Fantasea Line released the video above, demonstrating the use of the Canon PowerShot G7 X in the FG7X housing. More Powershot G7 X coverage here. We had some positive reviews, and one that wasn’t very positive. Canon Powershot G7 X price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA.[via Dive Photo Guide]
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Canon Professional Network article about the new Canon Powershot G7 X. While you will hardly find anything negative, the article is never the less a good insight on what a pro can do with a G7 X. She says:
This is in many ways the perfect camera for an adventure photographer like me […] It’s professional quality but in a pocket size. My most favourite thing about it is the f/1.8 aperture in the brilliant f/1.8-2.8 24-100mm 4.2x zoom lens. Because of the G7 X’s large 1.0-type sensor it invites you to be more creative. You can introduce nice bokeh and blur into your shots and thanks to the flip screen it is easy to get creative with your compositions too. That’s very cool. It encourages you to be ‘looser’ with your photography, experimenting and being more creative than you might have otherwise been with a DSLR.
Read the story at CPN –>
More Powershot G7 X coverage here. We had some positive reviews, and one that wasn’t very positive. Canon Powershot G7 X price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA.
Digital Photography Review published the full review of Canon’s new Powershot G7 X, and it isn’t a favourable review.
The only noteworthy “pros” are the “excellent image quality” and “sensor/lens combination [that] allows for very shallow depth-of-field“. They start and finish the conclusion…
[…] Canon hasn’t taken a lot of risks with the G7 X: its body is essentially a mash-up of the PowerShot S120 and G1 X Mark II, and its sensor is the same that’s found in Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II and III. Canon has tried to separate itself from the very small crowd by giving the G7 X a longer lens, selfie-friendly LCD, and dedicated exposure compensation dial. On paper, the G7 X sounds like the camera to beat. In practice, that wasn’t the case. […] Canon went with the excellent Sony 20MP BSI-CMOS sensor and added a longer (yet still fast) lens that is great for portraiture. Sadly, where the G7 X falls apart is performance, usability, and battery life
Now think that one of the two pros quoted above refers to a Sony sensor and there isn’t much left. The WiFi enabled G7 X isn’t inexpensive either, drawing you back for $699. Given that the G7 X competes with Sony’s RX100 III, with both cameras featuring the same sensor, it comes a bit to a surprise learning that the G7 X gets a better DxOMark score than the RX100 III.
Not all G7 X reviews featured here at CW have such a critic point of view.
Photographer Michele Clentano on Capturing Photo Portraits by Recording 4K Video with the EOS-1D C – PetaPixel
Overall, this old lens delivers excellent image quality, and a good range of adjustments for a reasonable price. However, it would be nice if tilt and shift could be rotated independently, and if it could focus closer. If you can live with these shortcomings, it is still an excellent lens.
[…] I have way more fun shooting this lens at 8mm and have found that beyond traditional fisheye subjects, this lens has opened up a whole new world to me when it comes to shooting more abstractly — especially with architecture.
The IXUS 265HS / ELPH 340 HS is now the flagship model in Canon’s budget compact range. It’s the only one with a CMOS sensor, the only one to shoot full 1080p HD video, the only one with Wifi and it packs a very capable 12x stabilised optical zoom into a very compact and stylish body – always the trademark of the IXUS / ELPH range.
Its 10fps maximum frame-rate makes shooting with the EOS 5D III feel like slow motion. For me, personally, I still prefer the 5D III and the EOS-1D X because I like a full-frame sensor. However, though I absolutely hated shooting with the first 7D, I found the second iteration shockingly reliable, fast and sharp – overall it is a very good contender for the price.
The latest firmware update – Version 1.2.1 – for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR includes a host of important new features, including uncompressed HDMI output, and one of the first videographers to take advantage of this was underwater specialist Jacques de Vos. He has established a considerable reputation for shooting still images and video with a Canon EOS 7D whilst free-diving and has recently switched to the EOS 5D Mark III, with very favourable results. CPN video writer James Morris spoke to Jacques de Vos to discover his first thoughts about shooting uncompressed HDMI output with his EOS 5D Mark III underwater rig.
Ikelite announced an underwater housing for the Canon Powershot G7 X. Availability since mid October, retail price $550.
Ikelite press release:
Announcing Ikelite’s Full-Featured Underwater Housing for the Canon PowerShot G7 X
About the Camera
Canon packed a large 1″-type 20.2MP BSI-CMOS sensor into a very compact and usable body. It also boasts speedy auto-focus and a sharp, 24–100mm equivalent lens which is perfect for shooting both wide angle and macro on the same dive.
This housing is just-right-sized to hold comfortably in your hand. Controls are provided for all important camera functions. Both the front control ring and rear dial are gear driven to place the controls within easy reach. A sensitive shutter lever makes it easy to half-depress the trigger for focusing and metering. All rear controls are clearly marked with engraved indicia which will never fade or fall off.