After announcing this February that the new Canon G3 X was under construction, and we had a chance to see its prototype at this year's CP+ tradeshow in Yokohama, Canon now officially introduced its new prosumer compact - Canon PowerShot G3 X.
As it has already been said, the Canon G3 X is equipped with a 1"-type 20.2MP CMOS sensor, just like the Canon PowerShot G7 X; it will also feature a 24-600mm f/2.8-5.6 lens, which delivers optical zoom at the level of the superzoom class - 25x. There is also a DIGIC 6 processor, which in combination with the said processor and ISO 125-12800 brings exceptional results and a high level of details, even in unfavorable situations with low light. Moreover, the G3 X boasts 5-axis optical image stabilization (IS), which further contributes to image purity.
As for other characteristics, the Canon PowerShot G3 X offers fast autofocus with 31 AF points, 5.9 fps continuous shooting, RAW support, while video is Full HD at 60 fps. With its sealed construction, the Canon G3 X is resistant to dust and water, so it can be used in most diverse conditions; this design makes it the most rugged model in Canon's G-series so far. There is no built-in viewfinder (it is available optionally), but there is a tilting 3.2" 1,620,000-dot capacitive touch panel LCD screen, ideal for capturing selfies. The G3 X also sports built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, which enables easy and fast connection with compatible smart devices.
On top of everything else, the Canon PowerShot G3 X prepared something for astrophotography aficionados. There is Canon's Star Mode, which brings stills and videos of starry night skies that take one's breath away. There is also the Star Trails mode, which turns star movement into luminous stills, whereas the Star Time-Lapse Movie mode delivers stunning films showing the movement of stars against a static background.
All in all, much more advanced in relation to the predecessor Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
The Canon PowerShot G3 X will be up for sale next month, for an estimated retail price of $999.99.
The news was taken from CANON.