The Canon PowerShot G7 X is the second generation of Canon’s larger-sensor point-and-shoot line, featuring a new 1-inch 20.2MP CMOS sensor. Not only does the Canon PowerShot G7 X boast a big 1-inch sensor with a high ISO of 12,800 and 20MP resolution (up from its predecessor’s 14MP), but Canon claims it has greatly improved AF acquisition speed to 0.14 seconds, which is almost instantaneous.
Canon has improved several key features over the previous generation Canon G1X. These include higher resolution (20 vs. 14MP), closer macro focus (2 inches vs. 7.9), maximum aperture (f/1.8-2.4 vs. f/2.8-5.8) and higher LCD monitor resolution (1020k vs. 922k).
Most likely the most obvious new feature is the LCD. The 3-inch touchscreen flips up and over the top of the camera, letting the user shoot selfies. These can be easily uploaded to photo sharing sites via on-board WiFi, which is both Mac and Android-friendly, and NFC technology, which lets you pair with compatible Android devices.
The lens has a 9-blade diaphragm for more rounded and natural-looking bokeh, and a sophisticated Image Stabilization with up to 8 IS modes available, depending on the nature of the camera motion. Video is available in full 1080/60p and is recorded in MP4 format.