Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera

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The PowerShot Canon G7 X Compact Digital Camera features a big 1" 20.2 MP CMOS High-Sensitivity sensor while a powerful DIGIC 6 imaging processor constitute the HS SYSTEM which provides for dramatically improved poor-light operations with ISO sensitivities as high as 12,800. These capabilities integrated with a quick f/1.8 through 2.8 4.2x optical zoom which is equivalent to a 24-100mm 35mm format, offers photographers a responsive camera with the capability to create highly detailed images in a wide array of environments. The lens also contains Intelligent Image Stabilization which reduces the trappings of camera shake. In addition, it features a 3.0" multi-angle "selfie-ready" LCD capacity touchscreen featuring 1,040k dots of resolution.

Augmenting the G7 X's overall speed is a very fast autofocus featuring 31 focus points creating a larger, more precise focusing area. This goes hand in hand with 6.5 frames per second continuous shooting rate which also includes a huge buffer for saving out numerous crisp full resolution images without showing any signs of slowing. Another compensation of the quicker processing is 1920 x 1080 full HD video recording at 60p. The G7 X handling also features a separate control ring along with mode and exposure dials. In addition, a ND filter built-in for added expediency.

Augmenting the image and handling virtues of the Canon G7 X is on-board Wi-Fi connectivity that provides for instant sharing of videos and pictures to connected home computers, mobile devices, or directly to selected social networking websites. Connecting is further simplified using NFC technology to make the sharing process simpler. Mobile devices may also be employed to control and accurate the camera shutter once they are linked

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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Body type Compact  
Max resolution 5472 x 3648  
Other resolutions 5472 x 3080, 4864 x 3648, 4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432, 3840 x 2880, 2304 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480, 720 x 408, 640 x 480  
Image ratio w:h 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 20 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 21 megapixels  
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)  
Sensor type BSI-CMOS  
Processor DIGIC 6  
ISO Auto, 125-12800  
White balance presets 8  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format RAW  
JPEG quality levels Super fine, fine  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24100 mm  
Optical zoom 4.2  
Maximum aperture F1.8 - F2.8  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4x)  
Manual focus Yes  
Normal focus range 5 cm (1.97)  
Macro focus range 5 cm (1.97)  
Number of focus points 31  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting  
Screen size 3  
Screen dots 1,040,000  
Touch screen Yes  
Screen type TFT-LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 40 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 7.00 m  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off  
Continuous drive 6.5 fps  
Self-timer Yes (2 0r 10 secs, custom)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)  
Format MPEG-4, H.264  
Videography notes Also has star time-lapse. miniature effect, and digest modes  
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)  
Microphone port No  
Headphone port No  
Wireless Built-In  
Wireless notes image sharing via Canon Image Gateway  
Remote control No  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 210  
Weight (inc. batteries) 304 g (0.67 lb / 10.72 oz)  
Dimensions 103 x 60 x 40 mm (4.06 x 2.36 x 1.57)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording Yes (star time-lapse)  
GPS None


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Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera
The PowerShot Canon G7 X Compact Digital Camera features a big 1 inch 20.2 MP CMOS High-Sensitivity sensor while a powerful DIGIC 6 imaging processor constitute the HS SYSTEM which provides for dramatically improved poor-light operations with ISO sensitivities as high as 12,800.
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