Updated 25 Oct 2017

Canon

PowerShot G3 X (with 8.8-220mm lens)

Snapshot: The Canon PowerShot G3 X (with 8.8-220mm lens) compact camera has a touchscreen, can shoot full-HD video and has a huge zoom. But how's the image quality?

PowerShot G3 X (with 8.8-220mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1299

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Test results

Overall score
73
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • Good image quality.
  • Very good screen.
  • Good video quality.
  • Good flash.
  • Has a huge zoom, a high resolution articulated monitor, a large sensor, PASM modes and a connection for an external flash.
  • Can shoot full-HD video and manually focus.
  • Is water resistant.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1299
Type
Compact

More test results

Viewfinder
n/a

Specifications

Megapixels (MP)
20
Battery type
Lithium-ion
Sensor
1" CMOS back illuminated
ISO range
125 - 12800
Optical zoom
25
Aperture range
2.8 - 5.6
Zoom range
25 - 590
Shutter range
1/2000 - 30
Dimensions (cm)
130 x 106 x 80
Weight (g)
767
Depth (mm)
106
Memory card
SDHC, SDXC

Features

Water resistant
Yes
RAW support
GPS tagging
×
PASM modes
Manual focus option

Monitor

Monitor size (inches)
3.1
Monitor pixels
1,620,000
Touchscreen
Articulated monitor

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
-
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Video
1920 x 1080
Microphone input

Flash

Flash type
Switch on by hand
Connection for external flash

More info

Notes

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