Canon PowerShot G7 X review
Canon has shown new developments in the last edition of the fair Photokina held in Cologne. The Canon PowerShot G7 X has been one of the new models to add to its catalog, specifically the section advanced compact cameras. This model is aimed at experts in photography looking for a pocket camera when you do not want to carry the DSLR. Also for discerning fans who seek quality results in a compact chassis with the convenience of not having to change lenses. The Canon PowerShot G7 X has a 20 megapixel sensor that measures one inch, one very bright lens, folding touch screen and lots of features and modes for varying results. We tell you all about the new Canon PowerShot G7 X.
Lens and focus
The Canon PowerShot G7 X has a lens with an optical zoom of 4.2 increases in 35 mm equivalent to a 24 -. 100 mm its construction consists of eleven elements in nine groups and has a Smart Image Stabilizer five axes. With this piece will get sharp photos in low light and videos with smoother movements, without the annoying effect of “trembling”. As mentioned, the lens is very bright with a variable aperture ranging from f / 1.8 in angular to f / 2.8 telephotos. The fact of having such a wide opening allows us to achieve blur effects interesting, creating miniature effects by having a very short depth of field (also known as effect bokeh).
The Canon PowerShot G7 X has system TTL approach detection with 31 points. It also has mode Face detection with tracking for portraits out best. It has the usual ways that are simple, continuous servo AF and touch focus. The Canon PowerShot G7 X allows us to make macro pictures two inches maximum distance if we are in angular, but if we are in tele cannot approach over 40 inches.
Sensor and image processor
The Canon PowerShot G7 X has a CMOS sensor BSI (backlit) measuring an inch, a very large size do not usually found in compact cameras, although this model is not compact either. Its construction BSI eliminates unnecessary to reach the greatest possible amount of light layers, so you can make better pictures in low light. The sensor covers 20.2 megapixels in 4: 3 formats, so that the resulting images will be very spacious. Is accompanied by a DIGIC 6 iSAPS technology, a piece with the low light performance is improved by avoiding even the appearance of noise at higher sensitivities (maximum is ISO 12800).
Photo and video modes
The Canon PowerShot G7 X is a versatile compact camera, with a package of wide shooting modes, including manual mode for those who prefer to control every last detail of the shot. It has a smart mode that automatically detects 58 different scenes hasts adapting settings best conditions each time. It also comes with many other specific ways like stars, night scene without a tripod, snow, fireworks, or night scenery. Has a mode Smart Shutter automatically fires when it detects a face when you wink at or smile. Of course we could not miss the regular features like aperture priority, shutter priority, automatic and manual. The Canon PowerShot G7 X t lso has several creative filters to give it a more original touch to your photos.
This model allows you to shoot images in burst at a rate of 6.5 frames per second up to 692 frames or until the memory card is full. Also record video in full HD at 30 or 60 frames per second . Video modes are also varied, although here the intelligently selects from 21 scenes. Allows to store images in RAW or JPG and record video in MP4.
Design and Display
The Canon PowerShot G7 X is a pocket camera with a compact design, but we have seen that this does not mean that its components are not up to larger chambers. Its shape is quite rectangular with rounded corners and the chassis is metal, so it is very sturdy. The camera measures 103 x 60.4 x 40.4 millimeters and weighs 304 grams if you count the battery and memory card. The controls are split between the top, where there is a scene selection dial, and back, with more buttons and touch screen.
Speaking of the screen, is a panel capacitive touchscreen with a size of three inches in diagonal, it is also hinged so that we can align to shoot more complicated positions, to us a selfie or even if the sun reflects much. The Canon PowerShot G7 X carries no viewfinder, so the entire frame has to be done through your screen.
Connectivity and autonomy
The Canon PowerShot G7 X comes ready so we can easily share photos via WiFi, just send them to a device like a smartphone or tablet and are ready to share our pictures on social networks or e-mail. It also supports NFC, a system file transfer short range. The Canon PowerShot G7 X antenna can also use the GPS of your mobile to add the location to the images. The physical connectors include a port fort arjetas SD, microHDMI and microUSB for charging.
Speaking of battery, the Canon PowerShot G7 X unit has a lithium-ion battery that supports up to 240 shots on a single charge, but can be extended to 310 shots if the power saving mode is activated.
These images were obtained with product units “beta” Canon in photokina. The final image quality may vary.
Proposes a Canon compact camera height , with interesting features and high quality parts, as its lens aperture f / 1.8. Their sensor is very large, more than many bridge cameras and also bright. Canon fits these pieces in a more compact chassis that has no viewfinder, so we’ll have to do the frame through the screen, which is also touch. The shooting modes and wireless connections complete a very handy and versatile camera, but yes, a bit expensive, 700 euros no less.