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Comparison of Canon PowerShot A700 and General Electric X3 [S]ave

Canon PowerShot A700

General Electric X3
ModelCanon PowerShot A700General Electric X3
Manufacturer url
Model numberA700X3
Camera formatMid-SizedEVF
Tripod mount++
Length (mm)95102
Width (mm)4369
Height (mm)6771
Weight (g)200380
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCCDCCD
Effective megapixels (MP)612
Sensor format1/2.5 inch1/2.5 inch
Sensor area (mm²)24.7124.71
Sensor width (mm)5.765.76
Sensor height (mm)4.294.29
Approximate pixel pitch (micron)2.051.44
Aspect ratio4:34:3, 3:2
Sensor shift image stabilization--
On-sensor phase detect--
Image Capture
Image resolution
  • 1600 x 1200(1.9 mp 4:3)
  • 2272 x 1704(3.9 mp 4:3)
  • 2816 x 1584(4.5 mp 16:9)
  • 2816 x 2112(5.9 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
  • 4000 x 3000(12.0 mp 4:3)
Image file format
  • jpeg (exif 2.2)
  • jpeg (exif 2.2)
Continuous-mode (fps)1.2-
Video Capture
Can take movies++
Movie resolution
  • 160x120
  • 320x240
  • 640x480
  • 320x240
  • 640x480
Image Storage
Movie file formatAVI (Motion JPEG)MPEG4
Composite video out++
Ntsc/pal switchable video++
Video usable as viewfinder+-
Hd video out--
Lens and Optics
LensCanon Zoom Lens-
Focal length (35mm equivalent) (mm)35.00 - 210.0033.00 - 396.00
Focal length (actual) (mm)8.004.00
Zoom ratio (x)612
Aperture range (f)0.12 - 0.360.20 - 0.36
Integrated nd filter--
Min focus range (cm)5560
Macro focus range (cm)1 - 555 - 80
Optical image stabilization-+
Digital zoom++
Digital zoom values (x)
  • 4
  • 4.5
Auto Focus
Auto focus++
Auto focus typeContrast DetectTTL Contrast Detect, 9-point, Center, Face-detect
Auto focus assist light++
Manual focus+-
ViewfinderOptical / LCDEVF / LCD
Viewfinder typeReal-image optical zoomEVF type
Focus peaking--
Eye-level viewfinder++
Rear display++
Rear display size (inch)2.52.7
Rear display resolution (dots)115,000234,000
Articulating screen--
Tilt swivel screen--
Selfie screen--
Max playback zoom (x)10-
Iso settingsAuto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto iso mode-+
White balance settings
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • custom
  • daylight
  • fluorescent
  • fluorescent h
  • tungsten
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • daylight
  • fluorescent
  • fluorescent h
  • preset
  • tungsten
Shutter speed range (s)1/2000 - 151/2000 - 30
Bulb mode--
Exposure compensation+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Explosure metering modesEvaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (frame is fixed to the center or linked to the AF frame)Artificial Intelligence AE (Ai AE), Center-weighted Average, Spot (Fixed to center of frame)
Program auto exposure++
Aperture priority++
Shutter priority++
Full manual exposure++
Creative exposure modesPortrait, Landscape, NightScene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Indoor, Kids& Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, ColorSwapSport, Children, Indoor, Leaf, Snow, Sunset, Fireworks, Glass, Museum, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Portrait
Self timer (s)
  • 2
  • 10
Time lapse (intervalometer)--
High resolution composite--
Built-in flash++
Flash modes
  • auto
  • auto w/ red-eye reduction
  • flash off
  • flash on
  • flash on w/ red-eye reduction
Flash range descriptionNormal: 1.8-11.0 ft./55cm-3.5m (W), 1.8-8.2 ft./55cm-2.5m (T) Macro: 1-1.8 ft./30-55cm (W/T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)-
Flash exposure compensation+/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps-
Usable memory types
  • s
  • sd
  • sdh
Dual card slots--
Raw capture support--
Included memory (MB)0116
Included memory type-Internal
Built-in wi-fi--
Built-in gps--
Microphone jack--
Headphone jack--
External connections
  • usb 2.0 high speed
  • usb 2.0 full (low) speed
Pictbridge compliant++
Dpof compliant++
Remote control--
Connections (extended)
  • dc input
Performance Timing
Max cycle time for jpeg shooting (s/frame)2.18-
Camera penalizes early shutter press--
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)1.2-
Buffer size for jpeg shooting in burst mode (max resolution) (frames)999-
Shutter lag (full af, wide/mid) (s)0.53-
Shutter lag (full af, tele) (s)0.68-
Shutter lag (manual focus) (s)0.37-
Shutter lag (prefocused) (s)0.07-
Startup time (s)2.4-
Play -> record time (s)1.7-
Flash cycle time, full power (s)11.5-
Battery life, stills (cipa rating monitor/live view) (shots)400-
Battery form factor2 x AA4 x AA
Usable battery types
  • alkaline disposable
  • ni-mh rechargeable
  • alkaline
  • lithium disposables
  • nimh rechargeables
Batteries included2 x AA Alkaline disposable4 x AA Alkaline disposables
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)--
Included software
  • digital camera solution cd-rom
  • arcsoft photo impression 6
  • cd-rom
Os compatibility
  • mac os
  • windows
Notes and features-Optical Image Stabilization, Face/Smile/Blink Detection, In-camera Red-eye Fix, In-camera Panoramic mode.

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