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Canon PowerShot G7

£342.99
DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
A multi award winning compact digital camera, great for portrait photography
Compact 20.2MP 4.2x Yes Sep 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon PowerShot G7 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot G7 number 74 across all digital cameras.
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311 Reviews + 20 Awards
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Good Features
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
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Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 20 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Digitaltrends.com plus four other sites and a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus three other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
The PowerShot G7 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixels sensor
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Quite slow flash recharging time
Only 210 battery life

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 32 in portrait photography cameras. However good for sports photography, ranking number 100 in sports photography cameras as well being average for wildlife photography, ranking number 142 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Canon PowerShot G7 Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon PowerShot G7?

The Canon PowerShot G7 is 103mm wide and 60.4mm tall. It is 40.4mm deep and weighs 279g.

Canon PowerShot G7 front dimensions

Canon PowerShot G7 size in context

Canon PowerShot G7 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

20 Industry Awards

This Canon camera has received 20 awards from digital camera experts.

The editors of websites Digitaltrends.com, Tomsguide.com, Pureoverclock.com, Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph and Reviewed.com all thought that this Canon digital camera was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no, Pocket Lint and Hardwarezone.com.ph all of whom decided that this Canon digital camera was very good.

This Canon camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from websites PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, Lydogbillede.dk and Ephotozine all of whom concluded that this camera was very good.

This camera was given a "Best Buy" award by both websites Digitalartsonline.co.uk and Expert Reviews, both of which said that this digital camera would make a great purchase.

The writer at website Ua.gecid.com decided that this Canon digital camera was straightforward to use and gave it their "Ease of Use Award".

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 60 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com the average expert rating of this camera is 81%.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this Canon digital camera rated this digital camera as excellent on average. Over 73% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This puts this digital camera in the top 20% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average owner review score.

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Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 35,686 expert and owner reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically within its digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £342.99 it is more expensive than 53% of cameras.

Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Canon PowerShot G7 of $180.00 (£233.91) in the United States. That's a saving of £109.08.

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Features

Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the PowerShot G7 of 20.2MP is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 15% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot G7 has a maximum image resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the PowerShot G7 of 4.2x is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The PowerShot G7's minimum aperture number of 1.8 is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot G7 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Canon PowerShot G7 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot G7's weight of 279g is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Big Image Sensor Size

Digital cameras have image sensor sizes of between 0.25" and 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5". The PowerShot G7's image sensor size of 1" is quite big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 7% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot G7's digital zoom of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The PowerShot G7 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the PowerShot G7 of 3" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The PowerShot G7 features multi-shot function. 91% of cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Quite Slow Flash Recharging Time

The PowerShot G7's flash recharging time of 10s is in the slowest 3% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have flash recharging times of between 0.0055s and 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.5s.

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Only 210 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Canon PowerShot G7 which takes 210 battery life.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot G7 supports a maximum still image resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. This Canon digital camera also supports still image resolutions of 5472 x 3080 pixels, 3648 x 3648 pixels, 4320 x 2880 pixels plus 9 more values. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PowerShot G7 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Direct Printing

The PowerShot G7 supports direct printing, unlike 89% of cameras which do not support direct printing.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot G7 supports Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon PowerShot G7 features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The PowerShot G7 does not feature bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the Canon PowerShot G7 of only 0.05m is quite small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 23% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Touchscreen

The PowerShot G7 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the PowerShot G7 of only 2.8 is in the smallest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the PowerShot G7 of 1,040,000 pixels is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 6% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 590,000 pixels, with the lowest being 3 pixels and the highest being 16,000,000 pixels.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon PowerShot G7 has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PowerShot G7 of only 100mm is fairly short compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the shortest 15% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras. 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.

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Has a Self-Timer

The PowerShot G7 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The PowerShot G7 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot G7 in September 2014.


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