• 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A9
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III
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Predecessor:   Canon G1X Mark II
G1X Mark II vs G1X Mark III
Successor:    
General
Model Number: A9 G1X Mark III
Alternate Model Number(s): ILCE-9 G1X III
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $4499.00 $1299.00
Street Price: $3,498.00 $999.00
Date Available: 2017-04-15 2017-11-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 23.7 oz (673 g)
includes batteries
14.1 oz (399 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 in.
(127 x 96 x 63 mm)
4.5 x 3.1 x 2.0 in.
(115 x 78 x 51 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Canon
Effective Megapixels: 24.2 24.2
Sensor Format: 35mm APS-C
Sensor size: 847.28mm2 (35.60mm x 23.80mm) 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.93 microns 3.72 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 92  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 24.9  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.3  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 3,517  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
1968 x 1312 (2.6 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
3936 x 2216 (8.7 MP, 16:9),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
1968 x 1112 (2.2 MP, Other)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3368 (20.2 MP, 16:9),
3984 x 2240 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
2976 x 1824 (5.4 MP, Other),
2400 x 1344 (3.2 MP, Other),
5328 x 4000 (21.3 MP, 4:3),
3552 x 2664 (9.5 MP, 4:3),
2656 x 1992 (5.3 MP, 4:3),
2112 x 1600 (3.4 MP, Other),
4000 x 4000 (16.0 MP, 1:1),
2656 x 2656 (7.1 MP, 1:1),
1984 x 1984 (3.9 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1600 (2.6 MP, 1:1),
24064 x 2800 (67.4 MP, Other),
6000 x 2800 (16.8 MP, Other),
16000 x 4200 (67.2 MP, Other),
4200 x 4000 (16.8 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.31), RAW (14-bit ARW 2.3 compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), .CR2 14-bit RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 20.0 9.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
1920x1080 (120p/100p/60p/60i/50p/50i/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (30p/25p)
1920x1080 (1p/2p/3p/4p/6p/8p/12p/15p)
1920x1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (30p/25p)
640x480 (30p/25p)
Movie File Format: XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo))
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E n/a
Lens: n/a Canon Zoom Lens; 9 elements in 8 groups with 3 double-sided aspherical elements and 1 single-sided aspherical element
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   24 - 72mm
Focal Length (actual):   15 - 45mm
Zoom Ratio:   3.00x
Aperture Range:   f/2.8 (W) / f/5.6 (T) - f/16 with 9-blade Circular Diaphragm; ND Filter (3-stop): On / Auto / Off
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range:   10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   10 - 50 cm
3.9 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: n/a 37.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x), ZoomPlus 6x (total)
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Fast Hybrid AF: Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot) Hybrid PDAF/CDAF: Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Maximum 49 AF points (Fixed location on 7x7 grid) via camera automatic selection; Freely position 1 AF point / 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3x3 grid) via manual selection; Touch AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF: 1.3 cm (0.5 type) 3,686K-dot Quad VGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0m-1 diopter, Approx. 23mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard), STD 60fps / HI 120fps, eye sensor 0.39"-type 2.36m-dot OLED EVF, 100% coverage, 22mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter correction, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 3,686,400 dots (1,228,800 pixels) 2,360,000 dots (786,666 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.78x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.78x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px) 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 15.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 51200 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800 Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 or 1EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto (with Priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (4 settings), Flash, Underwater, Custom, Color Temp./ Filter (2500-9900K with 15-step Magenta/Green compensation) Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Underwater, Color Temperature, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/32000 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Picture Effect: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal / Cool / Warm / Green / Magenta), Soft High-key; HDR: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step) Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, Custom 1, Custom 2, SCN (Self-Portrait, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Panoramic Shot, Panning, Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Art Bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect, HDR, Underwater, Fireworks), Movie (Standard, Short Clip, Manual, Time-lapse Movie)
Self Timer: 2, 5, 10; 3/5 shots after 2/5/10 seconds 10, 2 or custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed Sync, Wireless; Red-eye reduction: On/Off Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro; FE Lock, Red-eye Reduction, Second Curtain Synchro; E-TTL with EX series Speedlites
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a 1.6 ft. (50cm) - 29.5 ft. (9.0m) (W), 1.6 ft. (50cm) - 14.8 ft. (4.5m) (T)
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Multi Interface Hot Shoe, Sync Terminal Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-II UHS-I
Other Memory: Slot1:SD UHS-II; 2:MS/SD UHS-I  
Dual Card Slots: Yes No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (14-bit ARW 2.3 compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG .CR2 14-bit RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo MP4 (Video: 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: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes Yes
Bluetooth: Yes Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: Yes No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional via IR, USB , Ethernet or Wi-Fi Wi-Fi/Bluetooth or optional wired
Connections (extended): Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-D Micro HDMI, 1000Base-T Ethernet, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Sync Terminal Micro-B USB, Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Wired Remote Switch
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3 0.43
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): <0.3 0.41
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 20.0 9.3
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 364 23
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 20.0 9.4
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 240 16
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 20.0 9.4
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 225 16
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.22 seconds 0.12 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):   0.12 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.097 seconds 0.100 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.40 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.020 seconds 0.033 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.2 seconds 2.1 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.0 seconds 1.4 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   3.8 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 650 shots 200 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 480 shots 200 shots
Battery Life, Video: 105 minutes 85 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable NB-13L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NB-13L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes Yes
Software
Included Software: Capture One Express (for Sony) free download No disc is included; Canon software can be downloaded from their website.
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
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