Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III review

Canon’s pocket-sized Powershot is now better for video, better in low light and even better for blogging

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

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.


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    4K video with no crop

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    Flip up screen for vlogging

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    Live streaming capability


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    No eyelevel viewfinder

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    Quite pricey

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Although Canon primarily aimed the PowerShot G7 X Mark II at photographers, it  became one of the best cameras for vlogging because of its excellent autofocus (AF) system, 24-100mm (equivalent) f/2.8-1.8 lens, image stabilization, and the flip-up screen that can be viewed from in front of the camera. Canon has looked to build on these features for the Mark III version and make it even more attractive to vloggers.

Arguably the most significant upgrade that’s been made is that the G7 X Mark III is capable of recording 4K video – the Mark II tops out at Full HD. And, in a refreshing change for Canon, there’s no change in the cropping when you switch to video or 4K mode, so you’re able to maintain the same framing. Also, in what’s likely to be a very popular move, there’s a 3.5mm mic port, so you can connect an external microphone and record better audio.

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.