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The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Manual, Specification and Download. Impressed in the test as a handy, lightweight creative camera with strong image quality and a bright zoom. The innovations can, however, be counted on one hand. If you already own the previous model, buying a new one is unlikely to be worthwhile.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II only partially lives up to its name. Instead of a real successor, the creative camera feels more like a 1.5 update. In plain language, this means: the basic equipment of the two-year-old predecessor model remains the same. Only a handful of optimizations are introduced: a bulb exposure that now works longer than 60 seconds; continuous autofocus even during Full HD videos with 50p; a series recording increased from six to eight images per second, which however only allows 32 instead of unlimited series length. Plus a sharp 3-inch touchscreen that folds forward for selfies. So far, so the innovations.

Specification of Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II technical data

GPS receiver: No
Dimensions: 106 x 61 x 42 mm
Weight: 319 grams
Maximum sensitivity (ISO max): 12,800
Minimum sensitivity (ISO min): 125
Memory card: SDXC
Battery name: NB-13L
Recordings: 310 photos
Noise at ISO 400: 1.91 VN (2.0 VN1, 1.1 VN3)
Noise at ISO 800: 2.29 VN (1.1 VN1, 2.4 VN3)
Noise at ISO min: 1.46 VN (1.1 VN1, 2.0 VN3)
Video: maximum battery life: 110 minutes of video
Price replacement battery: 60 euro
Hot shoe: No
Release delay Tele (with autofocus): 0.24 s
Release delay wide angle (with autofocus): 0.24 s
Noise at ISO 1600: 2.65 VN (2.4 VN1, 1.3 VN3)
Viewfinder: No
Image formats: JPEG, RAW + JPEG
Test date: 05/11/2016
Texture / detail fidelity with ISO 400: 78 percent
Texture / detail fidelity at ISO 800: 72 percent
Texture / detail accuracy at ISO min: 81 percent
Image sensor size: 1 inch
Image sensor type: CMOS
Waterproof: -
Spirit level: 2 axes
Camera class: Creative camera
Texture / detail fidelity at ISO 1600: 71 percent
Display: 3.0 in
Expert assessment: attention to detail at ISO 400: good (1.5)
Expert assessment: attention to detail at ISO 800: good (1.5)
Expert assessment: attention to detail at ISO min: good (1.5)
Optical zoom: 4.2 times
Product: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
Distortion (wide angle / telephoto): -0.5 / 0.0 percent
Video: Codecs: H.264
Switch-on time (up to 1st picture): 1.9 s
Expert assessment: attention to detail at ISO 1600: good (2.3)
Vignetting (wide angle / telephoto): 0.6 / 0.7 f-stops
White balance: 1 preset, manual white point
Image size: 5,472 x 3,648 pixels
Luminous intensity lens (wide angle): 1.8
Series picture sequence: 32 images
Video: Container Formats: MP4
Aperture preselection: Yes
Time preset: Yes
Max Chromatic Aberration (Wide Angle / Tele): 0.44 / 0.48 pixels
Maximum resolution: 20.0 megapixels
Internal memory: -
Maximum focal length: 36.8 mm
Minimum focal length: 8.8 mm
Others: 0
Video: Maximum length: 30 minutes
Video resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
Manual mode: Yes
Luminous intensity lens (telephoto): 2.8
Maximum shutter speed: 15 s
Minimum shutter speed: 1 / 2,000 s
Panorama program: No
Burst speed: 8.0 frames per second
Period between two images: 0.6 s
Display resolution: 1,040,000 subpixels
Swiveling display: 2 axes
Display: Touchscreen: Yes
Resolution in the corners at ISO 400: 1,089 line pairs
Resolution in the corners at ISO 800: 1,063 line pairs
Resolution in the corners at ISO min: 1,213 line pairs
Adjustable display brightness: Yes
Video: max resolution: 1080p / 60; 720p / 30
Resolution in the corners at ISO 1600: 1,000 line pairs
Resolution in the center at ISO 400: 1,618 line pairs
Resolution in the center at ISO 800: 1,589 line pairs
Resolution in the center at ISO min: 1,698 line pairs
Optical image stabilizer: optically
Resolution in the center at ISO 1600: 1,538 line pairs

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II: Image quality that convinces
For example, in terms of image quality, the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II serves almost identical values. That's a good thing, because we can certify that the new model also has a very good imaging performance. A 1-inch sensor with a resolution of 20 megapixels is responsible for this. The comparatively large image chip delivers a maximum of 1,698 line pairs per image height with minimum light sensitivity ISO 125. Class that the high sharpness remains unchanged even with increasing ISO up to 1,600 and thus in low light. In the 100 percent view, however, noise is already evident from ISO 800. After all, the manufacturer was able to slightly improve the reproduction of details. It's not much, but it is measurable.


Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II: Bright optics with weaknesses
The very good imaging performance in conjunction with the bright and optically image-stabilized 4.2x zoom is particularly attractive. F1.8 at 24 mm, F2.8 at 100 mm calculated in 35mm format, allow short shutter speeds and nicely cropped motifs against a blurred background. However, there is a disadvantage in the corners, where the sharpness decreases by around 30 percent. A problem that the first G7 X already had to struggle with.

The equipment also has parallels. A seven meter flap flash, a freely assignable aperture ring and PSAM modes including HDR exposure form the basic photo equipment. WLAN and NFC for wireless data transmission and remote control are also included. The front right side is now adorned with a small bulge that makes the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II comfortable to grip. However, the camp should be split by the closely spaced keys, where a control pad for navigating the well-known Canon system menu squeezes right in the middle. Big hands should therefore find the camera, which weighs just over 300 grams, a bit too fiddly. The battery life of a maximum of 310 releases and 110 video minutes is also a bit short.

 

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II: Support & Download

Download Manual PDF

Camera User Guide
Getting Started Guide (pdf)
Digital Photo Professional - Instruction Manual for Windows (pdf)
Digital Photo Professional - Instruction Manual for Mac (pdf)

 

Download Firmware

Download PowerShot G7 X Mark II Firmware Update, Version 1.1.0.0 [Windows 32/64-bit]

Download PowerShot G7 X Mark II Firmware Update, Version 1.1.0.0 [Mac OS X]

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