Canon PowerShot G7X

The most powerful pocket size camera Canon has ever produced.

Combining exceptional image quality, creative versatility and a beautifully compact design, the new PowerShot G7X is a powerful pocket size camera that delivers outstanding results. Despite its compact size, this impressive digital camera features a 20.2MP CMOS sensor and superfast DIG!C 6 image processor, which lets you to capture amazingly sharp, clear images, even in low light. Featuring a cutting-edge lens design, the f/1.8-2.8 lens allows plenty of light into the camera, while its 9-blade circular aperture helps you create an attractive background blur on portrait shots. Ready to get creative? With a full manual mode you can enjoy as much control as you want, while making use of an array of innovative features, including Full HD Movie mode, Star Mode and Creative Shot mode. The G7X also makes it easy to share your creations, with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, and the handy Mobile Device Connect Button that instantly connects to your preferred device.

Canon PowerShot G7X

Canon Powershot G7X presenting in good condition, showing some signs of previous use. Front lens shows some dust particles under the lens, however this does not affect performance. Camera includes a battery pack, charger, wrist strap, USB interface cable and comes in a New LowePro camera case.

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Featuring a large 1" 20.2-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and the powerful DIGIC 6 image processor the PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera from Canon embodies the HS SYSTEM that allows for dramatically improved low-light performance and ISO sensitivities up to 12,800. These abilities combined with a fast 4.2x f/1.8-2.8 optical zoom lens, equivalent to 24-100mm in the 35mm format, provide users with a responsive camera capable of producing highly detailed imagery in a wide range of situations. The lens also features Intelligent Image Stabilization for reducing the effects of camera shake. Additionally, it features a "selfie-ready" multi-angle 3.0" capacity touchscreen LCD screen with a 1,040k-dot resolution.

Adding to the overall speed of the G7 X is a High-Speed AF with
31 focus points for a large, more accurate focus area. This works with the 6.5 fps continuous shooting rate and a large buffer for capturing numerous sharp images in full resolution without slowing down. Another benefit of the faster processing is full HD 1920 x 1080 video recording in 60p. Handling of the G7 X also contributes with a physical control ring as well as exposure and mode dials. Additionally, there is a built-in ND filter for added convenience.

Complementing the imaging and handling traits of the camera is built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, which allows for the instant sharing of photos and videos to linked mobile devices, home computers, or directly to select social networking sites. Connection is further simplified through the implementation of NFC technology to streamline the sharing process. Once linked, mobile devices can also be used to control and release the camera's shutter.

20.2MP High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor
The 20.2-megapixel High-Sensitivity 1" CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor work in concert to produce high resolution still imagery and full HD video recording with notable low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 12800. The combination of these two technologies creates the Canon HS SYSTEM, which provides effective low-light sensitivity with minimal noise and enhanced clarity to truly benefit impressive image making in dimly-lit situations. The processor also contributes to overall speed throughout the camera, including High-Speed AF, full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps, and a full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 6.5 fps with no buffer limit.

The redeveloped sensor and processor also combine to enable RAW imaging with 14-bit signal processing, the same used in Canon's EOS DSLRs, to provide high image quality with expanded post-processing capabilities.
Canon 4.2x Optical Zoom Lens
The built-in Canon 4.2x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-100mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives to suit working in a wide array of situations. The f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also contributes to producing shallow depth of field imagery, which is further complemented by a nine-blade aperture for producing a smooth out-of-focus quality.

The lens' performance is further enhanced through the inclusion of an Optical Image Stabilizer system, which helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake to suit working in difficult lighting conditions. Furthermore, an Intelligent IS system offers unique stabilization solutions depending on specific shooting conditions.
Full HD Video Recording at 60 fps
Full HD 1080p movie recording is supported at 60 fps in the Internet-friendly MP4 format. A built-in stereo microphone provides clear sound and direct playback to an HDTV is afforded through the incorporation of an HDMI port.
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables seamless and instant transferring of photos and videos to mobile devices, home computers, and to select social networking sites. Linking Android devices to the camera is aided through the incorporation of NFC (Near Field Communication), which facilitates connection simply by tapping the two devices. A dedicated Mobile Device Connect Button is available too, to further establish a simplified means for linking both iOS and Android devices. Additionally, Automatic Switching via the Image Sync function works to automatically sync images with any discovered and linked PC within a designated network or, alternatively, images are temporarily sent to the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY for later transferring.

