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 Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Video Creator Kit: $899 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
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