EOS PowerShot G7 Xby Canon

  • EOS PowerShot G7 X
  • EOS PowerShot G7 X
  • EOS PowerShot G7 X
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
82%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The Canon Powershot G7 X produces good quality images and works quickly in JPG mode.
  • The high-quality 3-inch LCD touch screen tilts 180 degrees for the ubiquitous selfies.
  • There are plenty of special effect features built in, and the integral Wi-Fi and NFC make it easy to transfer your photos.

CONS

  • While the lens is a fast f/1.8, the short 4.2x zoom range limits all-around use.
  • There is no optical or electronic viewfinder other than the LCD, and lack of a hot shoe makes it difficult to add accessories.
  • The controls are a bit stiff and difficult to use, and the price is high for a fixed lens camera.
The Canon PowerShot G7 X packs a lot of image quality into a compact camera with a 1-inch, 20.2-megapixel sensor. While missing an optical or electronic view finder, the 3-inch LCD stays bright at most light levels, flips 180 degrees for self-portraits, and the touch screen lets you indicate a scene's focus point. The 8.8-36.8 mm (24–100 mm, 35 mm equivalent) f/1.8-2.8 zoom lens is sharp, but a 4.2x zoom range limits its all-around usefulness. Built-in Wi-Fi or NFC and Canon’s CameraWindow app make it a snap to transfer photos, control zoom and self-timer, and click the shutter. You just can’t remotely select focus points or adjust exposure. With a slew of shooting modes, exposure settings, and photo effects, you can let your creativity run wild.
NameEOS PowerShot G7 XPowerShot G16PowerShot G5 XStylus 1Coolpix P900
ManufacturerCanonCanonCanonOlympusNikon
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The Canon G7 X is best described as some welcome competition for the all-conquering Sony RX100 range, which up until now had stood alone as …

The Canon G7 X is best described as some welcome competition for the all-conquering Sony RX100 range, which up until now had stood alone as a pocketable advanced compact with an impressive 1in sensor.

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90%

The new Canon PowerShot G7 X is an excellent pocket camera for enthusiast photographers

The new Canon PowerShot G7 X is an excellent pocket camera for enthusiast photographers

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We think that the G7 X will be a great fit for people that are typically Canon shoppers that want a petite point-and-shoot with much higher …

We think that the G7 X will be a great fit for people that are typically Canon shoppers that want a petite point-and-shoot with much higher image quality than you'll find for less money.

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A 1-inch sensor in a pocketable body makes the Canon PowerShot GX 7 a great high-end compact, as long as you don’t mind the lack of EVF.

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This isn't a camera that you'll want to use for capturing sports or birds in flights, but the continuous focus mode should help when trying …

This isn't a camera that you'll want to use for capturing sports or birds in flights, but the continuous focus mode should help when trying to keep up with your toddler or pet.

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You can't fit more photo firepower in your pocket than Canon's PowerShot G7 X

You can't fit more photo firepower in your pocket than Canon's PowerShot G7 X

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With a time-tested 1" BSI-CMOS sensor and an impressive 24-100mm F1.8-2.8 lens, the PowerShot G7 X produces excellent quality photos.

With a time-tested 1" BSI-CMOS sensor and an impressive 24-100mm F1.8-2.8 lens, the PowerShot G7 X produces excellent quality photos.

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70%

Canon's G7 X is a swell but slow shooter

Canon's G7 X is a swell but slow shooter

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If you're looking for a fixed lens camera that will serve as a nice complement to your DSLR model, the G7 X should be on your short list of …

If you're looking for a fixed lens camera that will serve as a nice complement to your DSLR model, the G7 X should be on your short list of contenders.

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The reality is that there are so few competitors to the Canon Powershot G7 X that its imperfections must be accepted as compromises of the f…

The reality is that there are so few competitors to the Canon Powershot G7 X that its imperfections must be accepted as compromises of the form-factor.

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