Macro – Close up
The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II has a good macro mode that allows you to focus on a subject that is
5cm away from the camera.
The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is a premium compact camera for enthusiasts. The metal-bodied G7 X Mark II has a large 1.0-type back-illuminated 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, 4.2x (24-100mm) f/1.8-2.8 lens with 9-blade aperture, new DIGIC 7 processor, full manual controls, shooting mode dial, 3-inch tilting LCD touchscreen with 1,040K dots, built-in pop-up flash, wi-fi and NFC connectivity, ISO range of 100-12800, full HD movie recording, 14-bit RAW image capture with in-camera processing, 31 AF points, focus peaking function, 8fps burst shooting (JPEG and Raw) and an updated lens control ring
1 – 1/2000 s (factory default)
1/8 – 1/2000 s (Movie Mode)
BULB, 15 – 1/2000 s (total range – varies by shooting mode)
Image quality was great for a compact camera. While it’s not intended to deliver DSLR-rivaling photos,
the G7X II will be more than enough for many shooting situations, and is leagues ahead of typical compact and smartphone cameras.
The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is quick to power up in less than a second.
8fps – with the focus point locked at the first Frame;
The G7 X Mark II’s 31-point AF system focuses very quickly for a compact camera in either good light or bad and at both ends of the zoom range, with a very slight delay of around 0.1 second.
continuous shooting speed we clocked at 5.6 frames per second with autofocus and autoexposure
30 frames in JPEG before it’s full and requires a short pause from shooting
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21 mm Weitwinkel
Exposure Bias – +1/3 EV
Metering Mode – Spot
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
G7X and G7X Mark II
The variable F1.8-F2-8 maximum aperture, combined with the 1-inch sensor, meant that even at the telephoto end of the focal range, we were able to use it to isolate a subject with some background blur. Showing it’s not your typical small camera, this also meant the G7X II didn’t need to use the slow shutter speeds that are all too often required by a compact shooting when zoomed in.
Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting for both JPEG and RAW formats.
The out-of-the camera images are a little soft at the default sharpening setting. You can change the in-camera sharpening level if you don’t like the default look.
Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Portrait, Self-Portrait, Panning, Star (Star Portrait, Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Portrait, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, High Dynamic Range, Oil Painting Effect, Water-Painting Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Grainy B/W, Underwater, Fireworks), Standard Movie, Short Clip, Manual Movie, Time-Lapse Movie, iFrame Movie
Picture Styles (Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome,
User Defined x3 (Sharpness (Strength, Fineness, Threshold),
Contrast, Color Saturation, Color Tone, Filtering Effect, Toning))
14 bit RAW-file is insane. Image quality is the best of all compact camera from Canon.
Canon camera has touchscreen capabilities and a longer zoom.
Image quality and in summary: 4.5 stars of 5
Good for: Travelers seeking a pocketable camera that performs well in low light and offers good control over depth-of-field.