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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

20.1-megapixel digital camera with Wi-Fi®

13 Reviews | 2 questions - 5 answers

Overview

Our take on the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II can fit easily in your pocket, but it's loaded with features. The camera is built around a large CMOS image sensor that helps produce detailed, accurate images even in low-light situations. Built-in optical image stabilization helps keep your photos from getting blurry, even when you're zoomed all the way out. Advanced autofocus keeps your subject locked in, even if it's moving, and you can blaze away at up to 8 frames per second to freeze fast motion. The tilting, 3" touchscreen lets you frame and review your shots quickly, and in full color.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is equipped with a built-in flash and tilting 3" LCD touchscreen.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is equipped with a built-in flash and tilting 3" LCD touchscreen.

A powerful pocket camera

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II can fit easily in your pocket, but it's loaded with features. The camera is built around a large CMOS image sensor that helps produce detailed, accurate images even in low-light situations. Built-in optical image stabilization helps keep your photos from getting blurry, even when you're zoomed all the way out. Advanced autofocus keeps your subject locked in, even if it's moving, and you can blaze away at up to 8 frames per second to freeze fast motion. The tilting, 3" touchscreen lets you frame and review your shots quickly, and in full color.

Wi-Fi and NFC for easy sharing

The G7 X Mark II has built-in Wi-Fi® so you can upload images and videos to your smart device. That connection works both ways, so you can wirelessly fire the shutter on the camera using your smartphone when you're joining into a group shot — no need to set the timer and run. If you're an Android™ user, it's equipped with NFC (Near Field Communication), so you can just touch a compatible phone or tablet to the camera and sync up instantly.

HD video with the touch of a button

If you've ever had to dig through a menu looking for movie mode while your shot gets away from you, you'll love the dedicated video button on the G7 Mark II. You can switch from shooting stills to recording fluid HD video just by moving your right thumb.

Product Highlights:

  • 20.1-megapixel effective recording
  • large 1" high-sensitivity CMOS image sensor for top-notch image quality
  • 3" tilting LCD touchscreen with 1.04 million-dot resolution
    • tilts upward 180 degrees and downward 45 degrees
  • control ring features a selection lever that switches quickly between step ring and continuous ring movement
  • 4.2X optical zoom (4X digital)
  • 35mm equivalent lens focal length: 24-100mm
  • advanced autofocus
  • lens features very bright aperture values of f/1.8-2.8
  • Intelligent IS chooses the best type of optical image stabilization to match shooting conditions
  • Wi-Fi for instant wireless sharing of photos and video
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) touch pairing with compatible Android devices
  • DIGIC 7 image processor delivers superior image quality and fast camera response
  • dedicated movie button for instant access even while shooting stills
  • high-speed burst shooting even in RAW mode (up to 8 frames per second continuous shooting)
  • micro (Type D) HDMI output (cable not included)
  • records photos and video onto optional SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Shooting Modes and Settings:
  • RAW, JPEG, and RAW+JPEG modes
  • Picture Style function allows manual control of in-camera color, contrast and sharpness
  • Time-Lapse Movie mode combines images to create a short movie clip of your footage
  • face detection automatically sets focus, exposure, flash, and white balance for better portraits
  • star shooting modes help capture stunning images of the night sky
  • high-definition movie mode (up to 1080p resolution)
  • variable ISO (film speed equivalent) settings, including a high sensitivity setting for better low-light shooting
  • exposure compensation settings
  • custom white balance settings
  • manual, aperture-priority, and shutter-priority exposure modes
Dimensions:
Supplied Accessories:
  • rechargeable lithium ion battery (NB-13L)
  • battery charger
  • wrist strap

What's in the Box:

  • Digital camera (black)
  • NB-13L Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (3.6V 1250mAh 4.5Wh)
  • CB-2LH battery charger (4.2V 0.7A)
  • Wrist strap
  • Getting Started booklet
  • Warranty card
  • Online registration card
  • Wireless printing promo card
  • Important Safety Instructions

Great camera. Fast lens. Great pics. Does just about everything anyone could want. One addition feature would be helpful--and would have increased the rating to 5 stars. That would be to add GPS to the camera's features. Why do cameras not have GPS that is as good as my cell phone???

