Canon G7 X summary
Canon G7 X is Canon's Large Sensor Compact camera initially launched on September of 2014. It comes with a 20 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 5472 x 3648.
The G7 X is positioned #30 out of 63 in Large Sensor Compact cameras & overall #292 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our database. You should look at our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your personal factors.
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Canon G7 X family
The Canon G7 X is part of a family of cameras. You can view the detailed range below.
Canon G7 X Gallery
You can see the G7 X from various angles in the gallery here.
Canon G7 X Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon G7 X based on aspects that are typically considered important in a camera.
Canon G7 X Sensor specifications
The Canon G7 X houses the DIGIC 6 chip. The sensor dimension on the Canon G7 X is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 5472 x 3648 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can produce cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 20 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 125 to 12800. RAW format is saved so the user has wider margin for error.
The graphic below shows the G7 X's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The G7 X sensor has a crop factor of 2.7 and is highlighted in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon G7 X dimensions
Canon G7 X is 0.67 lb (304g / 10.72 oz) & has outer size of 103mm x 60mm x 40mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.6"). The weight of typical Large Sensor Compact camera is 392g and the Canon G7 X is less heavy when compared with various rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The following is a pic of the Canon G7 X alongside a softdrink to help you get a sense of its scale.
The top view here will illustrate the button design on the G7 X.
Canon G7 X Lens specifications
The G7 X provides a fixed lens providing a focal range of 24-100mm making it a 4.2 x zoom which may not be significant however it will surely be convenient in some situations.
At the widest 24mm, it has an aperture of f1.8 making it fantastic for low light situations and getting good bokeh. It will also let you choose a much lower ISO to capture clearer pictures. On the tele end, 100mm comes to f2.8 which is quite decent and enables you to set high shutter speeds.
Canon G7 X Connectivity
The G7 X has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy pictures and in some cases change settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Some applications even provide a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external screen. Almost all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Canon G7 X Video specifications
The max video resolution on the Canon G7 X is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution will provide a decent balance for quality and file sizes but 1080p is not going to leave you with any room to downsample. The camera does not have a microphone and headphone jack so you have got no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to take a look at a different camera if you require good sound for your video clips.
Canon G7 X Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Canon G7 X so you need to be careful in rainy and dusty situations.
Canon G7 X Display and Viewfinder
The Canon G7 X comes with a 3 inch tilting screen boasting a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
It has a selfie friendly display to take self portraits and group photos if needed. Moreover the screen is touch friendly so you can set focus point and adjust settings by using your fingertips.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The View Finder specs for Canon G7 X are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are really handy for bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Canon G7 X Shutter specifications
Canon G7 X continuous shooting speed is 6.5 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Canon G7 X Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon G7 X has only in-built flash without external flash support.
Canon G7 X Autofocus specifications
Canon G7 X has just Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & exact when compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera comes with Face detect making it valuable for portraits.
The AF system comes with 31 focus points to pick from. Canon G7 X has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers to adjust where you focus. Canon G7 X comes with manual focusing if required for low light situations or you require more precise focusing control.
Canon G7 X Battery life
The battery pack (NB-13L) on the Canon G7 X is built to last for 210 shutters based on the CIPA benchmarks which is less compared to it's competitors. The usual Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 301. Leica X-U has the maximum (450) battery life for this category of cameras.
Following is a number of Large Sensor Compact cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Canon G7 X for different categories of photography
The following bar chart shows a summary of the Canon G7 X for different categories of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section below.
Canon G7 X Portrait photography information
The Canon G7 X gets a points total of 64 which is very good, and means the camera is a very decent fit to use for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support along with the flexibility to utilize off-camera flash.
Canon G7 X as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a wonderful points tally of 85, the Canon G7 X is a awesome option for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Canon G7 X as a Sports photography camera
A moderate sports photography score of 56 means the Canon G7 X is somewhat adequate for shooting sports. A camera needs excellent focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon G7 X Travel photography details
Size is extremely important in picking a travel camera. In general, the Canon G7 X gets a exceptional 80 for a travel camera which makes it a brilliant option to take with you on your vacations.
Canon G7 X as a Landscape photography camera
For those who are planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Canon G7 X and it's nice rating of 69 as a landscape camera is a fine choice in the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Canon G7 X
A vlogging camera really should posses a moving screen, mic input and ideally IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Canon G7 X is a outstanding choice for vlogging as it delivers a wonderful rating of 81.
Canon G7 X Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the G7 X, below is a range of the top rated cameras which fall within the class of Large Sensor Compact.
The diagram below gives you an overview of the G7 X versus it's highest scored competitors mentioned earlier.
Following are additional cameras you might take a look at as alternative options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.