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Canon Powershot G3 X Indoor Crops

20 Megapixels20 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Electronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringWeatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed review

Indoor Crops

Here, the Canon Powershot G3 X is compared to the Canon Powershot G7 X
Canon Powershot G7 X
which is a short-zoom model that uses the same 20 MP 1" CMOS sensor yet paired with a much brighter lens. All images below are 100% unmodified crops from their respective cameras. Both these digital cameras were set to aperture-priority mode with fixed ISO and custom white-balance. As usual, each of these cameras was calibrated to give the highest quality and most realistic results possible.

These crops help determine which ISO settings can be acceptably used on these cameras. As image noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness. The point at which a print become unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

Canon Powershot G3 X Canon Powershot G7 X

ISO 125

ISO 125

ISO 200

ISO 200

ISO 400

ISO 400

ISO 800

ISO 800

ISO 1600

ISO 1600

ISO 3200

ISO 3200

ISO 6400

ISO 6400

ISO 12800

ISO 12800

Results are extremely similar given these cameras probably share the same sensor. It appears that Canon has tuned-down noise-reduction slightly on the G3 X yet results should be almost equally usable with a small lead to the G7 X.

Canon Powershot G3 X
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By on 2016/01/05
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Canon G3 X Facts

Large digital camera
20 Megapixels Ultra ZoomISO 125-25600
25X Ultra-Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-30s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
Unknown Size Optional EVFCustom white-balance
1 Axis Digital LevelSpot-Metering
WeatherproofHot-Shoe
5.9 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
1920x1080 @ 60 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3.2" LCD 1.6 Megapixels
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