Canon PowerShot

Canon officially announces the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III

Press release:

The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II are the New Powerhouse Cameras for Visual Creators and Advanced Amateurs

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 8, 2019 – Ansel Adams, one of the greatest landscape photographers once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Never have truer words been spoken as digital photography has evolved and storytelling is shared through multiple mediums. Providing visual storytellers more options to bring their imaginative visions to life, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduces the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II cameras. Successors to the PowerShot G7 X II and PowerShot G5 X respectively, these new cameras usher in a plethora of new and innovative functionalities. Depending on the model, new innovative features include live-streaming available with YouTube* (via wireless connection), a pop-up electrical viewfinder (EVF) and 4K video shooting.

Preorder the new PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III

“Creators and photographers of all levels are reinventing the way stories are told and, as technology has progressed, so have the diverse needs of our customers,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With features such as live-stream to YouTube* and a pop-up EVF, the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II are true testaments to the company’s commitment to integrate the latest advancements for those who choose to digitally stream their journeys with the world or seek to scale and capture the highest peaks.”

Even though the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II have many individualized, unique qualities, both include many core features that are true to Canon’s imaging excellence. These features include:

  • DIGIC 8 Imaging Processor
  • 20.1 Megapixel** 1.0-inch stacked CMOS sensor to achieve high image quality, high functionality and fast speeds
  • 4K up to 30p, Full HD up to 60p, FHD up to 120p, HDR, high frame rate movie with no crop
  • High-speed continuous shooting at a maximum of 20 FPS
  • Highest ISO speed in the PowerShot category with a maximum of 12,800
  • Wi-Fi®1 and Bluetooth®2 connectivity
  • USB-C charge power supply

Craft Your Own Unique Visual Voice with the PowerShot G7 X III

Calling all YouTube creators, the PowerShot G7 X III is primed to be the next-generation vlogging camera. The PowerShot G7 X III features live-streaming to YouTube** capability via a wireless connection, allowing for creators of all levels to easily capture and post content in real time. The PowerShot G7 X III also offers vertical video support***, 4K up to 30P high-rate movie with no crop, full HD up to 120p, and an optical 4.2x lens, helping to achieve high image quality. Powered by the company’s DIGIC 8 image processor, a new 20.1 Megapixel** sensor, and wrapped within a compact body with a microphone jack, the PowerShot G7 X III offers innovative technologies, an improved user interface and Creative Assist for both video and still photography needs.

Capture on-the-go with the PowerShot G5 X Mark II

A lighter, compact and premium point and shoot camera that touts a new pop-up EVF, touch and drag AF and new optical 5x lens, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II is perfectly positioned to provide high image quality and valuable functions. From trekking through various terrains of Patagonia where users can leverage the new panoramic shot feature, to capturing key moments with loved ones, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II will satisfy the needs of advanced amateurs who regularly use and are familiar with Canon EOS cameras as a second camera or integrate it into their daily lives.

The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II have an estimated retail price of $749.99 and $899.99†, respectively and are expected to be available in August 2019.

Preorder the new PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III

OremLK

I'm New Here
Jun 17, 2019
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G5X II looks fantastic, much better than I expected. I'll definitely wait to see reviews of the new lens before buying, though.
 

slclick

Blessed Be The Fruit Loops
Dec 17, 2013
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In all seriousness, I have my eye on the G5 and the first price drops. It might be the travel camera and backup to my Canon FF bodies my M5 never was (not pocketable, still bringing the same gear and accessories, just smaller, button layout a crowded mess for large hands)
 
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hoodlum

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Wierd compromises between 2 cameras, also sony is holding back sensors for its clients.
These are the first non-Sony 1" cameras where Sony allowed use of their stacked sensor. I guess that means that the next RX camera (coming this month) will contain a new Sony sensor. This is likely why Canon continues with their own sensors and DPAF even if the sensor tech is behind Sony.
 
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RayValdez360

EOS RP
Jun 6, 2012
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These are the first non-Sony 1" cameras where Sony allowed use of their stacked sensor. I guess that means that the next RX camera (coming this month) will contain a new Sony sensor. This is likely why Canon continues with their own sensors and DPAF even if the sensor tech is behind Sony.
but nikon seemed to get good sensors from them for the full frame. and the medium format sensors seem nice too.
 
Dec 21, 2018
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Is there some sort of '1st 4k whining' award people try to get around here?
I waited a long time for the G5X Mark II or the G7X Mark III in the hope that the camera would shoot 4Kp50/p60 video.
Any praise Canon, I regard as an excuse for the company's helplessness in the 21st century of technology!
 
Aug 24, 2016
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Can someone confirm the differences besides I see the g5 goes to 120mm?

Also, isn't it extremely weird that they added a mic input, talk about vlogging, but have nowhere to mount a mic? No shoe or 1/4-20 at the top? Gonna have to get funky adapters/cages making the camera larger and heavier :(
 

Kit.

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Can someone confirm the differences besides I see the g5 goes to 120mm?
G5 likely has better quality lens. G5 has EVF but no mic port.

The cameras are positioned differently, so I wouldn't be surprised by odd but intended differences in firmware.

Also, isn't it extremely weird that they added a mic input, talk about vlogging, but have nowhere to mount a mic? No shoe or 1/4-20 at the top? Gonna have to get funky adapters/cages making the camera larger and heavier :(
There is 1/4" at the bottom, of course.
 
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Chaitanya

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Jun 27, 2013
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These are the first non-Sony 1" cameras where Sony allowed use of their stacked sensor. I guess that means that the next RX camera (coming this month) will contain a new Sony sensor. This is likely why Canon continues with their own sensors and DPAF even if the sensor tech is behind Sony.
Both Rx100 mk V and Rx10 mk IV had sensors with on chip pdaf. These sensors look like ones from Rx100 mk IV. Even Panasonic doesnt have access to those on chip pdaf sensors from sony.
 

OremLK

I'm New Here
Jun 17, 2019
15
9
Can someone confirm the differences besides I see the g5 goes to 120mm?

Also, isn't it extremely weird that they added a mic input, talk about vlogging, but have nowhere to mount a mic? No shoe or 1/4-20 at the top? Gonna have to get funky adapters/cages making the camera larger and heavier :(
What's the point of having a pocketable camera if you're just going to stick a huge boom mic on top? Plus it would block the selfie screen for vlogging use.

There are still good uses for having a mic jack. A cage fixes the problem when you don't need the pocketability. Alternatively, you could handhold a small microphone (for non-vlogging use), use a lavalier mic, or mount the mic on a separate stand in the studio.
 
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