Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
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The PowerShot G7 X Mark II is an update to the original G7X. The camera's 20.2MP 1 inch BSI-CMOS sensor is paired with Canon's latest DIGIC 7 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 II 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 and down 45 degrees.
|Max resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Effective pixels||20 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 125-12800 (expandable to 25600)|
|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)||319 g (0.70 lb / 11.25 oz)|
|Dimensions||106 x 61 x 42 mm (4.17 x 2.4 x 1.65″)|
The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is a well-designed enthusiast compact that's a pleasure to use. It offers a versatile focal range, very good image quality, a large buffer for continuous shooting and 1080/60p video capture. Sharpening and noise reduction in JPEGs are heavy-handed, and battery life still needs work, but aside from those issues Canon has done an impressive job with the second iteration of the G7 X.
Good for: Travelers seeking a pocketable camera that performs well in low light and offers good control over depth-of-field.
Not so good for: Peak action and sports photography. Those hoping to get a full day of shooting day with a single battery.
01:22 (22 Aug, 2016)
01:36 (20 Jul, 2016)