• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon G7X Mark II advantages over Canon SL2

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.1 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.0 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    21 vs 5 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Canon SL2 advantages over Canon G7X Mark II

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.72 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.60 vs 2.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 650 vs 265 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality, Improved high ISO performance; Improved handling; Faster 8 fps burst mode; Burst rate no longer slows down with RAW files; Improved buffer depth.

  • Soft corners at wide angle; No viewfinder; No 4K video; Mediocre battery life; Sluggish buffer clearing; Continuous AF struggles on fast subjects.

  • Higher resolution and better image quality than SL1; Much improved dynamic range; Excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Compact body with improved ergonomics; Articulating touchscreen; Full HD movies up to 60p; Better battery life.

  • Shallow buffer depth with RAW files; Dynamic range and high ISO performance still not as good as leading competitors; No 4K video option; OVF only offers 9 AF points.

The Competition

Compared to Canon G7X

Canon G7X Mark II
Canon G7X
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Newer
  • $619
  • 1 inch
  • Longer exposure
Canon SL2
Canon G7X
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $619
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony RX100 IV

Canon G7X Mark II
Sony RX100 IV
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon SL2
Sony RX100 IV
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony RX100 V

Canon G7X Mark II
Sony RX100 V
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon SL2
Sony RX100 V
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon D5600

Canon G7X Mark II
Nikon D5600
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Canon SL2
Nikon D5600
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D3500

Canon G7X Mark II
Nikon D3500
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Canon SL2
Nikon D3500
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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