LCD and Viewfinder
Canon G7 X has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Canon G7 X will make your life easier with its selfie friendly screen.
G7 X doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon DL24-500 (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Canon G7 X can shoot continuously at max speed of 6.5 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec . Unfortunately G7 X doesn't have an external flash port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon G7 X features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 31 points to choose from.
With Canon G7 X, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon G7 X will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.G7 X has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon G7 X doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon DL24-500 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon G7 X features a built-in wireless connectivity ( image sharing via Canon Image Gateway) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, G7 X can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other. You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Canon G7 X is powered by NB-13L battery which provides a shooting life of 210 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 308 shots, Canon G7 X has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend G7 X owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Current Lowest price for Canon G7 X is $799.00