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Canon 500D vs G3X

The Canon EOS 500D (called Canon T1i in some regions) and the Canon PowerShot G3 X are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in March 2009 and June 2015. The 500D is a DSLR, while the G3X is a fixed lens compact. The cameras are based on an APS-C (500D) and an one-inch (G3X) sensor. The 500D has a resolution of 15.1 megapixels, whereas the G3X provides 20 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon 500D
versus
Canon G3 X
Canon 500D   Canon G3 X
Digital single lens reflex Fixed lens compact camera
Canon EF mount lenses 24-600mm f/2.8-5.6
15.1 MP, APS-C Sensor 20 MP, 1" Sensor
1080/20p Video 1080/60p Video
ISO 100-6,400 (100 - 12,800) ISO 125-12,800 (125 - 25,600)
Optical viewfinder Viewfinder optional
3.0 LCD, 920k dots 3.2 LCD, 1620k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Tilting touchscreen
3.4 shutter flaps per second 5.9 shutter flaps per second
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
400 shots per battery charge300 shots per battery charge
129 x 98 x 62 mm, 520 g 123 x 77 x 105 mm, 733 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon EOS 500D and the Canon PowerShot G3 X? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Canon 500D and the Canon G3 X is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon 500D vs Canon G3 X
Compare 500D versus G3X top
Comparison 500D or G3X rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Canon G3 X is notably smaller (25 percent) than the Canon 500D. It is noteworthy in this context that the G3X is splash and dust-proof, while the 500D does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the G3X has a lens built in, whereas the 500D is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the 500D and their specifications in the Canon EF Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the 500D gets 400 shots out of its LP-E5 battery, while the G3X can take 300 images on a single charge of its NB-10L power pack.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 500D 129 mm 98 mm 62 mm 520 g 400 n Mar 2009 799i
2.
 
Canon G3 X 123 mm 77 mm 105 mm 733 g 300 Y Jun 2015 999 i
3.
 
Canon 80D 139 mm 105 mm 79 mm 730 g 960 Y Feb 2016 1,199i
4.
 
Canon 750D 132 mm 101 mm 78 mm 555 g 440 n Feb 2015 749i
5.
 
Canon 760D 132 mm 101 mm 78 mm 565 g 440 n Feb 2015 649i
6.
 
Canon G9 X 98 mm 58 mm 31 mm 209 g 220 n Oct 2015 529i
7.
 
Canon 1200D 130 mm 100 mm 78 mm 480 g 500 n Feb 2014 449i
8.
 
Canon G1 X Mark II 116 mm 74 mm 66 mm 553 g 240 n Feb 2014 799i
9.
 
Canon G7 X 103 mm 60 mm 40 mm 304 g 210 n Sep 2014 699i
10.
 
Canon 70D 139 mm 104 mm 79 mm 755 g 920 Y Jul 2013 1,199i
11.
 
Canon 700D 133 mm 100 mm 79 mm 580 g 440 n Mar 2013 649i
12.
 
Canon 650D 133 mm 100 mm 79 mm 575 g 440 n Jun 2012 849i
13.
 
Canon G1 X 117 mm 81 mm 65 mm 534 g 250 n Jan 2012 799i
14.
 
Canon 600D 133 mm 100 mm 80 mm 570 g 440 n Feb 2011 599i
15.
 
Canon 550D 129 mm 98 mm 62 mm 530 g 440 n Feb 2010 699i
16.
 
Canon 450D 129 mm 98 mm 62 mm 524 g 500 n Jan 2008 799i
17.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 137 mm 99 mm 131 mm 831 g 360 n Jun 2014 899i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon 500D features an APS-C sensor and the Canon G3 X an one-inch sensor. The sensor area in the G3X is 65 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.6 and 2.7. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Technology-wise, the G3X uses a more advanced image processing engine (DIGIC 6) than the 500D (DIGIC 4), with benefits for noise reduction, color accuracy, and processing speed.

Canon 500D and Canon G3 X sensor measures

Despite having a smaller sensor, the G3X offers a higher resolution of 20 megapixels, compared with 15.1 MP of the 500D. This megapixels advantage comes at the cost of a higher pixel density and a smaller size of the individual pixel (with a pixel pitch of 2.41μm versus 4.69μm for the 500D). However, it should be noted that the G3X is much more recent (by 6 years and 2 months) than the 500D, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that make it possible to gather light more efficiently.