When connected, the mobile device can also be used to remotely control and release the camera's shutter, self-timer, flash, and zoom from a distance, as well as display a live view image on the linked device's screen.
Camera Design
Revolving around a compact overall form factor, the G7 X incorporates a large 3.0" 1,040k-dot, 3:2 aspect ratio capacitive touchscreen LCD for live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation. As a touchscreen, convenient and intuitive features, such as Touch AF, touch-enabled shutter release and focus point selection, and simplified menu navigation, are also available to benefit an overall workflow. Additionally, the screen features a multi-angle design for working at different angles.
Benefitting the overall control and handling capabilities, a control ring is available for controlling customizable functions and camera settings. When combined with a rear control dial, the camera can be easily configured to give immediate access to the most frequently used camera controls. It also has exposure and mode dials.
Other Camera Features
  • A 31-point AF system delivers precise focus in a quick and consistent manner. Individual focus points are easily selectable as well as different AF frame sizes depending on the type of subject being photographed. One-point and Touch AF functions are also supported.
  • Shoot images and video of the stars with Star Mode designed to better capture the brilliance and wonder of the night sky.

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CMOS sensor feature for the Canon G7X high performance digital compact camera

Outstanding images

1.0"-type back-illuminated 20.2MP CMOS sensor for superb image quality.
Digic 6 feature for the Canon G7X high performance digital compact camera

Superfast processing and AutoFocus

Utilising a 31 point AutoFocus system and DIG!C 6, Canon’s most powerful imaging processor to date
9 blade feature for the Canon G7X high performance digital compact camera

Advanced lens design

Featuring a bright f/1.8-2.8 lens and 9-blade circular aperture lens with 24-100mm (4.2x) telephoto zoom.
Creative options feature for the Canon G7X high performance digital compact camera

Creative versatility

Innovative features like Star Mode, HD Movie Mode & Creative Shot.
Wifi feature for the Canon G7X high performance digital compact camera

Connect and share

Mobile Device Connect Button plus built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for easy sharing.

the PowerShot G7X in action

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Selected shots from the PowerShot G7X

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  • Image of a city landscape taken with the Canon PowerShot G7X digital compact camera
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  • Image of a narrow pathed street at night taken with the Canon PowerShot G7X digital compact camera
  • Portrait of a women taken with the Canon PowerShot G7X digital compact camera

    Detailed Features

    • CMOS sensor feature for the Canon G7X high performance digital compact camera

      Outstanding images

      The PowerShot G7X features a large 1.0-type back-illuminated, 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor. This larger than life sensor enables incredible image quality even in low light situations. This means better detail, even at higher ISOs, with minimal noise and distortion and, thanks to the sensor's wide cell pitch, breathtaking dynamic range. The PowerShot G7X also natively captures images in the 3:2 aspect ratio, which is the same as Canon EOS SLR cameras.
    • Digic 6 feature for the Canon G7X high performance digital compact camera

      Superfast processing and AutoFocus

      The PowerShot G7X is equipped with the very latest Canon processor, the DIGIC 6 Image Processor, which makes several important advancements to image quality both in stills and video. Improved light sensitivity allows for higher resolution with less noise when shooting in dark conditions, and Dynamic IS now detects and compensates for tilt and parallel movement (shift blur) to create video that's exceptionally free of distortion. The DIGIC 6 Image Processor also enhances the performance capabilities of the PowerShot G7X, powering full resolution high-speed continuous still shooting and the advanced Star shooting modes. Video recording has also been improved with MP4 recording for better compatibility with mobile devices and tablets. Highly compressed MP4 video not only preserves space on your memory card but also improves playback on mobile devices. Plus, with MF Peaking possible thanks to the new processor, you'll have a pro-level focusing tool at your disposal.
    • 9 blade feature for the Canon G7X high performance digital compact camera

