Canon introduced the Powershot GX 7, a new pocket sized premium compact camera. The camera carries a price tag of Rs. 40,000*/-
The Powershot GX7 has a CMOS image sensor accompanied by a fast lens. The camera has a metal body and a 1.0-type back-illuminated 20.2 Megapixel sensor. The camera has a 9-blade aperture that ranges from f/1.8 to 3.8 with 4.2x lens. Canon has incorporated full manual controls, shooting mode and exposure compensation dials on the camera. The camera comes with a DIGIC 6 processor as well as Wi-Fi and NFC Connectivity. The ISO on the camera ranges from 100 to 12800. It also has full HD video recording along with 14-but RAW image capture, 31 AF points and focus peaking function. The camera has 6.5 fps burst shooting along with a lens control ring.
Interestingly, users can transfer files directly from the camera to their smart phones. Canon’s Camera Window app comes in handy. This app also allows remote control, but the functionality is limited. You can adjust the zoom, self-timer as well as the shutter, but selecting a focus point or adjusting the exposure is not possible.
Design and Display:
The Powershot G7 X measures 103 x 60.4 x 40.4 mm and weighs 304 grams including the battery and memory card. This camera is significantly small and light. It features a metal body that feels solid and sturdy and offers quite the stiffness and resistance. This camera fits perfectly well into the trouser pocket or even the shirt pocket. The camera’s exposure compensation dial is located on the top. This camera does not have an optical viewfinder nor does it have an electronic one. Sadly, the user guide of the camera is provided in the CD and not within the camera.
The front plate of the camera is consumed by a 4.2x zoom lens along with a bulb and an assist lamp flanking placed on its left. Changing aperture in the full manual-shooting mode can be a pain. Instead, the lens control ring along with the navigation wheel can be used to ease work. There is no handgrip on the camera; instead, there is a textured surface that makes it a tad difficult to get a grasp of. The camera has a rear 3-inch 1040-k dot resolution flip-up touch screen display. The display is quite sharp and bright. Thankfully, you wouldn’t have issues using it under bright sunlight.
The G7 X camera has a notably fast lens and its display is also impressive. The photo and video quality on the camera is simply impressive. The start up time of the camera is 1.3 seconds. Overall, this camera is a great performing machine that shoots excellent photos and videos.
The Canon Power Shot GX 7 is an excellent camera for photography enthusiasts. This camera belongs to the premium range and has just about the right sort of features.
Canon PowerShot GX 7 Rivals:
Sony Cybershot DSC RX100 Point & Shoot
Sony Cybershot DSC RX100 3
Canon PowerShot G16