LCD and Viewfinder
Canon G1 X III has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
G1 X III has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Canon G1 X III can shoot continuously at max speed of 9.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
G1 X III has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Canon G1 X III features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 49 points to choose from.
Canon G1 X III also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon G1 X III, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,30p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon G1 X III will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
G1 X III has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon G1 X III doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm X100F or Fujifilm X100T in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon G1 X III features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, G1 X III can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.Canon G1 X III's Bluetooth connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our G1 X III. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect G1 X III to compatible devices via its HDMI port or Yes port.
Battery Canon G1 X III is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 200 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 305 shots, Canon G1 X III has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend G1 X III owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Leica X Vario with its 450shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Canon G1 X III vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon G1 X III Features Compared to Main Competitors