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- New 1.0-inch, 20.2 MP High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor combined with Canon's powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor
- f/1.8(W)-f/2.8(T), 4.2x optical Zoom (24mm-100mm), 9-blade iris diaphragm and IS equipped lens
- Selfie-ready multi-angle capacitive 3.0" touch panel LCD
- Capture stunning 1080p/60p Full HD video with up to 60 fps
- IMPORTANT NOTE: Please refer to the Product Descriptiion section for troubleshooting information. Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
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Superb Image Processing
A high signal-to-noise ratio delivers minimal noise and distortion with breathtaking dynamic range, particularly notable in bright areas. And photography enthusiasts will appreciate the changes in image processing for the PowerShot G7 X, which include target exposure value and contrast characteristics for highlights. Dynamic range in bright areas is expanded with gradation attributes that are similar to EOS. Also, by changing the exposure index standard from SOS to REI, it is possible to shoot at almost the same brightness with the same Av, Tv, and ISO settings as EOS.
Record Incredible Full HD Videos
Full HD video in MP4 is as easy as the touch of a button thanks to the DIGIC 6 Image Processor. The PowerShot G7 X captures stunning HD video (1080p in 60p). Whether viewed online, or played back on a large-screen HDTV using the HDMI output, the results are breathtaking.
Expand Artistic Expression with Manual Controls
Fully customizable manual controls abound on the PowerShot G7 X. The camera's numerous shooting modes can be accessed by it's control ring, which allows for functions including aperture, speed, ISO, flash, and focus to be adjusted and refined with ease.
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The Canon Powers hot G7 X is a premium high-performance camera that puts exciting and impressive capabilities in a sophisticated, compact package. It starts with the sensor: a large and light-grabbing 1.0-inch, 20.2 megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor powered by Canon's latest generation DIGIC 6 Image Processor for beautifully rendered low-light photography up to ISO 12800. The IS lens is a f/1.8 (W)-f/2.8 (T) that puts more in your frame while staying bright to the maximum 4.2x Optical Zoom (24mm-100mm), with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm for artistic background blur, and a minimum focus range of just 5cm for precise macro shooting. Wi-Fi- and NFC-enabled, the Powers hot G7 X is selfie-ready with a high-resolution multi-angle capacitive 3.0-inch touch panel LCD. Shooting is a joy with High-Speed AF (0.14 sec.), 31 AF points, full-resolution continuous shooting up to 6.5 fps and 1080p/60p HD video. Designed to provide stellar images, the Powers hot G7 X is a compact digital camera powered to inspire your most impressive photography.
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Powered to Inspire
The PowerShot G7 X is a premium high-performance camera that puts exciting and impressive capabilities in a sophisticated, compact package. It starts with the sensor: a large and light-grabbing 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor powered by Canon's latest generation DIGIC 6 Image Processor for beautifully rendered low-light photography up to ISO 12800. The IS lens is a f/1.8 (W)–f/2.8 (T) that puts more in your frame while staying bright to the maximum 4.2x Optical Zoom (24mm–100mm), with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm for artistic background blur, and a minimum focus range of just 5cm for precise macro shooting. Wi-Fi®**- and NFC-enabled***, the PowerShot G7 X is selfie-ready with a high-resolution multi-angle capacitive 3.0-inch touch panel LCD. Shooting is a joy with High-Speed AF (0.14 sec.), 31 AF points, full-resolution continuous shooting up to 6.5 fps and 1080p/60p HD video. Designed to provide stellar images, the PowerShot G7 X is a compact digital camera powered to inspire your most impressive photography. And it delivers.
* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
** Compatible with iOS versions 6.0/6.1/7.0/7.1, Android smartphone versions 2.3.3/4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4 and Android tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4. Data charges may apply.
*** Compatible with Android devices version 4.0 or later
Serious Imaging Power in a Compact Camera
New 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
Larger than the sensors widely used for compact cameras, the PowerShot G7 X camera's new 1.0-inch sensor achieves a beautiful balance between high sensitivity and high image quality. The sensor is able to collect more light in a shorter time period without the overflow that causes blown-out highlights. This means better detail and more subtle image quality, with rich gradation even at high ISO speeds all the way to 12800. A high signal-to-noise ratio delivers minimal noise and distortion with breathtaking dynamic range, particularly notable in bright areas. And photography enthusiasts will appreciate the changes in image processing for the PowerShot G7 X, which include target exposure value and contrast characteristics of highlights. Thanks to this change, dynamic range in bright areas is expanded with gradation attributes that are similar to EOS. Also, by changing the exposure index standard, it is possible to shoot at almost the same brightness with the same aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings as EOS. The PowerShot G7 X natively captures images in the 3:2 aspect ratio, which is the same as Canon EOS SLR cameras. The camera's image creation technology was designed with post processing in mind, and features an Aspect Ratio function, enabling RAW image capture in both 3:2 and 4:3 aspect ratios while maintaining the same angle of view.
* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Canon DIGIC 6 Image Processor
The PowerShot G7 X is powered by the latest iteration of Canon's proprietary processor, the DIGIC 6 Image Processor, which takes still and video image quality to a beautiful new level. Improved light sensitivity allows for higher resolution with less noise when shooting in dark conditions, and Dynamic IS now detects and compensates for tilt and parallel movement (shift blur) to create video that's exceptionally free of distortion. The DIGIC 6 Image Processor also enhances the performance capabilities of the PowerShot G7 X, powering full resolution high-speed continuous still shooting (even in P, Av, Tv and M modes) and the advanced star shooting modes. The processor allows for MP4 video recording for better compatibility with mobile devices and tablets. Highly compressed MP4 video not only preserves space on your memory card but also improves playback on mobile devices. The new processor also supports an MF Peaking function, giving you a pro-level focusing tool.
Canon HS SYSTEM
The Canon HS SYSTEM lets you take bright, clear photos as they happen, whether the light is cooperating or not. Beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and truly impressive detail in both highlight and shadow areas. The system is the result of two technologies in the PowerShot G7 X: the large format 1.0-inch High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, which captures more light; and the DIGIC 6 Image Processor, which actively reduces noise at high ISO speeds up to 12800 and processes images at high speed, even at full resolution. Experience the freedom of using higher shutter speeds in far more situations, allowing you to capture images with exceptional clarity and detail.
Advanced Optics for Sophisticated Images
f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T), 4.2x Optical Zoom (24mm–100mm) Lens
The remarkable new lens on the PowerShot G7 X camera takes full advantage of the camera's large sensor, giving your photography a wide range of expression. With a very bright aperture value of f/1.8 at the wide angle and f/2.8 when fully zoomed to a factor of 4.2x (24mm–100mm), this lens not only puts more in your frame, but is equipped to capture an incredible variety of situations with artistry and precision. Equipped with a 9-blade Iris diaphragm, the lens lets you achieve a beautiful background defocus with shapes that are nearly round. Capture macro shots from as close as 2.0 in. (telephoto at 1.3 ft.). From a design perspective, each of the 11 glass lenses on the PowerShot G7 X has a multi-layer coating on it, which is similar to the Super Spectra Coating technology developed for EF lenses. These coatings have features like a high transmission factor, ultraviolet protection, resistant surface hardness, and stable characteristics. The coating also maximizes suppression of unwanted reflected light from ghosting or flaring to deliver clear images with high image quality.
Capture More Angles – Even Selfies
High-resolution Multi-angle Touch Panel LCD
The PowerShot G7 X camera's LCD screen can tilt up 180°, so taking that perfect selfie is a snap! In fact, the multi-angle LCD encourages creative framing because it's easy to achieve a flexible array of camera angles. Capacitive touch-panel operation feels familiar right away: simply touch to access quick control settings, focus and shutter release right on screen. A resolution of 1.04 million pixels makes the glare-free display ultra crisp and clear, so it's easy to compose your shots, choose camera settings, and review and share your images.
Continuous Shooting Gives You the Shot You Want
Full Resolution Continuous Shooting and High-Speed AF
Powered by the DIGIC 6 Image Processor, the PowerShot G7 X camera gives you a seamless, high-speed continuous shooting (up to 6.5 fps) experience that's fully available in P, Tv, Av, M and Auto modes. Shooting and processing are now performed in tandem, reducing buffering time to deliver high shooting speeds. With the significantly higher AF speed, achieving focus nearly the instant the camera is aimed is made possible. With no separate mode setting and no reduction in image quality, you can freeze brilliant action shots with ease.
31 AF Points
With 31 focus points arranged in an expanded, wide pattern across the image plane, the PowerShot G7 X focuses with admirable speed and precision. Smaller focus frame sizes also make it possible to obtain accurate focus on small subjects. The PowerShot G7 X also supports 1-point and Touch AF.
