DPReview Published Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Review (81% Overall Score)

DPReview completed their Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III camera review and test results: The new Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III camera gets an impressive 81% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Key Features:

  • 20.1 Megapixel 1.0” stacked CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 8 image processor
  • 4K 30p / FHD 120p Video
  • Up to 20 fps continuous shooting
  • 3.0-inch Touch panel LCD screen with 180° tilt
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with auto image transfer
  • Live streaming capable / Vertical video support
  • External microphone support, clean HDMI output
  • USB charging support
  • 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 4.2x optical zoom lens

What we like:

  • Fast 24-100mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens
  • Raw detail capture and noise levels among the best in class
  • Pleasing JPEG color
  • Flip-up LCD ideal for vlogging; touch features are well-implemented
  • Good 4K video quality with little rolling shutter and no crop
  • 30 fps Raw burst mode
  • Built-in ND filter
  • Live video streaming
  • Vertical video capture
  • External mic input
  • Reliable wireless connectivity

What we don’t:

  • Lens is soft at wide end
  • Subject tracking not available in burst mode
  • Autofocus tends to hunt when capturing video
  • No 24p support (yet)
  • Video on the soft side
  • 10 minute 4K video limit
  • Below average battery life
  • Live streaming is frustrating to set up and often unreliable
  • Can only charge over USB with USB-PD chargers or power banks
  • No EVF like closest (but more expensive) competitor, the Sony RX100 VA

From DPReview Conclusion:

The Canon PowerShot G7 X III is a compact, well-priced camera which offers very good image quality, a fast lens, good ergonomics and the ability to stream live video straight to YouTube. Its lens isn’t super-sharp at wide-angle, video autofocus is so-so, and live streaming is difficult to get working, but overall, it’s a good value for the money and well worth considering.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III: $749 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Video Creator Kit: $899 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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