Stay inspired with the PowerShot G7 X Mark II camera, which combines exhilarating speed and performance with a smart, compact design. It can be ideal for travel, events and anywhere on the go, or as a secondary camera, and features a high-performance 1.0-inch 20.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor as well as a bright f/1.8-2.8 lens to help capture impressive images whenever your creativity sparks, even in low light conditions. The new DIGIC 7 Image Processor immediately pays dividends with improved autofocus tracking, enhanced IS and superb image clarity even when shooting with a high ISO. For increased flexibility, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II offers high-speed continuous shooting up to 8 fps in RAW, JPEG and RAW+JPEG modes, and is equipped with Full HD capability, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC and in-camera RAW conversion, giving you everything you need to capture inspiring images and video and share them with ease.
1.0-inch, 20.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
The PowerShot G7 X Mark II camera features a large 1.0-inch, 20.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor that helps capture high-quality images and videos. Its wide dynamic range helps ensure both bright and dark parts of an image are fully captured, like the shadowy side of a building on a bright sunny day, or streetlights on a dark night. 20.1Megapixels means photos with enough detail to print or enjoy on high-resolution monitors and mobile devices. It also gives additional flexibility during editing, giving you the option of cropping in on your subject for improved composition while still having a detailed, high-resolution image. Smooth gradations from light to dark keeps unrealistic banding in solid colours to a minimum. Thanks to an available ISO of up to 12800 (expandable to25600) and the power of the new DIGIC 7 Image Processor, extremely low-light photos and videos are possible, with minimal image noise. Using a high ISO also allows for a faster shutter speed, which lowers the possibility of blur caused by excessive hand-held camera shake. For added flexibility, both JPEG and RAWimages can be captured and saved.
DIGIC 7 Image Processor
The new DIGIC 7 Image Processor’s enhanced tracking and detection capabilities help keep subjects in focus while ensuring each image has a high level of sharpness and minimum picture noise. Whether you're capturing a fast-moving athlete or a feisty puppy, the DIGIC 7 image processor in the PowerShot G7 X Mark II camera can stay locked on throughout the action. Improved face-tracking helps keep your friend or family member the subject of the photo. Even in extreme cases, like in low saturation or low-light dusk, dawn or darkened interior moments, the DIGIC 7 Image Processor helps keep what you’re photographing in focus. It also features the new DualSensing IS, which uses data from the image itself to help minimize the blur caused by camera shake and body movement. This results in clear, precise pictures even at slow shutter speeds. All this is in addition to upgraded detail and noise reduction abilities, especially in low light with high ISO settings. Powerful all around, the DIGIC 7 Image Processor helps ensure your photos and videos look sharp and lifelike with minimal unwanted noise or grain.
Canon HS System
The Canon HS SYSTEM lets you take bright, clear photos as they happen. Beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and truly impressive detail in both highlight and shadow areas. The system is the result of two technologies in the PowerShot G7 X Mark II camera: the large format 1.0-inch High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, which captures more light; and the DIGIC 7 Image Processor, which actively reduces noise at high ISO speeds up to 12800 and processes images at high speed, even at full resolution. Experience the freedom of using higher shutter speeds in far more situations, allowing you to capture images with outstanding clarity and detail. *Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
4.2x, f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T) Optical Zoom Lens(24–100mm)
The remarkable lens on the PowerShot G7 X Mark II camera takes full advantage of the camera’s large sensor, giving your photography a wide range of expression. With a bright aperture value of f/1.8 at the wide angle and f/2.8 when fully zoomed to a factor of 4.2x (24–100mm), this lens not only puts more in your frame but is equipped to capture an incredible variety of situations with artistry and precision. Equipped with a 9-blade iris diaphragm, the lens lets you achieve a beautiful background defocus with shapes that are nearly round. Capture macro shots from as close as 2.0 in. (telephoto at 1.3 ft.). From a design perspective, each of the 11 glass lenses on the PowerShotG7 X Mark II has a multi-layer coating on it, which is similar to the Super Spectra Coating technology developed by Canon for EF lenses. These coatings have features like a high transmission factor, ultraviolet protection, resistant surface hardness, and stable characteristics. The coating also maximizes suppression of unwanted reflected light from ghosting or flaring to deliver clear images with high image quality.
Equipped with Canon’s innovative Intelligent IS, the PowerShotG7 X Mark II camera helps you capture clear, steady images – even in low light without using a tripod. The system automatically analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation –allowing you to focus on framing and capturing your shot. For stills, the system selects from Normal IS, Panning IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS and Tripod modes. When shooting video, the system selects from Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Macro(Hybrid) IS and Active Tripod IS modes. Icons clearly mark the image stabilization mode, whether you’re shooting still images or video.
Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video in MP4 format with stereo sound.
Whether you’re creating artistic film clips or capturing special occasions, the advanced video capabilities of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II camera can catch them in the quality they deserve. Incredibly realistic 1080p Full HD video is recorded at 60 fps with stereo sound in convenient MP4 format. The video is smooth and richly detailed even when played back on a large-screen HDTV via the camera’s HDMI output. TheMP4 format’s small file size lets you fit more on a single memory card, and makes downloading and sharing quicker and easier. Manual movie mode is also available: adjust Av, Tv, and ISO speed and even select focus points by using the touch panel LCD screen. You can do this either before or during video capture to express your vision your way in a wider variety of situations – all from a compact camera that is easily portable.
Built-in Wi-Fi Technology Makes Sharing Quick and Easy
Built-in Wi-Fi technology allows for on-the-go convenience when you want to share your photos and videos with friends and family. Easily post your images to select social networking and media sites –Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Google Drive™ – through CANONiMAGE GATEWAY directly from your PowerShot G7 X Mark II camera, or save them to the online photo album to share anytime, anywhere. The camera can also connect directly to both compatible iOS and Android devices and upload images via the free Canon Camera Connect app without a computer. You can control the destination of your uploads to share with everyone or to select groups, and even add comments. Sharing video is also easy with Wi-Fi equipped PowerShot cameras, which record video using the easy-to-share MP4 format. Wi-Fi capability makes posting in real time possible, so you can keep everyone up to date with photos and video even as events unfold. Wi-Fi technology also allows you to transfer images to other Wi-Fi equipped PowerShot cameras or print your photos directly to a PictBridge (Wireless LAN) certified printer. Thanks to the newly addedWi-Fi Button, you can now connect in both Shooting mode and a Playback mode for quick and easy operation. You can even turn on the camera and connect at the same time with just one press of the button, helping you get right to sharing and managing your files when you like.
Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) Technology
PowerShot digital cameras with built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) technology provide fast connectivity with a single tap. Simply touch the NFC icon on your camera to your compatible Android device, and the camera Connect app will launch automatically for quick, easy sharing of your images. Built-in NFC technology also makes it simpler to install the app. If the app hasn’t been installed yet, once you touch the devices together for the first time, the download screen will display automatically. Simply touch the camera against an NFC-equipped device with the Canon Camera Connect app installed, and a Wi-Fi connection is established – no camera operations required. Even if your camera is off, NFC turns the camera on and establishes the connection (confirming the camera’s nickname and privacy settings before the first connection is required).
Remote Shooting with the Camera Connect App
Remote shooting functions of the PowerShot G7 X MarkII camera through your compatible smartphone or tablet have been vastly improved with the Canon Camera Connect app. Now a variety of the camera’s expressive capabilities are available to you: use different shooting modes (P, Av, Tv, M, Custom); enjoy multi-aspect shooting and display; choose AF frame modes (single-point/face detection); shoot in continuous shooting mode, and utilize the AF button. In addition, the Camera Connect app is now universal PowerShot and EOS cameras with built-in Wi-Fi, so if you switch between cameras, the operation is easy and familiar.
In-camera RAW conversion makes it possible to preview modified conditions of images on the camera, without the use of a computer.
The PowerShotG7 X Mark II camera’s powerful in-camera RAW conversion lets you adjust multiple aspects of an image after you capture it, without using a computer. If an image is a little darker than you'd hoped, you can increase the brightness, or let the Auto Light Optimizer analyze the photo and change the levels accordingly. You can also fine-tune the white balance for a cool or warm look, change the Picture Style and more. When you’re satisfied with the results, switch between the original and adjusted image to check your work, then save the result as a JPEG for later use.
Controlling features a convenient selection lever enabling you to quickly switch between step ring and continuous ring movement.
The versatile control ring is a quick and convenient way to manually adjust photos and navigate camera menus. A selection lever lets you switch between step ring and continuous ring movement. Step ring movement makes changing settings, like switching between Picture Styles, tweaking aperture or modifying shutter speeds, fast and easy. Continuous ring movement lets you smoothly change focus with minimal sound, even while recording movies, so you're able to decide what part of the image is sharp while on the go
Time-Lapse Movie helps capture images at set intervals and combines them to create a short movie clip of the footage.
