Canon has a wide range of cameras to meet the different requirements of its buyers. But those who want to buy a camera just to fulfil their basic needs like clicking pictures during a family trip or shooting pictures or videos during a wedding. Canon Powershot G7X Mark II is the camera that you should go for as it is quite affordable, easy to carry, compact and is reliable as far as its performance is concerned.
It’s not a new camera as it was announced globally in 2016 and in India its sale was supposed to start from April. However, its availability has been an issue especially online as it is very difficult to purchase. Sony’s RX 100 IV and Sony’s, RX 10 III are considered to be its major competitors. This camera offersa 2 years warranty from Canon India and costs Rs. 37,300.
PRODUCT FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
DESIGN: This is a very small camera exactly the size of your palm but at the same time is sturdy and well-built. The whole body is made of metal and no partof the camera including the moveable screen and the flash that sits in a socket on the left part of the camera feels lose. This little camera has a retro look with several dials and small control wheels. It’s a touch screen camera with a large 3.0″ 1.04m-dot tilting LCD screen which helps to navigate through the menu, or for that matter, select the focus point in a better way and makes the virtually glare-free display ultra-crisp and clear.It also has a rubber grip on the right side. It has a 4.2x lens zoom lens, which provides a 24-100mm equivalent focal length range, covering wide-angle to short-telephoto perspectives. The lens is surrounded by a familiar control ring that offers control over settings. Overall the design ofG7X Mark II is quite impressive.
HARDWARE:Its hardware is equally good. The camera uses a 1-inch image sensor. This one-inch sensor, clicks 20-megapixel images, shoots photos with a lot of detail. It also offers some of the best out-of-camera JPEG images. These images have vibrant colours and the exposure is mostly right. The Picture Style function, lets you choose between eight presets that adjust color, contrast and other aspects of the image to help you fine-tune how your picture looks.
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. 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. It also features the new Dual Sensing 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. The DIGIC 7 Image Processor helps ensure that your photos and videos look sharp and lifelike with minimal unwanted noise or grain.
Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) Technology: PowerShot digital cameras with built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) technology provide fast connectivity. 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.Built-in Wi-Fi technology allows for on-the-go convenience when you want to share your photos and videos with friends and family. You can easily post your images to select social networking and media sites – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Google Drive – through CANON IMAGE GATEWAY directly from your PowerShot G7 X Mark II camera.
Time-Lapse Movie mode: This captures an image every few seconds, then combines these multiple images into a single movie. Movement appears fast, like reality has been accelerated. Intervals of 1- to 30-seconds between photos are available.
Panning:It allows the camera to lock onto the main subject using IS and automatically adjust the shutter speed for beautiful background blur. Panning mode can help you to capture fast-moving subjects in an artistic and striking fashion.
Overall, thispremiumlittle product is a perfect camera to buy. The G7X Mark II is compact, lightweight, has a very good lens with wide aperture of F1.8. It is also well built, comes with a fantastic image sensor and most of the time delivers impressive results. The best part is the affordability when you compare it to the Sony’s RX 100 IV which costs above Rs 60,000, the G7X Mark II sells for around Rs 35,000 (its MRP is closer to Rs 40,000). However, it’s a little hefty due to its metal body. If you are looking for a camera to shoot wildlife pictures or if you are going to do sports photography, the G7X Mark II is not a good option. There are some flaws in the lens as well. But this should not be a hindrance if you are thinking to buy this camera because overall, it’s a good package and a fantastic camera.
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