Despite its small stature, the Canon PowerShot G7 X premium compact packs a powerful punch
By the numbers Weighing a mere 304g, the PowerShot G7 X is solidly built with assured levels of image quality thanks to Canon’s latest DIGIC 6 image processor, a 20.2MP back-side illuminated one inch CMOS sensor, bright f/1.8 lens, and 31 autofocus points. Even low-light images are sharp, detailed, and full of vibrant colour, with the 4.2x optical zoom adding versatility.
Firm in control It’s small and light enough to be used with one hand, so that’s exactly how Canon have designed it. Full manual control can still be achieved for more serious users, with the ring control enabling fine adjustments to a full selection of programmable functions. There’s even an exposure compensation dial to make things even easier.
Touch and go A 180-degree tilting display lets users take photos from several different angles, including one for that all-important selfie. That flexibility is supplemented by a full touchscreen interface that makes features and functions easily accessible through simple taps and swipes. Since not everyone has time to post-process every image, the PowerShot G7 X also comes with many creative modes to choose from that let you see visual effects instantly.
Do it the smart way Of course, the social element of photos hasn’t been neglected. After all, it’s an integral part of our digital lives now. As with most of Canon’s other compact cameras, the PowerShot G7 X has Wi-Fi connectivity built in, meaning a smart device can have direct access to the camera via the Canon CameraWindow app. You’ll then be able to use your device as a camera remote, or transfer images swiftly for easy uploading and sharing.
All images shot with the PowerShot G7 X.