Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X
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Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon has been busy - its latest high-end compact, the PowerShot G7 X, slots in beneath the G1 X Mark II and offers a 20MP 1-inch type sensor, 24-100mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 zoom lens, and a host of other enthusiast-friendly features. We spoke to Canon recently and got access to a pre-production G7 X.

During our meeting, Canon was unusually frank about the G7 X's sensor. We know it's a 20MP CMOS, and we've been told that it's a BSI-CMOS. We've also been told that Canon doesn't manufacture it. In all probability then we're looking at the same sensor used in Sony's RX100 III and Panasonic's FZ1000. And this is very good news indeed.