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Canon G7 X Mark II Digital Camera

$622.14
$566.51 $55.63 cheaper than 44 days ago
Compact Camera 20.1MP 4.2x Jun 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Excellent brand
Poor battery life
A bit expensive
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Reviews

Excellent Brand

We checked 34,085 user and expert reviews (including 390 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically for its compact cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Robust

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Doug said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon last year “The first impressions are that the camera is well engineered, everything having a very solid feel, especially the flap you open to remove the battery for charging”.

Good Product Quality

Two owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Doug wrote on Amazon “Superb build quality, incredibly sharp f1.8 lens, automatic mode for snaps, manual control for more considered shots”. Doug also wrote “So far I am very impressed with the image quality and the level of manual control that I am able to set” in his review.

Easy to Use

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. W. Halewood said last year “With only a downloadable online manual to refer to, this very unsatisfactory when you are out and about using the camera” . In April last year Doug wrote “The rest, well - I guess the controls are quite straightforward”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Kindle Customer mentioned “The handling suits me much better” in their review of this digital camera. One person considered that it was easy to use the menus.

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Nice Design

One customer wrote that the Canon G7 X Mark II was good looking. Kindle Customer said on Amazon “Canon colour as gorgeous as ever and now the camera includes picture controls such as Faithful ( my favourite for landscapes” in their review of this digital camera.


Good Quality Pictures

Four owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce good images.

Good Quality Lens

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. Doug mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The Macro function is particularly good, with he lens capturing amazing detail, such as individual pollen grains on flowers”. Doug also mentioned “The lens, really is that good f1.8 is a wonderful aperture to have to isolate the subject from the background” in his review.

One owner who bought it thought it had a good zoom. Last year W. Halewood mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The other problem is the zoom lever is sticking”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One customer considered that it had good features. Doug wrote in his review of this digital camera “It would have been nice if Canon took you through them! The key features that I really love are”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The G7 X Mark II supports video recording. Most of the other latest compact cameras also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on recently released compact cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three customers who purchased the Canon G7 X Mark II said that it was compact. Doug said on Amazon “I have a Canon EOS M3 compact camera, which I do find more intuitive in use.”. Doug also said “Great size, this camera is compact enough to carry in a pocket The menu system is easy to navigate” in his review. Doug also mentioned “It fits nicely in my hand and the controls are well laid out and as a previous cannon compact owner they are easy to work out” in his review.


Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The G7 X Mark II has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this camera which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Canon G7 X Mark II features saturation adjustment. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The G7 X Mark II features contrast adjustment. Most of the other recently released cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Histogram

The Canon G7 X Mark II features histogram, as do most of the other recently released compact cameras.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The G7 X Mark II supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been available for the last year.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think the Canon G9 X Mark II ($452.74), and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15 which has better reviews; or the Canon SX730 HS ($399.00) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The G7 X Mark II supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The G7 X Mark II does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months also do not feature bluetooth.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The G7 X Mark II has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including a cheaper camera such as the Canon SX730 HS ($399.00) or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Canon G9 X Mark II ($452.74), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The G7 X Mark II has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that were released in the last 12 months. This camera has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s), whereas most newly released cameras have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2432, 2400 x 1600, 4864 x 3648, 3248 x 2432, 2432 x 1824, 2112 x 1600, 5472 x 3072, 3648 x 2048, 2736 x 1536, 2400 x 1344, 3648 x 3648, 2432 x 2432 and 1824 x 1824 and 1600 x 1600.

A 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution across all compact cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 2736 x 1824.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Canon G7 X Mark II has a self-timer, as do most of the other recently released comparable spec digital cameras.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The G7 X Mark II has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The G7 X Mark II has a battery charger included. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon G7 X Mark II has a batteries included, as do most of the other compact cameras that were released in the last year.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The G7 X Mark II has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon G7 X Mark II supports PictBridge, as do most of the other recently released comparable spec digital cameras.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The G7 X Mark II has a touchscreen. Most of the other digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon G7 X Mark II has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for the last year do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon G7 X Mark II has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other recently released digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including a cheaper camera such as the Canon SX730 HS ($399.00) or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15, or the Canon G9 X Mark II ($452.74).

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The G7 X Mark II has a built-in microphone. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for the last year also have a built-in microphone.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The G7 X Mark II has an external flash connector. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched in the last year also have an external flash connector.

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Light Exposure

Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The G7 X Mark II has a greater number of ISO speeds than most new compact cameras. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 320, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Lens System

Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 3.3, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.1. At only 1.8, the G7 X Mark II has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the G7 X Mark II has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. Across all the new similar spec digital cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 16, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.8.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon G7 X Mark II has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15 is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon G7 X Mark II has a fairly average optical zoom (4.2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Canon SX730 HS ($399.00) (40x) which is also cheaper.

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Price

Price Has Gone Down by $55.63 (9%)

The price has dropped from $638.99 to $566.51 in the last 44 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 58% chance that the price will go down further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 42% chance that the price will actually go back up. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

Two owners considered that the Canon G7 X Mark II did not have a good battery life. In April last year Amazon Customer said in their review of this digital camera “Battery life is appalling” but they gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.


Support

Poor Support

One owner who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it did not have good technical guidance. Doug said “It is possible to set controls by careless touching of the screen, I turned on the manual focus by accident today just taking some photos of some plants”.


Other

Released Eleven Months Ago

Canon released the G7 X Mark II in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

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