Canon just announced their new top compact digital camera, the Powershot G7 X Mark II. The $700 camera pairs a 1.0-inch, 20.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with Canon’s new DIGIC 7 Image Processor to help reduce noise. The Mark II camera improves upon Canon’s PowerShot G7 X, by adding a fast startup and improved RAW continuous shooting speed of up to 8 fps (frames per second) with short intervals between shots.
The Mark II is also the first Canon camera to feature the company’s new high-speed DIGIC 7 Image Processor, which claims to improve auto focus tracking, enhance IS, and improve image clarity even when shooting with a high ISO. For increased flexibility, the Mark II can record Full HD 1080p/60 video and has built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for sharing, and in-camera RAW conversion.
Additional features include:
- Bright f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T), 4.2x (24–100mm equivalent) optical zoom lens with Canon’s Intelligent Image Stabilizer (IS) and a 9-blade iris diaphragm;
- Multi-angle 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD with a screen resolution of 1.04 million dots and tilt options of 180° up and 45° down;
- Ability to capture 1080p Full HD video in MP4 format with stereo sound;
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communications (NFC) capability with a dedicated Wi-Fi button for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos;
- Picture Style function that offers superb command of in-camera color, contrast, and sharpness;
- In-camera RAW conversion, making it possible to preview customized image processing modifications on the camera, without the use of a computer;
- Convenient control ring lever that enables users to quickly switch between stepped and continuous ring movement;
- Time-Lapse Movie feature to help capture images at preset intervals and combine them to create a short movie clip;
- Panning feature that allows the camera to lock onto the main subject using Canon’s Intelligent IS technology to automatically adjust the shutter speed for beautiful background blur.
Price and Availability
The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II digital camera will be available May 2016 for $699.99.