The PowerShot G7 X has been specifically designed for those who want uncompromising image quality and control from a pocketable camera. From the refined metal body to the impressive quality of its results everything says Canon premium G-Series DNA.
Exceptional quality in any light
Capture beautiful background blur and superb detail with bright f/1.8-2.8 zoom lens, and 1.0-type sensor. Master low light shots with HS System, and DIGIC 6.
Capture sharp detail in even the most challenging situations thanks to the bright f/1.8-2.8 lens, which lets a lot of light to reach the sensor. With a 4.2x optical zoom (24-100mm) it is ideal for both wide-angle photography and getting closer to your subjects. Shoot stunning portraits with beautiful perspective and background blur using the wide aperture at full zoom.
The term Bokeh comes from a Japanese word that refers to the quality of the out-of-focus parts of an image. The PowerShot G7 X uses a nine-bladed lens aperture to produce smooth background blur and virtually circular out-of-focus highlights. Create beautiful 18-ray starburst effects in scenes with strong highlights.
Capture superb low light shots and beatuful background blur. The 1.0-type CMOS sensor offers you improved low light performance without compromising the compactness of the camera. It uses a light-sensitive area that is nearly 3 times larger than that of 1/1.7-type sensors, providing increased light sensitivity, reduced noise, (especially at high ISO) and a wider dynamic range. It also gives you greater creative flexibility with a shallower depth of field for professional looking out of focus backgrounds.
Day or night your images will be just as you remember them. Canons HS System - with DIGIC 6 and a large 1.0-type, 20.2 MP CMOS sensor - gives you exceptional image quality and excels in low light. So its easy to capture the real atmosphere of the moment without flash or a tripod.
Sharp results every time
Theres no need to worry about camera shake ruining your results thanks to an intelligent optical Image Stabilizer. This camera automatically adapts and ensures sharp, detailed photos and videos even if you are shooting at full zoom or handheld in low light. Plus your movies will be spectacularly steady thanks to 5-axis movie stabilisation.
Capture the moment
When things are changing fast, the PowerShot G7 X lets you work quickly, capturing 6.5 frames a second to ensure you always capture that special moment. Whats more you can carry on shooting at this speed up to 692 frames.
31-point focus AF gives accurate focus
Catch the action with high-speed 31-point AF. The 31-points cover a large area of the frame, with a confirmation of the chosen AF points.
Quick access to advanced controls and settings is easy with the dedicated exposure compensation dial, Lens Control Ring and customisable buttons. Use Full Manual and RAW with multi-aspect support to get just the shot you want. The built-in ND filter extends your shooting capability, such as shooting in day light with slower shutter speed.
Lens Control ring
A Lens Control Ring is easy to use while framing your shot, and can be programed to give instant control of aperture, focus and a host of other functions.
Customisable controls make operating the PowerShot G7 X instinctive and natural, so you can concentrate on your creativity.
Integral ND Filter
A built-in neutral density (ND) filter can be used to reduce the brightness of a scene, allowing long exposures to be used to convey movement.
Intuitive touch screen
Enjoy superb viewing and flexible framing. A high-quality LCD tilt-up touchscreen, with 1,040k dot resolution, uses sRGB colour reproduction for excellent colour accuracy, image clarity and contrast. The touch interface enables more intuitive control and adds a range of useful functions such as Touch AF.
Make movies with the personal touch
Making stunning movies is easy. With one touch of a button you can shoot smooth, realistic Full HD 60p movies in stereo, recorded in the widely compatible MP4 format. Achieve perfect focus with the MF Peaking function and explore your creativity using manual movie control.
Control your shutter speed
Change how moving objects are seen in movies by changing shutter speed.
Manual aperture control
Create real-time depth-of-field adjustments in movie footage by changing aperture while shooting.
Manual focus peaking
Focus manually with confidence. Focus peaking highlights areas that are sharp.
Connect with Wi-fi
Enjoy the freedom of Wi-Fi. Upload images and movies to social networks - straight from the camera. Or transfer them to your smartphone or tablet using NFC and the Mobile Device Connect Button. Use the Canon CameraWindow app to geotag images and remotely control the camera from your smartphone. Enjoy convenient PC and cloud back up with Image Sync.
Simple connection with smart devices
Upload images on the spot, or save them on mobile devices, with the free Canon CameraWindow app, which lets you easily connect your camera to smartphones and tablets. The dedicated Mobile Device Connect Button and NFC simplifies connection even further.
Back up your photos
Image Sync enables easy and convenient back up of your images to cloud storage or your PC. It has the intelligence to detect the optimum link for image back up via a wireless network or PC with internet access. Once images are transferred on to either irista, CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, Flickr, Google Drive or your PC, they will automatically synchronise without any user input.
Wireless Remote Shooting with Wi-Fi
The PowerShot G7 Xs Wi-Fi connectivity makes remote shooting easy. Using the Canon CameraWindow app, the PowerShot G7 X can be controlled from up to 5m away and images captured with a single tap. A live image is displayed on the screen of the smartphone or tablet - great for group shots featuring the photographer, or wildlife pictures of an easily disturbed subject.
