Canon has always been in the lime light for producing pocket size and compact cameras. The S series and G series by canon are exciting proof of the effort that Canon puts in for delivering the best in the smallest form for its consumers. Surprisingly after the release of Sony RX 100, and its two next generation cameras, the series has enjoyed the hype for two years unchallenged and now canon has finally come out in to the arena with its latest Canon PowerShot G7X pocket size compact camera.
Canon without doubt excels in producing quality within a compact size. The new Canon PowerShot G7X can be literally called a delayed twin of the Sony RX 100 III. The two share a too good to be true similarity in features. They both have a 20 MP, 1-inch BSI sensor as well as a Max aperture of F1.8-28 zoom.
Unlike its previous products, Canon has provided a great amount of direct control feature in this compact camera. To give photographers such an amount of control in compact and pocket sized cameras is usually something that does not happen regularly.
As for the Canon PowerShot G7X exclusively, the limelight features are 1-inch type 20 MP BSI CMOS sensor. It boasts off a 24-100 mm equiv. focal length and an F1.8-2.8 lens with a clicking control around the lens, and not to mention the dedicated exposure compensation dial is there as well. The minimum focus length that the camera offers is 5cm-40cm. The Canon PowerShot G7X has an ISO range of 125-12800.
The Canon PowerShot G7X has a 1.04 million dot, 3.0 inch, 720 x 480 pixels Flip-up rear touchscreen. Flipping LCD that can rotate full 180 degrees is certainly going to help when you are in selfie mode. The camera offers a wonderful video resolution of 1080p/60 and the maximum frame rate of 34 Mbps. The new Canon camera produces video in two formats; MOV and MP4. The camera has a built in flash and Wi-Fi with NFC for easy file sharing and transfer. As was mentioned earlier the camera allows photographers to use extra control over their photographing and it manages this by including features like the lens dial, exposure compensation dial, a rear plate thumb dial and a touch screen.
Sadly for the Canon PowerShot G7X it does not have a view finder as compared to its counterparts; the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX 100 III, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX 100 II and the Canon PowerShot G1 X II. Not only does it lack a view finder it also does not have any option for including or supporting a view finder. It also lags behind these cameras when it comes to battery life supporting only a meager 210 pictures. The Canon PowerShot G7X offers the least battery life while the others offer 320 shots, 350 shots and 240 shots respectively. Having such an inadequate battery life puts the camera somewhat on the back foot.
Although the camera does have a few setbacks in the form of an absent viewfinder and a dismal battery life yet the exclusive external controls and an enhanced picture quality, courtesy the new lens, are definitely the shining moments that’s been making the Canon PowerShot G7X wanted by those who wish to exert more personal control on the way when they snap pictures.