Highly Recommended awardThe Canon PowerShot G3X is Canon's first big zoom, big sensor compact. Traditional super-zoom cameras have a lot to offer but, their typically small sensor size prompts many buyers to migrate upwards to a DSLR or mirrorless. The G3X's 1inch sensor isn't as big as a DSLR or mirrorless, but with four times the surface area of a typical 1/2.3 inch super-zoom sensor delivers better quality imges with less noise. The absence of a built-in viewfinder is disappointing on the G3X though. With its big zoom it's a serious downside if you're trying to follow fast-moving sports or wildlife. If you're at peace with this though (or are willing to fit the EVF accessory), the G3X offers the compelling combination of a large 1in sensor with a longer optical zoom than its rivals. So if you want that quality and reach, then the G3X is the camera for you.

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