Jim, Williamsburg, VA

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Reviews

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Jim from Williamsburg, VA on 6/27/2018

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Great camera. Fast lens. Great pics. Does just about everything anyone could want. One addition feature would be helpful--and would have increased the rating to 5 stars. That would be to add GPS to the camera's features. Why do cameras not have GPS that is as good as my cell phone???

Pros: Fast lens. Great pics.

Cons: No internal GPS.

Great Pocket Camera

John from Landenberg, PA on 6/10/2018

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This is a great pocket camera. A wonderful upgrade to a PowerShot 80. It has an Auto feature that makes it effortless to take quality pictures. A set of manual features for those of us that understand the use of Aperture and Shutter controls and want to create the effects we want in our images. As a bonus it has a video mode. I chose this camera because of its f-stop range and better zoom range compared to other cameras in this category. I doubt I will notice the difference, for me, between a 20mp and a 24mp sensor. Regardless, the image quality will be greater than I can get with my phone and almost as convenient. It is a nice convenience to be able lighten the load and still have quality images.

Pros: Convenient, travel friendly and quality images. Auto feature with manual settings makes if very versatile for a knowledgable photographer. Touch screen is very intuitive.

Cons: It will take a little time to understand all of the features of this versitle pocket camera.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Jorge Luis from Carolina, PR on 5/7/2018

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Súper rápido a Puerto Rico son los mejores

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Better than a cheap SLR

William from Clinton, UT on 12/19/2017

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I have not used it much yet only having it about two weeks. The G15 is my old camera. For a few decades I had an SLR 35mm camera and often used the manual controls. This one has all of the manual overrides and they work as well as the G15 which is not as easy to use as a decent SLR. What I don't like is that I have to go to a menu to set ISO numbers where the G15 had a dial. What I like about this camera over the G15 is larger pixel size and a lot more pixels. So I can use digital zoom on top of analog zoom without any real loss of quality. I also like that I can set the ISO to 1000 and take really good existing light photos under Christmas tree light and normal nighttime uneven room lighting, perhaps matching the G15 at ISO 400 stuck at slow shutter speeds. That speed is also good for taking photos in orchestra or gym. I am the regular volunteer photographer for our orchestra. I get much praise for the quality of the pictures I get without flash and with a compact camera. A decent cell phone camera is about worthless in these conditions. Compared to the G15, I use the same extra small belt mounted Cannon PSC-85 case. For the power and features this camera is just a tad smaller and lighter than the G15. Light enough to take on all day hikes. This camera will take much better pictures in all conditions than the heavy and large Canon digital SLR plus two lenses I paid $1500 for around 7 years ago. Much closer to high end professional SLR in photo quality than a $400 camera.

Pros: Takes great existing light pictures of orchestra playing and wearing orchestra black clothing, when you dim the auto with the +,- dial. For its amazing photo quality and what it does, it is the smallest and lightest camera you can get and that is number one, why I bought it! Faster focus and faster from power on to snapping a photo than previous generation Canon. Any time you want, one button instant video filming. Can zoom while filming video. Comes with charger or can charge through USB.

Cons: Things like ISO are now hidden in menus rather than quick access dials and buttons. Does not accept external microphone plug for video. Faces in photos may average slightly washed out at ISO 1000 on auto if you don't use the +,- dial to fix it. Extra batteries are as expensive as ever, even though they are smaller and get less photos and video per charge than batteries for many other cameras. You might need to pay for and carry an extra battery or be more active in keeping the battery charged.

Amazing Camera!

Kody from Logan, WV on 10/18/2017

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Just got my camera in today. I cannot believe the quality of this thing! The camera has an amazing image quality and superb video quality. I want to thank Crutchfield for the way the camera came shipped. The packaging was wonderful and the camera box is in PERFECT condition (I collect the boxes so I like them to be in the best condition possible). If anyone is thinking about a new Point and Shoot camera to vlog with or just something compact to take on a trip, I would recommend this one with no questions asked.

