IM­AGE QUAL­ITY & PER­FOR­MANCE - CANON POW­ER­SHOT G3 X

HWM (Malaysia) - - TEST -

In terms of speed and re­spon­sive­ness, the Pow­er­Shot G3 X felt like it was some­where in be­tween the Nikon and the Pana­sonic cam­eras. Still re­spon­sive enough in prac­tice; but not quite the fastest. The cam­era was fairly fast to re­spond with­out too much lag be­tween shots, but we did find our­selves a lit­tle frus­trated by the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the aut­o­fo­cus sys­tem. De­spite hav­ing 31 con­trast-de­tect aut­o­fo­cus points across the frame, the Pow­er­Shot G3 X only of­fers two meth­ods of aut­o­fo­cus – face de­tect with sub­ject track­ing and one-point, nei­ther of which of­fer the flex­i­bil­ity needed of a bridge cam­era. The ma­jor sav­ing grace though, is the much larger 1-inch sen­sor, as it al­lows the cam­era to pro­duce im­ages with less noise and bet­ter de­tails than the other two, while turn­ing in the best high ISO per­for­mance. We’d use im­ages taken at ISO lev­els up to 3,200 with­out hes­i­ta­tion, and ISO 6,400 should be us­able for prints af­ter some sharp­en­ing in post.

DE­CEM­BER 2015

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HWM

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We’d go up to ISO 6,400 with the Pow­er­Shot G3 X.

Two pic­tures from the same spot - full wide be­hind, and a crop of the sub­ject at full tele in the cir­cle.

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