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, Canons 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.

Connect and share

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

Selected shots from the PowerShot G7X

 

Detailed Specifications

Powershot G7 X Technical Specifications

Image Sensor

Type
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

Type
DIGIC 6 with iSAPS Technology

Lens

Focal Length
8.8“ 36.8 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24“ 100 mm)
Zoom
Optical 4.2xZoomPlus 8.4xDigital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x [1])Combined approx. 17x
Maximum f/number
f/1.8-f/2.8
Construction
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

Focusing

Type
TTL
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
Yes
Manual Focus
Yes, plus MF Peaking
Focus Bracketing
Yes
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)
AEB
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)

Shutter

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

White Balance

Type
TTL
Settings
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

Type
sRGB

LCD Monitor

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
Coverage
Approx. 100%
Brightness
Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

Flash

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

Shooting

Modes
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)
Compression
RAW, Superfine, Fine
Movies
(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
Movies
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
PictBridge
Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

Other Features

GPS
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
Histogram
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

Interface

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

Memory Card

Type
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

Software

Browsing & Printing
ImageBrowser EX
Other
Camera Window Photo Stitch Map Utility
Image Manipulation
Digital Photo Professional for RAW development

Power Source

Batteries
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L
Battery life
Approx. 210 shots Eco mode approx. 310 shots Approx. 240 min. playback
 

Physical Specifications

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