It debuted the Canon PowerShot G1 X mark III. What is the equipment of the Japanese corporation?
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III has gossiped for some time now. Today the equipment finally made its debut. What has the Japanese corporation prepared for us? How much will it pay for a premiere compact? And finally – what was our speculation?
A few megapixels and a wide ISO range
The Japanese have decided to push the new G1 X APS-C matrix with a resolution of 24.3 mpx , as we predicted. Of course the sensor is made in CMOS technology. To make photography a pleasure, the manufacturer decided to put AF system known for better cameras, such as Canon 1DX Mark II – Dual Pixel AF The image processor used is DIGIC7. Sounds promising. If it was not enough, we really have a very wide range of ISO – 100-25600. If the camera behaves in the same way as the predecessor, the lamp will be very useful. And you can expect quite a lot in this regard, because it is not known today that the larger the matrix, the less noise, in a very simplistic, while the G1 X mark III has a physically larger matrix than the version II.
Viewfinder and touch screen
Canon went to his head and added a viewfinder . Of course, electronic, with a resolution of 2.36 million points. He should be so decent. If it was not enough, we have a 3 inch touch screen. It is worth adding that the display also controls the AF system. Not so much that we are framing, we will help to sharpen the picture. It's more like a water jet than a feature without which you can not survive, but it's cool to have something like that. You can also replace the camera with its rate of fire – 7 frames per second. Really a bomb! For the standard, I think – WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC. It may be useful on the reportage. It is worth adding something for filmmakers – 1080p / 60fps with the ability to shoot at high ISO . If you do not need 4K, then nothing else will be needed. It is worth emphasizing that this is the only APS-C Canon camera that can be put into a dedicated waterproof case . This is supposed to be tight to 40 meters, so it will definitely be useful underwater projects.
Lens – it is worse
I have to fix something. Not that I'm somehow cheeky, but for that I just have to. Why this camera has such a dark lens? We have a focal length of 15-45, which is equivalent to about 24-70, but with variable light F2.8-5.6. I do not know what focal length is F2.8, but I would not expect miracles. Did the manufacturers consider that because of the high ISO, and the camera should not shake a lot, it may have a dark lens? For me it's a foot shot. In the predecessor it was possible to use the F2.0-3.9 lens. And here you could not give such a thing?The battery can also be disappointing. Only 200 pictures are allowed. At the same time, at least for me, the camera is deleted on the reportages – not quite so I also see the application for wireless communication, except that instead of a dedicated remote can use smartphone (for this particular model).
Price and availability
The PowerShot G1 X mark III will cost us $ 1299 , which is about $ 5000 – as we expected, although it is not the official Polish price. The kit will run out of sun visor – you will need to buy separately, for $ 59. Previously mentioned housing is the cost of $ 499. The equipment will be available from November.