The Canon PowerShot G3 X is the perfect all-purpose shooter. Great for portraits, landscapes, concerts, sports, travel and much more, it combines a large image sensor with a powerful yet compact telephoto zoom for superior creative versatility.
Powerful 25x Optical Telephoto Zoom Lens
The standout feature of the Canon G3X is its impressive 25x optical super zoom lens. Synonymous with class leading optical clarity the lens delivers a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-600mm, equipping you with the ability to get closer to the action without losing image quality.
Ideal for Travel
Perfect for your next overseas holiday, the multitalented lens will deliver impressive results when shooting everything from wide-angle sweeping landscape to detail-rich, up close wildlife photography.
5-Axis Image Stabilisation
Its built-in 5-axis Image Stabiliser effectively minimises camera shake at slow shutter speeds and difficult shooting conditions to provide beautifully crisp pictures especially in low-light scenarios.
1-inch 20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
Complementing the lenses resolving capability is a large 1-inch 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor that delivers low-noise results with bright true-to-life colour representation.
DIGIC 6 Image Processor
Utilising the proven Canon High Sensitivity HS System, the sensor is bolstered by a powerful DIGIC 6 image processor which utilises 31 autofocus points across the entire frame to provide excellent compositional flexibility and an ISO12800 maximum. DSLR quality RAW file shooting is also supported for absolute image quality and superior post-processing capabilities.
5.9 fps Burst Mode Shooting
The ultra-fast processor also equips you with a fast 5.9 fps continuous burst mode making it easy to capture fast moving action and fleeting moments of your friends, family, kids, loved ones or your favourite sporting team.
One-Touch Full HD Video
For situations where a photo is not enough to do justice to the moment, one-touch Full HD video recording is at your disposal. Shooting at up to 60p, the camera also features a HDMI output for easy playback on your HD TV or monitor.
Large 3.2-inch 1.62 Million-Dot LCD Screen
The rear of the G3 X houses an extra-large 3.2-inch tilt-up Touchscreen display. Its bright 1.62 million dot resolution screen delivers an intuitive menu navigation experience and ensures your photo and video composition is pixel perfect.
Perfect for Selfies
Its 180° tilt-up design, combined with the cameras wide-angle lens takes the guess work out of selfies and group photos. Equipping you with the ability to comfortably frame your self-portrait before taking the picture ensures a pleasing result every time.
Built-in WiFi & NFC Connectivity
Built in WiFi and NFC allow you to instantly connect to your preferred device via the free Canon Camera Connect app and share your images with friends, family and favourite social networks. Wireless connectivity also allows equips you with the ability to view and capture images remotely from your phone or tablet, making it easy to shoot large group portraits and selfies or use your device as a remote shutter release for ultra-sharp landscapes.
DSLR Style Manual Controls
A control ring on the lens is teamed with a dedicated exposure compensation dial, mode dial, front dial and controller wheel for fast, efficient DSLR style camera control. The intuitive layout complements the compact body to ensure fast exposure adjustment and menu navigation without sacrificing all-day ergonomic comfort.
Dust and Water Resistant Construction
With its versatile lens, high quality sensor, powerful image processor and a dust and water-resistant construction, the Canon PowerShot G3X is an ideal companion to cover everything from your next backpacking adventure through Europe to your next family picnic.
1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS
Approx. 20.2M (Aspect ratio 3:2) 
Effective / Total Pixels
Colour Filter Type
DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
8.8 – 220 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 600 mm)
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x )
Combined approx. 100x
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)
Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 3.5-stop . 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)
Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE , Touch AF
AF Point Selection
Size (Normal, Small)
AF Assist Beam
Yes, plus MF Peaking & AF + MF
Closest Focusing Distance
5 cm (Wide) from front of lens
85 cm (Tele) from front of lens
Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Touch AF frame)