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Product Summary

  • 1.0-type 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 25x optical zoom with ultra wide-angle
  • Fast AF and 5.9 fps continuous shooting
  • DIGIC 6 processor
  • Tilt type 8.0 cm (3.2”) sRGB PureColor II G Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD frame rates from 24p to 60p
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in Flash
  • 2 Years Genuine Warranty with Canon Australia

The combination of PowerShot G3X Compact Digital Camera’s versatile 25x optical zoom with ultra wide-angle and 1.0-type 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor makes it the most promising digital camera to come out today. Every photographer would get a chance to experience its extensive features that will help burst their creativity within. The Fast AF and 5.9 fps continuous shooting will provide the speed of capturing images especially when you are on the move.  Its Tilt type 8.0 cm (3.2”) sRGB PureColor II G Touchscreen LCD has its guarantees economic angle where you need most in every shot. The realistic movies are recorded in Full HD frame rates from 24p to 60p with crisp and clear shots thanks to the DIGIC 6 processor. The new PowerShot G3 X has its own built-in flash for luminance and Built-in Wi-Fi for easy file sharing to your smartphone and tablet.

Product Features in Detail

A photo and video powerhouse with a 25x zoom
Combining the versatility of a 25x zoom lens with the premium imaging performance of a 1.0-type sensor, the PowerShot G3 X can shoot photos and movies in stunning quality. An extensive range of expert features and controls help you unleash your creativity.

Large sensor performance combined with 25x superzoom lens
A sharp, 24mm, ultra-wide angle zoom lens combined with a 1.0-type sensor allows you to shoot any subject, near or far, in amazing detail. Whether shooting stills or movies, the PowerShot G3 X enables you to capture scenes with beautiful background blur and get clear shots even in low light.

Great in Low Light
Enjoy crisp, clear shots in any situation - even in low light - thanks to a combination of a 1.0-type 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 processor.

Premium Canon optics
With a 25x optical zoom and 9 bladed aperture the PowerShot G3 X is ideal for capturing sweeping landscapes,portraits with beautiful background blur and exquisite detail at a distance.

Sharp results every time
There's no need to worry about camera shake ruining your results thanks to an intelligent optical Image Stabilizer. This camera automatically adapts and ensures sharp, detailed photos and videos even if you’re shooting at full zoom or handheld in low light. Plus your movies will be spectacularly steady thanks to 5-axis movie stabilisation.

Advanced movie features for aspiring filmmakers
Create stunning Full HD movies with a choice of frame rates and benefit from expert features including full manual control, MF Peaking, and HDMI live output. The Advanced 5-axis Dynamic Image Stabilizer provides steadycam-like stabilisation to your footage while versatile audio recording via microphone and headphone jacks help you create movies with high quality sound.

Expert level controls help you express your creativity
A large, high resolution (1,620k dots) tiltable LCD touch screen and an extensive range of dials and customisation options put you in control so you can express your creativity. Use Touch AF for accurate and smooth focus pull in movies and get instant access to important settings with the smooth action Lens Control Ring. RAW file support, a built-in ND filter and BULB exposure mode increase your creative options.

Shoot like a professional in all conditions
Fast autofocus and 5.9 fps continuous shooting allow you to capture more of the action. For DSLR-like handling, you can also attach a high-resolution electronic viewfinder. Push your creativity further and manipulate lighting with Canon Speedlite flashes and lens filters.

Catch all the action
You can easily capture the perfect action shot with fast 5.9 fps continuous shooting. Plus the camera will keep shooting at 5.9fps until the memory card is full – so you won’t miss a thing.

Keep shooting in any weather
Easily capture fast moving action with a Fast AF and 5.9 fps continuous shooting and keep shooting come rain or shine thanks to the dust and drip-proof body.

Expand your creativity
Push your creativity further with an extensive range of optional accessories including a high-resolution electronic viewfinder and EOS Speedlite flashes. 

Included in the Box

     Canon PowerShot G3X Compact Digital Camera
     Soft Case DCC-2300
     Camera Strap
     AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80
     Battery Charger CB-2LCE
     Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L
     24 months warranty with Canon Australia

Warranty Information

     This Canon PowerShot G3X Compact Digital Camera comes with 24 Months Warranty from Canon Australia.
     Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
     Camera Warehouse does not participate in 'Grey Market' or 'Parallel Import' activities.


