Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II User Reviews

Announced Feb 18, 2016 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 100 mm (4.2×)
Clumsyfingers

after 5 years and thousands of pictures my Powershot G16 started developing problems so I replaced it with this and am very impressed. My first thought, is the image quality as good as my 60D? Well not quite, but so close that I have to chuckle when I see tourists lugging their heavy, clumsy SLRs. More zoom would be nice but the laws of physics cannot be broken. On the other hand, I could not Catherine the Great's Castle in Tallinn, Estonia, now an art museum.

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i bought this camera as part of a trip to Yosemite I had planned for a while.  Although I was taking my EOS M3, I also wanted a smaller camera to use instead of pulling the M3 out of my backpack all the time.  I have a G7X Mark 1 at work and really liked it, so I decided to try out the Mark II version.  In short summary I am extremely impressed with this little camera.  As the Yosemite trip continued I tended to use the Mark II more and more and more. Some key points: 1.) This camera with the ...

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I have the G7X (mark I) and decided to buy the mark II. Here's what I don't read/hear often about the G7X mark II (compared to the mark I): Soft shutter . Compared to the mark I, the mark II has a quite significantly softer shutter button. Focusing only needs the tiniest bit of pressure without any clicking sensation, while taking a shot still has a clicking sensation (though still softer). Softer control ring clicks . Aside from having the option between a clicked or clickless control ring, ...

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I was expecting a lot for a point and shoot that cost over $700.  I was not disappointed. I can honestly say this camera takes better pictures then my partner's Canon Rebel (whatever numbers follow that designation).  Her camera is less than two years old, is an APC cropped sensor, and this camera is at least as good, if not better.  The image quality is probably 65% as good as my Nikon D600 (and I have no way of explaining that percentage). When I want to take pictures that are much, much ...

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tokumeino
 

Major pros (1) The handling is perfect given the size and the UI is impressively useable. The camera permits fast and reliable access to most important shooting parameters, and not only by using the touch screen. It is not only the touch screen, or the buttons or whatever. It is an addition of many small details which put together, at the end, provide a very useable photographic tool despite the small size, rather than an engineer dream.

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tokumeino
 

After some research, the G7X appeared the 1" compact which was the best suited for my needs. But there is obviously a big sample variation so I ordered 2 of them (1 to be returned after a short trial). Background (1) I'm a M43 user and I never pixel peep except when buying a new camera or lens (2) I never zoom 100% but I use an UHD monitor. When it looks good on my monitor, then it will be perfect for a A3 print (I ...

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At times, I found myself wanting a faster lens (esp. at full telephoto) than the G9X has. I'd convinced myself that I didn't really need it, since I had gone from a 1/1.7" sensor to a 1". But a faster lens is always nice; keeps the ISO down. I had just sold my full frame Nikon rig for lack of use due to bulk and weight, so it was a good time to upgrade the compact camera that was getting the most use. After some research here and elsewhere, I settled on the G7X II, due to: (1) Faster lens (it's ...

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I love my Nikon DSLR, but I don't love hauling it around with me all day when I'm walking around sightseeing (and not out for a "serious" photography outing). I've been looking for a small, light camera that will be more capable than an inexpensive point-and-shoot or a phone. After lots of research, I decided on the G7 X Mark II. It wasn't easy to get my hands on one, but finally found a camera store with a few in stock. I wanted in time for a graduation lunch last weekend, and got a chance ...

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I'm an amateur photographer.... I use this great little camera as an alternate to my larger Canon EOS 70 D DSLR. Honestly, I can almost do anything with the G7X that I can do with my 70D. The 70D with a zoom is a bit large to lug around on a daily basis, so the G7X is great for my use. Because of the G7X's higher pixel count, I can enlarge the shot and get good close-ups without the heavier camera.

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