Canon G7X II Flash

 

Built-in Flash Test Results

Coverage and Range
A weak flash (common in compacts), with uneven coverage at wide angle.

Coverage
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24mm eq.

Coverage. Flash coverage was quite uneven and narrow at wide angle (that's not unusual, though). We no longer test this at full telephoto, as wide angle is invariably the worst case.

Exposure
Normal Flash, Auto ISO (640), +1.0 EV

Exposure. Here with our standard Indoor Portrait scene with Auto ISO and f/4, the G7X II's flash required +1.0 EV flash exposure compensation (most cameras need +0.7 EV for this shot), and the camera boosted ISO to 640, resulting in a somewhat warm and orange exposure. The camera selected 1/60 second shutter speed, which is good. Of course you can always shoot at a wider aperture, but f/4 is our standard for this test.

Manufacturer-Specified Flash Range
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13.0 feet
ISO 640, 1/120s, f/2.8

Manufacturer Specified Flash Test. Canon rates the PowerShot G7X II's flash range at 4 meters or 13 feet at telephoto and maximum aperture, when using Auto ISO. In the test shot above, the PowerShot G7X II's flash performed to Canon's specifications, producing a well-exposed flash target image wide-open at full telephoto, with the camera boosting ISO to 640.

We shoot at manufacturer-specified camera settings, at the range the company claims for the camera, to assess the validity of the specific claims.

 



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