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Sony RX10 III vs Canon G3X

Sony-RX10-III-VS.-Canon-G3XSony RX10 III and  Canon G3X features same size of 1″ sensor , but the do have some variations in the core specification, let’s find out.

Sony RX10 III vs. Canon G3X – Specification Comparison

Features/ Models Sony RX10 III
Canon G3X
Megapixel 20 megapixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Optical Zoom 25X 25x
Aperture range F2.4 – F4.0 F2.8 – F5.6
Macro Range 3 cm 5cm
Image processor Bionz X DIGIC 6
Image Stabilization Optical Optical
AF system Contrast Detect Contrast Detect
AF Points 25 AF points 31 AF points
ISO Auto, 125 – 12800 (expands to 64-25600) Auto, 125-12800 (expands to 25600)
Shutter Min/ mix 30-1/32000 30 – 1/2000
Continuous shooting speed 14 fps  5.9 fps
Video 4K @ 30Fps  1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Display 3.0″ 1.228m-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD  3.2 tilting 1620k TFT LCD screen
Viewfinder Electronic  Electronic
Hot shoe Yes  Yes
Wireless WiFi and NFC  with NFC
Battery life  420 Shots  300 shots
Dimensions 133 x 94 x 127 mm  123 x 77 x 105 mm of
Weight 1051 g g  733 g


Both camera does feature 20MPO 1″ sensor , but if we look in details we will find the difference from beginning. The Sony RX10 III features a 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS CMOS sensor, which utilizes both back-illuminated and stacked technologies on the other side we have Canon G3X camera that uses a traditional  20 MP CMOS sensor and it is still unconfirmed that it uses BSI back-illuminated technology or not, however the ISO range of both the camera is same and we can’t comment on image quality until we see High ISO test between these two camera.

Sony RX10 III Canon G3X
 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CMOS  1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CMOS
Utilizes both back-illuminated and stacked technologies back-illuminated (unconfirmed)
Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4, XAVC S
Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264


The Aperture Range:  We can clearly see that Sony RX10 II lens is 0.04 stop brighter than the G3X, that will sure create a noticeable difference under test environment.

Capture better Macro with Sony RX10 III – The Sony RX10 III allows you to go more closer to ur subject, the Sony RX10 III features macro closeup ramge of 3cm on the other side the Canon G3X is limited to 5cm of macro closeup.

Take a look at the table for lens specification comparison

Sony RX10 III Canon G3X
Optical: 25x Optical: 25x
Clear Image Zoom: 2x Digital: 4x
Digital: 4x
EFL: 8.8-220mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-600mm)   EFL: 8.8-220mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-600mm)
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar, 18 elements in 13 groups 6 Aspherical, 8 ED No detailed info
Aperture f/2.4 (W) – 4 (T) to f/16 Aperture: f/2.8 (W) – 5.6 (T)

Lot of detailed information available about the Sony RX10 III lens, however we are were unable to drag out the details of Canon G3X at the moment.

Based on Lens specification we the Sony Wins the match.


Sony RX10 III Canon G3X
Video Max Res: 3840 x 2160p: 30 fps, 24 fpsUp to 4 GB or 29 Minutes Video Max Res: 1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fpsUp to 29 Minutes 59 Seconds

Sony RX10 III does have upper hand when we talk about Video quality, Sony RX10 III features 4K video recording with advance audio controls.

Audio Capture

The Sony RX10 III clear wins in audio capture section since the camera gives more options more users

Sony RX10 III Canon G3X
Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo) Audio: AAC LC


Shutter: Sony features Hybrid shutter and advance image processor and that’s why the continuous shooting speed of RX10 III touches upto 14 fps mark whereas the continuous shooting speed of Canon G3X remains limited to 5.9 fps. The Max shutter range of Sony RX10 III is also high (1/32000) compared to Canon (1/2000).

Battery life: The battery life is also very important thing, Sony RX10 III will allow you to capture 120+ more compared to Canon G3X (420 vs 300).

Verdict: The Sony RX10 III sensor uses back-illuminated + stacked technologies combined with bit bright lens made by Zeiss and another biggest advantage is Sony RX10 III is able to record 4k video whereas the Canon remains limited to Full HD video only and traditional CMOS sensor

For still shooters as well as Videographers we recommend you to buy Sony RX10 III camera..

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