The Canon G7X Mark III, as the name suggests, is the 3rd version of the G7 in Canon’s PowerShot G-series of high-end compact cameras. This camera is a successor to the G7X Mark II, with updates mainly to meet the demands of video users, particularly vloggers.
Announced on July 8th, it is available from August in 2 colors, a black and a silver.
What’s New (Canon G7X Mark III vs Mark II)
Canon’s G7X Mark III gets quite a few upgrades to its video capabilities. Here’s a list of changes against the G7X Mark II.
- G7X III gets a new stacked CMOS sensor with Canon’s DIGIC 8 processor (vs DIGIC 7 on the mark II)
- It can record 4K videos with no-crop (vs no 4K video on G7X II)
- G7X III has a Microphone jack (vs no mic port on the G7X II)
- It can shoot 1080p videos at up to 120 fps frame rate (vs a max of 60 fps)
- Videos recorded in vertical orientation will playback properly on supported devices
- Live streaming to YouTube over Wi-Fi
- Time-Lapse video mode
- USB Type-C & in-camera battery charging (vs micro USB)
- Canon’s C-RAW format for stills
Things to Remember
Some of the things to note when considering the G7X Mark III
- G7X III has no 24p video recording
- There’s no headphone jack
- There’s no viewfinder
- 4K continuous video recording is limited to approx. 10 mins
- Tilting LCD tilts vertically, not sideways. It flips up 180° & flips down 45?
- No place on the camera to mount a big microphone
Key Specs / Features
- Processor: DIGIC 8
- Lens: 24-100 mm | F1.8-2.8 | 4.2x Optical Zoom
- Pixels: 20.1 Megapixels
- Type: stacked CMOS
- Size: 1-Inch
- Auto ISO: 125 - 3200
- Native ISO: 125 - 12800
- Extended ISO: 25600
- Fastest: 1/2000 Sec
- Slowest: 30 Sec
- AF Points: 31
- Speed: Up to 20 FPS
- 4K UHD: Up to 30 FPS
- Full HD: Up to 120 FPS
- Images: Up to 320 Shots *
- Screen: 3.0" with 1.04 m-dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- Viewfinder: No
- IBIS: Built-in optical stabilization
- Wireless: WiFi / Bluetooth
- HDMI (micro)
- USB (Type-C)
- Microphone (Stereo Mini)
Expert Hands-On Reviews from the Camera Pros
Hands-On, First Looks & Video Reviews
Canon G7X Mark III Review
The G7X Mark III is a great little camera with bags of features and charm. It’s a pocket-friendly shooter with a one-inch sensor, great image and video quality, and a host of features that appeal to both stills and video shooters. At ￡700 it’s not cheap, so if you’re on a budget, check out the older model if you don’t need the advanced video features.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Review
In summary, you’d be hard-pressed to tell the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II and III cameras apart side-by-side, but in practice they’re very different beasts, with the latest III version upping the ante particularly for keen videographers, making it a serious rival indeed to the market-leading Cyber-shot RX100…
Canon PowerShot G7X III review
As such while there’s some inevitable frustrations, Canon has debuted a number of unique features that will make the G7X III as popular as its predecessors. If you mostly shoot photos, you’ll prefer the longer zoom and viewfinder of the G5X II which still manages to undercut the RX100 VA, but if your focus is vlogging and general use without breaking the bank, the G7X III comes Highly Recommended.
Canon Powershot G7 X III Review
The Canon Powershot G7 X Mark III offers some excellent new features, that will make it an obvious choice for video.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III review
Canon has stuck to a winning formula with the G7 X Mark III, keeping the neat, rectangular, pocket-friendly design of its predecessor but adding much more powerful video capabilities for a new generation of blogging/vlogging enthusiasts. The only downsides are the lack of a viewfinder (but maybe you don’t need one?) and the price.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III review
The PowerShot G7 X Mark III faces some strong competition from the likes of Sony and Panasonic, but with a longer-than-usual lens, great handling and a whole suite of niceties for videographers, it succeeds in offering enough to warrant its place in a populated section of the market.
Canon PowerShot G7 X III initial review: Designed for vloggers
Overall, the G7 X III carves out its own unique position, straddling both stills and video with a leaning towards the latter. If a pocketable, hand-holdable stills camera with a mic input is precisely what you want then you won’t find anything else on the market to cater for your needs.