Canon might just have launched the perfect camera hybrid this fall. If you want a camera that’s very portable but can still capture images like the best of them, look no further than G1X Mark III #fotomagic
Canon G1X Mark III covers the best of both worlds. It’s much lighter than its predecessor, keeping a portable profile, while sporting the same sensor found in the much beloved Canon 80D. Plus, it costs $1,299, which is pretty decent, given the fact that it comes with a built-in 24-72mm, f2.8-5.6 zoom lens.
Unlike G1X Mark II, this shooter also helps you frame your subject better thanks to an added electronic viewfinder with a high-res OLED screen. Since there’s also a 3-inch LCD touchscreen that flips around 270 degrees, you can pick an AF point by dragging your fingers across it while keeping an eye on the viewfinder.
You’ll find the smaller metal and plastic frame essential for a compact profile, while the red accents and knob & dial will remind you of the mechanics found on G5X.
Behind the scenes, you’ll find the popular 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor with dual pixel autofocus, also used by a couple of Canon mirrorless cameras. It offers an ISO range of 100-25,600, the ability to shoot 7fps with continuous AF or 9 fps without, although there’s no 4K recording yet again. Canon is stubbornly refusing to add it, probably because they know the majority of users out there, who are not video editors or producers, are not really affected by the lack of it.
In terms of connectivity, the Powershot G1X Mark III offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC. The camera is set to hit the market this November.