Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera

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The Canon PowerShot G7 X offers excellent photo quality for its class, using the same one-inch, 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor that we also see in the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III. However, the similarities end there, with the G7 X using a different lens and Canon’s Digic 6 image processor. Despite a fast lens, overall performance of this camera is not as good as one might expect, although a sluggish autofocus has been a constant with the G series cameras; when it comes to continuous shooting, the G7 X is actually quite quick for its class.

The camera includes several automatic features that are used together with the flip-up touchscreen LCD, with making selfie-taking easier in mind. Unfortunately, the G7 X does not include a hot shoe, but it’s streamlined design makes it easy to use. Unlike other cameras in the G series, this camera doesn’t offer too much in the way of full control; the camera seems to have been designed more for the buyer willing to pay for a more advanced compact camera, but doesn’t require the manual controls most experienced photographers prefer. Another somewhat disappointing aspect of the G7 X is its connectivity (although it does include WiFi with NFC), with Canon having chosen to make it somewhat difficult to upload image filesdirectly from the camera.

Despite these relative shortcomings, the PowerShot G7 X offers excellent photo quality and very good video quality, even in low light conditions. The Canon PowerShot G7 X is small, portable, and delivers better photo and video quality than many of its competitors. If you’re looking for a camera that’s easy to use but still more advanced than a less expensive compact camera, this is a good option.Rating: 4.75/5