Canon PowerShot G7 X III features Stacked CMOS sensor and live video streaming
Canon has introduced its PowerShot G7 X Mark III, an enthusiast compact with a neat trick up its sleeve: live video streaming. The Mark II has long been a favorite of vloggers, thanks to its compact size and tilting LCD, and now they can stream live video over YouTube at the push of a button.
The physical design of the Mark III is the same as its predecessor, though it's a bit lighter. While the lens remains the same as before (24-100mm equiv. F1.8-2.8), the camera has an all-new sensor: a 1" 20MP Stacked CMOS, which up until now was a Sony exclusive. Powered by Canon's Digic 8 processor, the G7 X Mark III can shoot Raws at a blazing 30 fps with AE/AF locked, though the burst rate drops down to 8.3 fps if you want continuous AF.
The G7 X Mark III can capture 4K/30p video with no crop, and 1080 video at up to 120p
As before, the G7 X Mark III has a 3" touchscreen that tilts all the way up for selfies or vlogging. Canon has added an on-screen movie record button, in another nod to vloggers. The camera can capture 4K/30p video with no crop, and 1080 video at up to 120p. The Mark III can record vertical videos, though not for live streaming purposes. The camera has an external mic input, but no headphone socket. The customizable control dial around the lens is 'clicky', which you probably won't want to use when capturing video.
Battery life is modest, with a CIPA-rated number of 235 shots per charge: and that's without live streaming. The camera can be powered by a portable battery pack via USB-C though, which might make that low number less of an issue.
The PowerShot G7 X Mark III will be available in August for $749, with a choice of black or silver bodies.
UPGRADE YOUR VISUAL STORYTELLING TOOLS WITH TWO NEWLY ENHANCED POWERSHOT G-SERIES CAMERAS FROM CANON
The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II are the New Powerhouse Cameras for Visual Creators and Advanced Amateurs
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 8, 2019 – Ansel Adams, one of the greatest landscape photographers once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Never have truer words been spoken as digital photography has evolved and storytelling is shared through multiple mediums. Providing visual storytellers more options to bring their imaginative visions to life, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduces the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II cameras. Successors to the PowerShot G7 X II and PowerShot G5 X respectively, these new cameras usher in a plethora of new and innovative functionalities. Depending on the model, new innovative features include live-streaming available with YouTube* (via wireless connection), a pop-up electrical viewfinder (EVF) and 4K video shooting.
“Creators and photographers of all levels are reinventing the way stories are told and, as technology has progressed, so have the diverse needs of our customers,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With features such as live-stream to YouTube* and a pop-up EVF, the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II are true testaments to the company’s commitment to integrate the latest advancements for those who choose to digitally stream their journeys with the world or seek to scale and capture the highest peaks.”
Even though the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II have many individualized, unique qualities, both include many core features that are true to Canon’s imaging excellence. These features include:
- DIGIC 8 Imaging Processor
- 20.1 Megapixel** 1.0-inch stacked CMOS sensor to achieve high image quality, high functionality and fast speeds
- 4K up to 30p, Full HD up to 60p, FHD up to 120p, HDR, high frame rate movie with no crop
- High-speed continuous shooting at a maximum of 20 FPS
- Highest ISO speed in the PowerShot category with a maximum of 12,800
- Wi-Fi®1 and Bluetooth®2 connectivity
- USB-C charge power supply
Craft Your Own Unique Visual Voice with the PowerShot G7 X III
Calling all YouTube creators, the PowerShot G7 X III is primed to be the next-generation vlogging camera. The PowerShot G7 X III features live-streaming to YouTube** capability via a wireless connection, allowing for creators of all levels to easily capture and post content in real time. The PowerShot G7 X III also offers vertical video support***, 4K up to 30P high-rate movie with no crop, full HD up to 120p, and an optical 4.2x lens, helping to achieve high image quality. Powered by the company’s DIGIC 8 image processor, a new 20.1 Megapixel** sensor, and wrapped within a compact body with a microphone jack, the PowerShot G7 X III offers innovative technologies, an improved user interface and Creative Assist for both video and still photography needs.
Capture on-the-go with the PowerShot G5 X Mark II
A lighter, compact and premium point and shoot camera that touts a new pop-up EVF, touch and drag AF and new optical 5x lens, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II is perfectly positioned to provide high image quality and valuable functions. From trekking through various terrains of Patagonia where users can leverage the new panoramic shot feature, to capturing key moments with loved ones, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II will satisfy the needs of advanced amateurs who regularly use and are familiar with Canon EOS cameras as a second camera or integrate it into their daily lives.
The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II have an estimated retail price of $749.99 and $899.99†, respectively and are expected to be available in August 2019. For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit http://shop.usa.canon.com/
1 Compatible with iOS® versions 9.3/10.3, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
2 Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.0 or later and the Camera Connect.
* The live streaming service available with this product is for live streaming on YouTube only. To use live streaming, you need to have an active YouTube account and a CANON iMAGE GATEWAY account. Please be aware that YouTube may change, stop, or terminate its services, including live streaming, at any time without notice. Canon makes no representations or warranties with respect to any third party product or service, including live streaming.
** Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
*** Vertical Video Support is not available when utilizing the live streaming service available with this product (on YouTube only).
†Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III specifications
|Max resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||20 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||21 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–100 mm|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Digital zoom||Yes (4x)|
|Normal focus range||5 cm (1.97″)|
|Macro focus range||5 cm (1.97″)|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/25600 sec|
|Flash range||7.00 m|
|Flash modes||Auto, on, slow synchro, off|
|Continuous drive||30.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)|
|USB||USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth|
|Remote control||Yes (via smartphone or wireless remote)|
|Battery description||NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||235|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||304 g (0.67 lb / 10.72 oz)|
|Dimensions||105 x 61 x 41 mm (4.13 x 2.4 x 1.61″)|
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