Product Comparison: Canon PowerShot G3 X vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III


General Specifications
Brand
Canon
Sony
Model
PowerShot G3 X
Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The PowerShot G3 X camera can be ideal for capturing and sharing all your adventures, indoors and out. With a compact, rugged design that’s easy to carry, this premium camera gives you inspirational image quality through its 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, plus the power to zoom to an incredible 25x. You’ll be able to capture what you see wherever life takes you: broad, majestic landscapes, virtually blur-free low-light images, and beautifully detailed wildlife.
Now, nothing is beyond reach. Aim for more dramatic stills and movies from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto. The 24-600mm1 (25x) ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens offers a bright F2.4-4 max aperture that can take full advantage of the large 1” 20.1 MP image sensor. See subjects stand out beautifully in all kinds of scenes from wide-angle landscapes to ultra-telephoto sports action.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20.2 MP
20.1 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
Optical Zoom
25 x
25 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Size & Weight
Height
3.01 in.
3.75 in.
Width
4.85 in.
5.25 in.
Depth
4.15 in.
5.75 in.
Weight
1.62 lbs.
2 lbs.

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon PowerShot G3 X Camera
  • Light and small compared to RX10 and FZ1000
  • Its light/easy to carry
  • Small size and weight are at the top of my list. You get images close to DSLR quality with a much smaller and lighter weight camera.
  • Great small camera in a good price.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
  • The case is some form of plastic, but strong and helps to keep the weight down as the camera is a similar size to other DSLR cameras.
  • I have enjoyed the very compact size of that camera when i had it.
  • I have seen a couple of negative comments on size and weight of the camera, but I like it.
  • Lighter than most DSLRs, but feels solid has a 'real' camera feel to it.
  • A superb camera for amateur use but not compact. I prefer more compact cameras.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
8.8 mm.
8.8 mm.
Max. Focal Length
220 mm.
220 mm.
ISO Settings
125 - 12800
100–12800
Aperture
F2.8 (W) - 5.6 (T)
F2.4 (W)–4.0 (T)
Digital Zoom
4 x
100 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, DPOF
JPEG, RAW, XAVC S, AVCHD, MP4

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon PowerShot G3 X Camera
  • 24-600mm optical zoom (2400mm digital). That's sufficiently more than the FZ1000's 400mm to shot for the moon properly, for example.
  • Picture quality is amazing; it is indistinguishable from my 60D. The Image Stabilization works extremely well. Image quality at higher ISO settings is fantastic.
  • Noise at moderately high ISO settings can be nearly eliminated with the de-noise functions in Photoshop or Lightroom.
  • Impressed by the image quality over my trusty 12mp S120 I've been using for a year and a half. The larger sensor is making a big difference already and having more manual features in star mode is great too.
  • No real slowmo modes (rx10 does 960fps shooting)
  • Its slower to take pictures than the competition, noticeably, specially if you don't use the burst mode (burst is also slower though)
  • Auto mode cannot shot raw, all other modes require setup before shooting
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
  • Photos are generally pin sharp, even when taking a quick impromptu one. Focusing has several options from spot to multi-point and about everything between.
  • A truly amazing bit of kit. Awesome images and extremely versatile suits.
  • Very good camera with good features. Great quality images and fast. Great 4K video too!
  • I am amazed at the sharp images even at full zoom. It even makes a complete beginner like me look semi skilled!
  • Night photographs are great, and its method of stitching several high speed shots to produce one sharp image instead of one slow blurred image works very well.
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
Yes
No
Screen Size
3.2 in.
2.95 in.
Screen Resolution
1620000 dots
1228800 dots
Vari-angle Display
Yes
No
Viewfinder
0.39-type electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED)

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

What customers say about "Display"
Canon PowerShot G3 X Camera
  • Touchscreen. Actually works well and is useful for setting up compared to buttons.
  • The touch screen and the external controls are similar to other Canons, which makes it easier to use, and where the functions aren't to one's liking they can be reassigned.
  • I do like the tilt touch screen - specially for the auto-focus (you touch on the thing you want to focus on and it locks onto it as you pan the camera).
  • Touchscreen orientation does not go sideway, only up/down and flipped-upwards for "selfies"
  • One problem with the touch screen (which I mostly like) is that it is too easy to change settings by mistake with your thumb.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
  • A wonderfully clear view through the viewfinder, and automatic switch between screen and viewfinder adds to ease of use.
  • The viewfinder screen is suberb, it's bright when outdoors and comes with the ability to rotate and swivel it to suit.
  • The OLED viewfinder actually made others exclaim out loud when I showed it to them - it's like looking through the viewfinder of an SLR rather than staring at a tiny screen.
  • The ability to take video via the viewfinder is the icing on the cake.
  • The viewfinder is large and excellent, and the whole camera is easy to use.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, AUTO, Portrait, Smart Shutter, Handheld Night Scene, Snow, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Monochrome, Star Time-Lapse Movie
AUTO, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall), Movie Mode, HFR Mode, Scene Selection
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom1-2
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, C.Temp., Filter, Custom
Shutter Speeds
15" - 1/2000
30" – 1/2000
What customers say about "Features"
Canon PowerShot G3 X Camera
  • There are a lot of manual and auto modes for creating the best photo.
  • The image stabilization is quite good--I have not had a difficulty with blurred images.
  • The image stabilizer worked pretty well. Here you may hear some "clunking" noises which I read else where that it is the image stabilizers moving around a bit, being too close to the lens so I read.
  • No built in EVF (there's an external one to buy separately)
  • Lens hangs around when powered off, makes a bit of noise which feels like its clunky (even thus it doesn't cause any issue)
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
  • Beautiful wide lens depth of color and many features, and auto as well as manual settings.
  • Fantastic camera. A bit bulky but feature packed. Fab picture quality. Much better low level light noise than my revious camera.
  • Very good camera with good features. Great quality images and fast. Great 4K video too!
  • Great for Video, especial 4K, Timelapse and slow motion features are fun and future proof.
  • This works best with a tripod and the camera tells you via the monitor which way to pan.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
No
NFC Enabled
Yes
Yes
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
Micro HDMI, Micro USB, A/V (PAL/NTSC), 3.5mm audio
USB (USB 2.0), Micro HDMI, Microphone (3.5 mm stereo minijack), Multi Interface Shoe, Headphones
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Canon PowerShot G3 X Camera
  • Fast/easy way to transfer pictures wirelessly (better than sony/panasonic's). Remote shooting only works on iOS right now.
  • Hot shoe supports add-on EVF and Canon Speedlites.
  • Mic and headphone connections.
  • Remote shooting using the iOS Canon Camera Connect app works great for stills
  • Wifi very simple to use and works well when traveling.
  • EVF is a pricey accessory.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
  • Slots work fine, you can connect to a computer without problems.
  • Very cool camera, easy to use and memory card slot works fine, recommended.
  • I use a memory card, I have to constantly insert and pop it out and the slot works well.
  • After six months of using the camera problems with slots appeared.
  • I have periodic problems connecting to a computer, just the computer does not recognize the camera.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
No
No
Battery Model
Battery Pack NB-10L
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Number of Batteries
1
1
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
1399.99 $


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