Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Input and Output Notes
Vari-Angle LCD Monitor: The new flagship of the Canon PowerShot
line, the G1 X Mark III, has a 3" TFT color vari-angle LCD monitor with
electrostatic capacitive touchscreen. The LCD screen has
a resolution of approximately 1.04 million dots. The
monitor has an approximately 100% picture coverage. The touch-sensitive panel
gives you easy access to operations, menus, and controls. Using Touch AF, you
can set the focus point and activate the shutter release with the touch of a
fingertip. Like modern smart devices, you can also utilize the swipe and pinch
actions on the LCD panel for other functions. The vari-angle LCD monitor can
swing out 180° and rotated 90° forward or 45° backward, allowing you to take pictures
from nearly every angle.
Electronic OLED Viewfinder: In addition to the LCD monitor,
the camera has a 0.39" Electronic Viewfinder with OLED technology. It features
approximately 2.36 million dots to give you great details as you frame your
images. You can manually adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor and viewfinder
separately as needed.
Touch & Drag AutoFocus: While looking through the
viewfinder, you can touch the LCD touch screen and drag the AF frame to the spot
where you want the camera to focus. You can choose to have the Touch & Drag
operations Absolute (moving to the touched or dragged position on the screen) or
Relative (moving in the general direction you drag, no matter where you touch
the screen. The area of the screen where Touch & Drag operations can be
restricted, if needed.
Image Sensor: For optimal image quality, the camera
uses a large 24.2 Megapixel CMOS image sensor.
This APS-C sized image sensor is the same size as those found in many
interchangeable lens cameras, including the Canon EOS 77D and 80D. It has a native 3:2 aspect ratio,
with a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels.
Image Processor: The G1 X Mark III features
Canon's latest generation DIGIC 7 Image Processor. The new processor offers
improved light sensitivity for higher resolution with less noise when
shooting in dark conditions. The camera has a wide ISO range of 100-25600
for still images and videos. It also allows high speed continuous still
image recording at full resolution.
Built-in Wi-Fi/Bluetooth: The camera is equipped with both Wi-Fi
and Bluetooth that let you connect with a variety of other devices. Connecting
the camera to your PC, smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi lets you send images to
these device for uploading images
to social networking sites, photo and video-sharing websites, or use in emails,
using the Canon iMage Gateway application. You can also send images to other
cameras or wireless printers. With the Canon Camera Connect app (for iOS and
Android), you can use Near-Field
Communications (NFC) to easily pair the camera with your NFC-compatible
Android phone by touching the two devices together at
the camera's "N-mark" on the bottom of the camera. You can also pair
the camera with a smartphone via Bluetooth (Low Energy) for remote shooting and
viewing images on the camera using the Camera Connect app. Using the GPS
location information (latitude, longitude, altitude) on the smartphone, you can
geotag your images and display your photos on a map.
Recording Media: The camera records still images or moving
images with stereo audio on SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards, including support
for high-speed UHS-I memory cards. A 16 GB SDHC card can hold 1833 images (6000
x 4000, Fine compression) or approximately 59 min 30 sec of Full HD video (1920
x 1080/59.94 fps).
File Formats: The G1 X Mark III records still images and movies in the following
- JPEG: JPEG images are processed inside the camera for
optimum image quality and compressed. There are two compression ratios to
choose from: Fine and Normal. You can record JPEG images in Large, Medium,
Small 1, and Small 2 in 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, and 1:1 aspect ratios.
- RAW: The RAW file format records the image data
as captured by the camera imaging element without further processing. The images
show almost no deterioration in image quality, and are a higher quality than
JPEG images. The image data must first be processed in the camera, or on your
computer using Digital Photo Professional software (available from the Canon
website via free download). You can adjust the images without
deterioration, and then convert the image to a JPEG or TIFF file. You can choose to record RAW files or
JPEG files separately or simultaneously.