Capture amazing images with ease. Shoot stunning starry nightscapes, star trails or star time-lapse movies with Star Mode. Use HDR to capture high contrast scenes without a tripod or Background Defocus to achieve beautiful, SLR style background blur. Effortlessly create a fun HD (720p) movie summary of all the days shots with Hybrid Auto.
Type: 1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels: Approx. 20.2M (Aspect ratio 3:2) (*11)
Total Pixels: Approx. 20.9M
Colour Filter Type: Primary Colour
Type: DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length: 8.8 - 36.8 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 - 100 mm)
Zoom: Optical 4.2x
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x (*1))
Combined approx. 17x
Maximum f/number: f/1.8-f/2.8
Construction: 11 elements in 9 groups (1 double sided aspherical lens, 1 single sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single sided aspherical lens and 1 UD lens)
Image Stabilisation: Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 3-stop (*10). Intelligent IS with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS
AF System/ Points: AiAF (31-point, Face Detection or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed centre)
AF Modes: Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE (*6), Touch AF
AF Point Selection: Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock : Yes, via customisable buttons
AF Assist Beam: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes, plus MF Peaking
Focus Bracketing: Yes
Closest Focusing Distance: 5 cm (Wide) from front of lens
40 cm (Tele) from front of lens
Metering modes: Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Touch AF frame)
AE Lock: Yes, via customisable buttons
Exposure Compensation: /- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Manual and automatic dynamic range correction
Automatic shadow correction
ND Filter (3-stop)
AEB: 1/3 - 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity: 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800 (*12)
AUTO ISO: 125 - 12800 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change)
Speed: 1 - 1/2000 sec. (factory default)
250 - 1/2000 sec. (total range - varies by shooting mode)
Settings: Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto
White Balance Compensation
White Balance Compensation in Underwater mode
Colour adjustment in Star mode
Monitor: Tilt type 7.5 cm (3.0”) sRGB PureColor II G Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. Capacitive type
Coverage: Approx. 100%
Brightness: Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed: Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction: Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation: /- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock: Yes
Manual Power Adjustment: 3 levels with internal flash
Second Curtain Synchronisation: Yes
Built-in Flash Range: 50 cm - 7.0 m (W) / 40 cm - 4.0 m (T)
External Flash: Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
Modes: Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Portrait, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie
Modes in Movie: Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Manual, Portrait, Nostalgic, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie
Photo Effects: My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes: Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting: Approx. 6.5 shots/sec for up to 692 frames (*9)
with AF: Approx. 4.4 shots/sec (*3)(*4)
with Live View: Approx. 4.4 shots/sec (*3)(*4)
Recording Pixels / Compression
Image Size: 3:2 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3648, (M1) 4320 x 2880, (M2) 2304 x 1536, (S) 720 x 480
4:3 - (RAW, L) 4864 x 3648, (M1) 3840 x 2880, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3080, (M1) 4320 x 2432, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 720 x 408
1:1 - (RAW, L) 3648 x 3648, (M1) 2880 x 2880, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480
4:5 - (RAW, L) 2912 x 3648, (M1) 2304 x 2880, (M2) 1232 x 1536, (S) 384 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S)
Compression: RAW, Superfine, Fine
Movies: (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 60 fps / 30 fps
(HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps
(L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
Star Time-Lapse Movie (Full HD) 30 fps / 15 fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
Hybrid Auto (HD) 30 fps
iFrame Movie (Full HD) 30 fps
Movie Length: (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. (*7)
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour (*4)
(Star Time-Lapse Movie) up to 128 sec
Still Image Type: JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 (Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW, RAW JPEG
Movies: MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
Canon Printers: Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge: Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)
GPS: GPS via mobile (linked to a compatible smartphone)
Red-Eye Correction: Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu: My Menu customisation available
My Category: Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor: Yes
Histogram: Yes, live histogram
Playback zoom: Approx. 2x - 10x
Self Timer: Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Menu Languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew
Computer: Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) DIGITAL connector
Other: HDMI Micro Connector
A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
Computer/Other: Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with NFC support (*8)
Type: SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)
Browsing & Printing: ImageBrowser EX
Image Manipulation: Digital Photo Professional for RAW development
Batteries: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life : Approx. 210 shots
Eco mode approx. 310 shots
Approx. 240 min. playback
A/C Power Supply: Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC110
Operating Environment: 0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD): 103.0 x 60.4 x 40.4 mm
Weight: Approx. 304 g (including battery and memory card)
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.
Subject to change without notice.
(*1) Depending on the image size selected.
(*3) Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
(*4) Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
(*6) Some settings limit availability.
(*7) The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
(*8) Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon.co.uk/wirelesscompacts.
(*9) Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject.
(*10) Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
(*11) Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
(*12) ISO sensitivity denotes Recommended Exposure Index.