Canon G7 X MIII

 
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III front
 
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Push to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-100mm (F1.8-2.8) lens
  • 304g - 105 x 61 x 41mm
  • Announced July 2019
  • Previous Model is Canon G7 X MII
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
88
Imaging
57
Features
80
Overall
66

Canon G7 X MIII overview

Canon G7 X MIII is Canon's Large Sensor Compact camera first revealed on July of 2019. It includes a 20 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1" size sensor with a peak resolution of 5472 x 3648.

Canon launched this camera in order to upgrade the earlier Canon G7 X MII (Read Full Comparison)

The G7 X MIII is placed #16 out of 62 in Large Sensor Compact cameras & all around #194 out of 1421 for cameras in our list. You can test our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your personalized requirements.

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Below is a diagram of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.

Canon G7 X MIII family

The Canon G7 X MIII is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the full list underneath.

ModelLensResolutionSensor SizeReleasedWeight
Canon-PowerShot-G7-X-Mark-III front thumbnailCanon G7 X MIII24-100mm
F1.8-2.8
20MP1"2019304g
Canon-PowerShot-G5-X-Mark-II front thumbnailCanon G5 X MII
G7 X MIII vs G5 X MII
24-120mm
F1.8-2.8
20MP1"2019340g
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Canon-PowerShot-G9-X-Mark-II front thumbnailCanon G9 X II
G7 X MIII vs G9 X II
28-84mm
F2-4.9
20MP1"2017206g
Canon-PowerShot-G7-X-Mark-II front thumbnailCanon G7 X MII
G7 X MIII vs G7 X MII
24-100mm
F1.8-2.8
20MP1"2016319g
Canon-PowerShot-G9-X front thumbnailCanon G9 X
G7 X MIII vs G9 X
28-84mm
F2.0-4.9
20MP1"2015209g
Canon-PowerShot-G5-X front thumbnailCanon G5 X
G7 X MIII vs G5 X
24-100mm
F1.8-2.8
20MP1"2015353g
Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Canon-PowerShot-G7-X front thumbnailCanon G7 X
G7 X MIII vs G7 X
24-100mm
F1.8-2.8
20MP1"2014304g

Canon G7 X MIII Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of upsides and downsides of the Canon G7 X MIII based on things which are oftentimes seen as essential in a camera.

built-in touchscreen
display is selfie friendly
exports RAW files
fairly wide (24mm)
fast shooting (30.0 frames per second)
flash built-in
good aperture at full zoom (f2.8)
good maximum aperture (f1.8)
has HDMI support
has image stabilization (Optical)
has microphone jack
has touch to focus
in built lens has zoom (24-100mm 4.2 x zoom)
lighter than others (304g)
manual focus
quiet shutter (1/25,600 seconds)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
screen size is good (3")
screen tilts up and down
sensor size is decent (1")
supports bluetooth
supports face detect autofocus
supports tracking focus
very good screen resolution (1,040 thousand dot)
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
bad battery power (235 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of headphone jack
no external flash support
no phase detect autofocus
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Canon G7 X MIII Sensor specs

The Canon G7 X MIII is run by the DIGIC 8 chip. The sensor size in the Canon G7 X MIII is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor is able to resolve 5472 x 3648 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor has 20 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 125 - 12800. The ISO can be extended digitally to a maximum of 25600. RAW photos are saved which means that you have more room to maneuver in post.

The graphic underneath displays the G7 X MIII's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The G7 X MIII sensor has a crop factor of 2.7 and is displayed in green.

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To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon G7 X MIII dimensions

Canon G7 X MIII weighs about 0.67 pounds (304 gr / 10.72 oz) & the overall size of the camera is 105mm x 61mm x 41mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.6"). The weight of general Large Sensor Compact camera is 394 gr so the Canon G7 X MIII is lighter than other rivals.

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Underneath is a picture of the Canon G7 X MIII beside a soda so you can get a feel for its size.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III dimensions scale

The top view just below will provide the button layout on the G7 X MIII.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III topview buttons dials

Canon G7 X MIII Lens details

The G7 X MIII houses a built-in lens with a focal range of 24-100mm making it a 4.2 x zoom which is not at all huge nevertheless it will surely be very helpful in certain cases.

At it's widest 24mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f1.8 which will be ideal for low light events and capturing good bokeh. It would also enable you to choose a much lower ISO to get crisper files. With the long end, 100mm comes to f2.8 making it quite good and means that you can have higher shutter speeds.

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Canon G7 X MIII Connectivity

The G7 X MIII has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can copy photos and usually alter settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.

Certain apps also allow a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB socket.

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Canon G7 X MIII Video details

The highest video resolution in the Canon G7 X MIII is 3840 x 2160 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p delivers an exceptional resolution for video recording. You can downsample to Full HD in order to get cleaner results. Beware of the considerable file sizes and make sure you own decent SD cards with good write speed. While the body contains a microphone port, it is sadly lacking a headphone port which means that you won't have the ability to monitor your audio levels.

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Canon G7 X MIII Weather Sealing

Canon G7 X MIII doesn't have weather proofing so damp conditions can easily damage the camera.

Canon G7 X MIII Display and Viewfinder

The Canon G7 X MIII includes a 3 inch tilting screen with a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.