Time-Lapse Movie mode captures an image every few seconds, then combines these multiple images into a single movie. The sun dropping over the horizon, boats navigating a harbour, cars twisting through streets during rush hour can all be compressed in time while maintaining gorgeous image quality. The movement appears fast as reality has been accelerated. Intervals of 1- to 30-seconds between photos are available
Panning allows the camera to lock onto the main subject using IS and automatically adjust the shutter speed for beautiful background blur.
By using slow shutter speed and Canon’s advanced image stabilization, the PowerShot G7 XMark II camera’s Panning mode can help you capture fast-moving subjects in an artistic and striking fashion. Athletes, cars, trains and more can be kept in focus while the background is smoothly-blurred, creating an intense appearance of motion.
|General Type||Digital Cameras|
|Screen Size||3 Inches|
|Aperture||f/1.8 - 2.8|
|Mega Pixel||Approx. 20.9 MP|
|Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Auto Focus||TTL Autofocus|
|Focus Points||2.0 in. - 1.6 ft. (5-50 cm) (W)|
|USB Cable||Hi-Speed USB (Micro-B)|
|Mini HDMI Port||Type D|
|Built In Flash||YES|
Capturing the perfect moments of your life can be done with the perfect camera, whether it is an important occasion, a family vacation or just an evening reunion with old friends. This guide is designed to help you understand the choices available and assist your purchase decision.
Types of Cameras
· DLSR Cameras
· Semi Professional Cameras
· Digital Still Cameras
· Video Cameras
· Action Cameras
DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) Camera
These cameras consists the body and the lens. The lenses are interchangeable. DSLRs feature a mirror that allows you to actually look through the lens as you compose your image. This gives you the most accurate idea of how the final image will look like when you take the photo. In DSLRs sensors are quite large (typically the size of 35mm film, or a bit smaller). The benefit of a large sensor is that it provides better low light noise performance and better background blur. Example: Canon EOS1200 or Nikon D3200
Factors to consider before making a purchase - DSLR
Megapixels (MP) are a measure of the resolution of a camera. The greater the number of megapixels, the larger the high quality, sharp print you can make. DSLR cameras megapixel could start from 18 Megapixel to 24 Megapixels.
Frames per second
This determines the number of photos the camera can take per second. A higher frame per second (fps) capability is useful if you are shooting a sport or other fast action scenes.
Video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media. DSLR cameras have either HD video recording or Full HD video recording.
Manual mode allows you to take full creative control over the exposure of an image. In automatic mode, the camera selects aperture, shutter speed and ISO. In manual mode, you select those three things yourself, giving you so much more control over the image quality.
Action cameras are made with outdoor enthusiasts in mind. If you want to take photos or video of anything that would be too risky to do so while carrying a regular camera, an action camera is a perfect fit. An action camera is a small, portable and rugged device that can shoot video and still images. They also offer waterproofing, shock proofing and dustproofing, making them ideal for more extreme activities. Typically, action cameras are compatible with adapters and mounts that allow you to strap or mount the camera to almost anything, such as your helmet, a surfboard or your bike, perfect for shooting videos of your adventures from a first-person perspective.
Factors to consider before making a purchase - Action Camera
It’s the number of pixels in each frame captured by the camera, and the amount of detail. 1080p video format is Full HD (1,920 pixels wide by 1,080 pixels tall), and 720p (1,280x720 pixels) is considered as standard HD resolution. 4K resolution (3,840x2, 160 pixels) is four times as many pixels as Full HD.
Frames per second
The frame rate is measured in frames per second (fps). It’s a measurement for how many consecutive images a camera can handle each second. A typical camcorder shoots in 30fps and normal TV is at 24 or 30fps. Higher-end action cameras can shoot 60fps, which makes motion appear smoother and less blurry. Some cameras can support even higher frames per second, such as 120fps, which can be used to create crisp slow-motion footage.
Field of view
A wide field of view is important for action cameras; it allows you to record video or stills in a more immersive perspective than a traditional camera or camcorder. In simple terms, the field of view is a measurement of the total viewable area at any given moment. Measured as an angle (e.g. 170°), the larger the value, the wider angle of view
Action cameras specialize in recording video, but they can also capture still photos. They don’t produce high resolution images as you would expect from a compact or DSLR camera, but generally, cameras with a larger megapixel rating will produce sharper and clearer photos.
Almost all of the action cameras are designed to be mounted or attached to different surfaces or any objects. Most cameras with come with one or two mounts in the box, but additional mounts cost extra. If you’re looking to attach your camera to a specific area, such as bike handlebars, you’ll need to source a specific bike mount. A good action camera will have a universal mounting system, which means you can clip your camera onto anything without the need to buy additional accessories.