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Love this camera!!

Jeff from Atlanta, GA on 7/14/2017

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My wife and I were traveling to Alaska and we wanted to step up from our mid level point and shoot. I did a great deal of research before purchasing this camera. I was very concerned about the Cannon battery life. It was never an issue. The camera takes great pictures. The zoom is more than adequate for most uses. The adjustable screen was great for using the built in timer for self pictures. The camera is solid and feels well made. It traveled with us over 3,000 miles and 600 pictures and it did great. Each summer we travel we create an album on Shutterfly. This years is magnificent with significant improvement in image quality and the clarity and brightness of the colors. Buy this camera . you wont be sorry!

Pros: Well made, takes amazing pictures, easy to use.

Cons: non

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Anonymous from Henderson, NV on 11/20/2016

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I was torn between this camera and the sony DSC-RX100 IV and i ended up deciding to go with this due to the cost. I am new to basically all photography and i cant say enough good about all of the easy to use and understand features of this camera. I am still learning but so far we have gotten some amazing shots! I cant say enough good and would definitely recommend this camera to anyone looking for a high end point and shoot.

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Anonymous from Ogden, UT on 11/10/2016

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Great vlogging camera. Just wish the record button was easier to get to. Crutchfield has been great.

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Surprising Quality In A Small Package

Anonymous from San Francisco, CA on 10/29/2016

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The G7 X II is amazing! I own a great Canon DSLR, but wanted a small back up for a trip to Vancouver Island. There were several times I reached for the G7 X rather than my DSLR. It takes detailed photos and is very easy to use. Most every shot was exposed perfectly and I love that it has an exposure compensation dial right on top. The articulating screen is pretty good even in bright daylight and has touch feature that are intuitive as well as responsive. You can control every part of the image process or let the camera do it all for you; either way you will get some great shots. I was able to adjust aperture, shutter speed, exposure and ISO and then hand it over to my sister who used it as a point and shoot.

Pros: Fantastic image quality Light and compact Quick to be ready and fast in between shots Has an articulating screen Useful image stabilization Easy to use but plenty of features a profession will like

Cons: No viewfinder The movie record button is easy to hit by accident Expensive battery

Do not hesitate to buy this camera.

Dilenian from Long Beach, CA on 10/9/2016

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I did a great deal of research before settling on the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II. This camera is great, it has all the features I needed plus some extras. The camera feels great to hold and is small enough to fit in a large pocket or coat. I am not a frequent traveler who like to take pictures, the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II has exceeded all my expectations for a camera this small. Great image quality.

Pros: Image quality, small size, manual features, flip up rear touchscreen display, ability to charge through a PC or notebook.

Cons: None so far

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Anonymous from Chicago, IL on 10/5/2016

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nice camera, quality optics. rear screen is potentially helpful for video and selfies, but would prefer smaller body and gladly give up that rear screen feature.

Pros: high quality images quick set +/-

Cons: pricey delicate

No need to lug around a DSLR

JD from Pfafftown, NC on 9/30/2016

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Unless you're a professional photographer, this great little camera is all you need. Requires a little effort to learn how to use all the functions. No need to buy this camera if you plan to always shoot auto, but if you want to experiment and achieve near SLR results, this one is a great choice.

Pros: 24-100mm zoom touch screen - nice reasonably easy menus

Cons: No OVF, but that's not a problem for me. I knew that before I purchased.

Extremely Portable Camera with Excellent Quality

Mark from Gainesville, FL on 8/22/2016

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Excellent camera that far exceeds smartphone picture quality nearing that of a DSLR. I made this purchase because I was tired of the blurry and grainy pics of my kids taken on my smartphone yet still wanted something portable and less bulky than a DSLR. While you will see improvement in your photos on Auto mode, you will need to learn the modes off of auto to truly take advantage of this cameras power. At the very least, learn and love the AV and TV modes. It's a stretch to call it pocketable, unless you are wearing cargo pants or loose fitting jeans, but I do not find it cumbersome at all to carry around. I also considered the G9X before making the purchase because it seems to be truly a pocket camera. I ultimately chose the G7X Mark II because it wasn't too much larger and I was intrigued by the multi-angle touch panel. After having used the panel for a while now, I don't think I could do without it. It allows you to drop the camera down to the level of kids without laying on the floor or holding it above your head and still ensuring the shot is in the viewfinder. I have never run out of the battery during a day of use but I do strongly recommend that you buy a second battery.