The display is selfie friendly to take self portraits as well as group photos when needed. Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means that you can adjust focus points plus adjust settings by using your fingertips.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III screen and viewfinder Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

The View Finder details for Canon G7 X MIII are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are really useful during sunny outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.

Canon G7 X MIII Shutter details

Canon G7 X MIII continuous shooting rate is 30.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec. The camera also offers silent electronic shutter of 1/25600 sec. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter can cause "rolling shutter" in some conditions.

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Canon G7 X MIII Flash and Hot shoe details

Canon G7 X MIII comes with just inbuilt flash without external flash ability.

Canon G7 X MIII Autofocus details

Canon G7 X MIII comes with only Contrast Detect AF & does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier & precise than Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera includes Face detect which can be useful for people photography.

Canon G7 X MIII has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to shift focus. It also features Tracking AF for things on the move. Canon G7 X MIII comes with manual focus if required during low light conditions or you want to have more exact control on focus.

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Canon G7 X MIII Battery life

The battery power for the Canon G7 X MIII is fashioned to last for 235 photographs as per the CIPA benchmarks which is lower than it's competitors. The typical Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 300. Leica X-U offers the highest (450) battery life within this class of cameras.

Following is a collection of Large Sensor Compact cameras that have the highest battery life:

ModelMax VideoBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Leica-X-U front thumbnailLeica X-U
G7 X MIII vs X-U
1920 x 1080450 yesnono
Leica-X-Vario front thumbnailLeica X Vario
G7 X MIII vs X Vario
1920 x 1080450 yesnono
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Leica-X2 front thumbnailLeica X2
G7 X MIII vs X2
None450 yesnono
Fujifilm-X100V front thumbnailFujifilm X100V
G7 X MIII vs X100V
4096 x 2160420 yesnoyes
Fujifilm-X100F front thumbnailFujifilm X100F
G7 X MIII vs X100F
1920 x 1080390 yesnono

Canon G7 X MIII for specific categories of photography

The following bar chart displays a analysis of the Canon G7 X MIII for specific categories of photography. To see more, check out the specific section underneath.

Canon G7 X MIII Portrait photography features

The Canon G7 X MIII gets a score of 67 which is very good, meaning that it is a very decent option to use for portraits. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support and ability to utilize external lighting.

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focusing manually
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (1")
supports face detect focusing
exports RAW files
cannot use external flash

Canon G7 X MIII as a Street photography camera

Coming in at a exceptional rating of 86, the Canon G7 X MIII is a wonderful fit to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.

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screen tilts
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is good (1")
exports RAW formats
boasts focus via touch
lighter than others in class (304 grams)

Canon G7 X MIII as a Sports photography camera

A very good sports photography points total of 66 suggests the Canon G7 X MIII is a fine choice for taking photos of sports. A camera needs excellent autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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silent shooting (1/25,600 seconds)
fast continuous shooting (30.0 fps)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20MP)
decent sensor size (1")
offers tracking autofocus
not so great battery pack (235 shots)
has no phase detect autofocus

Canon G7 X MIII Travel photography details

Size is really crucial in getting a travel camera. Over-all, the Canon G7 X MIII gets a very high 82 for a travelling camera which makes it a great pick to take with you on your holidays.

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lighter than others (304g)
supports bluetooth
has touch focus
decent MP (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
rather wide (24mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.8)
terrible battery (235 shots)

Canon G7 X MIII as a Landscape photography camera

For anybody looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most essential factor will no doubt be image quality. The Canon G7 X MIII with it's very good score of 71 for a landscape camera is a fine pick compared to its rivals.

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has manual focus
pretty wide (24mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20MP)
sensor size is good (1")
delivers RAW formats
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
not so great battery life (235 shots)

Canon G7 X MIII Vlogging information

A vlogging camera really should posses a articulating display, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Canon G7 X MIII is a terrific option as a vlog camera as it delivers a excellent score of 86.

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quite wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
display is selfie friendly
touch screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes mic support
lighter than average (304g)

Canon G7 X MIII Alternatives

If you are trying to find replacements to the G7 X MIII, below is a collection of the top placed cameras that fall within the category of Large Sensor Compact.

The diagram listed below will give you an overview of the G7 X MIII vs it's highest ranking rivals mentioned above.

Following are additional cameras you may take a look at as alternative options. To read through a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
Type
Large Sensor Compact
Announced
2019-07-09
Body design
Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
Processor Chip
DIGIC 8
Sensor size
1"
Sensor measurements
13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area
116.2mm²
Sensor resolution
20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
5472 x 3648
RAW images
Maximum native ISO
12800
Maximum boosted ISO
25600
Lowest native ISO
125
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-100mm (4.2x)
Max aperture
f/1.8-2.8
Macro focus range
5cm
Crop factor
2.7
Screen
Display type
Tilting
Display diagonal
3"
Display resolution
1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Lowest shutter speed
30 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Highest quiet shutter speed
1/25600 seconds
Continuous shooting speed
30.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
7.00 m
Flash settings
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
Maximum video resolution
3840x2160
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
Yes
GPS
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
304 grams (0.67 lb)
Physical dimensions
105 x 61 x 41mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.6")
Other
Battery life
235 shots
Battery format
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse feature
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
Storage slots
Single
Pricing at launch
$749