Canon announces the G7x mark II with minor upgrades

Canon has introduced an upgrade to the G7X, the company’s first compact camera to feature a 1 inch 20MP sensor and direct competitor to the likes of the Sony RX100 series. The new G7 X mark II shares the same sensor, ISO sensitivity range of 125 to 12800 (with push 25600) and 24-100mm (35mm format equivalent) zoom with fast f/1.8-2.8 aperture as the original. However it has a new DIGIC 7 processor that brings improvements to the camera’s performance.

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The G7 X had limited continuous shooting capabilities when in RAW mode but this has been improved on the G7 X II. It can now shoot up to 8fps in RAW format. Battery life has also been improved by 25% in comparison to the original G7 X, reaching 265 shots per charge. The camera can record Full HD up to 60fps and it has Wi-Fi/NFC capabilities. A time-lapse movie mode and in-camera RAW conversion have also been included. Finally we have a Panning function whereby the camera locks onto the subject and automatically adjusts the shutter speed to blur the background.

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The new camera has also received some changes to its design. The G7 X II has a new prominent grip on the front and the LCD now tilts up 180° and down 45°. Plus, the front control ring can be switched between clicking and de-clicking.

The new Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II will be available in May for $699.

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