LCD and Viewfinder
Canon G7 X MIII 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 MIII will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
G7 X MIII 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 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III (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.
Max Shutter speed
Canon G7 X MIII can shoot continuously at max speed of 30.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec
. G7 X MIII also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/25600s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately G7 X MIII doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon G7 X MIII features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. Canon G7 X MIII also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon G7 X MIII, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. This means that Canon G7 X MIII provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor G7 X MII
which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your G7 X MII and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of G7 X MIII.
G7 X MIII has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Canon G7 X MIII also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon G7 X MIII features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.Canon G7 X MIII's Bluetooth
connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our G7 X MIII. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect G7 X MIII to compatible devices via its HDMI port or Yes port.
Canon G7 X MIII is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 235 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large sensor compact type cameras is 300 shots, Canon G7 X MIII has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend G7 X MIII owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Large sensor compact Cameras
Leica X Vario with its 450shots is the model with longest battery life among Large sensor compact cameras. Check the comparison of Canon G7 X MIII vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon G7 X MIII Features Compared to Main Competitors