Canon PoW­er­SHoT G1X marK iii $1499

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Type: Fully au­to­matic, fixed lens dig­i­tal com­pact cam­era. Lens: Canon 15-45mm f2.8-5.6 (equiv­a­lent to 24-72mm). Nine el­e­ments in eight groups (in­clud­ing four as­pher­i­cal types). Power zoom and 4.0x dig­i­tal zoom. Fo­cus­ing: Au­to­matic via 49-point wide-area sys­tem us­ing phase-de­tec­tion method on ‘Dual Pixel CMOS AF’ imag­ing sen­sor. Fo­cus points may be se­lected man­u­ally or au­to­mat­i­cally. ‘Smooth Zone’ area mode au­to­mat­i­cally se­lects up to nine points. One-shot and con­tin­u­ous (AI Servo) modes with man­ual switch­ing. Con­tin­u­ous AF with pre­dic­tive func­tion, track­ing and face de­tec­tion. AF as­sist in low light/con­trast sit­u­a­tions is pro­vided by built-in LED il­lu­mi­na­tor. Man­ual as­sist via mag­ni­fied im­age (5x or 10x) and/or fo­cus peak­ing dis­play (red, yel­low or blue with high or low in­ten­sity). Fo­cus­ing Range: 10.0 cm to in­fin­ity at 15mm. 30.0 cm to in­fin­ity at 45mm. 10.0 cm to 50 cm in macro mode. Shut­ter Speeds: 30-1/2000 sec­ond plus ‘B’ (avail­able in man­ual mode only). Flash sync up to 1/2000 sec­ond. Me­ter­ing: Multi-zone (256 seg­ments), cen­treweighted av­er­age and spot (cen­tre or linked to AF point). Ex­po­sure Con­trol: Pro­gram (with shift), shut­ter- and aper­ture-pri­or­ity auto and man­ual. ‘Smart Auto’ con­trol (auto sub­ject/scene de­tec­tion from 58 op­tions. ‘Hy­brid Auto’ mode shoots short video clips be­fore each still frame. Plus auto ex­po­sure brack­et­ing (over three frames), AE lock, up to +/-3.0 EV com­pen­sa­tion and built-in ND fil­ter (three stops). Sen­si­tiv­ity: ISO 100 to 25,600 (se­lectable in 1/3 EV in­cre­ments). Sen­sor: 22.3x14.9 mm ‘APS-C’ for­mat CMOS, 25.8 mil­lion pix­els to­tal (24.2 MP ef­fec­tive). Im­age Sizes: Two JPEG com­pres­sion set­tings plus RAW loss­less com­pres­sion. Four res­o­lu­tion set­tings at 3:2 as­pect ra­tio; 6000x4000, 3984x2656, 2976x1984 and 2400x1600 pix­els. Four res­o­lu­tion set­tings at 4:3 as­pect ra­tio; 5328x4000, 3552x2664, 2656x1992 and 2112x1600 pix­els. Four res­o­lu­tion set­tings at 16:9 as­pect ra­tio; 6000x3368, 3984x2240, 2976x1680 and 2400x1344 pix­els. Four res­o­lu­tion set­tings at 1:1 as­pect ra­tio; 4000x4000, 2656x2656, 1984x1984 and 1600x1600 pix­els. RAW im­ages are cap­tured at 6000x4000 pix­els with 42-bit RGB colour. RAW+JPEG cap­ture is pos­si­ble. Con­tin­u­ous Shoot­ing: Up to 9.0 fps – with the AF/AE locked to the first frame – for 24 JPEG/ large/fine or 19 RAW frames. Up to 7.0 fps with con­tin­u­ous AF ad­just­ment. Video Record­ing: Full HD = 1920x1080 pix­els at 50 or 25 fps (PAL stan­dard) and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio. HD = 1280x720 pix­els at 25 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio. SD = 640x480 pix­els at 25 fps and 4:3 as­pect ra­tio MP4 for­mat with MPEG 4 AVC/H.264 com­pres­sion. NTSC speeds avail­able. Time-lapse mode. Stereo sound record­ing with auto level con­trol, at­ten­u­a­tor and wind fil­ter. Clip du­ra­tion lim­ited to 29 min­utes and 59 sec­onds, but a new file is au­to­mat­i­cally started ev­ery time the 4.0 GB file size limit is reached. For­mats: JPEG, RAW (Canon CR2), MP4. Pic­tBridge and DPOF com­pat­i­ble. Flash: Built-in, pop-up type with auto, red­eye re­duc­tion, fill-in, slow sync, first/sec­ond cur­tain sync and man­ual modes. Man­ual set­tings are Min­i­mum, Medium and Max­i­mum. Flash ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion up to +/-2.0 EV and ex­po­sure lock. Flash range = 50 cm to 9.0 me­tres (ISO auto). Ex­ter­nal flash units sync via an ISO stan­dard hot­shoe. White Bal­ance: TTL mea­sure­ment via im­age sen­sor. Auto, seven pre­sets, one cus­tom set­ting, white bal­ance cor­rec­tion (plus/mi­nus nine lev­els; blue-am­ber and/or green-ma­genta bias) and man­ual colour tem­per­a­ture set­ting (2500-10,000 de­grees Kelvin). Viewfinder: Built-in EVF with 0.39-inch OLED panel, 2.36 mil­lion dots res­o­lu­tion, 100 per­cent scene cov­er­age. Au­to­matic/man­ual switch­ing be­tween the EVF and the LCD mon­i­tor screen. Eye­piece strength ad­just­ment built-in. 7.5 cm TFT LCD mon­i­tor with 1.04 megadots res­o­lu­tion with tilt/swing, touch con­trols (in­clud­ing ‘Touch And Drag’ AF and shut­ter re­lease) and bright­ness ad­just­ments. Stor­age: SD/SDHC/SDXC mem­ory cards with UHS-I speed sup­port. In­ter­face: USB-2/AV (Mi­cro-B) and mi­cro HDMI (Type D). Main Fea­tures: Mag­ne­sium al­loy bodyshell sealed against dust and mois­ture, five-axis im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion via sen­sor shift, eight ‘Pic­ture Style’ pre­sets (Auto, Stan­dard, Por­trait, Land­scape, Fine De­tail, Neu­tral, Faith­ful and Mono­chrome), three userde­fin­able ‘Pic­ture Styles’, ad­justable ‘Pic­ture Style’ pa­ram­e­ters (Sharp­ness – Strength, Fine­ness and Thresh­old; Con­trast, Sat­u­ra­tion and Colour Tone), B&W con­trast fil­ter ef­fects (Yel­low, Or­ange, Red and Green), B&W ton­ing ef­fects (Sepia, Blue, Pur­ple and Green), 17 sub­ject/scene/spe­cial ef­fect set­tings (Self-Por­trait, Por­trait, Smooth Skin, Panorama, Panning, Star, Hand­held Night Scene, Grainy B&W, Soft Fo­cus, FishEye, Art Bold, Wa­ter Paint­ing, Toy Cam­era, Minia­ture, HDR, Un­der­wa­ter and Fire­works), HDR cap­ture ef­fects (Nat­u­ral, Art Stan­dard, Art Vivid, Art Bold and Art Em­bossed), ‘Ex­po­sure Sim­u­la­tion’ pre­view, ‘Quick Set’ menu dis­play, high ISO noise re­duc­tion (High, Stan­dard, Low), pro­gram­mable self­timer (0 to 30 sec­ond, one to ten shots), two cus­tom cam­era set-ups, ‘High­light Tone Pri­or­ity’ pro­cess­ing for dy­namic range ex­pan­sion (Off, On), ‘Auto Light­ing Op­ti­miser’ pro­cess­ing for ex­po­sure/con­trast cor­rec­tion (Off, Low, Stan­dard, High), cus­tomised ‘My Menu’ set-up, real-time his­togram dis­play (bright­ness or RGB), guide grids (choice of two), dual-axis elec­tronic level dis­play, 6/12/42/110 thumb­nail views, play­back zoom (up to 10x), slide show (with vari­able dis­play times and tran­si­tion ef­fects), copy­right in­for­ma­tion, seven ‘Creative Fil­ters’ ef­fects ap­plied post-cap­ture (Grainy B&W, Soft Fo­cus, Fish-Eye, Art Bold, Wa­ter Paint­ing, Toy Cam­era and Minia­ture), in­cam­era edit­ing (Re­size, Crop­ping, Red-Eye Cor­rec­tion, Face ID info, RAW-to-JPEG con­ver­sion, Print Set­tings and Pho­to­book Setup), re­play func­tions (Tran­si­tion Ef­fect, In­dex Ef­fect, Scroll Dis­play, Group Im­ages, Auto Ro­tate), auto im­age ro­ta­tion, im­age search modes, five play­back in­for­ma­tion screens, wired re­mote trig­ger­ing, built-in WiFi with NFC and Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity. Power: Recharge­able 3.6 volts, 1250 mAh lithium-ion bat­tery pack (NB-13L type). Di­men­sions (WxHxD): 115.0x77.9x51.4 mm. Weight: 375 grams (with­out bat­tery or mem­ory card). Price: $1499 (es­ti­mated av­er­age street price). Dis­trib­u­tor: Canon Aus­tralia Pty Ltd, tele­phone 1800 021 167 or visit

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