Amazon UK has dropped more than £200 overnight on two of the most beloved Canon compact cameras among enthusiast photographers. Both the flagship Powershot G1 X III and the more recent G5 X II have dropped significantly on this zoom camera, bringing their prices down to just £787.97 (opens in a new tab) and £598.97 (opens in a new tab) corresponding.
The main attraction of Powershot G1 X III (opens in a new tab) is a large 24-megapixel APS-C format sensor … that puts its quality information on par with DSLR cameras. It also offers Dual Pixel CMOS AF, normally found only on camera system cameras.
And at the front there is a 15-45mm f/2.8-5.6 zoom lens, which provides a focal range equivalent to 24-72mm in 35mm terms.
The camera will shoot in RAW, offers a built-in ND filter, and provides motor sequences at up to 9 fps.
Powershot G5 X II (opens in a new tab)meanwhile, boasts an all-new 5x optical zoom lens (up from 4.2x on the front camera) with a 24-120mm equivalent focal length range and f/1.8-2.8 aperture with a 9-blade aperture, to creates a pleasant background blur.
It has a 20-megapixel one-inch sensor and (unlike the G1 X III) offers full 4K video recording.
In addition to the 20 fps continuous shooting speed, the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II also features a brand new fully automatic 30 fps mode. This mode captures full-resolution images in Canon’s CR3 format (which can be converted to jpg in-camera) and, similar to Olympus’ Pro Capture mode, records from about a second before you press the button. capture, so you never miss a moment.
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Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He’s been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera and Professional Photography.
His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, for which he won Young Photographer of the Year – long before the advent of autofocus. mobile and memory card. Today he uses his Nikon D800, Fujifilm X-T1, Sony A7 and iPhone 11 Pro.
He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.