Pros: Photo quality Multi-Angle Panel Excellent manual controls Compact, portable size Far exceeds smart phone quality

Cons: Pocketable, as long as you are wearing cargo pants (I am nervous to put the camera in my pocket without a case)

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Features and Specs

General
LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in
Touchscreen Yes
Waterproof No
GPS-enabled No
Lens 35mm Equivalent 24-100mm
Optical Zoom 4.2x
Digital Zoom 4x
Filter Diameter N/A
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Micro
Memory
Internal Memory None
Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
Image
Sensor Size 1"
Megapixels 20.1
Image Stabilization Optical
Highest Resolution 5472 x 3648
4K Video No
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Dimensions
Width (inches) 4-5/16
Height (inches) 2-9/16
Depth (inches) 1-11/16
Weight With Battery (ounces) 11.3
Warranty
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Battery Information
Input and Output Notes
Software

Features

Multi-angle Touch Panel LCD Monitor: The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II has a multi-angle 3.0" TFT color LCD monitor with capacitive touch technology. It features a resolution of approximately 1,040,000 dots with approximately 100% picture coverage. The monitor tilts up for framing low-angle shots, and up to 180° and so you can see a mirror image of yourself while taking self portraits. It also tilts backward 45° for framing high-angle shots. Capacitive touch panel controls on the LCD monitor are similar to those on a smartphone, with pinch and swipe actions to let you zoom in and out, and switch from single image to index display. With touch controls, you can quickly change the settings, focus, or even take a picture right on the screen.

Canon's HS System: The PowerShot G7 X Mark II employs the Canon HS System by combining the 1-inch, 20.2 Megapixel High-sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor with the new DIGIC 7 Image Processor to produce spectacular images with minimal noise:

  • Image Sensor: For excellent image quality, the camera uses a 1" CMOS image sensor with approximately 20.9-million total pixels and 20.2-million effective pixels, giving your shots added depth and detail. The 1" image sensor is nearly twice the size of the 1/2.3" sensor used in most point-and-shoot digital cameras.
  • Image Processor: The camera features Canon's latest generation DIGIC 7 Image Processor. The new processor offers enhanced tracking and detection capabilities to keep moving subjects in focus. The new Dual Sensing IS uses data from the image itself to minimize blur from camera shake and body movement to give you clear, sharp pictures, even at slow shutter speeds.

Built-in Wi-Fi: The camera's built-in Wi-Fi lets you wirelessly connect to and send images to computers or smartphones, upload images to social networking sites, photo and video-sharing websites, or use in emails, using the Canon iMAGE Gateway application. You can also send images to other cameras or wireless printers. With the Camera Connect app, you can use Near-Field Communications (NFC) to easily pair the camera with your NFC-compatible Android phone (using OS 4.0 or later) by touching the two devices together at the "N-mark" on the bottom of the camera. You can also shoot images remotely via your smartphone.

Geotagging: GPS data recorded on a smartphone using the Camera Connect app can be added to images taken by the G7 X Mark II. Location information, such as latitude, longitude, and elevation, can be used to identify the precise location where your photos are taken, and display the photos on a map.

Mobile Device Connect Button: The PowerShot G7 X Mark II has a dedicated Mobile Device Connect button for instantly connecting the camera to your mobile device or computer. Once connected, you can transfer images to your smartphone, tablet, or computer on the same wireless LAN.

Control Ring: The camera features a Control Ring surrounding the lens that has multiple assignable features for quick access. You can assign the following functions to the control ring, depending upon the shooting mode: manual focus, white balance, step zoom, continuous zoom, Auto Lighting Optimizer, Aspect Ratio, and ISO.

