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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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Canon G3 X vs. Sony RX10 II


 We are doing a specification comparison here take a look at the major difference between both the camera…

Major Difference

Canon PowerShot G3 X vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Specification Comparison Table.

Canon PowerShot G3 X vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II 4Sensor: Both the camera features almost same sensor and same resolution but the technologies inside the sensor is different, the Sony RX10 uses Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor and on the other hand the Canon uses CMOS sensor (of RX100 M3 camera).

with the help a new sensor’s design that utilizes a stacked CMOS image sensor with a DRAM chip and backside-illuminated technology, the RX10 will sure give you neat image (without noise at higher ISO settings).

Lens: The Canon G3X have 25X Optical zoom and RX10 is limited to 8.3X optical zoom only, the major advtange of the RX10 camera is constant aperture range of the camera, the RX10 offers you fixed F2.8 aperture throught the zoom range on the other hand the Canon 25X optical zoom lens have variable aperture starting from 2.8-5.6, the constant aperture will sure give you more DOF in RX10 images when used at longer focal length compared to Canon.

The Sony RX10 features better close-up range compared to the Canon G3X (5cm vs 3cm), a better macro mode allow you to go more closer to the subject with losing the focus of the camera.

 Auto focus system: Both the camera features same contrast based AF system, however the Canon have more dense AF points compared to Sony.

Continuous shooting speed: Despite of having same resolution as of G3X camera the Sony RX10 features blazing fast continuous shooting speed of 14fps on the other hand the Canon G3X camera is limited to 5.5fps only,

Thanks to the introduction of DRAM chip is integrated into the sensor, and combined with the BINOZ X processor, it allows for fast readout speeds directly from the sensor, with the help of the new technology the burst shooting touched a new height of up to 14 fps, and now you can use maximum physical shutter speed of 1/3200 sec and a maximum electronic shutter speed of 1/32000 sec.


The Sony RX10 gives a prefect place for thumb-grip and button layout are more perfectly designed compared to Canon, the other major advantage is the presence of XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder on the rear side of the camera.

The Sony RX10 gives a prefect place for thumb-grip and button layout are more perfectly designed compared to Canon, the other major advantage is the presence of XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder on the rear side of the camera.

 4K Video: The RX10 can shoot 4K (30/24fps) videos Up to 29 Minutes, the Canon G3X is limited to Full HD (60p) video mode only… while recording the videos you can use the full optical zoom and fulltime AF support of both the camera.

Verdict: From specification comparison review it is very clear that Canon G3X is offering us more optical zoom lens on the other hand the Sony RX10 II features bright optical zoom lens with F2.8 aperture, that will give us better color and contrast with more DOF when used at longer focal length, the camera also features newly developed DRAM memory (buffer) Chip on the rear side of the sensor to increase the data transfer speed exponentially that help to to achieve continuous shooting speed of 15fps and also able capture 4K without an issue.

We highly recommend you to go with Sony RX10 II, It’s and all-rounder camera and recommend for still and video shooters and if you are a still shooter and need more zoom lens and DOF / continuous shooting speed isn’t a issue for than you should go with Canon G3X

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Canon G3 X vs. Canon G1 X Mark II

Canon-PowerShot-G3-X-vs.-Canon-PowerShot-G1-X-Mark-II-12Which camera should you buy, newly announced Canon G3X camera or Canon G1X Mark II camera, take a look at the detailed specification comparison review below and share your thoughts with us….

Major Difference

Canon PowerShot G3 X vs. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Specification Comparison Table.

Canon PowerShot G3 X vs. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II 4

Sensor:  The canon GX3 X camera features 20 MP 1″ sensor and the Canon G1X Mark II features 12 MP 1.5″ sensor, that clearly means that the photo diodes of the Canon G1X Mark II are big compared to the Canon G3X camera, large photodiodes collects more light and in-return you get better low-light images.

But both the sensors are bit different, the Canon G1X Mark II camera is build by Canon itself and Canon G3X  sensor is developed by Sony, (same sensor as of RX100 M3).

Lens: The Canon G3X features a 25X optical zoom lens on the other hand the Canon G1X Mk II limited to 5X optical zoom lens only, the other noticeable difference is the aperture range of both the camera, the Canon G1X Mark II features bright optical zoom lens F2.0 – F3.9 on the other hand the ISO range  of the G3X is limited to F2.8-F5.9, however we have to keep in mind the G3X has more lens elements inside it compared to the Canon G1X MK II camera.

More ISO Range – Despite of having small sensor and more resolution the Canon G3X offers more ISO range, so we do expect that Canon G3X will perform better under low-light condition. However we will publish high ISO test images of both the camera as soon as they became available.

Both camera features Hybrid image stabilization, the system selects from Normal IS, Panning IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS and Tripod modes. When shooting video, the system selects from Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS and Active Tripod IS modes.

Auto-focus system – Both the compact camera features same type of contrast based AF system with 31 AF points.

