Official: Canon PowerShot G7 X

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<p>The PowerShot G7 X is a premium high-performance camera that puts exciting and impressive capabilities in a sophisticated, compact package. It starts with the sensor: a large and light-grabbing 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor powered by Canon’s latest generation DIGIC 6 Image Processor for beautifully rendered low-light photography up to ISO 12800. The IS lens is a f/1.8 (W)–f/2.8 (T) that puts more in your frame while staying bright to the maximum 4.2x Optical Zoom (24mm–100mm), with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm for artistic background blur, and a minimum focus range of just 5cm for precise macro shooting. Wi-Fi®**- and NFC-enabled***, the PowerShot G7 X is selfie-ready with a high-resolution multi-angle capacitive 3.0-inch touch panel LCD. Shooting is a joy with High-Speed AF (0.14 sec.), 31 AF points, full-resolution continuous shooting up to 6.5 fps and 1080p/60p HD video. Designed to provide stellar images, the PowerShot G7 X is a compact digital camera powered to inspire your most impressive photography. And it delivers.</p>
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<p><strong>Canon PowerShot G7 X Features</strong></p>
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<li>New 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with Canon’s powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800, enhanced image quality, and fast operation.</li>
<li>A bright f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T), 4.2x Optical Zoom (24mm–100mm), 9-blade iris diaphragm and IS equipped lens enables you to capture more in your frame, and is ideal for low-light conditions or using shallow depth-of-field for dramatic, soft backgrounds. Focus range starts at 2.0 in. for Macro and 1.3 ft. for Tele.</li>
<li>Selfie-ready multi-angle capacitive 3.0″ touch panel LCD with a screen resolution of 1,040K dots for a sharp, clear display and easy operation and sharing.</li>
<li>High-Speed AF (0.14 sec.) greatly improves focus speed. 31 AF points provide an expanded and more accurate focus area. Paired with continuous shooting speeds of up to 6.5 fps and the removal of buffer time, you can get your best shot in full resolution.</li>
<li>For easy Wi-Fi® connectivity**, built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) allows quick and simple pairing to a compatible Android™ device***.</li>
<li>Capture stunning 1080p/60p Full HD video for lifelike images and convenient playback on an HDTV via the HDMI output. Record at up to 60 frames per second for even more detailed, superb results in MP4 format.</li>
<li>Intelligent IS automatically chooses from eight different modes to optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.</li>
<li>Convenient control ring, exposure dial, and mode dial provide intuitive manual adjustment.</li>
<li>Shoot breathtaking images and video of the stars with Star Mode designed to better capture the brilliance and wonder of the night sky.</li>
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<p><strong>Canon PowerShot G7 X $699: <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1080917-REG/canon_9546b001_powershot_g7_x_digital.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">B&H Photo</a> | <a href="http://www.adorama.com/ICAG7X.html?KBID=64393" target="_blank">Adorama</a> | Amazon</strong></p>
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tayassu

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Well, it is as expected, but a great little camera specwise... Let's see about IQ and AF, but I'm hoping for the best. Also, a very good price, 700$, Sony's RX100III is @ 800$ at B&H. :D Very happy about this development in Canon's pocketable camera strategy, I now have to decide whether I need an EVF or 30mm more and a touchscreen... :D
 

Zv

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Wow this looks like an awesome compact camera from Canon. I'm actually a little bit interested.

That Panasonic LX-100 also looks tempting. Exciting times! ;D
 
Do you mean I might be able to drop-kick my Sony NEX5's into the recycle? Finally??

I realize there's a huge difference between the RX/G7X series and the APS-C NEX/Alpha series. For wandering around with something lightweight, compact, and powerful, the NEX/Alpha have become a little large for my tastes.

Further, of three of us who own(ed) four of the NEX, two cameras are dead and one is on it's last legs. One of my two NEX died a few months ago of a strange disease (I'm sure it has to do with cheap electrical components). I'm not sure what Sony's MTF is for those things but somehow I trust Canon a bit more.
 

neuroanatomist

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DP-Review have posted their first impressions: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-powershot-g7-x

The bit about the Canon lens having a wider aperture over most of the range overlap with the RX100-III is interesting. Since the G7 X likely has the same (Sony) sensor, that's a double win for the Canon - broader range and brighter.
 

AcutancePhotography

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Just a nit for the administrator of this site:

If you are going to copy text into a thread and that text has an "*", please also copy the explaination of the astrisk.

For example

20.2 Megapixel*
Wi-Fi®**- and NFC-enabled***

We all know how manufacturers like to hide the important details under that "*". I think it is important to include those details in the threads.
 

kennephoto

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So im curious to know if this is better than my eos m. I like my eos m but if this can do everything the eos m can but faster and even more portable then I might be looking at this camera. I just use my eos m for portablility, eBay, and video stuff.
 

neuroanatomist

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kennephoto said:
So im curious to know if this is better than my eos m. I like my eos m but if this can do everything the eos m can but faster and even more portable then I might be looking at this camera. I just use my eos m for portablility, eBay, and video stuff.

Bigger sensor on the M means better low light performance. Interchangeable lenses mean you are not limited to 24-100mm.
 

Etienne

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neuroanatomist said:
Vossie said:
DP-Review have posted their first impressions: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-powershot-g7-x

The bit about the Canon lens having a wider aperture over most of the range overlap with the RX100-III is interesting. Since the G7 X likely has the same (Sony) sensor, that's a double win for the Canon - broader range and brighter.
Maybe they are using DO technology to keep the lens size down.
 

Etienne

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I wish they'd use a DPAF sensor in this little cameras. The little cameras frequently have focusing issues, especially for video.
Video performance will be the deciding factor for me on this one. The Sony RX100 mkIII apparently nails video
 

Zv

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neuroanatomist said:
kennephoto said:
So im curious to know if this is better than my eos m. I like my eos m but if this can do everything the eos m can but faster and even more portable then I might be looking at this camera. I just use my eos m for portablility, eBay, and video stuff.

Bigger sensor on the M means better low light performance. Interchangeable lenses mean you are not limited to 24-100mm.

Plus the M has a hotshoe which means about a million different lighting configurations are possible with it if you're into off camera flash.
 

Rocky

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The body looks about the same width as the EOS-M. It is a tad taller than the EOS-M. With the lens retracted, It will definitely be thinner than the EOS-M with the 22mm. That make it a lot more pocketable
I can see this camera will be a good compliment for the EOS=M, not necessarily a replacement.
Let us see some review on IQ and AF speed. Also let see how well balance will it be in actual use. The Sony RX100 is "lens heavy" and you have to hold it tight. Otherwise the camera may fall due to the heavy lens.
 

powershot2012

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Sure. Guess its up to each buyer to decide what is best for them.


Zv said:
Wow this looks like an awesome compact camera from Canon. I'm actually a little bit interested.

That Panasonic LX-100 also looks tempting. Exciting times! ;D
 

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