For todays’ post I have reviewed the Canon G7 X Mk 2. This is an extraordinary little Compact Camera that gives you outstanding results both in the world of still images and also in filming – so if you’re a keen Vlogger, with it’s tiltable screen, this could well be the camera for you – anyway let’s get things underway.
I have included the Specifications both for your information and if you are checking that it has all you need for those picture taking and video shooting moments.
Whilst this camera has a multitude of features I have tried below to discuss more of the kinds of things you are likely to use on a more frequent basis along with my opinions of those features. My hope is that I give you a big enough insight and tick enough boxes for you to be able to make an informed decision/opinion about this camera.
Model :- Canon G7 X MK 2.
- 20.1 megapixels.
- 4.2x optical zoom.
- 8.4x digital zoom.
- 24mm wide angle lens.
- 3in LCD touch screen.
- Continuous shooting up to 8 frames per second and up to 8 frames per second high speed burst.
- Image stabilisation.
- Red eye reduction.
- 1080p high definition video capture and playback with sound.
- Maximum ISO 12800.
- Intelligent scene mode.
- Self timer.
- Built-in flash.
Memory card compatibility:
- Size H6, W10.5cm.
- Weight 319g.
- Depth 4.2cm (when switched off).
- Batteries required: 1 x rechargeable (included) .
- HDMI connection.
- Colour: black.
- Includes carry strap
The Canon G7X Mk 2, absolutely blows my mind as it brings you near DSLR quality, with a Digic 7 Processor, from a compact digital camera. Capture beautiful background blur with great control over depth of field thanks to the large 9-bladed aperture. The large sensor also gives you full manual control of aperture and shutter speed. With an f/1.8-2.8 lens, 24 mm 4.2 x optical zoom and ISO up to 12,800, you can be sure you will get beautiful shots in almost any light situation. By using the touchscreen operation from the large 7.5 cm tilt-able screen, you have the freedom to experiment with different angled shots. For example if you’re in a crowded situation and want to hold the camera above your head but still see what you’re shooting – I was at a Christening recently and was able to do a short video whilst holding the camera on a selfie stick. Obviously you don’t want to be in the middle of a church when doing this so I positioned myself a little off to the side so as not to be too conspicuous.
With the 8 fps continuous shooting, even in RAW you’ll never miss a moment of action either. If you’re not too sure how to set the camera up you can simply flick the camera to the right auto setting and it will do the work for you. Awesome if you are at a sporting event or firework display or something similar.
As this little gem comes with a 4-stop intelligent optical Image Stabilizer you are able to shoot crisp stills and steady, shake free Full HD movies with confidence. The videos can be captured in 1080p at multiple frame rates but the most popular being 60 frames a second. They are saved in .mp4 format, a very popular format that makes sharing on any platform incredibly easy. This also gives you much more creative freedom.
Something worth considering, if you are planning on getting more into doing filming rather than just taking stills, is to invest in a couple of extra batteries and memory cards. Obviously if you are shooting stills on Raw this can eat into your memory quite quickly too.
Sharing your Images with the World has also been made so much easier with the Canon Camera Connect app. With the App you can transfer your images directly to your smartphone and easily share them on social media simply by using NFC.
As you can see from my other Posts I am a bit of a Canon fan so I know with this little Canon G7 X both the Mk 1 and the Mk 2 you are in safe hands in terms of build quality and picture quality – If like me you have a collection of DSLRs this works beautifully as a back up to those cameras or if you simply don’t want to be lugging all of your gear around with you, this is a perfect companion to stick in your pocket. That being said I am fully aware that there are some good rivals out there now too such as the Panasonic Lumix and the Nikon Coolpix genre to name but a few – I will hopefully get chance to review these too and post a review here in good time.
Whilst I don’t want this post to turn into a Sales Pitch I am going to create a link for you to head on over and check out more info on this great little camera and who knows you may even make a purchase. I feel confident that if you want and need all the above from a small and compact but convenient little camera the Canon G7 X Mk 2 will not let you down. Within the world of Vloggers out there these days I know that this is a firm favourite amongst many of them.
I hope you have enjoyed reading my review and it has been useful to you but as always I would welcome your comments below.