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Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II
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Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II Digital Camera

20.1MP 4.2x CMOS Feb 2016
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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18 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Camera Reviews

Compact camera digital cameras produced by Canon have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact camera digital cameras) and found that Canon also has good reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Large Screen Size

The PowerShot G7X Mark II has one of the larger screen sizes (3 inches) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average screen size of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for the last year is 2.8", and the screen sizes range from 0.5" to 3".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price], or the Canon SX610 HS[plb_3300906_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G7X Mark II which do not support Full HD video, the PowerShot G7X Mark II supports Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at include the Canon SX610 HS[plb_3300906_price] which has better reviews.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at including the Rollei Sportsline 85[plb_3359080_price].

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot G7X Mark II supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out in the last year do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot G7X Mark II has an image stabiliser. Most of the other latest comparable spec digital cameras also have an image stabiliser.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot G7X Mark II is more than most latest similar spec digital cameras. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG XR and RAW are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Fairly Wide Field of View

With a field of view of 100 percent, the PowerShot G7X Mark II has one of the wider field of view amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The field of view of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot G7X Mark II range from 97% to 100%.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G7X Mark II has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most newly released comparable spec cameras have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 3648 x 2432, 2400 x 1600, 4864 x 3648, 3248 x 2432, 2432 x 1824, 2112 x 1600, 5472 x 3072, 3648 x 2048, 2736 x 1536, 2400 x 1344, 3648 x 3648, 2432 x 2432 and 1824 x 1824 and 1600 x 1600. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot G7X Mark II is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Very High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixel, the PowerShot G7X Mark II has a very high display resolution compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The display resolutions of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot G7X Mark II range from 230,000 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 460,000 pixels.

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Has Ten White Balance Modes

The PowerShot G7X Mark II has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G7X Mark II. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Shade", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (12,800) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Cameras that came out in the last 12 months have maximum ISO speeds of between 800 and 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,900.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the PowerShot G7X Mark II is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all latest similar spec digital cameras.

Across similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot G7X Mark II is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot G7X Mark II.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The PowerShot G7X Mark II has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last year.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all recently released similar spec cameras.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst similar types of camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports a H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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31 Auto Focus Points

31 auto focus points

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year have between 9 and 170 auto focus points, including the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II which has 31 auto focus points.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture

The PowerShot G7X Mark II has one of the smaller minimum apertures (only 1.8) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture of new compact camera digital cameras is 1.8 and the largest is 3.8.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to look at including the IXUS 180[pl_3191140_price], the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], or the PowerShot SX540 HS[pl_3191137_price] all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot G7X Mark II is not 3D compatible. Most of the other recently released compact camera digital cameras are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot G7X Mark II is not waterproof. Most of the other latest compact camera digital cameras are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot G7X Mark II, the PowerShot G7X Mark II does not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support video recording including the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The PowerShot G7X Mark II does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G7X Mark II also do not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might also want to look at including the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price].

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G7X Mark II is 12x. The Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 4.2 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

If this Canon camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon IXUS 177[plb_3423699_price] (8x), the Nikon S3700[plb_3851399_price] (8x), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ152[plb_3584864_price] (15x).

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Heavy

The average weight of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G7X Mark II is 170g, and the weights range from 98g to 480g. The PowerShot G7X Mark II is very heavy (319 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot G7X Mark II.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

Cameras that were launched in the last 12 months have maximum apertures of between 2.7 and 7, and the average maximum aperture is 6.3. The PowerShot G7X Mark II has one of the biggest maximum apertures (only 2.8) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot G7X Mark II is more than most digital cameras that have been available for the last year. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G7X Mark II. The flash modes "Manual" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The smallest combined zoom of latest comparable spec cameras is 17x, the biggest is 160x, and the average combined zoom is 55x. The PowerShot G7X Mark II has one of the smaller combined zoom (only 17 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G7X Mark II is 20mm and the longest is 1,200mm. With a maximum focal length of only 100 millimeters, the PowerShot G7X Mark II has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other new digital cameras.

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Only Supports Twenty-One ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot G7X Mark II is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a 160 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by new comparable spec cameras. The ISO speeds "125", "200", "250", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Thick

The PowerShot G7X Mark II is quite thick (42 millimeters) compared to most of the other latest comparable spec cameras. Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G7X Mark II have depths of between 18mm and 92mm.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of new digital cameras range from 80 to 160. At 125, the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II has a fairly big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G7X Mark II.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II

Released Ten Months Ago

It was ten months ago when Canon released the PowerShot G7X Mark II.

Average Megapixel Count

The PowerShot G7X Mark II has a fairly standard megapixel count (20.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

If this compact camera camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon DL[plb_3308959_price] (20.8MP).

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S6900[pl_2513006_price], and the Coolpix S6900[pl_2513006_price] both from Nikon or the Canon SX610 HS[plb_3300906_price] is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Rollei Sportsline 85[plb_3359080_price] (MMC|SD|SDHC).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G7X Mark II has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other new cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX540 HS[pl_3191137_price], or the IXUS 180[pl_3191140_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price].

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Pixpro FZ152[pl_3584864_price] (6x), the Pixpro FZ43[pl_3744606_price] (6x), or the Pixpro FZ42[pl_3745486_price] (6x) all from Kodak.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot G7X Mark II has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX540 HS[pl_3191137_price], or the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price].

If the sensor type of this digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] (CCD and higher rated), or the Canon IXUS 180[plb_3191140_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Battery Charger
Included Wrist Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
USB Connectivity

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon g7, canon g7x, canon g7xi, canon g7xii, canon 1066c001, focus camera g7xmiik2
Barcodes 00646791345373, 04549292056365

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