Launching the PowerShot G7 X Mark III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II, Canon has announced a major update to its two point-and-shoot cameras. Both cameras offer bigger upgrades than their predecessors, including Canon’s latest image processor and video recording up to 4K resolution. Both cameras will be available in August, with the PowerShot G7 X Mark III priced at $ 749.99 (approximately Rs. 51,543) and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II priced at $ 899.99 (approximately Rs. 61,852). Canon has not yet announced the price in India or when it plans to launch them in India.
While the PowerShot G7 X Mark III looks like a recurring update to the design, 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.
A new feature added to 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 not great again with only 230 shot rating per charge.
“With features like a live-stream on YouTube and a pop-up EVF, the PowerShot G7 X III and PowerShot G5 X Mark II are true proof of the company’s promise to integrate recent advances around the world for those who like to digitally stream their journeys. Try to scale and capture the highest peak together, ”said Kazuto Ogawa, President and COO, Canon US.