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- So easy to figure everything out, just as good as the bulkier camera's you can get.
- Feel like the flash is a little bit flimsy, scared it could break
Published on: 14 January 2021
With a 1.0 type sensor, bright f/1.8-2.8 Canon lens and superior DIGIC 7 processing this pocket-sized, large sensor compact offers DSLR-like creativity in both stills and Full HD movies.
Take a more detailed look into the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
A pocket-sized camera that captures beautifully crisp stills with DSLR-like qualities and rock steady movies in any situation; thanks a large 1.0-type CMOS sensor, the superior processing power of DIGIC 7, superbly bright precision Canon optics and 4-stop image stabilisation using Dual Sensing IS technology.
Effortlessly shoot and share expert quality Full HD 60p movies with full creative control using Manual Movie. Achieve pin sharp focus with MF Peaking or produce cinematic focus pulls with Touch AF. Shoot on the move and still achieve smooth, steady-cam like footage using 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS with Auto Level.
Connect your camera to a compatible smart device with just one tap using Dynamic NFC for quick and easy sharing of photos and movies over Wi-Fi via the Canon Camera Connect app. Shoot remotely from your smart device with full creative control and automatically back up new images to cloud services like irista.
Enjoy simple intuitive control using the dual function Lens Control Ring and switch between smooth or step action at a flick of a switch. Picture Styles and 14-bit RAW shooting allow seamless integration with EOS workflow, while in-camera RAW processing ensures best possible quality for sharing away from home.
Capture beautiful background blur, with great control over depth of field thanks to the large 9-bladed aperture, while DIGIC 7 delivers superfast response times and sustained 8 fps burst, even in full resolution RAW, for capturing spontaneous moments. Effortlessly create stunning, sharable clips with in-camera Time-Lapse movie.
1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS
Approx. 20.1M (Aspect ratio 3:2) ¹
Effective / Total Pixels
Colour Filter Type
8.8 – 36.8 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 100 mm)
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x ¹)
Combined approx. 17x
11 elements in 9 groups (1 double sided aspherical lens, 1 single sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single sided aspherical lens and 1 UD lens)
Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 4-stop ¹.
Intelligent IS with 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS & Auto Level
AF System/ Points
AiAF (31-point, Face Detection or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed centre)
Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE ¹, Touch AF
AF Point Selection
Size (Normal, Small)
Yes, via customisable buttons
AF Assist Beam
Yes, plus MF Peaking
Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot
+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Auto Lighting Optimizer
ND Filter (3-stop) On / Auto / Off ¹
1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800 ¹
ISO can be expanded to: 25600
AUTO ISO: 125 - 12800 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change)
1 – 1/2000 s (factory default)
1/8 - 1/2000 s (Movie Mode)
BULB, 15 – 1/2000 s (total range – varies by shooting mode) ¹
Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Kelvin Settings, Custom 1, Custom 2
White Balance Compensation
White Balance Compensation in Underwater mode Colour adjustment in Star mode
Vari-angle 7.5 cm (3.0”) Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. Capacitive type, sRGB colour reproduction
Adjustable to one of five levels.
Night Display Mode available
Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed
Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 s
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE
Flash Exposure Lock
Manual Power Adjustment
3 levels with internal flash
Second Curtain Synchronisation
Built-in Flash Range
50 cm – 7.0 m (W) / 40 cm – 4.0 m (T)
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Portrait, Self-Portrait, Panning, Star (Star Portrait, Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Portrait, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, High Dynamic Range, Oil Painting Effect, Water-Painting Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Grainy B/W, Underwater, Fireworks), Standard Movie, Short Clip, Manual Movie, Time-Lapse Movie, iFrame Movie
Picture Styles (Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined x3 (Sharpness (Strength, Fineness, Threshold), Contrast, Color Saturation, Color Tone, Filtering Effect, Toning))
Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
Approx. 8.0 shots/s for up to 19 frames in RAW and 30 frames in JPEG
with AF: Approx. 5.4 shots/s for up to 46 frames in JPEG
3:2 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3648, (M) 3648 x 2432, (S1) 2736 x 1824, (S2) 2400 x 1600
4:3 - (RAW, L) 4864 x 3648, (M) 3248 x 2432, (S1) 2432 x 1824, (S2) 2112 x 1600
16:9 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3072, (M) 3648 x 2048, (S1) 2736 x 1536, (S2) 2400 x 1344
1:1 - (RAW, L) 3648 x 3648, (M) 2432 x 2432, (S1) 1824 x 1824, (S2) 1600 x 1600
In-camera RAW processing & Resize available
RAW, Fine, Normal
(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 59.94 / 50 / 29.97 / 25 / 23.98 fps
(HD) 1280 x 720, 29.97 / 25 fps
(L) 640 x 480, 29.97 / 25 fps
(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min 59 s ¹
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour ²
Still Image Type
JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), RAW+JPEG
MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)
GPS via Mobile (linked to a compatible smartphone)
Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu
My Menu customisation available
Intelligent Orientation Sensor
Approx. 2, 10 s or Custom
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew
Hi-Speed USB dedicated connector (Micro-B compatible)
HDMI Micro (Type-D) Connector
Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support ¹
SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)
PC & Macintosh
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 ¹
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11
For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10
For Image Transfer Utility:
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11
Image Transfer Utility
Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices
Digital Photo Professional for RAW development
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L (battery and charger supplied)
Approx. 240 shots
A/C Power Supply
Charging via USB available with Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E ¹ or other typical USB charging methods
Cases / Straps
Soft Case DCC-1880
PowerShot Accessory Organizer
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case
Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC55
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
Power Supply & Battery Chargers
Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E
Battery Charger CB-2LHE
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L
Interface cable IFC-600PCU
0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
105.5 x 60.9 x 42.0 mm
Approx. 319 g (including battery and memory card)
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.;Subject to change without notice.
Effective Pixels - ¹ Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Zoom - ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
Image Stabilisation - ¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
AF Modes - ¹ Some settings limit availability.
Exposure Compensation - ¹ Auto ND Filter not available in Movie Mode.
ISO sensitivity - ¹ ISO sensitivity denotes Recommended Exposure Index
Speed - ¹ Maximum shutter speed is limited at 256 s in BULB Mode
Continuous Shooting - ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Sustained continuous shooting speed is tested based on Canon's testing standard. Function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject, settings and brand of memory card
Movie Length - ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
Computer/Other - ¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts
PC & Macintosh - ¹ Software applications compatible with Windows 10 in Windows 10 Desktop Mode only
A/C Power Supply - ¹ Charging via USB requires Interface Cable IFC-600PCU (Sold separately) or similar cable with USB Micro-B to USB type-A connectors. Charging time varies depending on the remaining battery power.
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