The resolution advantage of the Canon G3 X implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the G3X for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 27.4 x 18.2 inches or 69.5 x 46.3 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 21.9 x 14.6 inches or 55.6 x 37.1 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 18.2 x 12.2 inches or 46.3 x 30.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Canon 500D are 23.8 x 15.8 inches or 60.4 x 40.2 cm for good quality, 19 x 12.7 inches or 48.3 x 32.2 cm for very good quality, and 15.8 x 10.6 inches or 40.2 x 26.8 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Canon EOS 500D has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400, which can be extended to ISO 100-12800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Canon PowerShot G3 X are ISO 125 to ISO 12800, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 125-25600.

500D versus G3X MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). The Overall DXO ratings for the two cameras under consideration are close, suggesting that they provide similar imaging performance. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon 500D APS-C 15.1 4752 31681080/20p21.711.566363
2.
 
Canon G3 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.412.352163
3.
 
Canon 80D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.2113579
4.
 
Canon 750D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.712.091971
5.
 
Canon 760D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.612.091570
6.
 
Canon G9 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.512.349563
7.
 
Canon 1200D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.911.372463
8.
 
Canon G1 X Mark II 1.5-inch 13.0 4160 31201080/30p21.510.858158
9.
 
Canon G7 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p23.012.755671
10.
 
Canon 70D APS-C 20.0 5472 36481080/30p22.511.692668
11.
 
Canon 700D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.711.268161
12.
 
Canon 650D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.711.272262
13.
 
Canon G1 X 1.5-inch 14.2 4352 32641080/24p21.710.864460
14.
 
Canon 600D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.111.579365
15.
 
Canon 550D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.111.578466
16.
 
Canon 450D APS-C 12.2 4272 2848none21.910.869261
17.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.111.751764

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the G3X provides a faster frame rate than the 500D. It can shoot movie footage at 1080/60p, while the 500D is limited to 1080/20p.

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the 500D has an optical viewfinder, which can be very useful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the G3X relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. That said, the G3X can be equipped with an optional viewfinder – the EVF-DC1. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Canon 500D and Canon G3 X along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon 500Doptical n3.0 / 920 fixed n 1/4000s 3.4 Y n
2.
 
Canon G3 Xoptional n3.2 / 1620 tilting Y 1/2000s 5.9 Y Y
3.
 
Canon 80Doptical Y3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 7.0 Y n
4.
 
Canon 750Doptical n3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
5.
 
Canon 760Doptical Y3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
6.
 
Canon G9 Xnone n3.0 / 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 6.0 Y Y
7.
 
Canon 1200Doptical n3.0 / 460 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
8.
 
Canon G1 X Mark IIoptional n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 5.2 Y Y
9.
 
Canon G7 Xnone n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 6.5 Y Y
10.
 
Canon 70Doptical Y3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 7.0 Y n
11.
 
Canon 700Doptical n3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
12.
 
Canon 650Doptical n3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
13.
 
Canon G1 Xoptical n3.0 / 922 swivel n 1/4000s 1.9 Y Y
14.
 
Canon 600Doptical n3.0 / 1040 swivel n 1/4000s 3.7 Y n
15.
 
Canon 550Doptical n3.0 / 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 3.7 Y n
16.
 
Canon 450Doptical n3.0 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
17.
 
Panasonic FZ10002359 n3.0 / 921 swivel n 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The G3X has a touchscreen, while the 500D has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The G3X has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the 500D does not have a selfie-screen.

The 500D writes its imaging data to SDHC cards, while the G3X uses SDXC cards. The G3X supports UHS-I cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s), while the 500D cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon EOS 500D and Canon PowerShot G3 X and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Mic / Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon 500DYmono / mono--mini2.0---
2.
 
Canon G3 XYstereo / monoYYmini2.0YY-
3.
 
Canon 80DYstereo / monoYYmini2.0YY-
4.
 
Canon 750DYstereo / monoY-mini2.0YY-
5.
 
Canon 760DYstereo / monoY-mini2.0YY-
6.
 
Canon G9 X-stereo / mono--micro2.0YY-
7.
 
Canon 1200DYmono / mono--mini2.0---
8.
 
Canon G1 X Mark IIYstereo / mono--mini2.0YY-
9.
 
Canon G7 X-stereo / mono--micro2.0YY-
10.
 
Canon 70DYstereo / monoY-mini2.0Y--
11.
 
Canon 700DYstereo / monoY-mini2.0---
12.
 
Canon 650DYstereo / monoY-mini2.0---
13.
 
Canon G1 XYstereo / mono--mini2.0---
14.
 
Canon 600DYmono / monoY-mini2.0---
15.
 
Canon 550DYstereo / -Y-mini2.0---
16.
 
Canon 450DY- / ---mini2.0---
17.
 
