Canon does not resign from compact cameras and has just presented two advanced models. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III and Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II are powerful cameras.
The new Canon compact models are dedicated to both amateur photographers and vloggers. The latter eagerly reach for the producer's CDs. It is hardly surprising – both new models offer filmmakers many interesting solutions.
Key features common to both models:
- The new 1.0 megapixel sensor type 1.0
- DIGIC 8 image processor
- 4K movies (without crop)
- Full HD movies 120 frames per second
- Pictures at 20 frames per second in continuous mode and 30 fps. RAW in "Burst" mode
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connectivity
- Light, pocket design
PowerShot G5 X Mark II – key features:
- New lens with 5x zoom and f / 1.8-2.8 light
- Optional EVF electronic viewfinder
PowerShot G7 X Mark III – key features:
- New lens with 4.2x zoom and f / 1.8-2.8 light
- Live video function (live streaming)
- Microphone input (3.5 mm)
Filming in 4K without crop
In both models, one of the most important information is that they can film in 4K quality by downloading data from the entire matrix, so they do not use crop. In addition, the cameras have an HDR filming function that will provide an image with an increased tonal range. The big advantage is also the presence of slow-motion Full HD – cameras can film in this mode at a speed of 120 frames per second. The G7 X Mark III model also allows you to record materials in portrait mode , so that they are adapted to social media. There were also manual filming modes in both cameras, which will squeeze experienced users much more than in the Auto mode.The PowerShot G7 X Mark III also features a live broadcast function, which makes it an even more attractive model from the point of view of vloggers and YouTubers.
Bright lenses for a better effect
Both models have been equipped with compact 1-inch dies. Bright lenses go hand in hand with her. PowerShot G5 X Mark II features a new lens with 5x zoom and f / 1.8-2.8 light, as well as a retractable EVF electronic viewfinder, making it ideal as a light camera for every trip. PowerShot G7 X Mark III has a lens with f / 1.8-2.8 and 4.2-magnification light, and is additionally equipped with a standard microphone input (3.5 mm), which will allow aspiring vloggers and content creators to achieve not only excellent and sharp image quality, but also a clear and professional audio sound.Both cameras can take photos at a resolution of 20.1 Mpix, and the image is supported by a powerful DIGIC 8 processor. All this combined with small dimensions and weight – PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III weigh 340 g and 304 g
Fast serial mode and wireless connectivity
The new G Series cameras achieve a continuous shooting speed of up to 20 frames per second in continuous mode. Both models also have the ability to write RAW in " Burst" mode at up to 30 frames per second.Autofocus in the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III according to the manufacturer is to be reliable, and additionally the AF + MF function allows manual focus adjustment even when shooting or recording in automatic mode to possibly correct the focus on the subject. The new models also have a built-in ND filter that delivers stunning images with vivid colors, even when shooting in bright light. Retractable corner viewfinder OLED (EVF) in the PowerShot G5 X Mark II provides 100% coverage of the frame (2.36 million points) and allows for easier creation of creative compositions, and a tilting touch screen guarantees a perfect view of the frame even with difficult viewing angles . For vloggers, the PowerShot G7 X Mark III touch screen feature gives you the most controllable AF frame and accuracy Both models have WiFi and Bluetooth modules. This guarantees not only the ability to remotely control the camera or transfer images, but also the possibility of live transmission in the PowerShot G7 X Mark III. What's more, both models have HDM I output , which allows you to record material without compression on an external recorder.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III and Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II – price and availability
Currently, the manufacturer does not give prices of both models or their exact date of entry into stores. The fact is, however, that the new models, especially the PowerShot G7 X Mark III, have been cut into vloggers , which shows that Canon is aiming for a new niche that may soon become an important subcategory in the segment of film cameras.