1.0 inch-type CMOS Sensor, 25x Zoom Lens
The PowerShot G3 X uses a 1.0 inch-type, 20.2MP CMOS sensor, which, at more than 4 times the size of the 1/2.3 inch type sensor on most compact cameras, allows you to shoot beautiful, low noise pictures with the large bokeh. The 25x high magnification zoom lens has a focal range of 24-600mm (35mm film equivalent) and includes 3 UD and 4 aspherical lens elements, favorably compensating for distortions and aberrations, making high resolving power throughout the entire zoom range a reality. The camera comes with Micro USM II, a high powered, precise control mechanism that is not only ideal for quick zoom framing, but also operates quietly, reducing mechanical noise and ensuring better video footage. In addition, the use of a powerful linear control mechanism allows for speedy AF function that can handle even moving subjects.