Canon has bolstered its iconic PowerShot G series with two new, high-quality compact cameras for enthusiast photographers and video makers. Each of the new models – the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II and Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III – features a large new sensor, high-speed continuous shooting and 4K movie capabilities, and a light-weight body, making them perfect for city living and travel shooting.
Building on the quality of Canon’s existing range, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II features a new 5x f/1.8-2.8 lens and pop-up electronic view finder, perfect for passionate photographers in need of a lightweight yet powerful travel camera. Meanwhile, the PowerShot G7 X Mark III boasts a 4.2x f/1.8 – 2.8 zoom lens and 3.5mm microphone input, providing content creators and aspiring vloggers with both incredible image quality and pin-sharp sound.
Small But Mighty
Weighing only 340 and 304 grams respectively, both the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and the PowerShot G7 X Mark III employ Canon’s powerful DIGIC 8 image processor for unbeatable shooting performance in a pocket-sized camera. With a 20.1 megapixel 1.0-type stacked sensor, both models achieve sensational image quality and vibrant colours for photos and 4K video footage. Making use of the CR3 RAW format, the latest additions to Canon’s G series have a wide dynamic range fully supported by Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP) and other major third-party developing software, giving users greater flexibility during post-production.
The PowerShot G5 X Mark II is equipped with a superb 5x zoom lens to create crisp imagery for advanced photographers looking for a secondary camera. Along with its fast f/1.8-2.8 aperture, this model is perfect for low-light shooting scenarios such as capturing cities after dark. Comparatively, the PowerShot G7 X Mark III has a 4.2x f/1.8-2.8 zoom lens to help movie makers film in varying locations and conditions and shoot high-resolution videos, whatever the lighting. The shallow depth of field, produced by the large aperture, allows photographers to capture subjects with stunningly sharp detail and create a beautiful bokeh effect for professional-looking images.
Control at Your Fingertips
For both advanced photography enthusiasts and vloggers looking to build their profile, these new compact cameras provide complete creative control in both Auto and Manual modes. With DSLR-like levels of control and personalisation with these models, users can enhance their technical abilities while on the go. A control ring provides users with direct access to crucial settings for a more hands-on approach and simpler operation.
The PowerShot G5 X Mark II’s corner mounted pop-up OLED Electronic View Finder (EVF) with 100 per cent coverage and 2.36m dots allows for easier creative compositions, while the tilting touchscreen provides excellent visibility of shots from a wide variety of angles. For vloggers, the touchscreen feature on the PowerShot G7 X Mark III guarantees the ability to capture videos and photos of themselves in perfect focus – positioned correctly in the frame, for flawless looking content.
The PowerShot G5 X Mark II and the PowerShot G7 X Mark III both provide autofocus with confidence. A useful AF+MF feature has also been incorporated to allow for the focus to be manually adjusted, even after the autofocus has been achieved, to precisely capture subjects. A built-in ND filter promises stunning images with bold colours even when capturing in bright light.
To ensure users never miss a moment whilst travelling or on a city break, both cameras provide fast autofocus and incredible shooting speeds of 20fps in continuous mode. Both models also have a 30fps RAW Burst mode guaranteeing that even the most spontaneous moments can be captured. These unique capabilities make the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and the PowerShot G7 X Mark III essential for travel photographers and vloggers in need of a lightweight yet reliable camera.