Recording Media: The camera records still images or moving images with stereo audio on SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards, including support for high-speed UHS-I memory cards.

File Formats: The G7 X Mark II records still images and movies in the following file formats:

  • JPEG: JPEG images are processed inside the camera for optimum image quality and compressed. There are two compression ratios to choose from: Normal and Fine. You can record JPEG images in Large, Medium, Small 1, and Small 2 in 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, and 1:1 aspect ratios.
  • RAW: The RAW file format records the image data as captured by the camera imaging element without further processing. The images show almost no deterioration in image quality, and are a higher quality than JPEG images. To view RAW images on your computer, you must use the Digital Photo Professional software (downloadable from the Canon website). Using the software's image processing function, you can broadly adjust the images without deterioration, and then convert the image to a JPEG, TIFF, or other type of image in line with your intended use. You can choose to record RAW files or JPEG files alone, or you can record RAW files and JPEG files simultaneously. RAW images can be recorded in any aspect ratio.
  • Movies: Using the dedicated Movie button, you can record movies in High Definition or Standard Definition with stereo sound in MP4 format: Image Data: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio Data: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo). HD Movies are recorded at 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) at 60, 30, or 24 frames per second and 1280 x 720 (HD) at 30 fps. SD Movies are recorded at 640 x 480 (VGA) at 30 fps. In addition, the camera can record iFrame movies, Miniature Effect movies, and Star Time-Lapse movies to show movement of objects in the night sky.

Image Sizes: The camera can record in the following image sizes and aspect ratios for JPEG still images:

Image Size 16:9 3:2 4:3 1:1
Large 5472 x 3072 5472 x 3648 4864 x 3648 3648 x 3648
Medium 3648 x 2048 3648 x 2432 3248 x 2432 2432 x 2432
Small 1 2736 x 1536 2736 x 1824 2432 x 1824 1824 x 1824
Small 2 2400 x 1344 2400 x 1600 2112 x 1600 1600 x 1600
Note: RAW images are recorded in Large image size only.

4.2x Optical Zoom Lens: The PowerShot G7 X Mark II is equipped with an f/1.8-2.8, 4.2x Optical Zoom lens with a focal length of 8.8-36.8mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-100mm). The 4x digital zoom extends the camera's telephoto capabilities to a total zoom of 16.8x. The focusing range differs depending upon the focusing mode:

  • Normal/Auto: 2" - infinity (W), 1.3' - infinity (T)
  • Macro: 2" - 1.6' (W)

Digital Tele-Converter: Using the built-in Digital Tele-Converter, you can increase the focal length of the lens by approximately 1.6x or 2.0x. The focal length when using the 1.6x digital tele-converter is 38.4-160mm. When using the 2.0x tele-converter, the focal length is 48-200mm. The Digital Tele-Converter cannot be used together with the digital zoom.

Preset Focal Lengths: You can shoot at preset focal lengths from 24mm to 100mm (35mm equivalent). This "Step Zoom" feature allows you to shoot at the angle of view of those focal lengths to replicate the use of various prime lenses at the same focal lengths (24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 100mm).

Optical Image Stabilizer: Optical (lens shift type) Image Stabilization allows you to minimize the camera shake which results in blurred images when you shoot distant subjects that have been magnified or when you shoot in dark conditions. Intelligent Image Stabilization (Intelligent IS) automatically selects one of four modes of image stabilization depending upon the shooting conditions: Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid), and Tripod. For Video recording, the camera chooses Dynamic, Powered, Macro (Hybrid), and Active Tripod modes.

Star Shooting Modes: The G7 X Mark II features new Star Shooting modes to help you take photographs of stars in the night sky. Each of these modes requires a tripod to prevent camera shake. Other functions, including Night Display, Color Adjustment, and Star Emphasis, help you make your nighttime photos better. The Star Shooting modes include:

  • Star Portrait: You can capture shots of people against starry skies. Three images are taken, including one with flash, and combined into a single image. The photo is processed to make the stars more prominent.
  • Star Nightscape: Lets you capture impressive shots of starry skies above night scenes. The stars are automatically enhanced to make them more visible.
  • Star Trails: Streaks created by the movement of stars through the sky. You can set a shutter speed and the number of shots, and the camera shoots continuously, over an extended period (around two hours).
  • Star Time-Lapse Movie: Still images are captured continuously at a specified interval and over a certain, and combined to create a movie. During playback, you can view the movement of stars through the sky in a short time.

