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Canon PowerShot G1 X III and G5 X II are slashed by £200 to lowest prices ever!

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Amazon UK has slashed over £200 overnight on two of the best-loved Canon compact cameras amongst enthusiast photographers.  Both the flagship Powershot G1 X III and the more recent G5 X II have had serious reductions on this zoom cameras, bringing their prices down to just £787.97 and £598.97 respectively.

The key attraction of the Powershot G1 X III is the large 24-megapixel APS-C-format sensor... which puts its quality credentials alongside that of a DSLR. It also offers  Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which is usually only found on the camera's system cameras.
And at the front there is a there's a 15-45mm f/2.8-5.6 zoom lens, which offers a focal range equivalent to 24-72mm in 35mm terms. 

The camera will shoot in RAW, offers a built-in ND filter, and offers motorwind sequences at up to 9 frames per second.

The Powershot G5 X II, meanwhile, boasts a brand new 5x optical zoom lens (up from 4.2x in the previous camera) with a 24-120mm equivalent focal range and  f/1.8-2.8 aperture with 9 blades, to create pleasing background blur. 

It has a 20 megapixel one-inch sensor sensor, and (unlike the G1 X III) offers full 4K video shooting.

In addition to burst speeds of 20fps, the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II features a brand new fully automatic 30fps mode. This captures full-resolution images in Canon’s CR3 format (convertible to jpg in-camera), and similar to Olympus’ Pro Capture mode, records from about a second before you press the shutter, so you never miss a moment.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has 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, which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 8 Plus RED.