DPReview Published the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Review (79% Overall Score)

DPReview published their full in-depth review for the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III compact camera, and the new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III achieved an impressive 79% overall score at DPReview.

Pros:

  • 24MP APS-C sensor, good image quality
  • Abundant external controls
  • High level of build, claimed weather-sealing
  • Usefully small
  • Comfortable grip
  • Reliable Dual Pixel autofocus
  • Fully-articulating touchscreen
  • High quality electronic viewfinder
  • 9fps burst shooting (7fps with AF)
  • Built-in flash with high speed sync, external flash hotshoe
  • Good in-lens stabilization
  • 3-stop neutral density filter built in
  • Highly customizable touch-and-drag AF functionality
  • Default JPEG sharpening is improved
  • Supports in-camera charging
  • Good wireless connectivity options
  • Effective digital stabilization in video shooting

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Slow max aperture really limits image quality benefits of the bigger sensor
  • Battery life is dismal
  • Lens is somewhat soft, especially in comparison with ILC peers
  • Buttons are too flush with the body
  • Eye sensor for EVF is too sensitive, remains active with screen flipped out
  • Macro mode is basically vestigial
  • No 4K video
  • No microphone input
  • No option for lens control ring to be ‘clicky’, limiting its appeal for discrete settings
  • No high-speed sync using flash hotshoe
  • No option for full-resolution timelapse
  • No access to card or battery if working on a tripod

Conclusion from DPReview:

The G1 X Mark III is an impressively compact camera with a large APS-C sensor and a zoom lens with a versatile focal range. It has tons of direct controls and can produce great image quality, but is expensive and the permanently attached lens has a slow aperture range and hampers an otherwise capable, pocketable camera.Read the full review

The new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is now in stock and shipping in the US, order now if you are interested:

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III: $1,299 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

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