AF-Assist Beam: The AF-assist beam will sometimes emit when the shutter button is pressed halfway to assist focusing in certain conditions, i.e. dark conditions. The AF-assist beam can be turned off. If animals are your subject, turn off the beam when shooting in the dark to avoid startling them.

Focus Lock: If it becomes difficult to focus on the subject due to low contrast to the surroundings, close up and far away subjects in the same shot, or quickly moving subjects, you can choose to lock the focus or auto focus on an object at a similar distance, then shoot the picture after recomposing the shot.

Focus Bracketing: The camera automatically takes three shots; one at the manual focus position, and one each with focus positions preset farther and nearer. The three shots are taken at the same interval as continuous shooting. The farther and nearer focus positions can be set in three steps.

Drive Modes: The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II features Single, Continuous, and Self-Timer Drive modes:

  • Single Shot: The camera captures a single image each time the shutter button is fully pressed and released.
  • Continuous Shooting Mode: You can use this mode to shoot successive frames while the shutter button is fully pressed. The following continuous modes are available:
    • One Shot H: approx. 8 shots per sec. (max: 30 shots)
    • One Shot L: approx. 4 shots per sec.
    • Servo H: approx. 5.4 shots per sec. (max: 46 shots)
    • Servo L: approx. 4 shots per sec.
  • Self-Timer: The self-timer can be used to shoot a group photo that includes the photographer. The camera will activate approximately 10 seconds after a preset time after shutter button is pressed to allow the photographer time to get into the shot. A 2-second self timer is also available if you want to avoid camera shake. The camera features a custom self timer, allowing you to set the time delay (0-10, 15, 20, or 30 seconds) and the number of shots taken (1-10 shots).

Shooting Modes: Using the Mode Dial on the top of the camera, you can select from numerous shooting modes:

  • Smart Auto: Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions, and automatically selects an appropriate setting.
  • Hybrid Auto: You can make a short movie of the day while shooting still images. The camera records 2-4 second clips of scenes just before each shot and combines them into a digest movie.
  • Special Scene Modes: Appropriate settings for specific scenes and shooting conditions: Portrait, Handheld NightScene, Underwater (requires optional waterproof case), and Fireworks.
  • Movies: You can set the camera for standard or iFrame movies, and configure the settings. The camera also has a dedicated movie button to start and stop movie recording when the mode dial is not set to Movie mode.
  • Creative Shot: The camera determines the subject and shooting conditions, automatically applying special effects and recomposing the shot to emphasize the subject. Six still images are recorded for each shot, each with a different effect, including Auto, Retro, Monochrome, Special, and Natural.
  • Program AE (P): The camera automatically sets both the aperture and the shutter speed.
  • Shutter Speed Priority (Tv): When you set the shutter speed, the camera sets the aperture according to shooting conditions. The shutter speed can be set between 1/2000 and 30 seconds. For long exposures, you can set the shutter speed to Bulb.
  • Aperture Priority (Av): When you set the aperture, the camera sets the shutter speed according to shooting conditions. The aperture can be set between f/1.8 and f/11 (wide angle) and f/2.8 and f/11 (telephoto), depending upon the zoom position.
  • Manual (M): The aperture [f/1.8-11 (W) or f/2.8-11 (T)] and the shutter speed (1/2000 to 30 seconds) are manually set.
  • Custom Mode: You can register commonly used shooting modes and settings to your preference and store them.

Special Effects: You can apply a variety of special effects to images when shooting. Filters include Self Portrait, Panning, High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Art Bold Effect, Water Painting Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, and Monochrome.

Exposure Compensation: When shooting against a bright or dark background, you may need to correct the exposure so that the subject is correctly lit. You can adjust the exposure from -3 to +3 in 1/3-stop increments.

Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock): You can set the exposure and focus separately. This is effective when the contrast is too strong between the subject and background, or when a subject is backlit.

Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): In this mode, the camera automatically changes the exposure within a set range to take three shots at the same interval as continuous shooting. The images are shot in the following order: standard exposure, underexposure, and overexposure. You can set the amount of under- or over-exposure from -2 to +2 in 1/3-stop increments.

Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:

  • Evaluative: Used for standard conditions. The area within the frame is divided into several zones and light is measured based on subject position, brightness, direct light and backlighting.
  • Center-Weighted Averaging: Averages the exposure from the entire image, but places more weight on the subject at the center.
  • Spot: Meters the area within the spot AE point at the center of the LCD monitor.

ISO Settings: The PowerShot G7 X Mark II features Auto and Manual ISO. The higher the ISO, the greater it reduces the effects of camera shake and sharpens subjects in low-light situations. ISO speed settings can be adjusted in 1/3 EV increments. The settings include Auto, or manual settings between ISO 125 and ISO 12800.

Built-In Flash: The PowerShot G7 X Mark II has a built-in, pop-up flash. You can select Auto (flash fires in low light), On (flash always fires), Slow-Synchro (flash timing is adjusted to slow shutter speeds) or Off (flash doesn't fire). The built-in flash has a range of 1.6' to 23' in Wide Angle and 1.3' to 13' in Telephoto. You can adjust the flash exposure compensation (+/-2 stops in 1/3 stop increments).

ND Filter: The ND filter reduces light intensity to 1/8 (3-stops) of the actual level, allowing for slower shutter speeds and smaller aperture values. Use of a tripod is recommended with the slower shutter speeds to prevent camera shake.

White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings:

  • Auto: The camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions.
  • Daylight: For recording outdoors on a bright day.
  • Shade: For shooting in the shade.
  • Cloudy: For recording under overcast, shady or twilight skies.
  • Tungsten: For recording under ordinary incandescent lighting.
  • White Fluorescent: For recording under white fluorescent lighting.
  • Flash: For when recording with the flash.
  • Underwater: For shooting underwater.
  • Custom: Allows you to manually set the white balance and store the settings.

Picture Style: You can choose your preferred colors as a Picture Style to suit the picture representation and subjects. There are 8 Picture Styles available: Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, and User Defined. Picture Styles can be customized further by adjusting strength, fineness, threshold, contrast, saturation, color tone, filter effect, and toning effect.

Play, Edit, and Print Functions

Review: After an image is recorded, it will appear in the LCD monitor for a preset number of seconds for reviewing. You can select the review time from Quick, 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Off. It will also display until you press the shutter button halfway to focus your next shot (Hold).

Focus Check Display: Focus Check display allows you to check the focus of image taken and allows you to easily check facial expressions and whether a subject's eyes are closed. This feature can be set to allow you to check the focus of an image taken right after shooting the subject.

Jump Images: When you have a lot of images recorded onto a memory card, you can use the Jump feature to speed up your search for the image you want to view. You can choose from the following categories:

  • Favorites: displays images tagged as favorites
  • Shot Date: displays the images shot on a specified date
  • Jump 10 Images: jumps over 10 images at a time
  • Jump 100 Images: jumps over 100 images at a time

Index Replay: This feature allows you to view 6, 12, 42, or 110 images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.

Image Magnification: When viewing a still picture in Single Image Replay mode, you can magnify the image up to 10x to get a closer look at the detail. You can also maneuver around in the magnified picture by using the multi-purpose control dial.

Slide Show: Images stored on a memory card can automatically be displayed one-by-one using the Slide Show function. Each image displays for approximately 3-10, 15, or 30 seconds. You can choose whether you want a fade transition effect or not.

Movie Playback: In addition to normal playback of your video clips the camera features slow-motion, fast-forward, rewind and frame-by-frame playback.

Cropping: You can crop a portion of a recorded image and save it as a new image file. You can also trim the beginnings and ends of recorded movies in one-second increments.

Resizing Images: You can resize images to a lower pixel setting and save the resized image as a separate file.

