Canon has finally gotten serious with its compact cameras with the new PowerShot G7 X, which features a large 1″ sensor in the body reminiscent of the PowerShot ‘S’ line. The camera is clearly aimed at competing with Sony’s (deservedly) popular RX100 line.
The 1″ sensor is 20.2MP and is paired with the DIGIC 6 image processor.
The G7 X sports a 24-100mm equivalent lens with a max aperture range of f/1.8 to f/2.8. It has a built-in ND filter and a sensitivity range of ISO 125-12,800.
Additionally, the G7 X has 31 AF points and can capture still photos in continuous shooting mode at up to 6.5fps. It can record HD video at 1080/60p. It is equipped with built-in WiFi and NFC for easier pairing with compatible mobile devices for Canon’s Image Gateway app.
Of course, the advanced compact camera offers manual exposure control and the ability to capture images in RAW format. The back LCD is a touchscreen and swivel vertically to 180° for selfie shots. Other external buttons include a programmable control ring on the lens, and exposure compensation dial and two customizable buttons on the back of the camera body.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Key Specs
- 20.2MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 6 Image Processor
- 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 IS Lens
- 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
- 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- High-Speed AF with 31 Focus Points
- Full HD Video Recording at 60p
- ISO 12,800 & 6.5 fps Continuous Shooting
- Control Ring, Dials & Built-In ND Filter
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
The Canon PowerShot G7 X should be available in October for $699.99 retail. Check it out here at B&H Photo.