Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Gets 81% Overall Score and Silver Award at DPReview

DPReview has published their full in-depth review for the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III compact camera: The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III achieved an excellent 81% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview. Combining incredible 4.2x zoom power (24-100mm equivalent) with 4K video capabilities, the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III camera makes it easy to create stunning videos and still images you will want to share with your friends, Social Media followers, and family.

From DPReview Conclusion:

The Canon PowerShot G7 X III is a compact, well-priced camera which offers very good image quality, a fast lens, good ergonomics and the ability to stream live video straight to YouTube. Its lens isn’t super-sharp at wide-angle, video autofocus is so-so, and live streaming is difficult to get working, but overall, it’s a good value for the money and well worth considering.

Good for
Those seeking a pocketable camera with a versatile lens that will perform better in low light than a typical compact. Vloggers.

Not so good for
Action and landscape photographers. Those who want an EVF for shooting outdoors.

What we like:

  • Fast 24-100mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens
  • Raw detail capture and noise levels among the best in class
  • Pleasing JPEG color
  • Flip-up LCD ideal for vlogging; touch features are well-implemented
  • Good 4K video quality with little rolling shutter and no crop
  • 30 fps Raw burst mode
  • Built-in ND filter
  • Live video streaming
  • Vertical video capture
  • External mic input
  • Reliable wireless connectivity

What we don’t:

  • Lens is soft at wide end
  • Subject tracking not available in burst mode
  • Autofocus tends to hunt when capturing video
  • No 24p support (yet)
  • Video on the soft side
  • 10 minute 4K video limit
  • Below average battery life
  • Live streaming is frustrating to set up and often unreliable
  • Can only charge over USB with USB-PD chargers or power banks
  • No EVF like closest (but more expensive) competitor, the Sony RX100 VA

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III: $749 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Video Creator Kit: $899 at AmazonB&HAdorama.