RAW images can be recorded in any aspect ratio at the same resolution as a
- Movies: Using the dedicated Movie button, you can
record movies in High Definition or Standard
Definition with stereo sound in MP4 format: Image Data: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264;
Audio Data: MPEG-4 AAC-LC. HD Movies are recorded at 1920 x 1080 at 60, 30,
or 24 fps and 1280 x 720 at 30 fps. SD Movies are recorded at 640 x
480 at 30 fps. In addition, the camera can record Time-Lapse movies to
compress long events into a short period of time, and Star Time-Lapse movies to show movement of objects in the
Image Sizes: The camera can record in the following image
sizes and aspect ratios for JPEG and RAW still images:
|Image Size ||16:9 ||3:2 ||4:3 ||1:1 |
|Large / RAW ||6000 x 3368 ||6000 x 4000 ||5328 x 4000 ||4000 x 4000 |
|Medium ||3984 x 2240 ||3984 x 2656 ||3552 x 2664 ||2656 x 2656 |
|Small 1 ||2976 x 1680 ||2976 x 1984 ||2656 x 1992 ||1984 x 1984 |
|Small 2 ||2400 x 1344 ||2400 x 1600 ||2112 x 1600 ||1600 x 1600 |
Wide-Angle 3x Optical Zoom Lens: The PowerShot G1 X Mark III is equipped with an
f/2.8-f/5.6, 3x Optical Zoom lens with a focal length of 15-45mm
(35mm film equivalent: 24-72mm. The 4x digital zoom extends the
camera's telephoto capabilities to a
total zoom of 12x. The focusing range is 3.9" to infinity (Wide) and 11.8" to
infinity (Tele). In Macro and Underwater Macro, the focusing range is 3.9" to
Digital Tele-Converter: Using the built-in Digital Tele-Converter, you
can increase the focal length of the lens by approximately 1.6x or 2.0x. The
focal length when using the 1.6x digital tele-converter is 38.4-115.2mm. When
using the 2.0x tele-converter, the focal length is 48-144mm. The Digital
Tele-Converter cannot be used together with the digital zoom.
Preset Focal Lengths: You can shoot at preset focal lengths
of 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 72mm. This Step Zoom feature allows you to
quickly zoom in or out to equivalent focal lengths of common prime lenses by
turning the lens ring.
Optical Image Stabilization: Optical (lens shift type) Image
Stabilization allows you to minimize the camera shake which results in blurred
images when you shoot distant subjects that have been magnified or when you
shoot in dark conditions. Intelligent Image Stabilization (Intelligent IS)
automatically selects one of six modes of image stabilization depending upon the
- Normal: Image stabilization for still images
- Panning: Image stabilization for still images,
when you follow subjects horizontally or vertically with the camera
- Hybrid IS: Image stabilization for macro shots and
macro movie recording
- Dynamic IS: Image stabilization for movies, reducing strong
camera shake as when shooting while walking.
- Powered IS: Image stabilization for subtle camera shake, such as
when shooting movies at telephoto.
- Tripod IS: No image stabilization, because the camera is mounted on
a tripod, or held still by other means. However, during movie recording,
this mode will counteract wind or other sources of vibration.
Star Shooting Modes: The G1 X Mark III features several Star
Shooting modes to help you take photographs of stars in the night sky. Each of
these modes requires a tripod to prevent camera shake. Other functions,
including Night Display, Color Adjustment, and Star Emphasis, help you make your
nighttime photos better. The Star Shooting modes include:
- Star Nightscape: Lets you capture impressive shots of starry
skies above night scenes. The stars are automatically enhanced to make them
- Star Trails: Streaks created by the movement of stars through the
sky. You can set a shutter speed and the number of shots, and the camera
shoots continuously, over an extended period (around two hours).
- Star Time-Lapse Movie: Still images are captured continuously at
a specified interval and over a certain, and combined to create a movie.
During playback, you can view the movement of stars through the sky in a
AF-Assist Beam: The AF-assist beam will sometimes emit when the shutter button is pressed
halfway to assist focusing in certain conditions, i.e. dark conditions. The
AF-assist beam can be turned off. If animals are your subject, turn off the beam
when shooting in the dark to avoid startling them.
Focus Lock: If it becomes difficult to focus on the subject
due to low contrast to the surroundings, close up and far away subjects in the
same shot, or quickly moving subjects, you can choose to lock the focus or auto
focus on an object at a similar distance, then shoot the picture after
recomposing the shot.
Focus Bracketing: The camera automatically takes three shots; one at
the manual focus position, and one each with focus positions preset farther and
nearer. The three shots are taken at the same interval as continuous shooting.
The farther and nearer focus positions can be set in three steps.
Continuous Shooting Mode: With the DIGIC 7 Image Processor,
the camera can capture multiple shots of a fast-moving subject while you hold
the shutter button down. You can record up to 7 frames per second in Servo H
(high speed) mode, and up to 9 fps in One Shot H mode. In low speed continuous
shooting mode, you can capture approximately 4 fps in either mode.
Panoramic Shooting: The camera can record panoramic images,
either vertically or horizontally. Once you have switched to the Panoramic Shot
Mode, you can begin shooting by pressing and holding the shutter button as you
pan the camera. The captured images are combined in the camera to produce
dramatic panoramic photos.
Self-Timer: There are three self-timer modes to choose from:
- 10 Second: The camera will activate approximately
10 seconds after a preset time after shutter button is pressed to allow the
photographer time to get into the shot.
- 2 Second: The 2-second self timer lets you shoot
extreme closeups or distant subjects with high zoom rates without camera
- Custom: The camera features a custom self timer,
allowing you to set the time delay (0-10, 15, 20, or 30 seconds) and the
number of shots taken (1-10 shots).
