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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the performance and sensor are on the whole positive. The usability and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the lens. The price and battery get negative comments.

portability, size, usability, sensor, performance

zoom, battery, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III


The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is the smallest zooming APS-C camera we've seen, but it feels like a step back from the Mark II.

Big, APS-C image sensor. Compact body. Dual Pixel AF. EVF. Vari-angle touch LCD. Dust and moisture resistant.

Expensive. Short, narrow aperture zoom lens. Disappointing battery life. Eye sensor active with LCD away from body. Video limited to 1080p.

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a camera that leaves me with very mixed feelings. It puts an APS-C sensor and zoom lens into a form factor we haven't seen before—one that's pocketable—and both the lens and sensor are quite good. Canon's Dual Pixel...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Carey Rose (

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review


Canon's newest PowerShot flagship comes with a large APS-C sized sensor, built-in zoom lens, and yet, is small enough to fit in your pocket. So how does it stack up? Find out in our full review.

Canon's PowerShot G1 X Mark III exists in somewhat of a vacuum. It has a large APS-C sized sensor, is small enough to be considered pocketable, and has a permanently attached zoom lens with a versatile focal range. In other words, there have been...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Canon puts a zoom lens on its G1 X Mark III APS-C compact camera


Leica did it first, but it's telling that no one else has tried in the four-year interim.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Michelle Rae Uy (

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III


The Good. With a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor outfitted in a sleek, ultra-lightweight compact body, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a great little tool that gives you beautiful, crisp images and good quality videos. It features an image and video...

Feb, 2018

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Review


The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is the smallest G-series camera to date, yet remarkably it has the largest image sensor of any G-series camera ever released, featuring the same APS-C sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF system as the EOS 80D and M5 cameras...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Jeremy Gray (

Canon G1X Mark III Review


The PowerShot G1X Mark III represents a pair of firsts for Canon's compact camera category. For one, the G1X III is Canon's first compact camera to use an APS-C sensor, and secondly, it's the first PowerShot to include Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Review: A Powerful But Pricey Point-and-Shoot for Travelers


For an advanced bridge camera, the PowerShot G1 X Mark III has a gentle learning curve but provides plenty of power for expanding your skills and creativity. It's also extremely compact, which is important when you're traveling. Still, for the high...

Compact and lightweight ; Very good for travel ; Offers many scene modes ; Excellent in low light and challenging lighting ; Responsive swiveling touch screen

Lacks 4K video recording ; Only 3x optical zoom ; Slightly less versatile than other high-end bridge cameras ; Very pricey for its class

The lightweight Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a great travel companion, but it comes at a higher price than you'll pay for better-performing competitors.

Mar, 2018

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Expert review by : Andy Westlake (

Canon G1X Mark III


A mighty little camera that rewrites the rulebook for zoom compacts. Canon G1X Mark III.

Class-leading image quality ; Excellent control layout and handling ; Robust weather-resistant construction

Lens is a little limited in terms of creative potential ; Relatively poor battery life ; No 4K video recording

Want a small camera with a short zoom lens, electronic viewfinder and the highest possible image quality? Then the G1X Mark III is without doubt one of the very best on the market right now.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Andy Westlake (

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III hands-on


First look at Canon's groundbreaking zoom compact. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III hands-on.

Oct, 2017

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Canon G1X Mark III review


Honey, Canon just shrunk the DSLR...

Small body ; Large APS-C sized sensor ; Vari-angle screen

Limited zoom ; Limited aperture range ; Poor battery life

An impressive feat of miniaturisation and a great DSLR backup, as long as you can accept a few compromises

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:LC-AAC


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-13L
Power source type:Battery


Direct printing:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Image processor:DIGIC 7
Orientation sensor:Y
Photo effects:Neutral
Scene modes:Night landscape, Panorama, Portrait, Self-portrait
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Program
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent L, Shade, Tungsten, Underwater


Color of product:Black
Product color:Black


Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):1040000


External flash connector:Y
Flash exposure compensation:Y
Flash exposure lock:Y
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):19.7 - 177.2
Flash range (wide):19.7 - 354.3
Flash sync-speed:1/2000


Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto Focus (AF) points:49
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:3.94
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Combined zoom:12
Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.591 - 1.77
Lens structure (elements/groups):9/8
Maximum aperture number:5.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.83
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945
Optical Zoom:3

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure modes:aperture priority AE, auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot


Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC


Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:AC
Lens cap included:Y
Neck strap:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPG,RAW
Image Stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):6000 x 4000, 3984 x 2656, 2976 x 1984, 2400 x 1600, 2400 x 1600, 3552 x 2664, 2656 x 1992, 2112 x 1600, 6000 x 3368, 3984 x 2240, 2976 x 1680, 2400 x 1344, 4000 x 4000, 2656 x 2656, 1984 x 1984, 1600 x 1600
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Micro
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Display brightness control:Y
Image processor:DIGIC 7
Lens cap included:Y
Neck strap:Y


HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@25fps,1280x720@25fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@50fps
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MPEG4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:640 x 360,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder screen size:0.39
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions