Canon recently added two new point-and-shoot cameras – the PowerShot G7 X Mark III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II – to their point-and-shoot lineup a month ago and now, they launched in India. The PowerShot G7 X Mark III gets a new live streaming feature and is priced at Rs. 52,995, while the PowerShot G5 X Mark II is priced at Rs. 64,995.
The PowerShot G7 X Mark III is a recurring design update, while the PowerShot G5 X Mark II gets a design overhaul, which now looks a lot like the PowerShot G7 X series. Both cameras have a number of features including Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 image processor, a 1-inch stacked CMOS sensor with 20.1-megapixel resolution, continuous shooting up to 20fps, maximum ISO value of 12,800, 4K video recording up to 30fps (and 60fps and 120fps ) Without any sensor crop, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection and USB Type-C charging.
The highlight of the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III is live video streaming. The camera has the ability to stream live on YouTube, which is good news for creators and vulgar people. It can also shoot vertical videos for use on social media channels. The new camera has the same 24-100mm lens with f / 1.8 – f / 2.8 aperture as the previous model. It has a 3-inch LCD display that flips the whole way for easy selfies. There is no electronic viewfinder (EVF), so all framing must be done using an LCD display. Its rated battery life doesn’t seem to be great for delivering just 235 shots per charge.
The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is a more expensive model, offering a bigger upgrade than its predecessor. It boasts a bit more zoom than the PowerShot G7 X Mark III, which has a focal length of 24-120mm and an aperture range of f / 1.8 to f / 2.8. The PowerShot G5 X Mark II also gets a pop-up OLED EVF, Sony’s RX100 Mark III series and above. When framing your shots via EVF, you can use the LCD display as a touchpad to pull the autofocus point around. This camera has a 3-inch touchscreen display, which can move 180-degrees for selfies. Battery life is rated for delivering 230 shots per charge.
Commenting on the India launch, Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India, said, “Our iconic Powershot G-Series Premium, yet compact form factor provides strong image and advanced technology. Taking the legacy forward, we’re delighted to announce new entrants to the G Series lineup, equipped with new user-friendly functionality. “
“The new cameras offer large sensors high quality optics which will definitely help fuel creative expression and further advance our efforts to promote the photography culture in India,” he added.