Canon has refreshed its popular G1 X lineup with the introduction of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III. By adding an APS-C sensor from its mirrorless and DSLR range, the PowerShot G1 X Mark III is Canon’s first point-and-shoot camera to feature such a large sensor. The camera is scheduled to be available in November for an estimated retail price of $1,299 (roughly Rs. 84,100).
The big highlight of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III is the APS-C CMOS sensor, that’s found in Canon’s EOS M6 and EOS 77D (Review). The body is made of magnesium alloy and features an updated DIGIC 7 image processor, optical stabilisation, RAW format support, and an articulating 3-inch LCD touchscreen. Since this is a point-and-shoot, the lens is not interchangeable so we get a fixed 24-72mm lens with a f/2.8-5.6 aperture and 3x optical zoom. The sensor has 49 focus points, an ISO range of 100-25,600, maximum shutter speed of 1/2000 sec and continuous shooting of 9fps.
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III supports full-HD video recording of up to 60fps with stereo audio recording. The camera can also be charged via the Micro-USB port. There’s a Micro-HDMI port too for TV-out. There’s built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC for connecting the camera to your smartphone. Battery life seems a bit disappointing as the CIPA rating is only 200 shots per charge.
“As we continue to evolve the popular Canon PowerShot G-series line, we remain committed to incorporating both our latest innovations and the features photographers are looking for in an advanced, compact camera,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “With the new PowerShot G1 X Mark III, users will appreciate the quality and overall performance made possible using a APS-C sensor, alongside upgraded capabilities that can enable the capture of amazing photo and video, even in lowlight conditions.”