• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G7X advantages over Canon G3X

  • Less expensive
    $597 vs $799
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 105 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    302g vs 739g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.20 vs 0.41 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    14 vs 9 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    1.2 fps vs 0.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Canon G3X advantages over Canon G7X

  • More telephoto lens reach
    600 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 346k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.3 fps vs 6.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 4 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very compact body fits in a pants pocket; Zoom lens is both brighter and further-reaching than anything offered by its enthusiast compact rivals; Selfie-friendly tilting LCD monitor; Intuitive touch-screen interface; Very good image quality for its class; Wi-Fi connectivity gets photos on your phone

  • No electronic viewfinder; Soft corners at wide-angle; Flare issues and fringing shooting wide-open; Weak performance when shooting raw files; Tendency to underexpose in low light; Limited battery life

  • Good overall optical performance from the 24-600mm eq. lens; Very good image quality and high ISO performance for this class, especially with RAW; Lots of external controls; Comfortable grip; Shoots 1080/60p video; Includes both mic and headphone jack, Focus peaking for video; Clean HDMI.

  • No built-in EVF; Mediocre AF speeds; Sluggish burst rate with RAW/RAW+JPG and with servo AF; Below average battery life; No 4K video unlike competitors.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Canon G7X
Sony RX100 III
  • $623
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon G3X
Sony RX100 III
  • $799
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Canon G7X
Panasonic LX100
  • $623
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon G3X
Panasonic LX100
  • $799
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony RX100 II

Canon G7X
Sony RX100 II
  • $623
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon G3X
Sony RX100 II
  • $799
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Canon G7X
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $623
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon G3X
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $799
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Canon G7X
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $623
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon G3X
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $799
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
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