Photography News Issue 49

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A Samsung 128GB memory card Enter thecompetition onpage48 WIN!

Nikon D850 Full test of Nikon’s latest – is it worth all the hype? Find out on page 34

Golden wonder Make the most of autumn. See page 18

Profoto A1 Theworld’s smallest studio light, packedwith great features. Check it out on page 3

The PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a landmark camera in Canon’s G-series and the first to have an APS-C sensor offering DSLR image quality with the convenience of a compact camera A first for Canon

Callingall camera clubs andsocieties The Photography News Camera Clubof theYear2017-18contest, in association with Fujifilm, is open. Five clubswill get the chance todo battle at a very special final next spring, but you have to qualify first, and it all starts here.

Canon’s PowerShot G-series has been going since 2000 and the G1 X Mark III is the 21st model in the family and the very first to have an APS-C sensor. The sensor is a 24.2-megapixel CMOS unit working with Canon’s highly capable DIGIC 7 processor to deliver the level of image quality expected from the brand’s market- leading DSLR cameras. The sensor’s native ISO range is 100 to 25,600. The sensor is claimed to be capable of dealing with a very wide

dynamic range, while features such as Auto Light Optimiser help to handle high contrast situations for excellent straight- out-of-camera JPEG files. The G1 XMark III is a fixed lens camera and that lens happens to be a top-notch 3x zoom giving the equivalent coverage of a 24-74mm in 35mm format terms with a maximum aperture of f/2.8-5.6. Autofocusing is handled by Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, and in the pre-production sample we tried, focusing

is very swift and responsive too in low- lighting conditions. Highly featured compacts can verge on the bulky, but that is certainly not the case with the G1 X Mark III, which is impressively compact and small enough to comfortably tote around all day. Stocks are due in November and its guide price is £1149. Read more on page 7

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