Canon has recently unveiled the new PowerShot G5X Mark II and the G7X Mark III point and shoot cameras. Both point and shoot cameras boast notable shooting quality and 4K video recording, making them ideal assets for any visual creator, especially Vloggers!
Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II
Until now, if you wanted the most compact camera and lightweight camera possible but an electronic viewfinder was a must, the G5 X has remained your best bet for an impressive four-year run. But that time is now over. Canon’s made a U-turn on design from its predecessor with the G5 X Mark II.
The New Benchmark for a Compact Camera
The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II from Beachcamera.com has a new popup viewfinder that results in a significantly sleeker and less bulky camera than before. With no viewfinder hump, the G5 X Mark II shaves a full 0.6 inches in height from the original G5 X’s design, and also loses the bulky viewfinder eyepiece. This will make it feel much comfier in small coat pockets, and slip into smaller purses more easily.
With a full 1.4 ounces having been shaved off the weight, yet a similarly-sized handgrip to that used before, this lightweight camera is also going to be noticeably less tiring in your hand. Overall weight is now 12 ounces, a smidgen less than the 12.5-ounce body-only weight of the earlier camera. This makes for a noticeably more compact, lightweight design which you’ll be more likely to bring along with you wherever you go. If your camera isn’t with you when you need it, you don’t get the shot no matter how great that camera is in every other way. The new Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is an adept point and shoot camera ideal for high-end, skilled amateurs. The ranging focal length paired with a sufficiently shallow aperture creates versatility. You’ll have the freedom to shoot a portrait with an appealing bokeh effect, then capture a wide landscape shot with the same lens. The 1-inch, 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor paired with a DIGIC 8 image processor ensure clear and detailed images. The optical image stabilizer further improves precision and clarity of the shot. You can take advantage of several shooting modes including Panoramic Shooting mode, Star Shooting mode, and Continuous Shooting mode. Continuous Shooting mode captures up to 20fps or 30fps in RAW burst mode for all those quick-action shots. This compact camera is also capable of 4K/30p and FHD/120p video recording.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
The YouTube-friendly point and shoot camera has a slightly shorter reach than its sibling with a 4.2x f/1.8–2.8 zoom lens, but is otherwise very similar internally. This point and shoot camera shares the the same 20.1-megapixel sensor, DIGIC 8 processor, and ability to shoot at 20fps in burst mode.
The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III from Beachcamera.com hosts a few features that make it a great compact camera for YouTube streamers and all-around content creators including live streaming, vertical video support, external microphone connections, and tiltable LCD screen. You can stream your content directly to YouTube. If you want to playback your videos on other social media channels, the G7 X Mark III supports Vertical Video to match the dimensions and aspect ratio of the desired platform. On the production side, the ability to connect an external microphone greatly enhances the overall quality of the content. And lastly, the tiltable, 3.0-inch LCD screen flips 180 degrees so you can easily view a live playback monitor.
Canon G5 X Mark II vs. Canon G7 X Mark III
The Canon G7 X Mark III and the G5 X Mark II sensor size and resolution are identical, but the G7X III is a fair bit smaller and lighter, while offering nearly as much zoom reach from an equally-bright lens. The G7 X Mark III has a mic jack and live streaming support included for scheduled YouTube Vlogging. However, the G5 X Mark II has a viewfinder and will focus far closer at telephoto.
The Canon G7 X Mark III is available now and the G5 X Mark II is available now for presale, shipping in August 2019.