Canon has announced an upgrade to the popular PowerShot G7 X with a new 13.2 x 8.8 mm 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and improved autofocusing capabilities.


 Angled view of the new PowerShot G7X Mark II camera. (Source: Canon.)

The PowerShot G7X Mark II has the same f/1.8-2.8, 4.2x optical zoom lens as its predecessor, covering a focal length range equivalent to 24-100mm in 35 mm format. The improved Optical Image Stabiliser with Dual Sensing IS technology significantly reduces camera shake. The new camera is compact and ergonomically designed to provide intuitive handling and immediate access to frequently-used controls. The Lens Control Ring allows customisable access to adjustable settings, with a dual function switch between step and smooth action. This ring can control adjustments to aperture, shutter speed and ISO, as well as more linear changes such as focus. For accurate focusing, MF Peaking immediately highlights what is in focus.

A key feature of the new camera is the next generation DIGIC 7 processor chip, which enables super-fast AF speeds and 8 fps RAW continuous shooting. Improved subject detection ensures the camera locks onto subjects even when saturation and contrast are low. The EOS-like Auto Lighting Optimiser provides natural contrast correction while maintaining a natural balance between highlights and shadows. The G7X Mark II also supports 14-bit RAW shooting plus the Pictures Style modes and customisable profiles common across the EOS DSLR range.

Full HD movies can be recorded with full manual control over exposure settings. Canon’s Dynamic Image Stabilisation works with Auto Level to correct camera shake over five axes automatically, ensuring scenes remain steady and horizons straight. A Time-Lapse Movie mode enables interval recording.

The camera’s Wi-Fi Button  accesses a wide range of connectivity features, while Dynamic NFC lets it connect to smart devices with a tap. The Canon Connect Station CS100 makes sharing and backing up to the cloud easy, with Image Sync automatically backing-up files online. Images can also be shared to irista from Canon, where users can create photo galleries that can be shared with friends across the world. In-camera RAW processing allows you to choose the output format and apply edits on the go while also retaining the full resolution original.

The PowerShot G7 X Mark II will be available from May 2016. Prices will be set at dealer  discretion. Visit for more information.