PowerShot G7 X – Canon’s First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital Camera

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Also announced today, Canon's PowerShot G7 X and yes, it is a PowerShot pocket cam, but it has some great looking video and it may be a great cam for on location shooting, b-roll shots, and just plain keeping in your pocket when you don't want to carry around a DSLR!

We shared the first Canon EOS 7D Mark II video earlier this morning and the same team also managed to get their hands on the new PowerShot G7 X and created the first video with it and we're thrilled to be able to share that below too!

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The CANON G7 X

Via Untitled Film Works:

Something that was added last minute was the idea to produce a piece on the new and unannounced Canon G7X compact. Matthew Vandeputte is a world traveller, always on the move, and as he was already a part of the production on the 7Dm2 clip it was decided that he would be a perfect person to talk about this new camera.G7X We had only one day to produce a piece on this amazing compact and after shooting the 7Dm2 promo we were all pretty exhausted.

The G7 x has some amazing specs – a 1 inch 20.2 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor powered by a Digic6 processor, 6.5 frames per second shooting, Wi-fi and a beautifully fast and sharp 1.8-2.8 zoom lens. All in a rugged little body. A perfect camera for people wanting great quality but ultra portability.

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Exclusive first test review: the new Canon PowerShot G7X HD pocket camera

Via Canon Australia YT Channel:

We sent Time Lapse and Hyperlapse photographer Matthew Vandeputte to Queenstown, NZ to explore the creative potential of the PowerShot G7X – a new generation of Canon compact cameras. Find out more:- canon.com.au/latestproducts
Features include Full HD movies, Star Time Lapse Movie Mode, Creative Shot modes, Wifi + NFC connectivity – all contained in a pocket sized camera with an exceptional lens.

Outstanding image quality and manual control in a travel-friendly compact, the Canon PowerShot G7X fuels your creative photography – but never weighs you down.

Film by Abraham Joffe,Canon Master.

Three New High-End, Advanced Powershot Models from Canon USA Empower Photographers to Create Amazing Images and Video

From Canon Press:

PowerShot G7 X is the Company’s First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital Camera, PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera Boasts a Super 65x Optical Zoom Lens and PowerShot N2 Digital Camera Features an Updated Body Design with a Selfie-Ready LCD Touch Panel

Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced three new PowerShot models expanding upon its lineup of high-quality, compact digital cameras, the PowerShot G7 X, the PowerShot SX60 HS and the PowerShot N21. The PowerShot G7 X is the company’s first compact point-and-shoot camera with a one-inch sensor, giving users an outstanding portable camera that allows them to take high-quality photographs and videos. The PowerShot SX60 HS camera features a 65x Optical Zoom lens and amazingly broad focal length range equivalent to 21mm -1365mm, while the PowerShot N2 camera has a compact and unique, stylish design with a selfie-ready, flip-up touch panel LCD that makes it easy for social media fanatics to share their favorite photos and videos via the camera’s Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFCTM)2 features.

“Canon continually strives to provide imaging enthusiasts with the tools they need to create high-quality images and videos,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We believe in the talent of those passionate about photography and these three new PowerShot cameras allow photographers to capture, print and share their most amazing images.”

Canon PowerShot G7X

The PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera

Ideal for those looking for DSLR features and quality in a compact point-and-shoot body, the PowerShot G7 X digital camera is Canon’s first compact camera with a one-inch sensor. The large, one-inch, 20.2-megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor delivers optimal performance with an ISO range of 125 – 12,800. The sensor, along with Canon’s exclusive DIGIC 6 Image Processor, creates Canon’s high-sensitivity HS System delivering excellent low-light performance so images and videos shot are clear and sharp, helping to ensure that the finest details of the scene are preserved.

Featuring an impressive, newly developed premium quality Canon lens with 4.2x optical zoom ratio (equivalent to 24-100mm), together with a maximum aperture range of f/1.8 to f/2.8 from wide to telephoto, the PowerShot G7 X camera gives users the high level of optical performance required to capture beautiful images when shooting portraits and crisp clarity when shooting sweeping landscapes or creative macro shots. The lens features a nine-blade curved aperture diaphragm to provide beautiful, blurred backgrounds even at full-zoom range. And the camera’s built-in ND filter expands the options for creative expression with stills and videos. The PowerShot G7 X camera lets users fully realize the clarity and creativity of their shots with the new multi-angle (up to 180°) three-inch capacitive touch LCD panel featuring a screen resolution of 1,040K dots.

Greatly improving a photographer’s ability to capture subjects in motion is the camera’s High Speed AF and its 31 AF points, spread widely across the picture area to help users capture every shot with accuracy and ease. Paired with continuous shooting speeds up to 6.5 frames per second, the PowerShot G7 X camera gives users the capability to take their best shots in full resolution.

The PowerShot G7 X camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi technology, so users can share their stunning still images and videos quickly and easily online using compatible mobile devices3. Using the Mobile Device Connect Button, users can connect to a compatible smartphone or tablet easily, while direct uploading and storage of images and movies to the web is easily done using Canon iMAGE GATEWAY4. For even easier connectivity, the PowerShot

G7 X camera also features NFC making initial setup and pairing easier with a compatible Android device.

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Photographers can also capture stunning Full HD video up to 1080/60p with the PowerShot G7 X camera. Accessing the various video shooting modes is easily done as the automatic and manual focus, along with the exposure settings, can be controlled using the touch panel, the dial on the back of the camera or a control ring on the lens and convenient playback on a HDTV can be done via the camera’s HDMI port.

The PowerShot G7 X camera also offers multiple shooting modes giving users the power of expression. For example, the advanced Star Mode features four options to capture images of starry night skies with impeccable quality. The “Star Portrait” and “Star Nightscape” modes help capture the radiance of stars in the background while still allowing photographers to capture a foreground subject. The “Star Trails” mode turns star movement into a luminous still image, while the “Star Time-Lapse Movie” mode makes beautiful video clips that show the movement of the stars against a static background.

For even more creative expression, the PowerShot G7 X camera features Canon’s unique Creative Shot Mode for still images, with four filter categories – Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural. Smart AUTO technology selects 58 different pre-defined scenes for still shots and 21 for video making it possible to take beautiful images and video in a variety of situations. The camera’s High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mode offers ample versatility for creating still images with an artistic flare. Additionally, the camera’s Intelligent IS automatically chooses from one of eight modes to help optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images in various shooting conditions.

For photograph purists, the PowerShot G7 X camera fully supports both manual exposure control and the user’s choice of RAW, JPEG or RAW+JPEG recording formats. The PowerShot G7 X camera also provides excellent manual control operability with a touch panel, a programmable control ring on the lens, an exposure compensation dial, and two customizable buttons on the back in a sleek, compact body.

Pricing and Availability

The PowerShot G7 X digital camera is scheduled to be available in October 2014 for an estimated retail price of $699.99.

(cover photo credit: snap from Untitled Film Works)

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