Canon PowerShot G7 X MkII

Here’s our concise review of the Canon PowerShot G7 X MkII compact camera…

Canon PowerShot G7 X MkII

Canon PowerShot G7 X MkII

Defying expectations, Canon’s compact G7 X MkII packs a 20.1MP 1in sensor, which is larger than the competition, and a 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 zoom lens. While it doesn’t quite measure up in the length stakes, the super-wide aperture brings its own advantages. You can shoot in lower light situations, and creating bokeh in the out-of-focus areas is very easy.

It features a 180° tilting 3in 1040k-dot touchscreen, and 4 stops of image stabilisation, which make it ideal as a vlogging tool. It also features a built-in 3-stop ND filter, which is helpful when shooting at wide apertures in bright light, and a rapid 8fps continuous shooting speed, ideal for capturing fast action.

Unlike the Panasonic, the G7 X MkII doesn’t offer a viewfinder, meaning you’re entirely reliant on the screen. It’s also lacking 4K video, though this isn’t such a big issue since it supports 1080p Full HD at 60fps, which is very good quality. It also supports RAW shooting, which pairs well with the larger 1in sensor to capture a lot of detail.

Find out more at the Canon website.

Pros
Larger sensor
Ultra-wide aperture
3-stop ND

Cons
No 4K video
Shorter zoom
On the pricier side

Spec
Weight: 319g
WxHxD: 106x61x42mm
Battery: 240 shots
Card type: SD, SDXC, SDHC
AF: 31-point contrast detect