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Canon Launches PowerShot G7 X III & G5 X Mark II Compact Cameras

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Great news for Canon lovers! Two new small and powerful compact cameras, the PowerShot G7 X III and PowerShot G5 X Mark II , have recently been revealed.

The PowerShot G7X III model is the successor to the G7 X II, launched in 2016, which, at the time, became highly popular among vloggers. On that note, its successor includes a new YouTube live-streaming feature available via a wireless connection.

PowerShot G7 X Mark III – Front in Black
PowerShot G7 X Mark III – Back in Black

The other model, Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II, however, reminds us of a slimmer version of the G5X from 2015. The new G5X II features a pop-up electronic viewfinder (EVF), touch and drag autofocus and a 5x (24-120mm equivalent, f/1.8-2.8) optical zoom lens.

The camera is aimed at “advanced amateur users who want the high-end feel and functionality of a DSLR in a compact camera,” according to a Canon USA statement for Shutterbug.

The Canon G7 X III offers the ability to shoot vertical video – but not to live stream it – as well as a 4.2x (24-100mm f/1.8-2.8) zoom lens and a microphone jack. The G7 X III’s new YouTube streaming feature, however, will be the delight of bloggers and vloggers around the world.

The camera display allows you to see how many people are watching you live on YouTube, but you can’t see the comments,” a Canon spokesperson stated. “You can, however, pull up your phone and respond to comments.”

PowerShot G5 X Mark II – Front with Flash
PowerShot G5 X Mark II – Front with Flash

Meanwhile, Canon G5 X Mark II has a new panoramic shot feature, allowing users to shoot wide-screen panoramas, in horizontal or vertical versions.

The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark include many excellent features, such as:

  • DIGIC 8 Imaging Processor
  • 20.1 Megapixel** 1.0-inch stacked CMOS sensor to achieve high image quality, high functionality and fast speeds
  • 4K up to 30p, Full HD up to 60p, FHD up to 120p, HDR, high frame rate movie with no crop
  • High-speed continuous shooting at a maximum of 20 FPS
  • Highest ISO speed in the PowerShot category with a maximum of 12,800
  • Wi-Fi®1 and Bluetooth®2 connectivity
  • USB-C charge power supply

Both cameras can be purchased for $749.99 and $899.99 respectively, as of August 2019.

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