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Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II Digital Camera

£549.99
Compact Camera 20.1MP 4.2x Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Eleven industry awards
The price
No viewfinder
66 Reviews + 11 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
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The Price

Four owners said in their reviews that it was not good value for money. This month Stuff.tv said “More featurepacked rivals at this price” in their review of this digital camera but even so they gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Techradar said “Price (For Some”. Stuff.tv also mentioned “The competition at this kind of price is absolutely ferocious” in their review.

Three people wrote in their reviews that the product was not expensive. Imaging Resource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Very expensive”. Expert review site Pcmag.com said in their review of the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II “The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is a pricey pocket camera with image quality that goes toe-to-toe with much larger models” but despite that they gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Pcmag.com also said “Eliminating the existence of the low-cost point-and-shoot camera, manufacturers have pivoted to create pricey, premium pocket cameras that can compete with SLRs on image quality” in their review.

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Reviews

Eleven Industry Awards

This Canon camera is one of the most awarded of all the digital cameras of a comparable type and age.

The editors of review sites Trusted Reviews, Dkamera.de, Pocket Lint, Focus-numerique.fr and Tek.no all wrote that concluded that they would endorse this compact camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This Canon camera was given a "Silver" award by both websites DP Review and Digifotopro.nl, both of which said that this camera was very good.

This compact camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both websites PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs, both of which decided that this Canon camera was very good.

Two other expert review sites both liked this digital camera. This compact camera received a "Best Buy" award from website Expert Reviews who said it was would make a great purchase and website Photoreview.com.au gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and wrote it was exceptional.

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Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100 based on thirty-six expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews.

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 34,085 owner and expert reviews (including 390 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically within its compact cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was noisy. Techradar wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II “Heavyhanded noise reduction and sharpening”.

Heavyhanded Noise Reduction and Sharpening

One person who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was noisy. Techradar wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II “Heavyhanded noise reduction and sharpening”.


Support

Good Support

Four owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “The idea of a pocketable camera furnished with a 1in or Micro Four Thirds sensor, together with raw shooting and plenty of manual control, is a bit less specia” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Amateurphotographer.co.uk also said “There was a time when Canon’s PowerShot line was the obvious choice for anyone who wanted manual control in a compact camera” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Super Thin

Twenty-one owners wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Expert website Newatlas.com mentioned “The compact Canon Powershot G7X Mark II can be different things to different people” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Tech-Boom.com mentioned “The new Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is presented as a compact camera for advanced users”. Pocket-Lint.com rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Pocket Lint “Canon was late to the 1-inch sensor compact cameras game, following in the Sony's RX100 footsteps to deliver the original PowerShot G7 X back in 2014”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was thin. In April last year Techradar said “Super thin”. One owner considered that it was heavy and bulky.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 319 grams, the PowerShot G7X Mark II has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Panasonic DMC-LX100 (£497.00) (351g and cheaper), or the Fujifilm X70 (£498.00) (302g and cheaper).

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this compact camera was released.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The PowerShot G7X Mark II supports video recording, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think cheaper cameras such as the Fujifilm X70 (£498.00) is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon PowerShot G3 X (£499.97).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. 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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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper digital cameras such as the Panasonic DMC-LX100 (£497.00).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Canon PowerShot G3 X (£499.97) is also worth considering.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Imaging Resource.com wrote “Good battery life” in their review of this digital camera. Digit.in said in April “It delivers good colours, details and overall imaging performance, along with a few nifty features, upgraded dials and toggles and decent battery life, all at a compelling price point”. Last year Crazyindiangirl wrote on Johnlewis.com “Only draw back is the instructions are only available online and the battery does go down fast” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot G7X Mark II supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think the Canon G5 X (£599.99), the Panasonic DMC-LX100 (£497.00), and the Fujifilm X70 (£498.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PowerShot G7X Mark II supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G7X Mark II has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Panasonic DMC-LX100 (£497.00) is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II has a relatively average optical zoom (4.2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-LX100 (£497.00), the Fujifilm X70 (£498.00), or the Canon G5 X (£599.99) which is cheaper.

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Has a Touchscreen

The PowerShot G7X Mark II has a touchscreen. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The PowerShot G7X Mark II has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera range from 100,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The PowerShot G7X Mark II has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (1,040,000 pixel) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The PowerShot G7X Mark II has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The PowerShot G7X Mark II has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Wrist Strap Included

The PowerShot G7X Mark II has a wrist strap included. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than a year also have a wrist strap included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The PowerShot G7X Mark II supports PictBridge. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also support PictBridge.

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Has an HDMI

The Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI.

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Light Exposure

Supports Twenty-One ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot G7X Mark II is more than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 320, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Canon camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 160, 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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Features

Good Technical Features

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II had good features. J123h mentioned on Johnlewis.com “There is a full range of standard DSLR features for more advanced use” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. J123h also wrote “This is a high performance camera with a good range of features” in their review. Rt99 gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Johnlewis.com “It has a lot of features and might need to go through quite a bit of the manual to work them out”.


