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Canon G7 X Mark II
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Canon G7 X Mark II Digital Camera

20.1MP 4.2x CMOS Feb 2016
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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19 Reasons For

Good Quality Pictures

Some customers agreed that the Canon G7 X Mark II was able to produce good images. Kindle Customer wrote on Amazon last year “Takes pics really snappily and is very useful taking photos of kids or pets” in their review of the Canon G7 X Mark II.

Easy to Use

Several customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Doug mentioned in his review “The rest, well - I guess the controls are quite straightforward” and gave the product an excellent rating. W. Halewood wrote in their review of this digital camera “With only a downloadable online manual to refer to, this very unsatisfactory when you are out and about using the camera”.

One person concluded that the Canon G7 X Mark II was easy to handle. Kindle Customer said in their review on Amazon “The handling suits me much better and I like the extra reach of the lens”.

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Good Quality Lens

Several Canon G7 X Mark II reviewers considered that the product had a good lens. Doug said on Amazon “The lens, really is that good f1.8 is a wonderful aperture to have to isolate the subject from the background” in his Canon G7 X Mark II review and rated it 5 stars. Doug also said “The Macro function is particularly good, with he lens capturing amazing detail, such as individual pollen grains on flowers”.

One Canon G7 X Mark II owner said that the Canon G7 X Mark II had a good zoom. W. Halewood wrote last year “The other problem is the zoom lever is sticking” in their Canon G7 X Mark II review.

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Good Size

A few people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Doug said in his review of the Canon G7 X Mark II on Amazon “As a previous cannon compact owner they are easy to work out”. Doug also mentioned “Great size, this camera is compact enough to carry in a pocket The menu system is easy to navigate”. Doug also wrote “I have a Canon EOS M3 compact camera, which I do find more intuitive in use.”.

Robust

A few Canon G7 X Mark II reviewers reckoned that the Canon G7 X Mark II was well made. Doug said in his review of the Canon G7 X Mark II “Superb build quality, incredibly sharp f1.8 lens, automatic mode for snaps, manual control for more considered shots” and scored it 5 stars. Doug also wrote “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

A few Canon G7 X Mark II owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Last year Doug mentioned on Amazon “So far I am very impressed with the image quality and the level of manual control that I am able to set”.

Good Brand

Compact cameras built by Canon have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Canon also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Technical Features

One Canon G7 X Mark II reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it had good features. Doug said on Amazon “It would have been nice if Canon took you through them! The key features that I really love are”.

Nice Design

One Canon G7 X Mark II owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Kindle Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Canon colour as gorgeous as ever and now the camera includes picture controls such as Faithful ( my favourite for landscapes” and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Canon G7 X Mark II has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other new cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the G7 X Mark II which do not have an image stabilizer, the G7 X Mark II has an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is also worth considering.

We compared all the other cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic DMC-LX15 is also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The G7 X Mark II supports wi-Fi, as do most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the G7 X Mark II.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Canon G5 X which has better reviews; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Panasonic DMC-LX15.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the G7 X Mark II is more than most compact cameras that came out in the last year. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The image formats supporteds EXIF,JPG,RAW are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.05 meters, the G7 X Mark II has one of the smaller closest focusing distances amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the G7 X Mark II have closest focusing distances of between 0.05m and 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 1.3m.

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Has One White Balance

The G7 X Mark II has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that were released in the last year. The most frequently found white balance is Auto, but this white balance is not found on this camera. The white balances Auto,Cloudy,Custom modes,Daylight,Flash,Fluorescent,Fluorescent H,Shade,Tungsten,Underwater are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has One Photo Effects

The G7 X Mark II has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found photo effects is Vivid, but this photo effects is not found on this Canon digital camera. The photo effectss Black&White,Neutral are also found on this camera.

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Has One Shooting Modes

The G7 X Mark II has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found shooting modes is Manual, but this shooting modes is not found on this camera. The shooting modess Aperture priority,Auto,Manual,Program,Shutter priority are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The number of ISO speeds supported by the G7 X Mark II is more than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Canon camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125,200,400,800,1600,3200,6400,12800,Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the G7 X Mark II is more than most latest compact cameras. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Manual, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE,Auto,Manual,Shutter priority AE are also found on this digital camera.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

A few people considered that the Canon G7 X Mark II did not have a good battery life. Amazon Customer wrote “Battery life is appalling”.

Poor Support

One Canon G7 X Mark II owner who reviewed the Canon G7 X Mark II thought it did not have good technical guidance. Doug wrote “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” in his review.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the G7 X Mark II do not support Full HD video. The G7 X Mark II is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100, or the Fujifilm X70 ($609.74).

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Not Waterproof

Most new compact cameras are not waterproof. The G7 X Mark II is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the G7 X Mark II are not 3D. The G7 X Mark II is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The G7 X Mark II does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that were released in the last year also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the G7 X Mark II do not have a built-in flash. The Canon G7 X Mark II is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the G7 X Mark II is 7. The Canon G7 X Mark II has a quite big maximum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the G7 X Mark II.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the G7 X Mark II is more than most latest compact cameras. The most commonly featured flash modes is Auto, but this flash modes is not featured on this digital camera. The flash modess Auto,Manual,Red-eye reduction,Slow synchronization are also featured on this camera.

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Only 2400 X 1344 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon G7 X Mark II has a 2400 x 1344 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most recently released similar spec cameras. Most new similar spec digital cameras have a 3648 x 2432 still image resolution(s). The worst still image resolution of all cameras that have been around for the last year is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the G7 X Mark II is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 97% less video resolution than a 4096 x 2160 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras that were launched in the last year. The worst video resolution of all new similar spec digital cameras is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Only 240 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The G7 X Mark II is a camera that takes 240 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The average ISO sensitivity (min) of latest cameras is 100. At 125, the Canon G7 X Mark II has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the G7 X Mark II.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon G7 X Mark II

Released Eleven Months Ago

Canon released the G7 X Mark II eleven months ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The G7 X Mark II has a fairly average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Fujifilm X70 ($609.74), and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 which is cheaper; or the Canon G5 X which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel

The Canon G7 X Mark II has a pretty typical megapixel (20.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the G7 X Mark II.

Alternative 20.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Canon G5 X (20.2MP and higher rated).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports SD, SDHC and SDXC compatible memory cardss, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on cameras that were launched in the last year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this compact camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon G5 X (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) or the Fujifilm X70 ($609.74) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the G7 X Mark II has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G7 X Mark II.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon G5 X is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on latest cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon G5 X.

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Average Optical Zoom

The G7 X Mark II has a pretty average optical zoom (4.2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other new compact cameras.

We compared all the other 4.2x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon G5 X which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Self-Timer

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 24 June 2016 by Amazon Customer | 11 Comments

Lovely camera great pictures battery life is appalling I think Canon should supply two with every camera you need it...

Reviewed 16 June 2016 by Kindle Customer

For some reason this camera seems in short supply. Actually got mine from well-known high st photographic chain so have had it for over a month. Very pleased so far! Much faster than the original... Read more…

Reviewed 19 May 2016 by W. Halewood

After ordering this camera in advance to be delivered on a specified day, I found that Amazon had put my delivery date back over TWO weeks, while simultaneously offering the camera with immediate... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Initial Review I am intending to review this product in stages, from initial impressions through to a more detailed analysis of the camera as I work my way though its many features. First of all,... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon g7, canon 1066c011, canon 1010075e, canon 1066c011a, canon 6536089031, canon 1066c011aa
Barcodes 00006536089031, 08714574634647, 08714574639543

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