Canon PowerShot G7 X II & PowerShot SX720 HS Announced

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<em>Newest Canon PowerShot Digital Cameras Offer Outstanding Quality in Convenient Compact Size </em></p>
<p><strong>MELVILLE, N.Y., February 17, 2016</strong> – Ideal for both advanced amateur and pro photographers looking for a convenient, high performance compact camera with the ability to connect to compatible digital devices, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, proudly introduces the compact PowerShot G7 X Mark II<sup class="green">1</sup> and lightweight PowerShot SX720 HS digital cameras.</p>
<p>Canon’s new PowerShot G7 X Mark II digital camera pairs a 1.0-inch, 20.1 Megapixel<span class="green">*</span> CMOS sensor with Canon’s new DIGIC 7 Image Processor to help reduce noise and deliver outstanding image quality, even in low light shooting situations. The PowerShot SX720HS digital camera boasts a new 40x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 24-960mm), providing outstanding performance, reach and resolution for everyday use and when shooting memorable family events, while easily slipping into a pocket or purse.</p>
<p>“In today’s world, compact cameras must work well with other devices and still offer superb quality. The PowerShot G7 X Mark II and PowerShot SX720 HS cameras both provide outstanding image quality with amazing optical zoom lenses and they easily connect with compatible phones, tablets and other smart devices so great images can be shared and enjoyed” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.</p>

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<p><strong>Sleek and Sophisticated

</strong>The first Canon camera to feature Canon’s new high-speed DIGIC 7 Image Processor, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II digital camera is a model of compact sophistication and speed with a high-quality sleek body and optimum comfort grip. Building on the success of Canon’s PowerShot G7 X digital camera, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II digital camera features a fast startup and improved RAW continuous shooting speed of up to eight frames per second (fps) with short intervals between shots. Additional features include:</p>
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<li>Bright f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T), 4.2x (24–100mm equivalent) optical zoom lens with Canon’s Intelligent Image Stabilizer (IS) and a 9-blade iris diaphragm;</li>
<li>Multi-angle 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD with a screen resolution of 1.04 million dots and tilt options of 180° up and 45° down;</li>
<li>Ability to capture 1080p Full HD video in MP4 format with stereo sound;</li>
<li>Built-in Wi-Fi®<span class="green">**</span> and Near Field Communications (NFC™)<span class="green">***</span> capability with a dedicated Wi-Fi button for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos;</li>
<li>Picture Style function that offers superb command of in-camera color, contrast, and sharpness;</li>
<li>In-camera RAW conversion, making it possible to preview customized image processing modifications on the camera, without the use of a computer;</li>
<li>Convenient control ring lever that enables users to quickly switch between stepped and continuous ring movement;</li>
<li>Time-Lapse Movie feature to help capture images at preset intervals and combine them to create a short movie clip;</li>
<li>Panning feature that allows the camera to lock onto the main subject using Canon’s Intelligent IS technology to automatically adjust the shutter speed for beautiful background blur.</li>
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<p>The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II digital camera is currently scheduled to be available in May 2016 for an estimated retail price of $699.99<sup class="green">2</sup>.</p>
<p><strong>Powerful Zoom Delivers Virtually Shake-Free Images</strong>