No Viewfinder

Five owners who reviewed it said that it did not have a good viewfinder. Stuff.tv mentioned in April “No viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar mentioned in their Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II review “Lack of built-in viewfinder may discourage some people”. J123h said on Johnlewis.com “The lack of a viewfinder may be an issue for some” nonetheless they still rated the product a maximum of 5 stars.

One owner who purchased this digital camera thought it did not have an electronic viewfinder. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “No hot shoe or EVF” nonetheless they gave it a score of 80 out of 100. One person who reviewed it considered that it did not have a good screen. Techradar wrote “Screen not fully articulating”.

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No 4K Video

Three people said in their reviews that the product was not good for video recording. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “Doesn't support 4K video capture”. Techradar wrote “Video capture limited to full HD”.

Clumsy Flash

One person who reviewed the product wrote that it did not have a good flash. Techradar said in April last year “Clumsy flash” in their Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II review.

Reasonable Zoom

Six people said in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Stuff.tv gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said “Reasonable zoom” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar wrote “Lichtstarkes Zoom” in their review of this digital camera. In April last year Pc Mag wrote “Wide aperture zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera.

Four owners concluded that it had a good lens. Techradar wrote last year “Fast lens with useful 24100mm equiv” in their review of this digital camera. J123h scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The 'hand held' night option is particularly effective thanks to the high quality f1.8-2.8 lens”.

Two people said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Techradar mentioned “Sound AF system with effective focus tracking”. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Quick autofocus” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

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1-Inch Image Sensor

Twenty people who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. Stuff.tv gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said this year “Photos are bang on the money” in their review of this digital camera. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “1-inch image sensor”. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Canon PowerShot 7 X II is nicely designed with good photo quality for its class”.

Six owners who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Techradar mentioned “NFC e Sensor de impresses digitais” in their review of this digital camera. Dpreview.com mentioned on expert website DP Review “For nearly two and a half years, Sony had the 1"-type sensor compact camera segment all to itself with its RX100 series”. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on Steve's Digicams “While most of the hardware remains unchanged, including the same 20MP 1-inch CMOS sensor and fast f/1.8-f/2.8 4.2x optical zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera.

Five customers who purchased the product said that it had a good picture resolution. Techradar said “Fast burst shooting with deep buffer, even with Raw” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar also wrote “Raw format shooting” in their review. Dpreview.com wrote on expert website DP Review “A large buffer for continuous shooting and 1080/60p video capture” in their Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II review.

Three customers who reviewed it considered that it was good in low light. Techradar said in April last year “Great low, light performance” in their review of this digital camera. Imaging Resource.com wrote “Low light photography exceeds expectations” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who purchased the product wrote that it was good in terms of colour rendition. In April last year Techradar mentioned “Excellent color rendition”.

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Design

Excellent Build Quality

Twelve people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good quality. Techradar wrote last year “Great quality straightoutofcamera images” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar also mentioned “Very good image quality (especially from Raw” in their review. Techradar also wrote “Rock solid build quality” in their review.

Intuitive Software

Thirteen people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use. Techradar wrote “Image transference via WiFiapp easy to use”. Techradar also said “Easy to use software” in their review. Techradar also wrote “Plenty of manual control options” in their review.

One owner who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II concluded that it was easy to handle. In April last year Techradar said “Gutes Handling, Android 6”. One owner who bought it considered that it had a touch sensitive screen. Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Touchsensitive screen” and scored it 80 out of 100.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it had a good interface.

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Ergonomic Built

Six people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. In April last year Techradar said “Solid, sturdy, compact design”. Stuff.tv gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II review a few weeks ago “Lovely chunky build”. Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Ergonomic built”.

Three owners who purchased it thought it was strong and durable. Imaging Resource.com wrote “Robust muscular design” in their review of this digital camera. This month Stuff.tv said “It's a tough old time for compact cameras” in their review of this digital camera.

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Smart, Solid Design

Nine owners wrote in their reviews that it was well designed. Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera “La qualit photo, l'amlioration globale par rapport au modle prcdent et le design bien pens”. Techradar also said “Simple yet effective design” in their review. Techradar also mentioned “Great responsiveness, customisable lens control ring adds clickstopsmooth control, decent lowmid ISO image quality, fast 24100mm 1.82.8 lens, pocketable design, touchcontrol tiltangle LCD” in their review.

Two owners agreed that it was good looking. In April last year Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “The G7 X rose to the top with its more generous 4.2x zoom range, elegant touchscreen interface”. Techradar.com wrote “If you're looking for a business-class laptop that features exquisite consumer-grade style, you should keep your eye on the HP EliteBook Folio G1”.

One customer reckoned that the product was ergonomic. One owner who purchased the product reckoned that it was smooth. Expert review site Cameralabs.com said “Instead of a smooth front surface it now features a decent-sized grip” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II.

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