The Canon PowerShot G7 X is one of the most popular advanced compacts on the market, but how does it match up against its senior stablemate – the G1 X Mark II? Find out in our Canon PowerShot G7 X vs Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
Canon PowerShot G7 X vs Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II – Key Specs
Street Price: £450
Sensor: 20.2MP, 1in BSI CMOS sensor
Lens: 4.2x optical zoom, 24-100mm in equiv terms, f/1.8 – 2.8
LCD: 3in, 1,040k-dot PureColor II vari-angle touchscreen LCD
Other: DIGIC 6 processor, Full HD Video capture @ 60p with manual exposure control, Wi-fi and NFC connectivity
Street Price: £499
Sensor: 12.8MP, 1.5in CMOS sensor
Lens: 5x optical zoom, 24-120mm in equiv terms, f/2 – 3.9
LCD: 3in, 1,040k-dot PureColor II touchscreen LCD
Other: DIGIC 6 processor, Full HD video capture @ 30p, Wi-fi and NFC connectivity
Canon PowerShot G7 X vs Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II – Comparison
Despite being the notionally junior camera, the G7 X actually trumps the G1 X Mark II in several areas. To begin with, the lens offers a wider maximum aperture through its – albeit slightly shorter – focal range.
The LCD screens, meanwhile, feature the same resolution and touchscreen functionality, although the G7 X boasts useful vari-angle variety.
The G7 X also offers more complete video capture functionality thanks to the 60p maximum frame rate and full manual control.
The main area where the G1 X Mark II edges it is with regards to image quality. Thanks to its larger sensor and lower resolution it handles noise much more capably at higher ISO settings, while the dynamic range is also superior.
That’s not to say that the G7 X produces poor images, and on the whole the cheaper camera is likely the preference.
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