The ultimate superzoom powerhouse – Canon unveils the PowerShot G3 X

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 18 June 2015 – Canon today unveils a powerful addition to its prestigious PowerShot G-Series – the PowerShot G3 X. Canon’s first superzoom compact camera to feature a 1.0-type back-illuminated CMOS sensor, the PowerShot G3 X delivers stunning image quality, whether you have a passion for stills or video, and helps you reach new levels of creativity never before seen in a compact camera. Merging Canon’s first class optics, a versatile 25x optical zoom range, and DSLR-levels of manual control, the PowerShot G3 X gives you the freedom to get closer to subjects as you travel, explore and shoot on the move. Ideal for stunning nature shots, or capturing all the detail of a sports game, the PowerShot G3 X is the must have choice for expert photographers who demand impeccable results.

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Premium superzoom for professional quality shots
Expertly crafted to deliver image quality photographers can be proud of; the PowerShot G3 X combines Canon’s most powerful compact superzoom specification yet. Easily capture exquisite detail and colours with the 1.0-type back-illuminated 20.2 MP CMOS sensor, which when paired with the 9 blade, f/2.8-5.6 aperture lens, helps you create images with beautiful background blur. Whether you’re at a sports match or tracking wildlife running through a forest, the camera’s 25x optical zoom helps you get even closer to subjects, without losing the stunning clarity needed for truly beautiful shots.

For the responsiveness and performance advanced photographers demand, the PowerShot G3 X is powered by Canon’s DIGIC 6 processor, delivering extreme speed, and for confident shooting in challenging light, the camera’s HS system can render beautiful vivid detail in low light with up to ISO 12,800. Designed to keep up with fast subjects, the PowerShot G3 X offers continuous shooting at 5.9 shots a second, ensuring you catch all the action wherever you are. In addition, the camera’s fast autofocus ensures every shot is crisp and in focus.

Take to the director’s chair
Aspiring videographers can create stunning Full HD movies, and with a level of control usually found in professional camcorders, the PowerShot G3 X lets you shape your scenes with variable frame rates from 24p up to 60p, as well as manual control of the aperture, shutter and ISO. Capable of recording crystal clear sound with expanded dynamic range, the camera also features dedicated microphone and headphone jacks as well as a live HDMI output, so you can view your footage on external monitors as you shoot. Keep your footage steady, whether you’re shooting as you walk down a city street, or travelling in high-speed transport, with Intelligent IS and the advanced 5-axis Dynamic IS mode.

For more spontaneous and casual film making, Short Clip Movie helps you create four, five or six second clips with a variety of playback options, while Story Highlights mode intelligently selects photos and movies of certain people, events or dates, before combining them into one short and easy to share movie.

DSLR levels of expert control
Compact without compromising on features; the PowerShot G3 X gives you all the control you need to capture the perfect shot. Frame your scene from any angle with the large, 1.62 million dot resolution, 8.0cm (3.2”) tilt touch screen, and swipe through your favourite settings and modes with the EOS-like interface. For added control, the smooth action Lens Control Ring can be assigned to different functions, such as focus, while Full Manual Control plus RAW shooting and Bulb exposure mode put you firmly in the driving seat. Come rain or shine, you can keep shooting with the PowerShot G3 X thanks to the dust and drip-proof body, and for DSLR-like handling, the hot shoe allows you to attach a high-resolution electronic viewfinder as well as a range of Canon’s Speedlite flashes.

Creativity and connectivity without boundaries
Ideal for shooting in quirky situations and at unusual angles for unique perspectives, remote shooting via Wi-Fi and the new Camera Connect app let you control the camera’s key functions from your smart device, including access to full manual control. When you’re ready to share your results, Dynamic NFC simplifies image transfers to a Canon Connect Station or to your smart device, while the Image Sync functionality means you can back up all your images to the cloud, including directly to Canon’s cloud storage service irista, for complete peace of mind.

PowerShot G3 X key benefits:

  • Large sensor performance combined with 25x superzoom lens
  • Create, connect and share easily
  • Advanced movie features for aspiring filmmakers
  • Expert controls help you express your creativity
  • Shoot like an expert in any environment

Pricing and availability
The PowerShot G3 X will be available from July 2015 with an RSP of £799.99/€999.99. 

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