Fast Continuous shooting speed in G3X – The Canon G3X not only features more resolution but it also features bit more continuous shooting speed. So if you are a sports shooter and need a compact camera than for sure the Canon G3X is best for you since it offers you more optical zoom, ISO range and burst rate.


Canon G3X can shoot Full HD Video @ 60fps on the other hand the Canon G1X Mark II camera is limited to 30fps only while recording the video, the optical zoom will sure help you to get closer to

Dust- and water-resistant – Canon G3X is the first Canon G Series compact camera to feature weather resistance sealing, the camera G1X Mk II doesn’t have such type of sealing. The weather sealing let you free to use your compact without worrying about outdoor weather condition.

Verdict: I will pick Canon G3X as clear winner, since the camera features more optical zoom, more ISO range and and bit fast continuous shooting speed… we highly recommend you to buy Canon G3X camera.

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Canon G3X Sample Images


Canon G3X Sample images now available, the sample above shows the excellent resolving power of compact lens, we can see the every details of the image with excellent color and contrast output, see more samples below.






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Canon G3X - Weather Sealed Compact with 1inch Sensor, 25X Zoom and 5 axis IS

Canon G3X announced by Canon today, the camera was already introduced by Back on…, yesterday we have also published leaked image of Canon G3X camera

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The Canon G3X Camera is Canon’s first G series camera that comes with weather sealing and 5 axis IS, now take a look inside… the camera features 20.2 Megapixel sensor (possibly same as the Canon G7X / RX100 M3 camera announced a year ago).. take a look at the detailed specification below..

Canon G3X Major Specification

  • One-inch, 20.2 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • Canon DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 24-600mm equivalent, f/2.8-5.6 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens
  • Improved Five-Axis Intelligent IS
  • Dust- and water-resistant
  • Multi-Angle, 3.2-inch 1.62-million dot capacitive touch panel LCD screen
  • 1080p Full HD video (24p, 30p, 60p), Live HDMI output
  • External stereo microphone and headphone jacks
  • EOS-inherited control layout
  • 31-point High Speed AF system
  • Wi-Fi and NFC enabled
  • Compatible with a variety of Canon EOS accessories


The camera have contrast based AF system with 39 points AF points, the camera also features built-in WiFi and NFC connectivity, so you easily share your images with your smart devices.

The camera will cost you approx $999.99 and available from July.

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Canon G3X More Leaked Images and Specification, Coming Soon

Canon-G3X-front-imageMore leaked images of the Canon G3X leaked today, we have already seen the development announcement from Canon Back on February 6th, 2015, take a look at the rumored specification below….

Canon G3X Leaked Specification

– Optical 25 times (equivalent 24-600mm F2.8-5.6) zoom lens 
– Macro 5cm 
– 1.0-inch 20 million pixel CMOS sensor 
– Dust and water 
– Creative Mode 
– Wi-Fi · NFC 
– Video is full HD. Manual control possible 
– 3.2 inches tilting LCD monitor. Touch panel 
– Four times the digital zoom 
– Built-in flash 
– Media SD / SDHC / SDXC

The camera is expected to arrive anytime soon, we will update you soon as we get any new information…

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Canon G3X with 1 inch Sensor and 25X Optical Zoom - Announced


Canon finally announced the Canon G3X compact camera, the camera features 1 inch sensor and 24-600mm equivalent lens (approx 25X optical zoom), the sensor is same of Canon G7X camera having 20MP resolution, other features include WiFI and built in FC, we will update this article as soon as we get more information.,,

No details about the announcement date is available but we will see a PowerShot G3 X prototype on display at CP+ next week in Yokohama, Japan.

Press Release


MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 — Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a new addition to the Company’s G-series lineup of premium compact cameras—the PowerShot G3 X—and will display a prototype of the camera at CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, to be held from February 12th-15th at the PACIFICO YOKOHAMA Exhibition Hall in Yokohama, Japan.

The new PowerShot G3 X, currently under development by Canon Inc., will incorporate a large 1.0-inch sensor and a 24–600mm (35mm film equivalent) 25x optical zoom lens while maintaining a compact size that makes it easy to carry around. The camera will produce images with beautifully blurred backgrounds, made possible by its large sensor, and provide users with a wide range of focal lengths, from wide-angle to telephoto. The addition of the new model will serve to further bolster Canon’s already impressive G-series PowerShot camera lineup.

Introduced in 2000 as a high-end-model lineup, Canon’s G series of PowerShot cameras has played a leading role in the compact camera market thanks to its high-image quality.

Calling upon the Company’s latest lens, sensor and image processing technology know-how, Canon launched the current flagship-model PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera in March 2014, followed in October of the same year with the launch of the high-image-quality compact-body PowerShot G7 X camera. Both models have proven popular among a wide range of high-end users, including users of EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras.

By actively and flexibly responding to the market’s diverse needs, particularly through the bolstering of the Company’s high-end-model lineup, Canon will continue to contribute to the expansion of the photographic imaging culture.