Canon has pulled the covers off its latest Powershot, the G3 X, which packs a whopping range of 24-600mm – that’s a 25x zoom! The five-axis image-stabilised f/2.8-5.6 lens isn’t the only standout feature, as the premium compact also offers a back-illuminated 20.2Mp 1in CMOS sensor, Wi-Fi/NFC technology and an ISO range spanning from 125 to 12,800.
Powered by the DIGIC 6 processor which is also found in Canon’s top-line DSLRs like the 1D X and 5DS, the G3 X can fire off 5.9 frames per second. Images can be reviewed on the large 3.2in touchscreen that can be tilted and flipped all theway up to help compose self-portraits.
The G3 X is dust and splash-proof, allowing the camera to be used in rain showers, there’s a built-in flash to help in low-light conditions, and there are also impressive movie functions. Full HD video can be captured in variable frame rates ranging from 24 to 60p, there’s Manual control of aperture, ISO and shutter speed and the camera features dedicated microphone and headphone ports. Available now, the G3 X is priced at £799.99