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Gear Rumors

The G3 X Will Be Canon’s Next Large Sensor Compact Camera

By Anthony Thurston on February 1st 2015

Let’s take a quick break from all the madness regarding what is going on with the next 5D cameras and talk about another growing market, large sensor compacts.


Canon’s next large sensor compact, following in the footsteps of the G7 X and G1 X Mark II, will be the G3 X; this according to a new report over on Canon Watch which was given a CW4 rating.

The G7 X, which was released just a few months back, had a lot of potential as a Sony RX100 Mk III alternative, but ultimately, fell short in our eyes. It will be interesting to see how Canon adapts and what the results from this new G3 X will be.

Canon PowerShot G3 X Specs

  • 20.2mp 1 inch Back Illuminated CMOS
  • Wi-fi
  • NFC
  • 5 fps
  • f/2.8-f5.6. 25x zoom. 28-600mm Zoom (35 equiv.)
  • 3.2 inch Touch Screen
  • ISO 12800 Expand to 25600
  • Full HD. 59.94 fp

Sounds like a pretty capable compact camera to me. It is supposed to be announced this upcoming Friday. I hope to get my hands on it sometime soon after.

What are your thoughts on the G3 X? Do you even follow compact cameras anymore? Leave a comment below!

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Joe José

    I hope it has an EVF

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  2. Basit Zargar


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  3. Orlin Nikolov

    Naaaah :) 20MP in a pocket size camera, the damn megapixel race is here again.

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  4. Anders Madsen

    I’m a bit out of the loop when it comes to Canon large sensor compacts – what sensor size are they using? 1″ like the Sony you mentioned?

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    • Geoffrey Van Meirvenne

      Yes, 1″. It is in the spec list of the article: 20.2mp 1 inch Back Illuminated CMOS
      But I missed it first as well when reading.

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