Canon G1X Mark III vs Canon 80D

Canon G1X Mark III doesn’t look inferior anywhere from its sibling Canon 80D. Similar sized APS-C sensor incorporated inside both cameras, however, G1X Mark III incorporates a step advanced Image processor that helps the camera to get better lowlight photography along with improving video parts. Canon 80D, On the other hand, comes with advanced faster shutter speed.

Let’s have a detail comparison of these two cameras:

Features / Models Canon G1X Mark III
Canon 80D
Megapixel 24 megapixels 24 Megapixel
Sensor size / type APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (22.4 x 15 mm)
Image processor DIGIC 7 Digic 6
Low Pass Filter Yes Yes
Hot Shoe Yes Yes
Image stabilization Optical Optical
AF System Contrast + Phase Detect sensor Contrast Detect + Phase detect sensor
AF points 49 points 45
ISO 64-25600 100-51200
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/2000 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 09 fps 07 fps
Video 1080p @60fps 1080p @60fps
Display 3.0″ 1.44m-Dot 180° Tilting LCD 3″ 1.04 million dot Vari-angle LCD
Viewfinder Electronic Optical (pentaprism)
Battery Life (CIPA) 200 shots 240 shots
Weather Sealed Yes Yes
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-In
Dimensions  115 x 78 x 51 mm 149 x 112 x 78 mm
Weight 399 g 910 g

 AF system

To be honest, Canon did a great work by offering the intelligent Dual Pixel AF system in both cameras . Yes! Same as Canon 80D Canon G1X Mark III also has fabricated this excellent AF system with creative 49 AF points also, so that the users can achieve the focus of the fast moving subjects very quickly and precisely (as quick as 0.03s!) However, due to larger AF points Canon G1X Mark III can give you wider coverage of the subjects.

ISO range

Lowlight shooting will be comfortably done with Canon 80D since the camera allows you to acquire noise free images ( expandable ISO of 51200), whereas Canon G1X Mark III offers you expandable ISO range of 25600 only.

Shutter speed

But the best difference or you can say a significant advantage of Canon 80D is that it avails the faster shutter of 1/8000 sec. Faster shutter speed in a camera ultimately blocks the way of distortion, plus also incredibly minimizes the “rolling shutter” effect while shooting fast moving subjects. Furthermore, this fast shutter speed also allows the camera to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture while shooting at bright light conditions. On the other hand, Canon G1X Mark III is restricted to 1/2000 sec only.


Maximum shots can be taken with Canon 80D. On the other hand, you can take only 200 shots only.


Canon 80D is somewhere looks smart in terms of overall specifications however, Canon G1X Mark III is lightweight and compact that lets you take it to the place where you locate you subject. For the price Canon 80D is most rated camera to be purchased.

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