Canon refreshes compact line with the PowerShot G1 X Mark III

Canon has given its enthusiast PowerShot line a boost with the introduction of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III.

The direct replacement to the three-year-old PowerShot G1 X Mark II, the new model updates its predecessor’s 1.5in 12.8MP sensor with a 24.2MP APS-C alternative, one that’s said to be similar to the one inside the EOS 80D. And, as  with that camera, phase-detect AF pixels have been included on the sensor to provide Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology.

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Matt Golowczynski

The former editor of Digital Camera World, "Matt G" has spent the bulk of his career working in or reporting on the photographic industry. For two and a half years he worked in the trade side of the business with Jessops and Wex, serving as content marketing manager for the latter. 

Switching streams he also spent five years as a journalist, where he served as technical writer and technical editor for What Digital Camera before joining DCW, taking on assignments as a freelance writer and photographer in his own right. He currently works for SmartFrame, a specialist in image-streaming technology and protection.