The newly-announced Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a new step for Canon with the flagship of its G-series line checking all the boxes of a DSLR in a very compact package. The 15-45mm lens offers a 24-72mm equivalent field of view on the APS-C format sensor with a variable aperture starting at a bright f/2.8 on the wide end.
The G1 X Mark III also has Canon’s highly regarded Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which provides solid performance for still image and video capture. It has a reasonable sensitivity range of ISO 100-25,600, which is also comparable to entry-level DSLRs like the recent entries in the Canon Rebel series. Throw in 1080/60p video capture and 7fps still shooting with AF tracking and you have a respectable imaging machine in your hands.
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III
- 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 7 Image Processor
- 24-72mm f/2.8-5.6 Lens (35mm Equivalent)
- Built-In Electronic Viewfinder
- 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Image Stabilizer
- ISO 25600, 9 fps Continuous Shooting
- Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
- Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction
The G1 X Mark III looks like a reasonable option for those interested in mirrorless cameras like the Canon EOS M line but would rather not fuss with the interchangeable lenses. It stacks up nicely against similar mirrorless options, including their respective kit lenses. Of course, price is at a premium at $1299 and it should be available in November 2017. Check it out here at B&H Photo.