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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II (Black)

3,295.46 $ 3,195.46 $

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Overall score: 81%
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  • 1.0-inch, 20.1 Megapixel* CMOS sensor with Canon’s new DIGIC 7 Image Processor helps deliver exceptional image quality even in low light.
  • Features a bright f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T), 4.2x (24-100mm), 9-blade iris diaphragm andBattery IS-equipped lens.
  • Capture impressively high resolution images with high-speed continuous shooting up to 8 fps in both RAW mode / JPEG mode.
  • Multi-angle capacitive 3.0″ touch panel LCD with a screen resolution of 1.04 million dots and tilt option of 180 Degree up and 45 Degree down.
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video in MP4 format with stereo sound.
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Description


Review summary from DPReview

DPReview Silver Award

July 2016
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.

Personal takes

Carey RoseCarey RoseDPReview
The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is well-built and engaging to use. The tilting touchscreen is responsive and handy for working at low or high angles, and though you will want to keep a spare battery at hand, the image quality and color rendition from the large 1″-type sensor is excellent.
Jeff KellerJeff KellerDPReview
The PowerShot G7 X II has excellent ergonomics and is generally a pleasure to use. I’m not thrilled with its JPEG quality, so-so lens or battery life, but it’s still a camera I’d want in my pocket for a day trip or a night out.

Reasons to buy

  • Fast, versatile lens: With a useful 24-100mm equivalent focal range and F1.8-2.8 maximum aperture, the G7 X’s lens is well-suited for low light photography. When combined with the camera’s 1″-type sensor, you also get more control over depth-of-field than typical compact cameras.
  • Solid image quality: The G7 X Mark II’s photos have vibrant color and plenty of detail, though you’ll need to shoot Raw to get the best results.
  • Fast burst shooting: The G7 X II can fire off Raws or JPEGs at over 8 fps with locked focus and exposure and 5.4 fps with continuous AF. A deep buffer allows users to take over 20 images per burst.
  • Articulating LCD: The camera’s 3″, 920k-pixel LCD can flip upward 180 degrees for selfies, tilt downward for overhead shooting, or anywhere in-between.

Things to consider

  • Strong noise reduction and sharpening removes detail in JPEGs: The JPEG engine in the G7 X Mark II applies heavy noise reduction and sharpening, reducing fine detail in images.
  • Subpar battery life: While battery life numbers have improved since the original G7 X, most of its peers can take a lot more shots per charge.
  • Unresponsive after bursts: After shooting a burst of images users may have to wait 15 seconds before they can enter playback mode or adjust camera settings.
  • No electronic viewfinder: There’s no electronic viewfinder on the PowerShot G7 X II, unlike on some of its peers, so shooting in bright light may be challenging.
DPReview Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Overview
NOTABLE FEATURES

Fast 24-100mm equiv. lens

Fast 24-100mm equiv. lens
The G7 X Mark II features a 24-100mm equivalent lens with a fast maximum aperture range of F1.8-2.8.

Customizable lens control ring

Customizable lens control ring
The dial around the lens can handle a number of functions, whether its adjusting zoom, aperture or focus. A switch allows users to toggle between smooth and “clicky” operation.

Tilting LCD

Tilting LCD
The camera’s 3″ touchscreen LCD display can tilt upward 180 degrees and down by 45 degrees.

Perfect grip

Perfect grip
The G7 X II has a comfortable grip that keeps the otherwise slippery body from sliding out of your hand.
IN YOUR HANDS
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DETAILED SCORE
POOREXCELLENT
Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Features
Metering & focus accuracy
Image quality (RAW)
Image quality (JPEG)
Low light / high ISO performance
Viewfinder / screen rating
Optics
Performance
Movie / video mode
Connectivity
Value
81%
OVERALL SCORE
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Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 12 x 31 x 23 cm

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Technical Details

Battery Type Lithium Ion
Color Black
Continuous Shooting Speed 8 fps
Digital Zoom 4x
Display LCD
Display Fixture Type tilting
Display Size 3 inches
Exposure Control Type
  • Automatic
  • Manual
  • shutter-speed-priority
  • aperture-priority
External Memory Included No
File Format
  • mpeg-4
  • raw
  • jpeg
Flash Memory Type SDXC;;;
Flash Modes Description
  • Auto
  • Slow Shutter
  • Off
Flash Type Pop-up
Focus Type automatic
Hardware Connectivity AV
ISO Range Auto, 125-6400 (Extended Mode: 125-25600)
Image Stabilization Yes
Included Components PowerShot G7 X Mark II^Wrist Strap WS-DC12^Battery Pack NB-13L^Battery Charger CB-2LH^Printed Matter Unit
Item Dimensions 3.2 x 5.7 x 6.3 inches
Item Weight 1.4 pounds
Lens Type zoom
Lithium Battery Energy Content 3.5 Watt Hours
Material Type Composite
Maximum Aperture ƒ/1.8
Maximum Focal Length 36.8 mm
Maximum Shutter Speed 15 seconds seconds
Metering multi-zone, Center-Weighted
Mfg Warranty Type (i.e. Parts, Labor) Labor+Parts
Minimum Aperture ƒ/2.8
Minimum Focal Length 8.8 mm
Minimum Shutter Speed 1 second
Optical Sensor Resolution 20.1 MP
Optical Sensor Technology CMOS
Optical Zoom 4.2x
Photo Sensor Technology cmos
Shipping Weight 1.45 pounds
Supported Battery Types Canon NB-13L
USB 2.0 1
Video Capture Resolution 1920 x 1080p
Viewfinder Type flexible LCD
Water Resistance Level Not Water Resistant