Water resistant and waterproof
It’s important to select a camera that is waterproof if you plan to use the camera underwater. Some models are water resistant, meaning they can only be submerged in water to a limited depth. Other cameras require a special waterproof case, called a housing, to be fully waterproof. Check the camera specifications for details on acceptable water depths.
Even the best action camera with a sizeable battery will only last a few hours, so it’s worth investing in multiple batteries, or a portable charger, to ensure your camera doesn’t run out of juice when you need it most.
Some of the high-end action cameras include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, near field communication (NFC), or all three, so you can use your mobile phone or tablet as a screen. This means, you can easily control the camera via an app or adjust camera settings on the fly.
Buying the right type of memory card is essential for making sure that you get the most out of your camera. When filming HD movies, video files occupy a lot of storage space, so it’s worth choosing a large capacity memory card to ensure you can save as much footage as possible. Most action cameras use micro-SD cards, and we recommend picking up a Class-10 card to ensure the best video quality.
With a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System), your action camera would automatically geo-tag all your videos and stills. This means, when you get home you can link your photos and videos to an online map, pinpointing the exact location of your travels.
Although digital cameras and smartphones can grab acceptable video clips, nothing beats a full-featured camcorder for videos you’ll want to preserve for years and show off to friends and family on a big-screen HDTV. Whether you’re looking for standard definition, full HD or an affordable pocket camcorder.
Factors to consider before making a purchase - Video Camera
External battery charger
Allows you to recharge one battery while recording with another, and is particularly handy for models with a shorter recording time.
Let’s you access most playback functions plus additional functions which may only be available via the remote. However, the latest models let you use your smartphone to not only control your camcorder's functions but also preview your video composition live.
It allows you to attach things to the camera such as an external microphone or a video lamp.
Video lamp/Photo flash
Allows you to film or take still photos in low-light conditions.
Using the viewfinder rather than the LCD monitor when recording can save battery power. Some viewfinders may be black-and-white, while more and more models don't have one at all. A viewfinder may be awkward to use if you're wearing glasses. However, most models that have a viewfinder are diopter-adjustable to your eyesight (similar to binoculars), so most people will be able to use it without glasses.
All video cameras should have as standard:
1) Play, fast forward, rewind, stop, pause and search.
2) LCD color monitor with adjustable brightness and the ability to swivel, so you can easily film yourself
3) Instruction manual
4) Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
5) AV cable
6) USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 connection for transfer of video to a PC
7) HDMI connection to view video on a TV or other display
8) Memory card slot to record photos and video on a memory card
9) Volume adjustable speaker(s)
10) Stereo microphone
11) Wind filter.
Digital Still Camera
Point-and-shoots are the smallest cameras dedicated primarily to photography (camera phones are typically smaller). The big advantage of the point-and-shoot is its size. These cameras have permanently attached lenses (i.e. not interchangeable) that generally cover a wide zoom range. The lens retracts back into the camera in order to keep it nice and small. Example: Canon Ixus 160 or Nikon Coolpix S2900.
Factors to consider before making a purchase - Digital Still Camera
Megapixels (MP) are a measure of the resolution of a camera. Compact cameras megapixel start from 16 Megapixel to 20 Megapixels.
This feature reduces vibration and shakiness when shooting, which in turn reduces blurriness in low light conditions.
Optical zoom is a true zoom feature. It allows you to zoom in (or out) on the subject in the LCD or viewfinder. Compact Cameras optical zoom Varies from 5x optical zoom to 15x optical zoom.
Semi Professional Camera
These are also referred to as bridge cameras, as in bridging the gap between a Digital cameras and a DSLR. These cameras have optical zoom up maximum up to 60X.
Factors to consider before making a purchase - Semi Professional Camera
Megapixels (MP) are a measure of the resolution of a camera. Semi Professional cameras megapixel start from 12 Megapixel to 20 Megapixel.
This feature reduces vibration and shakiness when shooting, which in turn reduces blurriness in low light conditions.
It is a true zoom feature and allows you to zoom in (or out) on the subject in the LCD or viewfinder. This will enable you to get a closer view of the subject before taking your picture. Semi Professional cameras optical Zoom varies from 5x optical zoom to 15x optical zoom.
This feature allows you to take multiple images of a scene and have the camera automatically stitch them together, into a ‘panoramic’ shot.
An electronic viewfinder displays an electronic image of the scene as it will appear in your photo, given your current camera settings.