Shooting Modes: Using the Mode Dial on the top of the
camera, you can select from numerous shooting modes:
- Smart Auto: Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your
situation and shooting conditions, and automatically selects an
- Hybrid Auto: You can make a short movie of the day
while shooting still images. The camera records 2-4 second clips of scenes
just before each shot and combines them into a digest movie.
- Program AE (P): The
camera automatically sets both the aperture and the shutter speed.
- Shutter Speed Priority (Tv): When you set the shutter speed, the camera sets the
aperture according to shooting conditions. The shutter speed can be set
between 1/2000 and 30 seconds.
- Aperture Priority (Av): When you set the aperture, the camera sets the shutter speed
according to shooting conditions. The aperture can be set between f/2.8 and
f/16 (wide angle) and f/5.6 and f/16 (telephoto), depending upon the zoom
- Manual (M): The aperture (f/2.8-16 (W) or f/5.6-16 (T)) and the shutter speed
(1/2000 to 30 seconds) are
- Custom Modes (C1/C2): You can register commonly used
shooting modes and settings to your preference. These can be stored under C1
or C2 on the Mode Dial.
- Movies: allows you to set the camera for movies, and configure the settings. The camera has a dedicated movie
button to start and stop movie recording.
- Scene Modes: Appropriate settings for specific scenes
and shooting conditions: Portrait, Handheld NightScene, Underwater (requires
optional waterproof case), and Fireworks.
Self Portrait: To take high quality pictures of yourself,
you can use the Self-Portrait mode with its many options. With the LCD panel
facing toward the front, you can frame yourself without guessing. The
Self-Portrait mode offers five levels of background defocusing, five levels of
brightness, and five levels of skin smoothing. The touch shutter is activated
during this mode, so you can take the image by simply touching the screen with
Special Effects: A variety of special effects are available
for applying to your images when shooting: Smooth Skin, Monochrome, Soft Focus,
Fish-eye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Like Oil Paintings, and
Like Watercolor Paintings.
Exposure Compensation: When shooting against a bright
or dark background, you may
need to correct the exposure so that the subject is correctly lit. You can
adjust the exposure from -3 to +3 in 1/3-stop increments.
High Dynamic Range (HDR): When shooting in the HDR mode,
three consecutive images are taken, each at different brightness levels. The
camera combines image areas with optimal brightness to create a single image.
This reduces washed out highlights, and brings out details in shadowed areas
that tend to get lost in high-contrast shots.
Exposure Setting (AE Lock): You can set
the exposure and focus separately. This is effective when the contrast is too
strong between the subject and background, or when a subject is backlit.
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): In this mode, the camera automatically changes the exposure within a set range
to take three shots at the same interval as continuous shooting. The images are
shot in the following order: standard exposure, underexposure, and
overexposure. You can set the amount of under- or over-exposure from -2 to +2 in
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering
- Evaluative: Used for standard conditions. The area
within the frame is divided into several zones and light is measured based
on subject position, brightness, direct light and backlighting.
- Spot: Meters the area within the spot AE point at the
center of the LCD monitor.
- Center-Weighted Averaging: Averages the exposure from
the entire image, but places more weight on the subject at the center.
ISO Settings: The PowerShot G1 X Mark III features Auto and
Manual ISO. The higher the ISO, the greater it reduces the effects of camera
shake and sharpens subjects in low-light situations. In Auto Mode, the ISO speed
is adjusted from 100-3200. In P Mode, you can set the ISO manually from 100 to
25600 in 1/3-stop increments. You can also set the maximum Auto ISO speed from
400 to 25600.
Built-In Flash: The PowerShot G1 X Mark III has a built-in
pop-up flash. You can select Auto (flash fires in low light), On (flash
always fires), Slow-Synchro (flash timing is adjusted to slow shutter speeds) or Off (flash doesn't fire). The built-in flash has a range of
1.6' to 29.5' in Wide Angle and 4.6' to 14.8' in Telephoto. You can adjust the
flash output in 3 levels (in Tv, Av, and M modes) and flash exposure compensation (+/-2 stops in 1/3 stop
increments). In the menu, you
can add the following flash functions when the flash is set to On or Auto:
- Red-Eye Correction: You can automatically correct red-eye that
occurs in images taken with the flash.
- Red-Eye Reduction Lamp: The red-eye reduction lamp lights in
order to reduce the red-eye effect that occurs when shooting in dark
conditions with the flash.
External Flash: The camera has a hot shoe for adding one of
the following optional Canon Speedlites:
600EX II-RT, 600EX-RT, 580EX II, 580EX,
III-RT, 430EX III, 430EX II, 430EX, 320EX, 270EX,
270EX II, and 220EX.
ND Filter: The ND
filter reduces light intensity to 1/8 (3-stops) of the actual level, allowing
for slower shutter speeds and smaller aperture values. Use of a tripod is
recommended with the slower shutter speeds to prevent camera shake.