      Advanced lens design

      The PowerShot G7X’s 24mm Wide-Angle 4.2x Optical Zoom lens with a focal length of 24–100mm (35mm equivalent) achieves f/1.8–f/2.8, making it one of the camera's most exciting features. The Wide-Angle lens gives your images a distinctive sweep and grandeur, capturing landscapes, cityscapes, tall buildings and wide groups of people with ease. The large f/1.8–2.8 aperture allows you to achieve shallow depth-of-field for creating portraits with beautiful, soft background blur, and incomparable Canon optical technology delivers a high performance lens enabling incredible images, even in low light. And thanks to the PowerShotG7X’s new 9-blade aperture diaphragm, blurred areas are particularly gorgeous, with subtle detail and blurred forms that appear almost completely circular.
    • Creative options feature for the Canon G7X high performance digital compact camera

      Creative versatility

      Starry skies were formerly out of reach to all but experienced SLR camera users, but star shooting modes on the PowerShot G7X camera make these wonderfully impressive images accessible to all. With just a tripod and simple settings, you can capture exquisite Star Nightscapes, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movies and Star Portrait. The new Star Portrait mode, which consecutively takes two shots of the subject plus one of the night sky and then merges them into a single image, enables beautiful portraits with a starry background. The modes can be performed fully automatic or with manual controls for extra versatility. Support functions including Night Display, Color Adjustment and Star Emphasis make any starry sky easier to capture. The PowerShot G7X features an advanced Creative Shot mode to make creating artistic photos even more fun. In Creative Shot mode, the camera captures the original composition and automatically produces and saves five additional variations by using advanced Canon technologies to apply filter options based on the individual scene, subject and exposure. On the PowerShot G7Xcamera, over 40 filter choices are available and are grouped into Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural categories to make exploring the world of artistic photography fun and easy. With Creative Shot mode, the result is stunning artistic photos that are perfect for sharing.
    • Wifi feature for the Canon G7X high performance digital compact camera

      Connect and share

      The PowerShot G7X is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi® technology for convenient sharing and transferring of your still images and video. You can easily post your images to social networking and media sites such as Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube™ and Flickr® or save them to your photo album to share anytime, anywhere. The camera can also connect directly to both iOS® and Android™ devices*, and upload images via the free Canon CameraWindow app without a computer. You can control the destination of your uploads to share with everyone or to selected groups, and even add comments. One-touch connection to your mobile device or computer is also made possible on the PowerShot G7X with the camera's dedicated Mobile Device Connect Button. You can choose to transfer images to your smartphone or tablet for immediate sharing with the CameraWindow app, or to your computer on the same network with Image Sync to make saving and organizing your images easier. When the camera finds a linked computer on the same wireless network, images are sent directly to it.

    Detailed Specifications

    Powershot G7 X Technical Specifications

    Image Sensor

    1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS
    Effective Pixels
    Approx. 20.2M (Aspect ratio 3:2) [14]
    Effective / Total Pixels
    Approx. 20.9M
    Colour Filter Type
    Primary Colour

    Image Processor

    DIGIC 6 with iSAPS Technology


    Focal Length
    8.8 – 36.8 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 100 mm)
    Optical 4.2xZoomPlus 8.4xDigital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x [1])Combined approx. 17x
    Maximum f/number
    11 elements in 9 groups (1 double sided aspherical lens, 1 single sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single sided aspherical lens and 1 UD lens)
    Image Stabilisation
    Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 3-stop [13].Intelligent IS with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS


    AF System/ Points
    AiAF (31-point, Face Detection or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed centre)
    AF Modes
    Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE [6], Touch AF
    AF Point Selection
    Size (Normal, Small)
    AF Lock
    Yes, via customisable buttons
    AF Assist Beam
    Manual Focus
    Yes, plus MF Peaking
    Focus Bracketing
    Closest Focusing Distance
    5 cm (Wide) from front of lens40 cm (Tele) from front of lens

    Exposure Control

    Metering modes
    Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Touch AF frame)
    AE Lock
    Yes, via customisable buttons
    Exposure Compensation
    +/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop incrementsManual and automatic dynamic range correctionAutomatic shadow correctionND Filter (3-stop)
    1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
    ISO sensitivity
    125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800 [15]AUTO ISO: 125 - 12800 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change)


