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Canon’s latest PowerShot G1 X Mark III takes on Mirrorless cameras

Canon‘s newly announced PowerShot G1 X Mark III premium compact camera is targeted at thrill seekers and underwater enthusiasts, and changes the game by being the first Canon PowerShot compact camera to use an APS-C sensor that’s usually found on Canon’s mirrorless and midrange DSLR models.

With newly introduced, industry re-defining Dual Pixel CMOS AF and a 24-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor, the latest PowerShot is a true rival to all mirrorless and compact offerings ion the market. At 399g, it is 27% lighter than its predecessor making the Mark III every adventurer’s camera.

At 399g, the PowerShot G1 X Mark III’s compact form and industry-par specs make it a perfect choice for adventurers and travelers. Image: Canon Singapore

The Dual Pixel CMOS AF, already established as an unrivaled live-view autofocus system in Canon’s DSLR offerings, allows the Mark III to deliver blazing fast AF that performs even in dimly-lit conditions. A 2.36 million dot vari-angle OLED touch panel display and high resolution EVF provides clarity and flexibility in a small package. The Touch & Drag AF function allows usage of the touch panel to control AF point whilst framing the shot through the EVF. Improved subject tracking performance also allows sports and action to be captured with speed and ease, especially with the 7fps continuous shooting with AF tracking (9fps fixed). Built-in noise reduction technology enables users to enjoy image clarity with suppressed noise at high ISO speed.

The Mark III is also adept at video, capturing full HD at 60p. With a built-in stereo microphone, and intelligent tracking function, it empowers professional movie shooters by ensuring professional audio and footage, even when the user or subject is in motion. Underwater shooting is a breeze with Canon underwater housing (WP-DC56), allowing for excellent operation up to a  depth of 40m. A dedicated white balance and macro shooting function further lends to flexibility whilst on your next diving trip.

Canon’s WP-DC56 Underwater Housing Image: Canon Singapore

Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity allows users real time control and file transfer with the Canon Camera Connect app, allowing for remote shooting and easy access to social media.

The pricing and availability of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III will be announced at a later date.

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2 thoughts on “Canon’s latest PowerShot G1 X Mark III takes on Mirrorless cameras

  1. Gatsby the Great

    What good is this with a slow lens coupled with a APS-c sensor.

    If it comes with a 24-100mm F2.8-4 lens, I’ll jump at it in a heartbeat. 4K video is a bonus, though, I can do with just 1080p.

  2. Ian Ling

    Absolutely agreed. I’m sure Canon had their reasons (marketing and practical) to limit the speed of the lenses – maybe to ensure users upgrade to their mirrorless system, and also maybe to keep its form factor compact. Let us know if you would like us to do up a review!

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