White Balance: You
can choose from the following white balance settings:
- Auto: The camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting
- Daylight: For
recording outdoors on a bright day.
- Shade: For shooting in the shade.
- Cloudy: For
recording under overcast, shady or twilight skies.
- Tungsten: For recording under tungsten and ordinary
- White Fluorescent: For recording under white
- Flash: For when recording with the flash.
- Underwater: Underwater sets the optimum white balance for taking
pictures underwater; reducing blue tones to produce natural, vibrant hues.
- Custom: Allows
you to manually set the white balance and store the settings.
Display Overlays: You can display a variety of guides and
overlays in the viewfinder or LCD to aid you in shooting images. These include
shooting information, grid lines, an electronic level, and a histogram.
Wind Filter: The Wind Filter suppresses noise during audio recording
when the wind is strong.
Play, Edit, and Print
Review: After an image is recorded, it will appear in the
LCD monitor for a preset number of seconds for reviewing. You can select the
review time from 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Off. It will also display until you press the
shutter button halfway to focus your next shot (Hold).
Focus Check Display: Focus Check display allows you to check
the focus of image taken and allows you to easily check facial expressions and
whether a subject's eyes are closed. This feature can be set to allow you to
check the focus of an image taken right after shooting the subject.
Jump Images: When you have a lot of images recorded onto a
memory card, you can use the Jump feature to speed up your search for the image
you want to view. You can choose from the following categories:
- Favorites: displays images tagged as favorites
- Shot Date: displays the images shot on a specified
- Still/Movie: jumps to only still images or only movies
- Jump 10 Images: jumps over 10 images at a time
- Jump 100 Images: jumps over 100 images at a time
Index Replay: This feature allows you to view 6, 12, 42, or
110 images at once on the LCD monitor so that
you can search for an image quickly.
When viewing a still picture in Single Image Replay mode, you can magnify the
image up to 10x to get a closer look at the detail. You can also maneuver around in the magnified
picture by using the multi-purpose control dial.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor.
Slide Show: Images stored on a memory card can
automatically be displayed one-by-one using the Slide Show function. Each image
displays for approximately 3-10, 15, 30 seconds. You can choose whether you want
a fade transition
effect or not.
Movie Playback: In addition to normal playback of your video
clips the camera features slow-motion, fast-forward, rewind and frame-by-frame
Trimming: You can trim a
portion of a recorded image and save it as a new image file.
You can also trim the beginnings and ends of recorded movies in one-second
Resizing Images: You can resize images to a lower
pixel setting and save the resized image as a separate file.
Images: The protect feature allows you
to protect important images from accidental erasure.
PictBridge/Wireless Printing: You can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible
printer of any brand with an optional USB cable and print photos without having
to connect it to a computer. You can also connect the camera wirelessly via an
access point or directly.
Power Requirements: The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III powered by the
supplied NB-13L rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery pack (3.6V / 1250mAh / 4.5Wh). The battery
pack can be charged in the supplied CB-2LH battery charger in
approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes. The typical performance of the battery is
|Number of Still Images |
|Monitor on ||Approx. 200 shots |
|Viewfinder on ||Approx. 200 shots |
|Number of Still Images |
|Monitor on ||Approx. 250 shots |
|Movie Recording (Typical) ||Monitor on ||Approx. 45 minutes |
|Viewfinder on ||Approx. 45 minutes |
|Movie Recording (Continuous) ||Monitor On ||Approx. 80 minutes |
|Viewfinder On ||Approx. 80 minutes |
|Playback Time ||Approx. 4 hours |
Eco Mode: To save battery power, the screen darkens when the
camera is not used for approximately two seconds, then turns off after another
ten seconds. The camera shuts itself off after three minutes of inactivity.
and Output Notes
Digital Terminal: The PowerShot G1 X Mark III has a Micro USB
Hi-Speed compliant terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a compatible computer or
compatible printer via a USB cable (not included).
Micro HDMI Output: The PowerShot G1 X Mark III features a micro-HDMI (Type
D) output for connecting the camera to your HDTV. No HDMI cable is included with
Software: The PowerShot G1 X Mark III does not come with
software in the box. The following software programs are available for download
from the Canon website:
- CameraWindow: import images and change camera settings;
add Picture Styles saved on your computer to the camera
- Map Utility: use a map to view GPS information added to
- Digital Photo Professional: browse, process, and edit RAW images
- Picture Style Editor: edit Picture Styles and create
and save Picture Style files
- Camera User Guide
Operating Systems: The software is compatible with the
following operating systems:
- Windows: Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1,
Windows 8, and Windows 7 (SP1)
- Macintosh: Compatible with macOS High Sierra v10.13
(CameraWindow only), macOS Sierra v10.12, OS X El Capitan v10.11, and OS X