Canon G7 X Mark II: Good Grip on Image Quality

TEST: the same lens and sensor, but changes to a lot of other things in the other version of Canon’s first entumssensor-compact. This sensor size around which it has built up an entire segment of high-quality compact cameras.

G7 X was presented in September 2014 and was Canon’s first model in the segment of cameras whose motto could be the maximum sensor size in Pocket-size. The so-called entumssensorn are enough larger than the sensors that sit in good cell phone cameras to the difference in image quality should be great. At the same time, it is possible to make the lens so small that the camera can fit in your pocket.

With the more advanced models have camera manufacturers usually not the same schedule for annual updates as often is the case for compact cameras. The Mark II version of the G7 X now comes a year and a half after the first version was released. Sensor and lens have not changed, but the changes are still so many that it motivates a new model.

New grip

To the exterior so have G7 X Mark II had a much better grip. On the front was lacking before, something for the fingers to rest against. Now both the grip in the form of a slight edge, and a rubberized surface. Even the thumb grip is improved.

As before, the screen goes to angle up completely so that you can use it to take self portraits with. An improvement now is that the screen also goes to tilt slightly downward.

It is possible to choose if the ring around the lens should be rotating with or without steps. For settings that do not consist of various fixed choices, such as the focus, it fits better with a continuous ring.

In addition, let it not if you want to rotate the ring while filming. Otherwise, it is most similar to the buttons and controls. The camera can be charged through the usb port. It is an important feature when you do not have access to a power outlet.


Thanks to a new processor that’s the G7 X Mark II faster at the time compared to its predecessor. It’s all from the camera will be ready a bit faster when you turn it on, that it is properly much faster on continuous shooting with raw formats. Earlier passed it just a picture in seconds while it now has reached impressive eight. This is about twenty pictures.

Other things that the new processor cope with better focus and raw files with 14 instead of 12 bit resolution. It is, however, required a larger sensor in order to have a greater advantage of 14 bit raw files. Current raw files can secure some love the ability to make framkallningar of them directly in the camera.

Image quality

The lens in G7 X II is sharp. Both in wide-angle and tele, even if the focus is falling a little print to edge in wide angle mode. The zoom range of 4.2 times is probably the most that can be made without the camera should grow in size, but still maintain good brightness and image quality.

Based on the size, the performance of the sensor to be approximately one and a half steps lower than the size that is known as aps-c, or if you take it in Canon-terms – the cameras to the EF-S lenses are meant (DX Lens for Nikon).

The high sensitivity is it pretty good, but when it comes to dynamic range so the difference is less depending on which camera is being compared, for example, range about the same as on the Canon Eos 750D.


A good camera is getting better. It is the simple summary of the Canon G7 X Mark II. If it’s something for you is primarily about you want a camera with a viewfinder or not. Canon G5 X now costs as much as the G7 X II and it has a viewfinder, but has not quite the same pocket-friendly form, nor fast continuous shooting in raw form.

The obvious competitor is Sony RX100 in any of its four variants, that actually all still available in stores. The most expensive of these is much more expensive than the G7 X II, which can not be called affordable, as long as you do not have the requirement to be able to shoot in 4 k resolution. The opportunity has not yet built Canon into the otherwise versatile G7 X.