The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS digital camera is equipped with a new powerful zoom lens and is the ideal choice for amateur photographers looking to take a step up from a smartphone or entry-level digital camera to a lightweight, compact camera. The PowerShot SX720 HS digital camera’s new 40x Optical Zoom lens (24-960mm equivalent focal length range) uses one Hi-UD, three UD and three aspheric lens elements to help achieve high image quality and high magnification, while also utilizing Canon’s Intelligent Imaging Stabilizing (IS) technology for greater optical performance.</p>
<p>As the successor to Canon’s PowerShot SX710 HS digital compact camera, the PowerShot SX720 HS digital camera features increases its zoom range while maintaining compact size for maximum convenience. Additional features include:</p>
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<li>A dedicated Wi-Fi® button for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos utilizing the camera’s built-in WiFi and NFCtechnology;</li>
<li>20.3 Megapixel<span class="green">*</span> CMOS sensor with Canon’s DIGIC 6 Image Processor to help deliver outstanding image quality, even in low light;</li>
<li>1080p/60 Full HD video capture with stereo sound;</li>
<li>3.0-inch LCD (approx. 922,000 dots) to allow for easy viewing, even from a wide angle;</li>
<li>Zoom Framing Assist that allows the lens to automatically zoom in or out while the camera follows subject movement  and helps keep it in focus;</li>
<li>Story Highlight feature that enables the camera to automatically compile images and videos3 from a certain day or event into a mini-highlight reel with music and effects;</li>
<li>Creative Shot mode that uses composition, color and lighting from an original image to create artistic images.</li>
<li>Canon’s PowerShot SX720 HS digital camera is currently scheduled to be available in March 2016 for an estimated retail price of $379.99<sup class="green">2</sup>.</li>
</ul>
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<p><strong>New Lens</strong></p>
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<p><strong>New Accessories</strong></p>
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<li>Canon PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adaptor: <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1225881-REG/canon_1285c002_pz_e1_power_zoom_adapter.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">B&H Photo</a> | <a href="http://amzn.to/1U9qZG1" target="_blank">Amazon</a> | <a href="http://www.adorama.com/ICAPZE1.html?KBID=64393" target="_blank">Adorama</a> | Canon Store</li>
<li>Canon DM-E1 Directional Microphone: <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1225879-REG/canon_1429c001_dm_1_directional_microphone.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">B&H Photo</a> | <a href="http://amzn.to/1TrOcnt" target="_blank">Amazon</a> | <a href="http://www.adorama.com/ICADME1.html?KBID=64393" target="_blank">Adorama</a> | <a href="http://bit.ly/1KrpAZr" target="_blank">Canon Store</a></li>
</ul>
<p><strong>New PowerShot Cameras</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Canon PowerShot G7 X II: <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1223211-REG/canon_1066c001_powershot_g7_x_mark.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">B&H Photo</a> | <a href="http://amzn.to/1VoTspK" target="_blank">Amazon</a> | <a href="http://www.adorama.com/ICAG7XM2.html?KBID=64393" target="_blank">Adorama</a> | <a href="http://bit.ly/1Xz4s5a" target="_blank">Canon Store</a></li>
<li>Canon PowerShot SX720 HS: <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1223213-REG/canon_1070c001_powershot_sx720_hs_digital.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">B&H Photo</a> | <a href="http://amzn.to/1U9n0t6" target="_blank">Amazon</a> | <a href="http://www.adorama.com/ICASX720B.html?KBID=64393" target="_blank">Adorama</a> | <a href="http://bit.ly/1KrpTmQ" target="_blank">Canon Store</a></li>
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I liked the concept of the predecessor (G7X), although it was a copy of the rx100III.
I didn't like the price and the AF performance and speed of it, so I didn't buy it.
If they improved this tiny camera well enough this successor could be tempting to me...
 

Pitspics

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i own the G7x since 1 year and like it. (next to 6D and SL1)
very good image quality in a small package... a good light-weight-partner.
but i bought the G7x for around 450-500 Euro i think. that´s ok...

700,- for the new one (no real improvements) seems a bit expensive.... :eek:
 

Ivan Muller

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I just cant understand why the RAW capture was so slow on the previous models including the G5X???
 

dufflover

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Besides that control level for the dial (stepped vs continuous) and Digic7 what exactly are the differences between the mk1 and mk2 (G7 X)?
I got the original and can't really tell the difference lol
 

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The SX720 is obviously a travel camera, but why no GPS. Sony had it for ages.
Seems like Canon not only has an issue with sensors, but also with its circuitry/battery drain, that's the only reason I can fathom that they avoid GPS. Maybe that's why Canon also doesn't do in camera panorama like Sony, extra drain on the battery?

No GPS seems only a small point, but it makes Canon less competitive. On top, a useful tool for annotating missing GPS data, Picasa has been pulled by Google (since they focus now on smartphone images that are automatically tagged).
 

Adelino

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plam_1980 said:
Why are they introducing the DIGIC 7 processor in a powershot and not in the new DSLRs?
It's not unusual has been done with other DIGIC processors. I wonder about it also.
 

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Why are they introducing the DIGIC 7 processor in a powershot and not in the new DSLRs?

Same reason nearly every camera comes with at least one new feature not seen in any others. Canon are skilled fisherman. Its not all about trickle down technology. Trickle up has its place in the sales game.

Touch screen was first seen in an entry level mirrorless, right? And dual pixel AF was also first seen in a mainstream consumer DSLR. that's just two examples. These features are now in Canon's flag ship camera.

To be the market leader you have to be smart about every move, even if the tiny percentage of photographers on forum like to gripe about the wisdom of Canon's measured approach to mot everything and ignore all the grand slams Canon is also known for. R&D is much more relaxed and well executed when you can release features when they are truly ready, and not have to rush them for something high end, or sit on the tech forever until another high end camera is ready. You have so consider there are many pipelines going at once, and they are not all on the same time table.

Even in regards to their 1" sensor cams... They are superior to the Sony versions in nearly evey way, and at a fraction of the price, yet a small but vocal percentage ignore that and are hung up on complaining Sony made one first. How is Canon making better cameras at a fraction of the price if not through smarter execution?