Canon - PowerShot G3 X 20.2-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black

Capture important moments as they unfold with this Canon PowerShot G3 X digital camera, which features a 20.2-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor that let you take clear photos and 1080p HD videos.

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What's Included

  • PowerShot G3 X 20.2-Megapixel Digital Camera
  • Battery pack (NB-10L)
  • Battery charger (CB-2LC)
  • Neck strap (NS-DC11), lens cap
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (16 out of 17)

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20.2-megapixel 1" high-sensitivity CMOS sensor

Captures high-resolution images up to 5472 x 3648 pixels.

25x optical/4x digital/100x total zoom

Through a 24-600mm f/2.8-5.6 lens for precise zooming and accuracy.

3.2" LCD tilting multi-angle capacitive touch screen

With approximately 1.62 million dots resolution makes it easy to set up and review shots.

High-definition movie mode

Allows you to record 1080p full HD video in 60p, 30p or 24p. An external microphone, headphone jack and manual control simplify movie creation. An HDMI output lets you play back videos on your HDTV.

DIGIC 6 image processor

Along with the CMOS sensor creates the Canon HS System for optimal low-light photography, high-quality images and rapid performance.

Intelligent optical image stabilization

Helps reduce the effects of camera shake and vibration to minimize blurring and ghosting.

Burst mode

Lets you capture images in rapid succession at up to 5.9 fps (frames per second).

Shooting and scene modes

Include creative shot, sports, portrait, smile, wink self-timer, face self-timer, star nightscape, star trails, star time-lapse movie, handheld night scene, snow, fireworks and more for versatile capture.

White balance modes

Include auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H, flash, custom 1 and custom 2 for shooting in various lighting conditions.

Built-in flash

With auto, slow synchro, on and off modes lets you add light to scenes when necessary.

High-speed autofocus

With 31 autofocus points helps you bring subjects into clear view.

Wi-Fi with NFC (near-field communication) technology

Allows simple pairing with compatible Android devices. Compatible with the Canon Connect Station (CS100, not included), so you can wirelessly transfer images.

Card slot

Supports SD, SDHC and SDXC formats.

Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Premium camera at a premium price

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    If you are taking a trip where you plan to take lots of photos and you can only take ONE camera with you, this might be your best choice. It is fairly compact so you shouldn't mind carrying it on your shoulder all day. The 1 inch sensor is fairly good in low light, very good outdoors and the built in flash is sufficient for those ocassional indoor shots. The reach of the lens distinguishes this camera from its primary competition. It should handle every situation--from capturing the wildlife in Yellowstone to the line of scrimmage in your sons last high school football game. All this this in one compact package. Other cameras might best it in one area or another but few (if any) put everything together in one camera. Having said that, there are some cautionary words-- carry an extra battery if you plan to be shooting for an entire day and give serious thought to buying the optional viewfinder. Framing a shot in the bright sun is kind of a crapshoot. It's hard to see the screen in direct sunlight. The viewfinder works like a charm. Adds a little bulk to the camera but little weight. All- in- all a versatile camera that should be considered by every photo enthusiast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera especially for low light shots

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this camera for the low light capabilities and the electronic viewfinder (separate purchase). It is fantastic in low light. I absolutely love it. The electronic viewfinder is excellent for daytime shots when you can't see the display on the back of the camera. It has been difficult for me to use point and shoots for this reason (if there is a lot of sunshine I can't see the display.) That is totally resolved with the electronic viewfinder. I have used this up to an iso of 6400 and have been happy with the results using Photoshop and noise minimizing software. There is always noise at high iso's but using the noise minimizing software the shots look great. I have not been able to push a previous camera above an iso of 1600 before getting grainy results. This camera fits my needs and would definitely purchase again. It is larger than your normal point and shoot so be aware of that but if you want great low light shots it performs fantastically.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Pros: Good Image Quality; Large Clear LCD; Fast/accurate auto-focus; Good in Low Light; Nice Body Color; Good Image Stabilization; Great Zoom; Short Lag Time; Easy To Use Cons: No Viewfinder I purchased the G3-X as a personal use camera, however I found a viable use for it as a second back-up when out shooting in a professional environment. The file is super with color rendition and ease of use and the zoom is nothing short of extraordinary! I would highly recommend this camera for any level photographer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Canon G3 X is just a great camera!

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Canon G3 X produces extremely sharp images from close up images to images of the moon using the 24-600mm lens. I was looking for a camera that was easy to travel with yet yielded sharp images. I love the fact that I do not have to change lenses or haul around 25 pounds of camera gear to obtain the same results as the G3 X produces. I would highly recommend this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Takes good pictures

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I like the portability of this camera and the quality of the pictures although it was a little heavier than I thought it would be. I had been using the camera for less than 1 week and the lens error came on and I could not get it to go off so fortunately I was within in my return window and returned it for a new one just hope it dos not happen again

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent camera except...

    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This camera delivers everything it promises - ease of use, compact size, excellent images. The once exception is that the additional electronic viewfinder (not supplied or available from BB) is essential to getting great images and video. Best Buy sales support and Geek Squad support is top notch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It does what I need

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have a Canon 5D mark3 but wanted something that I could use when I needed to travel light. ie on my motorcycle or hiking. This camera fit the bill with it's 1" sensor and 20.2 megapixel and ability to take RAW it fits the bill perfectly. It's a little on the spendy side but for me it was worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far easy and fun

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My only complaint is that I could not get the wifi connection to work with windows 10. Because the cable is not included with the camera, I had to order one from Canon before I knew if I could upload pictures to my computer. I love that this camera has a great zoom and can also do great close ups. I still have to check out a lot of it's features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about connectivity, exposure, glare and flash. Editors are less positive about storage and price and have mixed opinions about viewfinder. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 89/100 = Very good quality.
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    Canon PowerShot G3 X
    The Canon PowerShot G3 X couples excellent image quality with a long zoom range, but it really needs a built-in EVF.Full Review
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    Canon PowerShot G3 X review
    With a 1-inch sensor and 24x zoom, the PowerShot G3 X is an excellent mega-zoom camera worthy of enthusiasts.Full Review
  •, 4 out of 5Sam Kieldsen on August 28, 2015
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    Canon G3X review
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