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Canon PowerShot G3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 603 reviews of Canon PowerShot G3. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The image quality and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the viewfinder. Some have doubts about the low light performance and focus.

usability, performance, image quality, price, portability

focus, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot G3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the glare and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and image quality also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the focus and flash.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, glare

flash, focus

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot G3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The price and performance also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the low light performance and focus.

usability, performance, price, portability, image quality

focus, low-light

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot G3 X: It's all about the zoom

 

The camera's 25x zoom is its only standout feature compared with competitors.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Canon USA Powershot G3 Digital Camera Camera

 

WHAT'S HOT: Having greatly admired its predecessor, the PowerShot G2, we had great expectations for the 4-megapixel PowerShot G3--and in most respects it didn't disappoint us. It takes great shots in nearly all settings, though the 5-megapixel Olympus...

The G3's photo-stitching mode (found on several Canon models)helps you line up several vertical or horizontal shots so you can later combinethem, using included software, into one very tall or very wideimage

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot G3

 

This model represents a modest incremental improvement on an excellent predecessor, the PowerShot G2.

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot G3 Digital Camera (Canon-8120A001)

 

The PowerShot G3 rates as a minor update of the very good G2, but other cameras have seen more significant improvements. We like the G3's picture quality and sophisticated features, but it still has room to get better.

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G3 Review

 

The original three megapixel PowerShot G1 was announced at Photokina 2000 (September 2000), just less than a year later (August 2001) they announced the four megapixel PowerShot G2 with a fairly significant range of improvements. A year after that at...

Excellent resolution, one of the best performances of a four megapixel Good metering, good tonal balance which maintains shadow detail Good natural light white balance, strong and balanced colours Control over cameras internal processing algorithms...

Some chromatic aberrations at or around maximum aperture Noise at ISO 100 worse than the competition 'Shallow angle jaggies' visible on resolution chart, although not yet seen in 'every day' shots Viewfinder partially obstructed by lens barrel Control...

Here's my rating of the Canon PowerShot G3: (4 megapixel prosumer)

Dec, 2002

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot G3

 

Continue on to Page Two Canon Powershot G3 Specifications Camera effective pixels : Approx. 4 million Image sensor : 1/1.8 inch CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 4.1 million) Lens : 7.2 (W) - 28.8 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 140mm) F 2.0 (W)...

Nov, 2002

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot G3

 

The PowerShot G3 is an updated version of Canon's extremely popular, four-megapixel Powershot G2 camera. Improvements in the new Powershot G3 begin with its exterior. It has a larger handgrip and the control layout was re-designed for easier access to key

Jul, 2002

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot G3 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

Canon U.S.A. has long been a dominant player in the film and digital camera markets, well-known for their high-quality optics, technical innovations, and aggressive product development. Over the last few years, they've developed a powerful lineup of...

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot G3

 

After a bit of a delay, I finally got a production model PowerShot G3! Judging by all the e-mails asking me what was taking so long, I can tell that there is a whole lot of interest in this camera

Excellent photo quality in most situations ; Amazing expandability in terms of lenses, flashes ; Super fast performance ; 4X zoom a nice change from the usual 3X zooms ; Impressive movie, playback modes ; Has an AF illuminator lamp ; Tons of manual...

Redeye worse than expected (even with repeated tests) ; Strange chromatic aberrations (rare, but annoying) ; Images not as sharp as the very best 4/5 Megapixel cameras ; Diopter correction knob difficult to operate ; Lens blocks view from optical...

So I hope this helped somewhat in your decision making!

Dec, 2002

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Canon Powershot G3

 

Canon's G3 announced at Photokina 2002, caused many to believe that Canon had shot too low with its high-end compact digital camera offering. Some nine months later and the camera has already been superseded by a five million pixel version.

Officially cheaper

Lacks the Ixus Compactness; already superceded

Overall the Canon G3 is a very good camera only marred by its size. Image quality was good both up-close and landscape (see deer right). Of course this has now been superseded by the G5, but if you aren't fussed with the option of a longer digital zoom...

Dec, 2003

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