Simply Tap to Connect
Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication)
The PowerShot G7 X camera supports NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, eliminating the need to manually find and open the Canon CameraWindow app** on your mobile device. Simply touch the NFC icon on your camera to your compatible Android™* device, and the CameraWindow app will launch automatically for remote shooting and quick, easy sharing of your images. Built-in NFC technology also makes it simpler to install the app. If the app hasn't been installed yet, once you touch the devices together for the first time, the download screen will display automatically.
Enhanced Wi-Fi® Capabilities
The PowerShot G7 X is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi® technology for convenient sharing and transferring of your still images and video. Easily post your images to social networking and media sites – Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube™, Flickr®, and Google Drive™ – through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# directly from your PowerShot camera, or save them to the online photo album to share anytime, anywhere. The camera can also connect directly to both iOS® and Android™ devices***, and upload images via the free Canon CameraWindow app** without a computer. You can control the destination of your uploads to share with everyone or to selected groups, and even add comments. Sharing video is also easy with the PowerShot G7 X, which records video using the MP4 format. Enhanced Wi-Fi® makes posting in real time possible, so you can keep everyone up to date with amazing photos and video even as events unfold. The built-in Wi-Fi® technology on the PowerShot G7 X also allows you to transfer images to other Wi-Fi® equipped PowerShot cameras or print your photos directly to a PictBridge (Wireless LAN) certified printer.
Mobile Device Connect Button
One-touch connection to your mobile device or computer is also made possible on the PowerShot G7 X with the camera's dedicated Mobile Device Connect Button. You can choose to transfer images to your smartphone or tablet for immediate sharing with the CameraWindow app**, or to your computer on the same network with Image Sync to make saving and organizing your images easier. When the camera finds a linked computer on the same wireless network, images are sent directly to it. Otherwise, images are temporarily stored on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# then transferred once a connection is made, eliminating the need for cables.
* Compatible with Android devices version 4.0 or later.
** This software enables you to upload images to social network services. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software.
*** Compatible with iOS versions 6.0/6.1/7.0/7.1, Android smartphone versions 2.3.3/4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4 and Android tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4. Data charges may apply.
# One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.
Take Control of Your HD Video
Canon Full HD Video with Manual Control
Whether you're creating artistic film clips or capturing special occasions, the advanced video capabilities of the PowerShot G7 X camera will get them the attention they deserve. Incredibly realistic 1080p Full HD video is recorded at 60 frames per second with stereo sound in convenient MP4 format. Video is smooth and richly detailed even when played back on a large-screen HDTV via the camera's HDMI output. The MP4 format's small file size lets you fit more on a single memory card, and makes downloading and sharing quicker and easier. In keeping with the camera's sophisticated capabilities, Manual movie mode is also available. Adjust Av, Tv, and ISO speed – you can even select focus points by using the touch panel LCD screen – either before or during video capture to express your vision your way in a wider variety of situations – all from a compact that fits in your bag.
The PowerShot G7 X also records video in the Apple iFrame® format, a computer-friendly standard that speeds up the importing and editing of videos. The format keeps file sizes small, so uploading or e-mailing high-quality videos is quick and easy. The iFrame format enjoys native support in compatible Mac and Windows video applications, so you won't need to make time-consuming conversions that can degrade quality.
Optimal Image Stabilization in Any Situation
It's easy to capture clear, steady images with the PowerShot G7 X camera – even in low light without using a tripod – because it is equipped with Canon's innovative Intelligent IS. The system automatically analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation, allowing you to focus on framing and capturing your shot. For stills, the system selects from Normal IS, Panning IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS and Tripod modes. When shooting video, the system selects from Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS and Active Tripod IS modes. Icons clearly mark the image stabilization mode, whether you're shooting still images or video.
