Both cameras offer high-speed continuous shooting and the ability to shoot in 4K UHD with no crop.
Both cameras supposedly also have a built-in ND filter. According to Canon’s press release, they state “A built-in ND filter promises stunning images with bold colours even when capturing in bright light.” I’m not sure if this is a mistake or not. I can’t find a built-in ND filter listed anywhere in the specifications.
The cameras are being aimed at content creators, vloggers, and photography enthusiasts.
G7 X Mark III Key features
- 20.2MP 1″ Stacked CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 8 Image Processor
- 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 Lens
- 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
- 3.0″ Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p Video
- 20-fps Shooting
- Built-In Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
- Live Streaming & Vertical Video Support
G7 X Mark III & G5 X Mark II
The PowerShot G7 X Mark III features a 4.2x optical zoom f/1.8-2.8 lens (8.8 to 36.8mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 100mm) and a 3.5mm microphone input. There is also a built-in stereo microphone.
The PowerShot G5 X Mark II features a new 5x f/1.8-2.8 lens and a pop-up EVF.
The G5 X Mark II weighs in at 340g and the G7 X Mark III tips the scales at 304 grams. Both cameras use Canon’s DIGIC 8 image processor and they have the same 20.1 megapixel 1.0-type stacked sensor.
For vloggers, both of these compact cameras feature Auto and Manual modes. The menu design is based around the same familiar system that can be found in Canon’s EOS cameras. A control ring provides users with direct access to crucial settings.
The PowerShot G5 X Mark II’s corner mounted pop-up OLED Electronic View Finder (EVF) features 2.36m dots and provides 100 percent coverage.
The G7 X Mark III has arRear 3.0″ touchscreen that offers live view monitoring, image review, and menu navigation. It also has Touch & Drag AF for easy focus point selection. Additionally, a 180° upward tilting design suits front-facing vlogging and selfie shooting needs. For vloggers, the touchscreen functionality of the PowerShot G7 X Mark III probably makes it a better option than the G5 X Mark II.
The PowerShot G5 X Mark II and the PowerShot G7 X Mark III both feature AF and MF. In a nice touch, Canon has designed the lenses so that the user can manually adjust the focus, even after the autofocus has locked onto a subject.
Both cameras have in-camera digital image stabilization. Both cameras can also capture 4K UHD in frame rates up to 30p, and Full HD at up to 120fps. Another interesting addition is Canon have included a vertical shooting mode so users can create content specifically for social media platforms. Automatic settings are also available for movie capture in both aspects.
- (4K) 3840 x 2160, 29.97 / 25fps
- (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, , 119.9 / 100 / 59.94 / 50 / 29.97 / 25 fps
- (HD) 1280 x 720, 50 fps
In the normal Canon crippling fashion, as well as no 23.98p or 24p frame rates, a 4K UDH movie recording limit of 9 min 59 s and a 29 min 59 s in Full HD and HD are also in place.
Video recordings are done in MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264).
Manual control of the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO are possible. There is also a clean HDMI output for streaming and external recording.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Both cameras have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity which allows users to send material to their computer, phone or social media platform instantly. A live streaming function on the PowerShot G7 X Mark III enables vloggers the ability to share live content with their social media followers in real time.
When connected to a compatible smart device, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and the PowerShot G7 X Mark III can receive GPS coordinate information for images automatically. A clean HDMI output for streaming and external recording, using the cameras in conjunction with an external device, simplifies production workflows for users of both cameras.
Both cameras enable in-camera battery charging, from a power bank, outlet, or computer, via the USB port.
The full specifications of the cameras can be downloaded below:
Pricing & Availability
Both cameras will be available to pre-order from the 9th July 2019 and they will go on sale in August.