Canon G7 X MII
- 20MP - 1" Sensor
- 3" Tilting Display
- ISO 125 - 12800 (Raise to 25600)
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 24-100mm (F1.8-2.8) lens
- 319g - 106 x 61 x 42mm
- Introduced February 2016
- Previous Model is Canon G7 X
- Refreshed by Canon G7 X MIII
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon G7 X MII overview
Canon G7 X MII is Canon's Large Sensor Compact camera initially released on February of 2016. The camera features a 20MP, BSI-CMOS 1" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 5472 x 3648.
Canon brought out this camera to improve the previous Canon G7 X (Read Full Comparison) and then released the newer Canon G7 X MIII (Read Full Comparison) as a way to improve this model.
The G7 X MII is rated #28 out of 63 in Large Sensor Compact cameras and all-around #294 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. Remember to look at our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your customized requirements.
Here is a diagram of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon G7 X MII family
The Canon G7 X MII comes with a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can look at all past and newer models alongside main specifications.
G7 X MII vs G7 X MIII24-100mm
G7 X MII vs G5 X MII24-120mm
G7 X MII vs G9 X II28-84mm
G7 X MII vs G9 X28-84mm
G7 X MII vs G5 X24-100mm
G7 X MII vs G7 X24-100mm
Canon G7 X MII Gallery
You can see the G7 X MII from different angles in the gallery below.
Canon G7 X MII Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Canon G7 X MII based on features which are generally viewed as useful in a camera.
Canon G7 X MII Sensor details
The Canon G7 X MII is run by the DIGIC 7 processor. The measurement of the sensor on the Canon G7 X MII is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor can resolve 5472 x 3648 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 20MP and includes a native ISO range of 125 to 12800. This ISO can also be expanded digitally to a high of 25600. RAW photos are saved which means that the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath displays the G7 X MII's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The G7 X MII sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.7 and is showcased in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon G7 X MII dimensions
Canon G7 X MII weighs around 0.70 lb (319g or 11.25 oz) and the sizing of the camera is 106mm x 61mm x 42mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7"). The weight of normal Large Sensor Compact camera is 392g and the Canon G7 X MII is lighter when compared with various competitors.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Here is a shot of the Canon G7 X MII next to a softdrink to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will illustrate the button layout on the G7 X MII.
Canon G7 X MII Lens specs
The G7 X MII provides an inbuilt lens providing a focal range of 24-100mm making it a 4.2 x zoom which is not at all huge but it would certainly be very helpful in a few circumstances.
At the widest 24mm, it will have an aperture of f1.8 and that's terrific in low light occasions and capturing a shallow depth of field. It is going to also allow you to use a lower ISO and get crisper photographs. On the tele end, 100mm comes to f2.8 which is pretty decent and will allow you to have high shutter speeds.
Canon G7 X MII Connectivity
The G7 X MII has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily copy photos and sometimes alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
Several applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external screen. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Canon G7 X MII Video specs
The maximum video quality on the Canon G7 X MII is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance in quality versus file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to give you much room to crop. The camera doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone port which means you have got no control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to get an alternative model should you want good audio in your video clips.
Canon G7 X MII Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing on the Canon G7 X MII so you need to be cautious in wet and dusty conditions.
Canon G7 X MII Display and Viewfinder
The Canon G7 X MII features a 3" tilting display screen boasting a resolution of 1,040k dots.
The display is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits and even group photos if necessary. Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means that you can easily shift focus points as well as adjust settings by using your finger.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Canon G7 X MII are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are quite useful in sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Canon G7 X MII Shutter specs
Canon G7 X MII can shoot continuously at 8.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Canon G7 X MII Flash and Hot shoe specs
Canon G7 X MII boasts only integrated flash without external flash ability.
Canon G7 X MII Autofocus specs
Canon G7 X MII boasts just Contrast Detect AF and does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier and precise when compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera features Face detect which is useful for portraits.
It features 31 focus points to choose from. Canon G7 X MII has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers to shift focus. It also includes Tracking AF for objects that move. Canon G7 X MII has the ability to use manual focus in case it is required in low light or you require more accurate control on focus.
Canon G7 X MII Battery life
The battery (NB-13L) on the Canon G7 X MII is made to last for 265 photographs with respect to the CIPA specifications which is lower compared to its rivals. The general Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 301. Leica X-U features the highest possible (450) battery life in this range of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Large Sensor Compact cameras which have the best battery life:
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Canon G7 X MII for different categories of photography
The following chart displays a overview of the Canon G7 X MII for different categories of photography. To check out more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Canon G7 X MII Portrait photography highlights
The Canon G7 X MII has a rating of 65 which is nice, meaning that it is a respectable option for portraits. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW photos and ability to utilize off-camera lighting.
Canon G7 X MII Street photography features
Having a superb points total of 85, the Canon G7 X MII is a great pick to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon G7 X MII Sports photography factors
A decent sports photography points total of 59 indicates the Canon G7 X MII is relatively suitable for shooting sports. A camera must have good focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon G7 X MII as a Travel photography camera
Weight is really critical in getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Canon G7 X MII gets a fantastic 80 for a travel camera which makes it a great option for your holidays.
Canon G7 X MII Landscape photography details
When you're looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Canon G7 X MII at it's nice grade of 70 as a landscape camera is a fine pick in the current marketplace.
Canon G7 X MII Vlogging features
A vlogging camera really should posses a articulating display, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Canon G7 X MII is a excellent option for vlogging as it delivers a exceptional score of 80.
Canon G7 X MII Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the G7 X MII, below is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall within the class of Large Sensor Compact.
The chart down below offers you a bird's eye view of the G7 X MII vs it's top rated rivals shown previously.
Following are several cameras you might look at as alternatives. To read a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.