Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Canon PowerShot G3 X Compare

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PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs PowerShot G3 X - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Canon PowerShot G3 X: Specifications at a glance

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-100mm (4x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 105.5 x 60.9 x 42.0mm³ (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7")
  • 319g (10.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot G3 X

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-600mm (25x), f2.8-5.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3mm³ (4.9" x 3.0" x 4.1")
  • 733g (23.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G3 X

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs PowerShot G3 X: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format: 1". This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: PowerShot G7 X Mk. II an PowerShot G3 X sensor comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

The 1" sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 116mm² (4.6 sq.in.).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Canon PowerShot G3 X Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II a better choice

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot G3 X

Higher speed (4, frames/second)86
Weighs less (2)319g
(10.3 oz.)
733g
(23.6 oz.)
More portable (2)270cm³
(17 cu.in.)
993cm³
(63 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II are that the camera is faster, the lower weight than the PowerShot G3 X and the more compact size.

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II scores 8 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G3 X

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot G3 X

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.62
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)240300
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G3 X are the higher resolution, that the display has a higher resolution and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II: that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 12 points for the PowerShot G3 X.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot G3 X

Sensor format1"1"
Sensitivity125 - 12800 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
WiFi
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Canon PowerShot G3 X Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and PowerShot G3 X

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und PowerShot G3 X, front viewPowerShot G7 X Mk. II und PowerShot G3 X, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und PowerShot G3 X, view from abovePowerShot G7 X Mk. II und PowerShot G3 X, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Canon PowerShot G3 X

8
12

We advise to choose the newest model: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II.

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