• 1.5 inch 261.8mm2
  • 14.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
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Predecessor:    
Successor: Canon G1X Mark II
G1X vs G1X Mark II
 
General
Model Number: G1X G3X
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $799.99 $999.99
Street Price: $575.66 $849.00
Date Available: 2012-02-15 2015-07-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 19.2 oz (543 g)
includes batteries
26.1 oz (739 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.6 x 3.2 x 2.5 in.
(117 x 81 x 65 mm)
4.9 x 3.0 x 4.1 in.
(123 x 77 x 105 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 14.3 20.2
Sensor Format: 1.5 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 261.8mm2 (18.70mm x 14.00mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.30 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 60 63
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.7 21.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.8 12.3
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 644 521
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4352 x 3264 (14.2 MP, 4:3),
4352 x 2904 (12.6 MP, 3:2),
4352 x 2448 (10.7 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 3264 (10.7 MP, 1:1),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1),
2608 x 3264 (8.5 MP, Other),
1840 x 2304 (4.2 MP, Other),
960 x 1200 (1.2 MP, Other),
384 x 480 (0.2 MP, Other)
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
4320 x 2880 (12.4 MP, 3:2),
2304 x 1536 (3.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
4320 x 2432 (10.5 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
720 x 408 (0.3 MP, Other),
4864 x 3648 (17.7 MP, 4:3),
3840 x 2880 (11.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
2880 x 2880 (8.3 MP, 1:1),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1),
2912 x 3648 (10.6 MP, Other),
2304 x 2880 (6.6 MP, Other),
1232 x 1536 (1.9 MP, Other),
384 x 480 (0.2 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.5 7.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/30p/24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (30p/15p)
1280x720 (6p/3p/1.5p)
640x480 (6p/3p/1.5p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Canon Zoom Lens with USM; 18 elements in 13 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 112mm 24 - 600mm
Focal Length (actual): 15.1 - 60.4mm 8.8 - 220mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x 25.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) / f/5.8 (T) - f/16, with built-in ND filter f/2.8 (W) / f/5.6 (T) - f/11, with 9-blade aperture; built-in 3-stop ND filter
Integrated ND Filter: Yes Yes
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 20 - 70 cm
7.9 - 27.6 in
5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: 58.0mm n/a
Thread Type: Adapter Bayonet adapter
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; 9-point AiAF, 1-point (center for face select and track) Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; 31-point AiAF, 1-point (center for face select and track), Touch AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical viewfinder with diopter adjustment Optional hot-shoe attachable EVF-DC1, 2.36M-dot OLED EVF.
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,620,000 dots (540,000 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes No
Selfie Screen: Yes Yes
Max Playback Zoom:   10.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 125
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 to 12800 in 1/3 EV steps Auto, ISO 125-12800 in 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1/2, Underwater Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (center or linked to Touch AF frame), Face Detect AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Sports, Smart Shutter, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist; Creative Filters: High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap Scene Modes: Sports, Portrait, Smart Shutter, Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Snow, Fireworks; Filters: High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds 2, 10, Custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   No
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro Auto, Manual, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off; (Red-eye reduction and second curtain sync available)
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1.6-23 ft. (W), 3.3-10.2 ft. (T) (50cm-7.0m (W), 1.0-3.1m (T)) Auto ISO: 60cm - 6.8m (W), 85cm - 3.1m (T)
Max Flash Sync:   1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: No UHS support UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional RS-60E3 Optional wired or via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI, remote jack (for optional RS60-E3 wired remote switch) Jack for RS-60E3 remote shutter release switch
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.67 0.86
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 3.46  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 3.57 1.95
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.5 7.3
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 6 9
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 1.1 0.7
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): Unlimited Unlimited
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 0.8 0.8
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): Unlimited Unlimited
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.70 seconds 0.41 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.68 seconds 0.38 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.412 seconds 0.109 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 1.16 seconds 0.82 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.094 seconds 0.044 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.9 seconds 1.9 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 2.2 seconds 2.1 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 5.9 seconds 4.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 250 shots 300 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-10L Proprietary NB-10L
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-10L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NB-10L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP3/Vista/7, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, 1.5-inch 14-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5, HS System, Full HD Video (1080p24), 14-bit RAW, High-Speed Burst HQ (4.5 fps for 6 frames), HDR mode, Flash Hot-shoe. 1-inch 20.2MP BSI CMOS sensor, DIGIC 6 image processor, 25x 24-600mm eq. F2.8-5.6 zoom lens, improve, EOS-style controls and menus, magnesium-alloy body, dust and water resistant.