact that it features two smart AutoFocusing systems. One of these systems is called Phase Detection and the other one is Contrast Detection. Both features stand for higher accuracy and focus speed in different situations. With the smart AutoFocus system presented in this model, photographers can choose from 49 points.

In addition, PowerShot G1 X Mark III has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

PowerShot G1 X Mark III comes with an embedded built-in microphone and Mono speaker.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth and NFC connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, PowerShot G1 X Mark III is equipped with its USB 1 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect PowerShot G1 X Mark III with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III provides a shooting life of 200, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 301 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the PowerShot G1 X Mark III to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 98. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Canon is famous with its skintones
  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

No Significant Disadvantages


Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 100. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Fully Articulated Screen
  • Image Stabilization
  • Large APS-C(22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (115 x 78 x 51 mm)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 88. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III can be called a 88 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (9.0 fps)
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (49)
  • Small battery life (200 shots)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 13. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor
  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (115 x 78 x 51 mm)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 91. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III can be called a 91 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Environmental Sealing
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

No Significant Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Detailed Specs

General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot G1 X Mark III
Announced Oct 25, 2017
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 10
Screen
Screen Type Fully Articulated
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 1,040k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic
ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 100%
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 9
Flash Modes Auto, sl0w synchro
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor Area 332.27 mm2
Sensor Resolution 24.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 25,600
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection Yes
Number of Focus Points 49
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 1
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 399 g
Physical Dimensions 115 x 78 x 51 mm
Battery Life 200 shots
Battery Type 200 shots
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)
Storage Slots 1

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