The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III might look familiar on the outside, but rest assured that this is no minor refresh, with a wealth of internal improvements that make it one of Canon’s best compact cameras for both stills photographers and keen vloggers alike.
Chief among them are the new stacked image sensor and latest Digic 8 processor, which combine to make the G7 X III one of the fastest shooting stills cameras and most capable video cameras in the company’s compact line-up. For the first time 4K video with no crop is available – yes, no crop – which is a big milestone for Canon in light of recent 4K releases that have suffered from a heavy crop factor.
Add in the plethora of other advanced video features that are making their debut, including a 3.5mm mic input, live streaming to YouTube over Wifi, support for vertical movies for IG TV, and the 120fps slow-motion mode, and it’s pretty clear that Canon have rather successfully gone all out with the G7 X III to target the vlogging generation.
Kinotika/Dave Maze posted a neat 2:39min video about the brand new PowerShot G7 X Mark III. Dave calls it a “blogger’s dream”. It’s amazing how much information David Maze is able to pack in a video that lasts less than 3 minutes. Enjoy.
A sample gallery of photos take with the PowerShot G7 X Mark III is here.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III hands-on review at ePHOTOzine Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II hands-on review at ePHOTOzine
Upgrade Your Visual Storytelling Tools With Two Newly Enhanced PowerShot G-Series Cameras From Canon
The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II are the New Powerhouse Cameras for Visual Creators and Advanced Amateurs
MELVILLE, NY, July 8, 2019 – Ansel Adams, one of the greatest landscape photographers once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Never have truer words been spoken as digital photography has evolved and storytelling is shared through multiple mediums. Providing visual storytellers more options to bring their imaginative visions to life, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduces the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II cameras. Successors to the PowerShot G7 X II and PowerShot G5 X respectively, these new cameras usher in a plethora of new and innovative functionalities. Depending on the model, new innovative features include live-streaming available with YouTube* (via wireless connection), a pop-up electrical viewfinder (EVF) and 4K video shooting.
“Creators and photographers of all levels are reinventing the way stories are told and, as technology has progressed, so have the diverse needs of our customers,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With features such as live-stream to YouTube* and a pop-up EVF, the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II are true testaments to the company’s commitment to integrate the latest advancements for those who choose to digitally stream their journeys with the world or seek to scale and capture the highest peaks.”
Even though the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II have many individualized, unique qualities, both include many core features that are true to Canon’s imaging excellence. These features include:
DIGIC 8 Imaging Processor
20.1 Megapixel** 1.0-inch stacked CMOS sensor to achieve high image quality, high functionality and fast speeds
4K up to 30p, Full HD up to 60p, FHD up to 120p, HDR, high frame rate movie with no crop
High-speed continuous shooting at a maximum of 20 FPS
Highest ISO speed in the PowerShot category with a maximum of 12,800
Wi-Fi®1 and Bluetooth®2 connectivity
USB-C charge power supply
Craft Your Own Unique Visual Voice with the PowerShot G7 X III
Calling all YouTube creators, the PowerShot G7 X III is primed to be the next-generation vlogging camera. The PowerShot G7 X III features live-streaming to YouTube** capability via a wireless connection, allowing for creators of all levels to easily capture and post content in real time. The PowerShot G7 X III also offers vertical video support***, 4K up to 30P high-rate movie with no crop, full HD up to 120p, and an optical 4.2x lens, helping to achieve high image quality. Powered by the company’s DIGIC 8 image processor, a new 20.1 Megapixel** sensor, and wrapped within a compact body with a microphone jack, the PowerShot G7 X III offers innovative technologies, an improved user interface and Creative Assist for both video and still photography needs.
Capture on-the-go with the PowerShot G5 X Mark II
A lighter, compact and premium point and shoot camera that touts a new pop-up EVF, touch and drag AF and new optical 5x lens, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II is perfectly positioned to provide high image quality and valuable functions. From trekking through various terrains of Patagonia where users can leverage the new panoramic shot feature, to capturing key moments with loved ones, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II will satisfy the needs of advanced amateurs who regularly use and are familiar with Canon EOS cameras as a second camera or integrate it into their daily lives.
The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II have an estimated retail price of $749.99 and $899.99†, respectively and are expected to be available in August 2019. For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit http://shop.usa.canon.com/
A new Canon EOS RP kit with the RF 24-240mm might also be announced. Do not expect the Canon EOS 90D, it will be announced later on, most likely in Fall 2019. We also think it’s unlikely a new EOS M model will be announced.
We have been told that Canon will announce the new gear on July 9 or 10, and the PowerShot G7 X Mark III seems to be the most likely gear to be announced.