    1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default)250 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

    White Balance

    Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2Multi-area WB correction available in Smart AutoWhite Balance CompensationWhite Balance Compensation in Underwater mode Colour adjustment in Star mode

    Colour Matrix


    LCD Monitor

    Tilt type 7.5 cm (3.0”) sRGB PureColor II G Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. Capacitive type
    Approx. 100%
    Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD


    Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
    Slow Sync Speed
    Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
    Red-Eye Reduction
    Flash Exposure Compensation
    +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
    Flash Exposure Lock
    Manual Power Adjustment
    3 levels with internal flash
    Second Curtain Synchronisation
    Built-in Flash Range
    50 cm – 7.0 m (W) / 40 cm – 4.0 m (T)
    External Flash
    Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2


    Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Portrait, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie
    Modes in Movie
    Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Manual, Portrait, Nostalgic, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie
    Photo Effects
    My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
    Drive modes
    Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
    Continuous Shooting
    Approx. 6.5 shots/sec for up to 692 frames [12]with AF: Approx. 4.4 shots/sec [3][4]with Live View: Approx. 4.4 shots/sec [3][4]

    Recording Pixels / Compression

    Image Size
    3:2 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3648, (M1) 4320 x 2880, (M2) 2304 x 1536, (S) 720 x 4804:3 - (RAW, L) 4864 x 3648, (M1) 3840 x 2880, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 48016:9 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3080, (M1) 4320 x 2432, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 720 x 4081:1 - (RAW, L) 3648 x 3648, (M1) 2880 x 2880, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 4804:5 - (RAW, L) 2912 x 3648, (M1) 2304 x 2880, (M2) 1232 x 1536, (S) 384 x 480Resize in playback (M2, S)
    RAW, Superfine, Fine
    (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 60 fps / 30 fps(HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps(L) 640 x 480, 30 fpsStar Time-Lapse Movie (Full HD) 30 fps / 15 fpsMiniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fpsHybrid Auto (HD) 30 fpsiFrame Movie (Full HD) 30 fps
    Movie Length
    (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. [7](L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour [4](Star Time-Lapse Movie) up to 128 sec

    File Types

    Still Image Type
    JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW, RAW+JPEG
    MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]iFrame

    Direct Print

    Canon Printers
    Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
    Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

    Other Features

    GPS via mobile (linked to a compatible smartphone)
    Red-Eye Correction
    Yes, during shooting and playback
    My Camera / My Menu
    My Menu customisation available
    My Category
    Image tagging feature
    Intelligent Orientation Sensor
    Yes, live histogram
    Playback zoom
    Approx. 2x – 10x
    Self Timer
    Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
    Menu Languages
    English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew


    Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) DIGITAL connector
    HDMI Micro ConnectorA/V output (PAL/NTSC)
    Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with NFC support [11]

    Memory Card

    SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)

    Supported Operating System

    PC & Macintosh
    Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.9For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9


    Browsing & Printing
    ImageBrowser EX
    CameraWindowPhotoStitchMap Utility
    Image Manipulation
    Digital Photo Professional for RAW development

    Power Source

    Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L (battery and charger supplied)
    Battery life
    Approx. 210 shotsEco mode approx. 310 shotsApprox. 240 min. playback
    A/C Power Supply
    Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC110


    Cases / Straps
    Soft Case DCC-1870PowerShot Accessory Organizer
    Waterproof / Weatherproof Case
    Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC54
    Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
    Power Supply & Battery Chargers
    AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC110, Battery Charger CB-2LHE
    Interface cable IFC-400PCUCanon AV cable AVC-DC400ST

    Physical Specifications

    Operating Environment
    0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
    Dimensions (WxHxD)
    103.0 x 60.4 x 40.4 mm
    Approx. 304 g (including battery and memory card)


    Powershot G7 X
    All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.Subject to change without notice[1] Depending on the image size selected.[3] Under conditions where the flash does not fire.[4] Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.[6] Some settings limit availability.[7] The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.[11] Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit[12] Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject.[13] Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.[14] Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.[15] ISO sensitivity denotes Recommended Exposure Index