Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review – A Step Further for Better Photos

When you use the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II, it’s one of those cameras that you can proudly say, “I like using this one.” It has a 1-inch imaging sensor, and it is a nifty viewfinder which is not commonplace in point-and-shoot cameras. When compared to its predecessor, the Canon PowerShot G7 X, it is practically almost the same camera, but there are some important enhancements added in. While it does give better images than the G7 X, this Mk II still lags in some areas.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review - A Step Further for Better Photos

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Does Not Solve Every Fault From its Predecessor

While it is true that the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II falls short in some areas, it is good where it counts the most, and that is for its picture quality. Images taken by this particular unit is a definite step up from the original. Furthermore, it even has improved noise performance at higher ISO sensitivities. Because RAW images do not have any kind of noise reduction being applied, these are not affected. However, when it comes to JPEG processing, it is typically better for the Mark II. When it comes to video capturing, it is also better in that area.

The G7 X Mark II also comes with an update with regards to its processor as it has a quicker startup as well as an increased continuous shooting speed. Also, it is also faster in focusing in low-light scenarios, well, according to Canon anyway.

However, and what could be its biggest caveat, is when it needs to process images, especially when taking a couple of consecutive non-continuous images or when activating HDR shooting. Also, while the startup speed is increased, it is still not as fast as other big-name rivals. Still, shooting with it is fast enough for quick actions, such as that occasional jump shot at the beach.

In terms of design, there are some much needed updates added in for the Mk Ii. To start, the company finally decided to add in a much needed grip, which does make single-handed shooting a lot more comfortable experience. There’s also a flip-up/tilt-down touchscreen display at the rear which does add to flexibility in shooting.

While the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II has some much needed improvements over the original model, it still couldn’t quite catch up to competitors, especially when talking about its feature set or its speed. However, it is still a solid choice for anyone who wants to take better photos.


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