Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II Detailed Review

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

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In additional PowerShot G7 X Mk. II was introduced by Canon in February 2016. It belongs to the enthusiast Compacts category.

Canon is well-known and shouldn't require further introduction, please see our manufacturer's page for more digital cameras by Canon.

BrandCanon
CategoryCompact
Date02/2016
Sensor Properties

Also PowerShot G7 X Mk. II has a 1" CMOS sensor with size of 13 x 9 mm² (0.52" x 0.35").

Picture of PowerShot G7 X Mk. II's sensor compared to popular format.

Infographic: PowerShot G7 X Mk. II comparing sensor sizes

The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II's sensor has resolution of 20 megapixel.

Format1"
Sensor area13.20 x 8.80mm²
(0.52" x 0.35")
TypeCMOS
Resolution (physical)20.90 megapixel
Resolution (effective)20.10 megapixel
Pixel size5.81 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 8 frames/second
Lens
Interchangeable
Focal length (min)24mm
Focal length (max)100mm
Aperture (max)1.8
Aperture (min)2.8
Viewfinder Properties

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II does not come with a built-in viewfinder. The camera's display is used to compose the photo. That can be cumbersome in broad daylight.

Shutter

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II's shutter speed varies from 1/2000s to 15s.

The highest shutter speed of the Canon is just 1/2000s. That's no longer state of the art and may cause problems in challenging light conditions.

Max. shutter speed1/2000s
Min. shutter speed15s
Sensitivity Properties

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II's sensitivity goes from 125 ISO und 12800 ISO, a very useful and practical range.

Automatic
Min. sensitivity125 ISO
Max. sensitivity12800 ISO
Exposure Modes

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II supports all general exposure modes.

The Canon allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Multi
Center weight
Partial
Spot
Auto Focus Properties

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II's auto focus processor uses 31 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. with low contrast subjects).

Manual focus is also possible with the Canon, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.

TypeTTL
AF points31
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II features a built-in flash with a range of up to 7m (23 ft.). That range will work for most situations.

A hotshoe is missing from the Canon.

Built-in
Range7.00m
(23 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs
PowerShot G7 X Mk. II display and touch screen

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II display has a diagonal of 75.00mm (3.0 inches.) and a resolution 1.04 megapixel.

The camera display is intended for selfies or other occasion.

Display parameters:

TypeLCD
Size75.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution1.04 megapixel
Articulated
Touch screen
Video Specs

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.

ACamera is not equipped with an external microphone.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II Video parameters:

Max. resolution1920 x 1080 pixel
...with frame rates24 frames/second
25 frames/second
30 frames/second
50 frames/second
60 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera. With NFC, camera and smartphone can be paired without the need for passwords.

Connect the Canon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Canon supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

WiFi
Bluetooth
NFC
Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
Apps
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini
USB-C
Custom
Memory

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots1
Memory cardsSD
SDHC
SDXC
Battery

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II works with a NB-13L LiIon battery. The battery lifetime is an average 240 shots. That's on the lower side of things for a full day, consider a spare battery for the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II's battery battery parameters:

TypeNB-13L LiIon
Removable
In-camera charging
Battery life240 photos
Size

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II's dimensions are 105.5 x 60.9 x 42.0mm³. (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7"). This includes the lens. The camera's weight is a reasonable 319 grams (10.3 oz.), lens included.

Here is front and top view of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II Dimensions (Width / Height)
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II is not much bigger:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II size comparison

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