• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3
  • Canon EOS-1D C
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General
Model Number: DSC-G3 EOS-1D C
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $500.00 $15000.00
Street Price:   $6,989.00
Date Available: 2009-01-08 2013-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 7.0 oz (198 g)
includes batteries
54.5 oz (1,545 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.0 x 2.5 x 0.8 in.
(102 x 62 x 19 mm)
6.2 x 6.4 x 3.3 in.
(158 x 164 x 83 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Super HAD Canon
Effective Megapixels: 10.1 18.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 35mm
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.69 microns 6.94 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, Other),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW; 14-bit CR2; RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.6 12.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30/​16.6)
320x240 (8.3)
4096x2160 (24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format:   MOV Video: 4K - MJPEG, FULL HD/ HD/SD - H.264 Intra frame / inter frame; Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Canon EF
Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens (Internal); 12 elements in 10 groups n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 140mm  
Focal Length (actual): 6.2 - 24.7mm  
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (W) - f/4.6 (T) - f/10  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:    
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Precision, up to ?x Smart Zoom  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection, 9-points Phase Detect : 61-point / 41 F4 cross-type AF points inc 5 dual cross type at F2.8; Spot, Single, Single + Adj 4 pts, Single + Adj 8 pts, Zone, Auto
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.76x magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.76x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.76x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.5 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:   10.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   51200
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto (100-51200), 100-51200 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1: 102400, H2: 204800; ISO range of 100-25600 for movies
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash WB Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom (up to 5), Color Temperature (Kelvin)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1000 - 1 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern 100K-pixel RGB sensor: 252-zone Evaluative (35 zones in low light), Center-weighted, Partial (6.5%), Spot (2.5%, Center, AF Point-linked, Multi (max 8 spots))
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Easy Shooting, High Sensitivity,Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Hi-speed Shutter, Underwater, Gourmet  
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds 10, 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Slow Synch, Off n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: Approx.0.08-Approx.4.3m (Approx.0.26 n/a
Max Flash Sync:   1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo CF1 / CF2
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW; 14-bit CR2; RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format:   MOV Video: 4K - MJPEG, FULL HD/ HD/SD - H.264 Intra frame / inter frame; Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user
Included Memory: 4,000.0 MB  
Included Memory Type: Internal  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes No
NFC:
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Ethernet
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Wired (N3 contact), Wireless (LC-5)
Connections (extended): Mutli-Use Connector System extension terminal, RJ-45 LAN (1000BASE-T), mini HDMI, stereo microphone mini jack, stereo headphone jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.87  
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):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.6 12.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.31 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.39 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.008 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.6 seconds  
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 5.4 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 200 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary InfoLITHIUM D type 3.6V Proprietary LP-E4N
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary InfoLITHIUM Lithium-ion rechargea 1 x Proprietary LP-E4N Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Sony CD-ROM ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility), Picture Style Editor
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition) OS X v10.6-10.7
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Wi-Fi enabled with world's first built-in web browser, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, Smile Shutter, Intelligent Scene Recognition and Dynamic Range Optimizer. Available in black. 18.1MP full frame CMOS sensor, 8-bit 4:2:2 4K Motion JPEG video (4096 x 2160 pixels), 1920x1080p at 60/50fps, Dual DIGIC 5+ processors, Uncompressed YCbCr 8-bit 4:2:2 HDMI output, Canon Log Gamma, stereo microphone and headphone jacks. Available 2012.