As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Canon PowerShot G3 X is also often compared to boutiques, pro digicams, travel zooms and mirrorless. The Canon PowerShot G3 X's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-LX100 II and the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G3 X compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 922k dots), is slightly smaller (prosumer size (123×77×105 mm) vs large (137×99×131 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5.9 fps vs 60 fps), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), has a slightly shorter battery life (300 shots vs 360 shots), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
9 months newer
$1,398

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the G3 X)

  • Much longer battery life: 420 shots vs 300 shots
  • Shoots significantly faster: 14 fps vs 5.9 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the G3 X)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Heavier: 1,051 g vs 733 g

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and G3 X

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the G3 X)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the G3 X)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Significantly larger: Large (138×102×135 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm)

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and G3 X

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Have touch screens

Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)

Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)
9 months older
$995 - $1,195

Significant advantages of the V-Lux (Typ 114) (vs the G3 X)

  • Longer battery life: 360 shots vs 300 shots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the V-Lux (Typ 114) (vs the G3 X)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm)

common strengths of the V-Lux (Typ 114) and G3 X

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
9 months older
$431 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the G3 X)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the G3 X)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the SX60 HS and G3 X

  • Fairly small: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm)
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 733 g

Nikon DL24-500

Nikon DL24-500
8 months newer

Significant advantages of the DL24-500 (vs the G3 X)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 5.9 fps
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the DL24-500 (vs the G3 X)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the DL24-500 and G3 X

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Have touch screens
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
5 years older
$496 - $498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the G3 X)

  • Longer battery life: 360 shots vs 300 shots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/16000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the G3 X)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and G3 X

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20.9 MP vs 20 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G3 X compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (25x vs 3.1x), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots), has a screen which flips out and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), is slightly larger (prosumer size (123×77×105 mm) vs standard size (115×66×64 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5.9 fps vs 9 fps), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is older (june 2015 vs october 2017).

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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3 years newer
$898

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the G3 X)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8
  • Smaller: Standard size (115×66×64 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm)
  • Shoots significantly faster: 11 fps vs 5.9 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the G3 X)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 25x
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and G3 X

  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 25x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Inexpensive: $897.99 vs $530.39

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
1 year older
$699

Significant advantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the G3 X)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly thinner: 2.6" vs 4.1"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the G3 X)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 25x
  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and G3 X

  • Incredible zoom: 5x vs 25x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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2 years newer
$1,099

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the G3 X)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (115×78×51 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm)
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much thinner: 2" vs 4.1"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the G3 X)

  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 25x
  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III and G3 X

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Built-in flashes

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G3 X compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a marginally larger sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3.2" vs 1.8"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 461k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), is slightly larger (prosumer size (123×77×105 mm) vs compact (103×60×40 mm)), is thicker (4.1" vs 1.7") and is significantly heavier (733 g vs 304 g).

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
9 months older
$534

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the G3 X)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Smaller: Compact (103×60×40 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 4.1"

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the G3 X)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the G7 X and G3 X

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Have touch screens

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
4 years older
$2,042

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the G3 X)

  • Significantly thinner: 1.9" vs 4.1"
  • Lighter: 401 g vs 733 g
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (vs the G3 X)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Significantly smaller sensor: 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the G12 and G3 X

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 300 shots

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X
3 months newer
$588 - $699

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G5 X (vs the G3 X)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly thinner: 1.7" vs 4.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 353 g vs 733 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G5 X (vs the G3 X)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G5 X and G3 X

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Have touch screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year older
$510 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the G3 X)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 4.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the G3 X)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and G3 X

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,620k dots

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 months newer
$391

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the G3 X)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Smaller: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 209 g vs 733 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the G3 X)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and G3 X

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Have touch screens

Canon PowerShot G1

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14 years older

Significant advantages of the G1 (vs the G3 X)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Thinner: 2.5" vs 4.1"

Significant disadvantages of the G1 (vs the G3 X)

  • Much worse wide angle: 34 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3.2"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the G1 and G3 X

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G3 X compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 922k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP) and significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is slightly larger (prosumer size (123×77×105 mm) vs mid size (102×58×43 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5.9 fps vs 24 fps), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has slightly fewer focus points (31 vs 315).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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3 years newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the G3 X)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 5.9 fps
  • Smaller: Mid size (102×58×43 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the G3 X)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and G3 X

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
8 months newer
$315

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the G3 X)

  • Smaller: Mid size (110×64×36 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 4.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 270 g vs 733 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the G3 X)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and G3 X

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200)

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the G3 X)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 370 shots vs 300 shots
  • Significantly thinner: 1.8" vs 4.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 340 g vs 733 g

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the G3 X)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) and G3 X

  • High resolution screens: 1,240k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40
3 years older

Significant advantages of the V-Lux 40 (vs the G3 X)

  • Has a GPS
  • Smaller: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 4.1"

Significant disadvantages of the V-Lux 40 (vs the G3 X)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the V-Lux 40 and G3 X

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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3 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the G3 X)

  • Smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 242 g vs 733 g
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 4.1"

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the G3 X)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and G3 X

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the G3 X)

  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 5.9 fps
  • Significantly thinner: 1.7" vs 4.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 312 g vs 733 g

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the G3 X)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and G3 X

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G3 X compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 921k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5.9 fps vs 60 fps) and has a marginally smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
1 year newer
$565 - $679 (body only)
$679 - $799 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M5 (vs the G3 X)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much thinner: 2.4" vs 4.1"

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M5 (vs the G3 X)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS M5 and G3 X

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Very high resolution screens: 1,620k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
similar age
$1,276 (body only)
$1,174 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX8 (vs the G3 X)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX8 (vs the G3 X)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the DMC-GX8 and G3 X

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $899.99 vs $530.39

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the G3 X)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the G3 X)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A6000 and G3 X

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $530.39

Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10
similar age
$522 (body only)
$400 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T10 (vs the G3 X)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the X-T10 (vs the G3 X)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the X-T10 and G3 X

  • Inexpensive: $400.00 vs $530.39
  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
similar age
$443 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the G3 X)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 5.9 fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the G3 X)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the 1 J5 and G3 X

  • Inexpensive: $443.39 vs $530.39
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000
1 year older
$446 (body only)
$499 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX3000 (vs the G3 X)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (117×66×39 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.5" vs 4.1"

Significant disadvantages of the NX3000 (vs the G3 X)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the NX3000 and G3 X

  • Inexpensive: $445.59 vs $530.39