Still Image Shooting
|Normal IS||Corrects for a wide range of camera movement when shooting stills.|
|Panning IS||Panning motion is detected so that IS does not interfere with desired camera movement.|
|Macro (Hybrid) IS||Corrects for shift-type camera shake, which typically occurs in macro (close-up) shooting.|
|Tripod||When tripod use is detected, the Image Stabilizer is stopped because it is not needed.|
|Dynamic IS||Effective for video shooting at wide-angle focal lengths, eliminating the unwanted shaking that typically occurs while walking.|
|Powered IS||Compensates for hand movement when shooting video at the telephoto end of the zoom range, where camera shake is magnified.|
|Macro (Hybrid) IS||Corrects for motion blur that is likely to occur when shooting video while walking. Also compensates for the shift-type camera shake common in macro shooting.|
|Active Tripod IS||When shooting video while using a tripod, the image stabilization is active to compensate for slight camera shake.|
Control Designed with Photographers in Mind
Convenient control ring, exposure dial, and mode dial provide intuitive manual adjustment
Thoughtfully designed controls distinguish the PowerShot G7 X camera as the first of its line, and will satisfy even advanced photographers. The front control ring makes easy setting changes possible, with customizable zoom, Tv and Av assignments. A two-layer exposure compensation dial is easily accessed from the secure, concave thumb grip, and keeps pace as you quickly and actively create images. A mode dial and dedicated Movie button – as well as two customizable functions buttons on the back of the camera that you manually set to gain easy access to some shooting modes and functions – all contribute to the camera's quick, convenient operability.
Capture the Night Sky Like Never Before
Star Shooting Mode
Starry skies were formerly out of reach to all but experienced SLR camera users; however, star shooting modes on the PowerShot G7 X camera make these wonderfully impressive images accessible to all. With just a tripod and simple settings, you can capture exquisite Star Nightscapes, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movies and Star Portraits. In Star Portrait mode, the camera consecutively takes two shots of the subject, plus one of the night sky, and then merges them into a single image, creating beautiful portraits with a starry background. The modes can be performed fully automatically or with manual controls for extra versatility. Support functions including Night Display, Color Adjustment and Star Emphasis make any starry sky easier to capture.
HDR handheld (no tripod required)
Although the PowerShot G7 X camera has been designed with an expanded dynamic range for excellent capture of bright areas, high contrast environments can be further controlled with High Dynamic Range shooting mode. In this mode, the camera will shoot three different exposures in succession (underexposed, overexposed and normal) and then merge them into a single image. Underexposed areas are combined with the overexposed and vice versa, resulting in an evenly detailed image with flattering shadows and highlights. The camera allows you to use this mode without a tripod, and features four sub-modes in addition to Natural – Art Standard, Art Vivid, Art Bold and Art Embossed – which provide striking effects that add to the creativity of your compositions.
As with many EOS DSLR cameras, the PowerShot G7 X camera uses a 12-bit converter to process the output of the CMOS sensor, resulting in true color, smooth tonal transitions and natural gradations. The PowerShot G7 X lets you shoot in RAW mode, which records all the information captured by the sensor, giving you outstanding flexibility and complete creative control when editing your images with Canon's powerful bundled software. The camera also allows you to record in RAW and JPEG formats simultaneously. Now, in RAW mode, you can even select among several aspect ratios, including 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 1:1 and 4:5.
The PowerShot G7 X camera includes a neutral density (ND) filter. The ND filter reduces light coming into the sensor, which allows you to set longer exposure times and very wide apertures to create striking photographic effects.
The Creative Shot mode featured on the PowerShot G7 X camera can help anyone create images with artistic flair. Rather than randomly applying filters, Creative Shot mode takes advantage of Canon's advanced image and scene analysis technology to apply any of the 46 filter options based on the individual scene, subject and exposure. In addition to the original shot, the camera automatically produces and saves five unique variations of the composition by cropping it, rotating it, or adjusting its color, tone, and more. The result is stunning artistic photos that are perfect for sharing.
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1. WiFi/NFC connection is a huge pain. Good luck on trying to connect your iPhone's Canon Camera Window App and the G7x. During my 2-Wk vacation in Minnesota, it had only done so twice. In fact it drained its battery far more while attempting to connect with the iPhone than actually taking pictures. You know my friend's RX100 Mark III is a cinch to pair with my iPhone. I don't understand why Canon can't replicate that design or algorithm to make it work with the G7x. I've found a way by resetting the WiFi settings every now and then for it to work, but the first connection is always time consumming.
2. Max shutter speed of 1/2000 is very limiting. The promise of a background blur is possible on a case to case basis (refer to #3 below). With a snow background, lowest ISO, and aperture-priority mode at f2.8 telephoto, the camera forces the aperture to override f2.8 and go all the way from 5.6 to 7.0 because it's shutter speed is capped at 1/2000. In most situations 1/2000. However, the G1x II is at 1/4000, why cut back?