Red-Eye Correction: You can automatically correct red-eye that occurs in images taken with the flash.

Protecting Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from accidental erasure.

PictBridge/Wireless Printing: You can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible printer of any brand with an optional USB cable and print photos without having to connect it to a computer. You can also connect the camera wirelessly via an access point or directly.

Battery Information

Power Requirements: The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II powered by the supplied NB-13L rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery pack (3.5V / 1250mAh / 4.5Wh). The battery pack can be charged in the supplied CB-2LH battery charger in approximately 5 hours. The typical performance of the battery is as follows:

Still Images LCD Screen: Approx 265 shots
Eco Mode (LCD): Approx. 355 shots
Movie Recording Actual Use Approx. 55 minutes
Continuous Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
Playback Time Approx. 5 hours

Eco Mode: To save battery power, the screen darkens when the camera is not used for approximately two seconds, then turns off after another ten seconds. The camera shuts itself off after three minutes of inactivity.

Input and Output Notes

Digital Terminal: The PowerShot G7 X Mark II has a Micro-B USB 2.0 Hi-Speed terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a compatible computer or compatible printer via a USB cable (not included).

Micro HDMI Output: The PowerShot G7 X Mark II features a Micro-HDMI (Type D) output for connecting the camera to your HDTV. No HDMI cable is included with the camera.

Software

Software: The PowerShot G7 X Mark II does not come with software in the box. The Digital Camera Software program, available for download from the Canon website, includes the following applications:

  • CameraWindow DC: import images and change camera settings
  • Map Utility: adds location information and movement logs to images recorded with active GPS function
  • Digital Photo Professional: view, edit, process, and edit RAW images, and edit JPEG images while retaining originals
  • Picture Style Editor: edit Picture Styles and create and save original Picture Style files

Operating Systems: The software is compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Windows: Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 (SP1)
  • Macintosh: Compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 or 10.9

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Lense speed, resolution and compact size. [ James  Jun 13, 2018 ]
It's a great compact camera. [ Gary  Apr 07, 2018 ]
I think Canon Cameras are the best. The reviews on this model were excellent. [ Peter  Feb 25, 2018 ]
To replace the old S100 which has arthritis. [ AVNER  Feb 24, 2017 ]
Great camera and good user experience. [ William  Feb 15, 2017 ]
I thoroughly researched 3 compact 1" sensor cameras. The Sony RX100 IV, Panasonic LX10, and the Canon G7x Mark II. The Canon struck the right balance in terms of features and price. It maintains a wider aperture throughout its focal length, and it has more zoom. Because I like long travel zoom, I first looked at the Panasonic ZX100. However, the faster lens, better low light performance, and overall better image quality won me over. Plus, 90% of my photos are taken at less than 100mm (4x) zoom. [ Benjamin  Nov 26, 2016 ]
For me, this is a replacement for the Sony RX100 m2. Unlike the Sony premium PS cameras, this one has a touchscreen and a longer focal length (at 100mm vs 70mm for the Sonys). Although Sony offers a view finder, I don't really use it. And...I don't want to pay a premium for the "Sony" name. Even the Sony RX100 m4 and Sony RX100 m5 are priced higher than the Canon G7x m2. [ ROGER  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Online reviews, discussion with a professional photographer, low light capabilities, size, touch screen, and I have a Canon DSLR that I like. [ Richard  Nov 02, 2016 ]
Looks like it fits my needs. Large sensor, portable, portrait focal length, HD video (no 4k, but the 1080p is still nice), improved speed over mark i [ Michael  Jul 09, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

No. This camera has a microphone for video. And this camera does not have a mic input. [ BINH T  Oct 07, 2017 ]
The camera has a built in microphone. There is no port for an external mic. [ RANDY  Oct 05, 2017 ]
You do not need a microphone for audio, it has one built in. [ BERJ J  Oct 05, 2017 ]
No [ CeeJay  Oct 05, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. It looks like we are expected to received a shipment on January 2nd. If you place your now we will not charge your account until the item ships. We will ship out the same day they arrive. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Dec 28, 2016 ]  Staff
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