Canon G1X III Field Test Part I: Premium PowerShot camera gets a larger sensor but less zoom


posted Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 2:35 PM EDT

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The Canon G1X Mark III is very different from its predecessor. One of the biggest changes is the shift from a 12-megapixel, 1.5-inch type sensor to a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor. Along with this increase in megapixel count and sensor size, the built-in lens has gone from a 5x zoom down to a 3x zoom.

In my first Field Test for the G1X III, I explore the image quality of the camera not only in terms of its new, larger sensor but also with its 24-72mm-eq. zoom lens. How much of a sacrifice is made to fit the larger sensor into this pocketable form factor? Find out by clicking here.

27mm (43mm equiv.), f/8.0, 1s, ISO 100. This image has been modified.

Stay tuned to Imaging Resource for the second Canon G1X III Field Test, wherein I'll be looking at the camera's shooting modes, autofocus, performance and video features.

Canon G1X III Field Test Part ICanon G1X III Overview