Panasonic FZ1000Ystereo / monoY-micro2.0YY-

It is notable that the G3X offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the 500D does not provide wifi capability.

The G3X is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Canon. In contrast, the 500D has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the 500D was succeeded by the Canon 550D. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon website.

Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is the Canon 500D better than the Canon G3 X or vice versa? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.


Arguments in favor of the Canon EOS 500D:

  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (0.3 stops ISO advantage).
  • Easier framing: Has an optical viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/4000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • More flexible: Can take a variety of interchangeable lenses, including specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (400 versus 300) on a single battery charge.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in March 2009).


Advantages of the Canon PowerShot G3 X:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (20 vs 15.1MP), which boosts linear resolution by 15%.
  • More dynamic range: Captures a broader range of light and dark details (0.8 EV of extra DR).
  • Better jpgs: Has a more modern image processing engine (DIGIC 6 vs DIGIC 4).
  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (1080/60p versus 1080/20p).
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1620k vs 920k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (5.9 vs 3.4 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Ready to shoot: Comes with an integrated lens, while the 500D requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (123x77mm vs 129x98mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-I standard.
  • More modern: Reflects 6 years and 2 months of technical progress since the 500D launch.

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the G3X is the clear winner of the contest (20 : 6 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

500D 06:20 G3X

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon 500D and the Canon G3 X place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera and Best Superzoom Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the 500D or the G3X. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], digitalcameraworld [DCW], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DCW 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 500D..+ +..74/1004.5/54.5/5 Mar 2009 799i
2.
 
Canon G3 X3.5/5+....4.5/54/5 Jun 2015 999 i
3.
 
Canon 80D4/5+ +4.5/584/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2016 1,199i
4.
 
Canon 750D5/5....75/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 749i
5.
 
Canon 760D5/5+..77/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 649i
6.
 
Canon G9 X3.5/5+ +....4.5/54.5/5 Oct 2015 529i
7.
 
Canon 1200D3/5+....4/54.5/5 Feb 2014 449i
8.
 
Canon G1 X Mark II3/5+..77/1004/54.5/5 Feb 2014 799i
9.
 
Canon G7 X4/5+ +..77/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2014 699i
10.
 
Canon 70D5/5+ +..83/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2013 1,199i
11.
 
Canon 700D......76/1004.5/54.5/5 Mar 2013 649i
12.
 
Canon 650D4/5+ +..77/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2012 849i
13.
 
Canon G1 X5/5+..76/1004/54.5/5 Jan 2012 799i
14.
 
Canon 600D3/5o..77/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2011 599i
15.
 
Canon 550D..+ +..77/1004/54.5/5 Feb 2010 699i
16.
 
Canon 450D..+ +..+ +4/54.5/5 Jan 2008 799i
17.
 
Panasonic FZ10004/5+ +..82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2014 899i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

Canon 500D:
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Canon G3 X:
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Other camera comparisons

Did this review help to inform your camera decision process? If you would like to see a different side-by-side camera review, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. As an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Specifications: Canon 500D vs Canon G3 X

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon 500D Canon G3 X
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens Canon EF mount lenses 24-600mm f/2.8-5.6
    Launch Date March 2009 June 2015
    Launch Price USD 799 USD 999
    Sensor Specs Canon 500D Canon G3 X
    Sensor Technology CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor 1" Sensor
    Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
    Sensor Area 332.27 mm2 116.16 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 26.8 mm 15.9 mm
    Crop Factor 1.6x 2.7x
    Sensor Resolution 15.1 Megapixels 20 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4752 x 3168 pixels 5472 x 3648 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.69 μm 2.41 μm
    Pixel Density 4.53 MP/cm2 17.18 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/20p Video 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 6,400 ISO 125 - 12,800 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 12,800 ISO 125 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC 4 DIGIC 6
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 63 63
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.7 21.4
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 11.5 12.3
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 663 521
    Screen Specs Canon 500D Canon G3 X
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Viewfinder optional
    Viewfinder Field of View 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.54x
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.2inch
    LCD Resolution 920k dots 1620k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon 500D Canon G3 X
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/2000s
    Continuous Shooting 3.4 shutter flaps/s 5.9 shutter flaps/s
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDHC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support no UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Canon 500D Canon G3 X
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Body Specs Canon 500D Canon G3 X
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type LP-E5 NB-10L
    Battery Life (CIPA)400 shots per charge300 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 129 x 98 x 62 mm
    (5.1 x 3.9 x 2.4 in)
    123 x 77 x 105 mm
    (4.8 x 3.0 x 4.1 in)
    Camera Weight 520 g (18.3 oz) 733 g (25.9 oz)

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