Canon PowerShot G1 X MkIII

Here’s our concise review of the Canon PowerShot G1 X MkIII premium compact camera…

Canon PowerShot G1 X MkIII

Canon PowerShot G1 X MkIII

This 24.2MP APS-C ultra-premium compact features a high-quality 24-72mm equivalent f/2.8-5.6 lens, fully articulated 180° tilting rear touchscreen and a handy 4 stops of 5-axis image stabilisation, all of which help make it an ideal multi-purpose camera and vlogging tool.

The native ISO range of 100-25,600 is very helpful when the light starts to fade, and the Digic 7 processor allows for capture up to 7fps with continuous autofocus. You also have 49 points of phase detection autofocus, as well as Canon’s own excellent Dual Pixel AF system, which works extremely well for stills or video capture, and adds an extra element to Canon’s releases.

The construction is a cut above many other compacts, featuring a dust and weather-proof design, which feels very pleasing in-hand, and the ergonomics, while not as evidently polished or comprehensive as the Fujifilm, are still easy and intuitive in use. Image quality is great, but poor battery life and f/5.6 at longer focal lengths keep it from the top spot.

Find out more at the Canon website.

Pros
Image stabilisation
Image quality
Dual Pixel AF

Cons
f/5.6 a bit narrow
Bulky lens
Battery life

Spec
Weight: 399g
WxHxD: 115x78x51mm
Battery: 200 shots
Card type: SD, SDHC, SDXC
AF: 49-point Dual Pixel AF