Tech Specs

1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels
Approx. 20.2M (Aspect ratio 3:2) [14]
Effective / Total Pixels
Approx. 20.9M
Colour Filter Type
Primary Colour
DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length
8.8 – 220 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 600 mm)
Optical 25x 
ZoomPlus 50x 
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x [1]) 
Combined approx. 100x
Maximum f/number
18 elements in 13 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA lens, 2 single sided aspherical UA lenses, 1 single sided aspherical lens, 2 UD lenses and 1 Hi-UD lens)
Image Stabilisation
Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 3.5-stop [13]. Intelligent IS with 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS
AF System/ Points
AiAF (31-point, Face Detection or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed centre)
AF Modes
Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE [6], Touch AF
AF Point Selection
Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock
AF Assist Beam
Manual Focus
Yes, plus MF Peaking & AF + MF
Focus Bracketing
Closest Focusing Distance
5 cm (Wide) from front of lens 
85 cm (Tele) from front of lens
Metering modes
Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Touch AF frame)
AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Manual and automatic dynamic range correction
Automatic shadow correction 
ND Filter (3-stop)
1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO sensitivity
125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800 [15]
AUTO ISO: 125 - 6400 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change)
1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default) BULB, 30 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2
Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto White Balance Compensation
Colour adjustment in Star mode
Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1
Tilt type 8.0 cm (3.2”) sRGB PureColor II G Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,620,000 dots. Capacitive type
Approx. 100%
Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed
Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock
Manual Power Adjustment
3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX II and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II, 600EX and 600EX-RT [2])
Second Curtain Synchronisation
Built-in Flash Range
60 cm – 6.8 m (W) / 85 cm – 3.1 m (T)
Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom 1, Custom 2, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Sports, Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie
Modes in Movie
Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Manual, Portrait, Nostalgic, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Short Clip, iFrame Movie
Photo Effects
My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes
Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 5.9 shots/sec [12] 
with AF: Approx. 3.2 shots/sec (all speeds are until memory card becomes full)[3][4]
Image Size
3:2 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3648, (M1) 4320 x 2880, (M2) 2304 x 1536, (S) 720 x 480 
4:3 - (RAW, L) 4864 x 3648, (M1) 3840 x 2880, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480 
16:9 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3080, (M1) 4320 x 2432, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 720 x 408 
1:1 - (RAW, L) 3648 x 3648, (M1) 2880 x 2880, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480 
4:5 - (RAW, L) 2912 x 3648, (M1) 2304 x 2880, (M2) 1232 x 1536, (S) 384 x 480 
Resize in playback (M2)
RAW, Superfine, Fine
(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98 fps 
(HD) 1280 x 720, 29.97/25 fps 
(L) 640 x 480, 29.97/25 fps 
Star Time-Lapse Movie (Full HD) 30/15 fps 
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps 
Hybrid Auto (HD) 29.97/25 fps 
iFrame Movie (Full HD) 29.97/25 fps
Movie Length
(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. [7] 
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour [4] 
(Star Time-Lapse Movie) up to 128 sec
Still Image Type
JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), RAW+JPEG
MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)] 
Canon Printers
Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)
GPS via Mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)
Red-Eye Correction
Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu
My Menu customisation available
My Category
Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor
Yes, live histogram
Playback zoom
Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer
Image tagging feature
Menu Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew
Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) DIGITAL connector
HDMI Micro Connector, 
A/V output (PAL/NTSC) 
External microphone (3.5 mm Stereo mini jack) 
Headphone Output (3.5 mm jack)
Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support [11]
SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)
PC & Macintosh
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 
Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.9 / 10.10 
For Wi-Fi connection to a PC: 
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only 
Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9 / 10.10
For Image Transfer Utility: 
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only 
Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9 / 10.10
CameraWindow DC 
Map Utility 
Image Transfer Utility
Image Manipulation
Digital Photo Professional for RAW development
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life
Approx. 300 shots 
Eco mode: 415 shots 
Approx. 360 min. playback
A/C Power Supply
Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80
Cases / Straps
Soft Case DCC-2300 
PowerShot Accessory Organizer
Lens Hood LH-DC100 
Filter Adapter FA-DC67B (Compatible with Canon 67mm Filters: Circular Polarizing PL-C B, Protect Filter)
Canon Speedlite (including 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT [2]) 
Speedlite Transmitter (ST-E3-RT, ST-E2), Speedlite bracket SB-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3
Remote Controller/ Switch
Remote Switch RS-60E3
Power Supply & Battery Chargers
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80, Battery Charger CB-2LCE
Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1 (0.48 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 2,360,000 dots, 100% coverage 
Interface cable IFC-400PCU 
Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100
Operating Environment
0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)
123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3 mm
Approx. 733 g (including battery and memory card)



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