Canon Powershot G7 X Review
Here you have the next step in the legendary Canon Powershot G Series. The Canon G7X. I myself personally use the G Series for all of my on the go photography. I have owned a G3, G4, G9 and most recently the G11. I skipped the G12 because my G11 was so awesome but the G7X is a whole new ballgame.
What I like the most?
The fact that this digital camera has an HDR mode so that you don’t have to do it manually in Photoshop later. I’m also loving the fact that it is Eye-Fi capable as this saves all sorts of time on photo transferring and backing up. It also makes it easier to get pictures online and on Facebook sooner for all to see. And of course my favorite aspect of the G Series is the fact that it shoots in RAW mode. I once tried to stray away to a Panasonic Lumix with a Lieca lens and it did not shoot in RAW mode. I think they actually do now but the Canon Powershot G Series is still a favorite of mine.
Who is the G3 X Canon Powerhsot for?
Well it’s for everyone. However the advanced photographer is going to love it because it is pretty much like a DSLR in a compact point and shoot form. It has all the manual settings and control you need. At the same time it has all the automatic and mode select settings so it can be a great camera for the intermediate or even beginner. As an amateur photographer it can be a great digital camera to experiment and learn with.
How does the Canon G7 X feel?
The Canon G7 X feels solid! When you pick it up you do not feel cheap, you feel durability and power. You’re confident in this digital camera and what it’s going to do for you. Not only is it solid, it is smaller than a DSLR. You can stick it in your coat pocket and bring it with you. Which is why I have taken so many photos with the Canon Powershot G Series. I can easily bring the digital camera with me and leave my Nikon DSLR at home.
How is the Canon G7 X video?
Excellent! You can record at 1080p for HD and another great bonus to this cameras recording option is the fact that you can zoom in and out and it will auto focus. This function is silent! And it has a built in wind filter to reduce the noise of wind while recording outside. Really this is an amazing aspect and a great video camera.
Canon G3X Features
14 MegaPixel 1.5″ CMOS sensor
4x Optical Zoom
28 – 112mm Ultra Wide Angle Lens F2.8-5.8
ISO 100 – 12800
3.0-inch Swivel LCD PureColor w/ 922.000 dots
14-bit Raw shooting
1080p HD-Video with Stereo Sound
Rechargeable Battery rated 250 pictures(CIPA standard)
Smart Auto(32 auto detect scenes), Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Custom(2 modes), SCN, Creative Filter and Movie.
Fireworks, High Dynamic Range(HDR), Toy Camera, Miniature, Stitch Assist, Landscape, Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, Beach, Fish-Eye, Sports, Poster, Color Swap, Kids and Pets, Super Vivid, High Speed Burst, Snow, Color Accent, Foliage, Underwater, Smart Shutter, Monochromic, Nostalgic, Creative Filter and Movie Digest.
Powershot G3 X Cons:
The only problem it seems to have is the auto focus is a little slow but this is no problem really. It’s just about like any point and shoot would be. The viewfinder is also worthless. But with the large pop out swivel LCD I have never used the viewfinder on any of the G Models.
In Conclusion it is the highest end point and shoot camera you can buy and still feel the power of a DSLR. The G Line is the best I have ever owned and I will continue to buy Cannon if they keep this up.
If you really like this camera or past Canon G Powershots but can’t afford the G3X just yet the Canon G12 is still superior to most.