Canon USA announces the latest addition to its PowerShot G range, the flagship PowerShot G1 X Mark III. Replacing the G1 X Mark II, it’s a killer combination of Canon’s EOS DSLR image quality with the handling and compact size of a PowerShot. With a new, precision, 3x optical lens, an APS-C sensor and Canon’s premium DIGIC 7 processor, this camera is versatile enough to be used for high-quality street photography, all the way up to documentary-style storytelling.
It’s a point and shoot that raises the imaging bar for advanced compact cameras and is distinguished by its larger sensor and versatile all-around imaging capabilities. Sporting a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 7 processor, the camera is able to realize notable image clarity, a wide sensitivity range from ISO 100-25600, an impressive continuous shooting rate up to 9 fps, and Full HD 1080p/60 video recording. The sensor’s design also facilitates Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which offers quick and accurate phase-detection autofocus that benefits both stills and video applications. Balancing the improved sensor design is a versatile 3x zoom lens, which covers a 24-72mm equivalent focal length range to suit working in a variety of situations. An Optical Image Stabilizer is also featured, to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld.
In addition to the updated sensor and processor capabilities, the camera features a physical redesign with a built-in electronic viewfinder and a 3.0″ vari-angle touchscreen for more intuitive control. On the top of the camera are dedicated dials that afford direct adjustment of shooting settings and modes, and a pop-up flash with a hot shoe. Additionally, the camera features built-in Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity to enable wireless pairing with a mobile device for remote live view shooting and image transferring.
The camera is slated for a release later this year in 2017 just in time for the holidays with prices starting at $1,299. If you would like to pre-order yours, please call 215-547-2841.