Sony RX10 III vs. Canon G3X


Are you from those who like shooting with high optical zoom option camera? Here we are suggesting you the two outstanding cameras, Sony RX10 III and Canon G3X that holds the powerful optical zoom lens of 25X, allowing you to get much closer view of the subjects.

Actually this is a comparison of two above mentioned cameras according to their specifications so that we can get to know much more details of these cameras and maybe its helps you in finding the best cameras if you are in mind to buy any one of these two.

So let us see the detail comparison and choose the best one…

Sony RX10 III vs. Canon G3X – Specification Comparison

Features/ Models Sony RX10 III
Canon G3X
Megapixel 20 megapixels 20 MP
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Optical Zoom 25X 25x
Aperture range F2.4 – F4.0 F2.8 – F5.6
Macro Range 3 cm 5cm
Image processor Bionz X DIGIC 6
Image Stabilization Optical Optical
AF system Contrast Detect Contrast Detect
AF Points 25 AF points 31 AF points
ISO Auto, 125 – 12800 (expands to 64-25600) Auto, 125-12800 (expands to 25600)
Shutter Min/ mix 30-1/32000 30 – 1/2000
Continuous shooting speed 14 fps  5.9 fps
Video 4K @ 30Fps  1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Display 3.0″ 1.228m-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD  3.2 tilting 1620k TFT LCD screen
Viewfinder Electronic (100%)  Electronic
Hot shoe Yes  Yes
Wireless WiFi and NFC  with NFC
Battery life  420 Shots  300 shots
Dimensions 133 x 94 x 127 mm  123 x 77 x 105 mm of
Weight 1051 g g  733 g


Well, RX10 III and Canon G3X are employing the same sensor sizes as well as the resolutions (see the table). With 1.0 type stacked 20 MP CMOS sensor of RX10 III and 1″-type 20.2MP CMOS sensor of G3x both could be able to produce the same clarity and sharpness in the still images and videos.

The Sony as well as Canon both added the optical image stabilization to their bodies, which is so creative to suppress the appearance of the camera shake effectively so that images produce will be blurfree in a wide variety of shooting conditions.

However, duos (RX10 III and Canon G3X) have contrast detect AF systems but the distinctive 31 AF points is all that makes G3X a fine camera to detect and predict motion of a subject much instantly and also helps the camera achieve an incredibly fast and efficient focusing solution.

Aperture range- Sony RX10 III features a large maximum aperture of F2.4 – F4.0, which is larger than the G3X (F2.8 – F5.6), means a lot more light will fall onto the sensor, helping it achieve outstanding image quality throughout the entire zoom range.

Shutter speed- Even when you shooting at electronic shutter speed of maximum 1/32000 sec the RX10 III will capture the fast movements of the desire subjects instantly and with lesser distortion.

Continuous shooting speed- With shooting speed of 14 fps the RX10 III is much efficient in seizing the faster movements of the desired subjects, which decreasing the chance of images to get blurred and producing much sharper images compared to 5.9 fps of G3X.

Video- The RX10 III offers the advantages of 4K (QFHD 3840×2160) movie recording and moreover the camera also offers 25x dynamic zoom range means the videographers can also record 4k clips from a certain distance. On the other hand, the G3X camera allows the users to record only full HD video of 1920 x 1080 (60p) .

Display- The G3 X of Canon features a bright 3.2-inch Multi-Angle capacitive touch panel LCD screen with 1.62 million dot resolution, enhances the users shooting from a variety of angles including capturing selfies and creative low-angle shots with flexibility by tilting up to 180 degrees for sharp and clear display.

Shots- RX10 III allows you to take maximum 420 shots while G3X allows you to take only 300 shots.

Verdict- Since the Sony RX10 III features stacked CMOS sensor which will perform better than Sony’s previous generation of RX 100 M III sensor. As we all know the Canon users RX100 M iii sensor inside the recently announced pro GX series camera, So undoubtedly thew Sony RX 10 III will give you better images.

 Another reason that the Sony RX 10 III will give you better images is the use of bright aperture lens in the camera, bright lens will deliver more light to the sensor resulting noise free images.

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