3. Aperture/Av-Priority. This is in relation to #2 above. Even if you set the aperture at max f2.8 at telephoto, the camera ignores that and forces it to f7.0 in my case, when it's too bright, such as as the sunlit snow background. This happens when Safety Shift is turned ON as it automatically adjusts exposure when shutter is pressed half-way--but isn't that what its supposed to do, so why turn it off? Background blur only works when it's not sunny or shutter speed is below 1/2000.
4. Very poor battery life. Imagine running out of battery after only 40 shots. Why? Because it spent most of its charge from me trying to pair with the iPhone which on my case had only done twice. If you're out in the field or travelling and excited about updating your FB status or Tweets, then good luck making a successful connection.
If you don't believe me, read the reviews about the G7x by CameraLabs.com and DPreview.com and they can vouch for some of my issues above.
What I like:
1. Auto-Focus is delightfully fast.
2. Longer zoom than RX100 III. However portrait background blur can only be achieved on a case to case basis. See my note above on 1/2000 shutter speed cap and camera's overriding aperture-priority value. Turn the Safety Shift to OFF to retain Av-priority setting on really bright days.
3. Touch operation is very responsive, including swipe and pinch to zoom.
4. Very handy and very well made.
- I cannot establish a connection between either my iPhone 5S or iPad Mini and the camera.
- Focusing is a constant battle.
- I have a free camera app on my phone that has two icons. One for focus and one for exposure. I simply drag the icon on screen to where I want to establish the focus point and move the other icon to where I want the exposure. So simple a 5 year old can do it. G7X has no such feature for exposure at all. For focus, it's a two step process: Drag a little box to where you want the camera to focus and then you have to press the shutter halfway anyway before shooting. Sorry, but that is comparatively primitive.
I'm thinking of selling this thing and buying something else.
Overall, I am pleased with the G7X, but there are some aspects that are disappointing. I normally shoot with the 6D and really miss not having GPS on the G7X. I would trade many features to have GPS.
- Excellent optics.
- Size. Good pocket camera for a pro.
- Manual controls.
- Lacks internal GPS. I simply can't fathom why every camera made today isn't equipped with GPS. (Personally, I could't care less about the WIFI).
- No Adobe support for CR2 files, making the camera virtually useless (for now). I bought the camera a few days before leaving on a month long trip, only to discover this. It's really awful that Canon does not partner with Abode and have this solved before selling the camera.
- The tripod plate screw is located adjacent to the battery/SD card hatch. Simply a bad/thoughtless design. I use a tripod for most of my shots, so I have to unscrew the plate every time I have to change batteries.
- Poor battery life. You MUST have a spare with you.
- Start-up is quick, but there is a maddening lag for the lens to retract when shutting down.
- No panorama mode.
- I don't like the front click wheel. Personally, I would prefer these functions on a click wheel on top of the camera. I use the 6D regularly and making the switch to the front click wheel is proving to be a difficult transition.
- The self-timer is too hidden. It should have been a button on the rear.
- I wish it had C1 and C2.
- I wish the click wheel was silent.
Of course, it's still early, so other pros and cons remain to be discovered. I've only had the camera for a couple of weeks and can't even look at a RAW file.
UPDATE 11-12-14: I am finding that the location of the screw for the tripod mounting plate is particularly annoying. Of course, I leave the plate attached all the time. But I am finding that I have remove it about twice per day to remove the SD card to download images. I HAVE TO ADMIT: I have not yet have time to explore the WIFI. I am shooting RAW+jpg and I suspect that one can't upload both to a laptop wirelessly. But maybe I will be pleasantly surprised. Once I figure it out, I will update this review.
UPDATE 12-27-14: I had some trouble with focusing and learned that the touch AF (i.e. touching the screen) does not actually focus. Moving the box simply tells the camera where to focus, when you actually do focus. i.e. when you helf-press the shutter button.
UPDATE 5-2-15: I was taking some images recently in which sharpness was critical, so I reviewed them on the LCD screen and was shocked. Every image was blurry. Quite blurry ... not slightly blurry. I started looking futher back and my heart stopped. Every image was blurry. I was on the road and didn't have access to my computer until that evening, in my hotel. Whew!! On my compuer, I found that every image was absolutely sharp. What a relief, but what the hellis going on? I called Canon the next morning and was astonished when the technician informed me that the LCD screen is the same as that on the S110, however, the G7X files are so large that the screen cannot show them clearly. I was speechless. So you can't check sharpness on the camera. (Note: As I write this I find this to be so perposterous that I plan to contact Canon again. I really find this hard to believe. I'll post what I find out.)