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The Canon PowerShot G7 X III is the third in a series of 1"-type sensor compacts aimed at smartphone camera upgraders and enthusiast photographers looking for a small second camera. Its core photography features - notably its fast 24-100mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens - are very similar to the G7 X II that preceded it, but Canon has given the Mark III a new Stacked CMOS sensor and Digic 8 processor that together promise better image quality and performance.

The biggest changes in the G7 X Mark III are to its suite of video features, which now includes the option to live stream video: a useful feature for vloggers. Resolution has been bumped up to 4K, with 30p available out of the box and 24p coming via a future firmware update.

Key Specifications:

  • 20MP 1"-type Stacked CMOS sensor
  • 24-100mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens
  • Built-in 3-stop ND filter
  • Touchscreen tilts up 180° and down 90°
  • 8 fps burst shooting with autofocus, 30 fps Raw burst mode
  • 4K/30p and 1080/60p video recording
  • Microphone socket
  • Live YouTube streaming support built-in
  • Vertical video capture
  • 1080/120p slow motion video (with no audio or autofocus)
  • Wi-Fi + Bluetooth wireless connectivity
  • USB 3.1 (with USB-C connector) for data transfer and charging
  • 235 shot battery life per CIPA standard

Aside from the lens, the majority of the features highlighted above are new, so the Mark III isn't just a small upgrade, even if it's hard to differentiate cosmetically from its predecessor.

The G7 X Mark III is priced at $749 and comes in silver/black and black finishes.


What's new and how it compares

The G7 X III has a new sensor, new processor and a first for a compact camera: live video streaming.

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Body, controls and handling

The design of the G7 X III has barely changed compared to its predecessor, and that's not a bad thing.

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Image quality

While its lens isn't the sharpest, the G7 X III's image quality is still very good.

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Autofocus and video

The G7 X III is good, but not great, in terms of both autofocus and video quality.

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Conclusion

Find out if the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III is the right camera for you.

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Sample gallery

View over 100 photos taken with the G7 X III to evaluate its image quality with your own eyes.

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