The newly-announced Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a new step for Canon with the flagship of its G-series line checking all the boxes of a DSLR in a very compact package. The 15-45mm lens offers a 24-72mm equivalent field of view on the APS-C format sensor with a variable aperture starting at a bright f/2.8 on the wide end.
The G1 X Mark III also has Canon’s highly regarded Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which provides solid performance for still image and video capture. It has a reasonable sensitivity range of ISO 100-25,600, which is also comparable to entry-level DSLRs like the recent entries in the Canon Rebel series. Throw in 1080/60p video capture and 7fps still shooting with AF tracking and you have a respectable imaging machine in your hands. [Read more…]