Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review

May 4, 2016 | Mark Goldstein | |

Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR

Type

1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 20.1M (Aspect ratio 3:2) ¹

Effective / Total Pixels

Approx. 20.9M

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type

DIGIC 7

LENS

Focal Length

8.8 – 36.8 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 100 mm)

Zoom

Optical 4.2x
ZoomPlus 8.4x
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x ¹)
Combined approx. 17x

Maximum f/number

f/1.8-f/2.8

Construction

11 elements in 9 groups (1 double sided aspherical lens, 1 single sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single sided aspherical lens and 1 UD lens)

Image Stabilisation

Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 4-stop ¹.
Intelligent IS with 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS & Auto Level

FOCUSING

Type

TTL

AF System/ Points

AiAF (31-point, Face Detection or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed centre)

AF Modes

Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE ¹, Touch AF

AF Point Selection

Size (Normal, Small)

AF Lock

Yes, via customisable buttons

AF Assist Beam

Yes

Manual Focus

Yes, plus MF Peaking

Focus Bracketing

Yes

Closest Focusing Distance

5 cm (Wide) from front of lens
40 cm (Tele) from front of lens

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes

Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot

AE Lock

Yes

Exposure Compensation

+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Auto Lighting Optimizer
ND Filter (3-stop) On / Auto / Off ¹

AEB

1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments

ISO sensitivity

125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800 ¹
AUTO ISO: 125 - 12800 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change)

SHUTTER

Speed

1 – 1/2000 s (factory default)
1/8 - 1/2000 s (Movie Mode)
BULB, 15 – 1/2000 s (total range – varies by shooting mode) ¹

WHITE BALANCE

Type

TTL

Settings

Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Kelvin Settings, Custom 1, Custom 2
White Balance Compensation
White Balance Compensation in Underwater mode Colour adjustment in Star mode

COLOUR MATRIX

Type

sRGB

LCD MONITOR

Monitor

Tilt type 7.5 cm (3.0”) Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. Capacitive type, sRGB colour reproduction

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Brightness

Adjustable to one of five levels.
Night Display Mode available

FLASH

Modes

Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

Slow Sync Speed

Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 s

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Manual Power Adjustment

3 levels with internal flash

Second Curtain Synchronisation

Yes

Built-in Flash Range

50 cm – 7.0 m (W) / 40 cm – 4.0 m (T)

External Flash

Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

SHOOTING

Modes

Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Portrait, Self-Portrait, Panning, Star (Star Portrait, Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Portrait, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, High Dynamic Range, Oil Painting Effect, Water-Painting Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Grainy B/W, Underwater, Fireworks), Standard Movie, Short Clip, Manual Movie, Time-Lapse Movie, iFrame Movie

Photo Effects

Picture Styles (Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined x3 (Sharpness (Strength, Fineness, Threshold), Contrast, Color Saturation, Color Tone, Filtering Effect, Toning))

Drive modes

Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 8.0 shots/s for up to 19 frames in RAW and 30 frames in JPEG
with AF: Approx. 5.4 shots/s for up to 46 frames in JPEG
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RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size

3:2 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3648, (M) 3648 x 2432, (S1) 2736 x 1824, (S2) 2400 x 1600
4:3 - (RAW, L) 4864 x 3648, (M) 3248 x 2432, (S1) 2432 x 1824, (S2) 2112 x 1600
16:9 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3072, (M) 3648 x 2048, (S1) 2736 x 1536, (S2) 2400 x 1344
1:1 - (RAW, L) 3648 x 3648, (M) 2432 x 2432, (S1) 1824 x 1824, (S2) 1600 x 1600
In-camera RAW processing & Resize available

Compression

RAW, Fine, Normal

Movies

(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 59.94 / 50 / 29.97 / 25 / 23.98 fps
(HD) 1280 x 720, 29.97 / 25 fps
(L) 640 x 480, 29.97 / 25 fps

Movie Length

(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min 59 s ¹
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour ²

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type

JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), RAW+JPEG

Movies

MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
iFrame

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers

Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge

Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

OTHER FEATURES

GPS

GPS via Mobile (linked to a compatible smartphone)

Red-Eye Correction

Yes, during shooting and playback

My Camera / My Menu

My Menu customisation available

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Histogram

Yes

Playback zoom

Yes

Self Timer

Approx. 2, 10 s or Custom

Menu Languages

English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew

INTERFACE

Computer

Hi-Speed USB dedicated connector (Micro-B compatible)

Other

HDMI Micro (Type-D) Connector

Computer/Other

Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support ¹

MEMORY CARD

Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 ¹
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11
For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10
For Image Transfer Utility:
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11

SOFTWARE

Other

CameraWindow DC
Map Utility
Image Transfer Utility
Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices

Image Manipulation

Digital Photo Professional for RAW development

POWER SOURCE

Batteries

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L (battery and charger supplied)

Battery life

Approx. 240 shots

A/C Power Supply

Charging via USB available with Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E ¹ or other typical USB charging methods

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps

Soft Case DCC-1880
PowerShot Accessory Organizer

Waterproof / Weatherproof Case

Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC55

Flash

Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E
Battery Charger CB-2LHE
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L

Other

Interface cable IFC-600PCU

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

105.5 x 60.9 x 42.0 mm

Weight

Approx. 319 g (including battery and memory card)