Canon PowerShot G7 X
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The PowerShot G7 X is the company's first compact camera with a 1"-type sensor. This 20.2MP BSI-CMOS sensor is paired with Canon's latest DIGIC 6 image processor, and offers an ISO range of 125-12800. The lens has a fast maximum aperture range of F1.8-2.8 and equivalent focal range of 24-100mm. It has a 9-blade curved aperture diagram as well as an ND filter.
The G7 X has a compact metal body with a control dial around the lens, a dedicated exposure comp dial on the top, and the usual rear dial on the rear. The 3" touchscreen LCD can be flipped up by 180 degrees, perfect for self-portraits.
The 'high speed' autofocus system features 31 points which, combined with the image processor, allows for 6.5 fps continuous shooting. Video can be recorded at 1080/60p with manual controls. The G7 X also has built-in Wi-Fi, which allows for photo and video sharing via Canon's Image Gateway service.
|Max resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Effective pixels||20 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)|
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–100 mm|
|Max shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||304 g (0.67 lb / 10.72 oz)|
|Dimensions||103 x 60 x 40 mm (4.06 x 2.36 x 1.57″)|
With a time-tested 1" BSI-CMOS sensor and an impressive 24-100mm F1.8-2.8 lens, the PowerShot G7 X produces excellent quality photos. Although the ergonomics won't suit everyone and battery life isn't as good as some competitors, the G7X is well suited to low light and portrait photos, and its touchscreen display is handy for self-portraits and video.
Good for: Those seeking big sensor photo quality in your pocket. On-the-go portrait photographers. Self-portrait enthusiasts.
Not so good for: Those who don't want to carry around extra batteries. Raw shooters. Video enthusiasts.
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