De­spite its small stature, the Canon Pow­erShot G7 X pre­mium com­pact packs a pow­er­ful punch

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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.

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