• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
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Predecessor:    
Successor:   Canon G7X Mark II
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General
Model Number: QX1 G7X
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Lens-Style Camera Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $399.99 $699.99
Street Price: $498.00 $588.50
Date Available: 2014-11-15 2014-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 7.6 oz (216 g)
includes batteries
10.7 oz (302 g)
includes batteries
Size: 2.9 x 2.7 x 2.1 in.
(74 x 70 x 53 mm)
4.1 x 2.4 x 1.6 in.
(103 x 60 x 40 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 20.1 20.2
Sensor Format: APS-C 1 inch
Sensor size: 357.28mm2 (23.20mm x 15.40mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.25 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 78 71
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.8 23.0
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.8 12.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,063 556
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5456 x 3632 (19.8 MP, 3:2),
5456 x 3064 (16.7 MP, 16:9),
3872 x 2576 (10.0 MP, 3:2),
3872 x 2176 (8.4 MP, 16:9),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1536 (4.2 MP, 16:9)
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
4320 x 2880 (12.4 MP, 3:2),
2304 x 1536 (3.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
4320 x 2432 (10.5 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
720 x 408 (0.3 MP, Other),
4864 x 3648 (17.7 MP, 4:3),
3840 x 2880 (11.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
2880 x 2880 (8.3 MP, 1:1),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1),
2912 x 3648 (10.6 MP, Other),
2304 x 2880 (6.6 MP, Other),
1232 x 1536 (1.9 MP, Other),
384 x 480 (0.2 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (12-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 12-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.5 6.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/16Mbps) 1920x1080 (60p/30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (30p/15p)
1280x720 (6p/3p/1.5p)
640x480 (6p/3p/1.5p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with AAC-LC stereo audio) MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Composite Video Out: No Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E n/a
Lens: n/a Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   24 - 100mm
Focal Length (actual):   8.8 - 36.8mm
Zoom Ratio:   4.20x
Aperture Range:   f/1.8 (W) / f2.8 (T) - f/11, with 9-blade aperture; built-in 3-stop ND filter
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range:   5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast-detect AF: Multi Point (25 points) Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; 31-point AiAF, 1-point (center for face select and track)
Auto Focus Assist Light? No Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / No LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: No Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 0.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution:   1,040,000 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 16000 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 125
ISO Settings: Auto (100-16000), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000 Auto, ISO 125-12800 in 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Underwater, Color Temp./ Filter (2500-9900K with 15-step Magenta/Green compensation) Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2, Multi-area White Balance, White Balance Correction (Underwater mode), White Balance Correction
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 250 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (linked to AF frame), Face Detect AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:   Scene Modes: Portrait, Smart Shutter, Star, Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks; Filters: High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect; Star Portrait, Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 1 - 30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   No
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync. Red-eye reduction: On/Off Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 4.0 m / 13.1 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent; GN = 6m (ISO 200) / 4m (ISO100) Auto ISO: 1.6 ft. (50 cm) - 23 ft. (7.0 m) (W), 1.3 ft. (40 cm) - 13 ft. (4.0 m) (T)
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Micro M2 / microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (12-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG 12-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with AAC-LC stereo audio) MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Included Memory:   No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Multi Terminal/Micro USB, Wi-Fi with NFC Micro HDMI (Type D)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   0.90
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   1.25
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.5 6.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 15 14
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   1.2
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   4
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   1.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   2
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.20 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):   0.18 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.219 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.89 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.097 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   1.7 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   1.4 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   6.2 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 440 shots 210 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:   40 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary NB-13L
Usable Battery Types: NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NB-13L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software:    
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: World's first lens-style camera with interchangeable lens mount. 1"-type 20.2MP sensor, f/1.8-2.8 4.2x zoom lens, DIGIC 6 image processor, 1040K-dot tilting touchscreen, 1080p60 videos, built-in Wi-Fi.