Canon G7X Mark II Sample Gallery: Taking the enthusiast 1-inch Canon out for a real world spin


posted Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 11:43 AM EST


If you want to find the Canon G7X Mark II on our website as of today, you don't need to worry with typing it into the search box. Just look at our Most Popular Cameras pod to the right of the page and there it sits, right on top in the pole position. That pod is automatically populated by what our readers are looking at the most over the past few weeks, so it's a direct reflection of what you, the readers, are most interested in.

This is the first time that a Canon has resided atop this pod in some time. The Sony A6000 and A6300 have garnered the most time there over the past few years, followed by the G7X II's prime competition, the various Sony RX100-series models. As of the past few weeks that's all changed, and you all have crowned a new "most popular" for the time being.

We brought you our G7X Mark II lab test First Shots just a few weeks ago, allowing you to compare the overall image quality to the competition, and now have an initial batch of real world gallery images for your inspection and pixel peeping. Below are a sampling of these, resized to fit this page and slightly modified in post-production as needed to balance shadow and highlight detail. Click any image for direct access to the unedited version as delivered from the G7X II, as well as access to the Exif data. RAW files for most images are also available for you to download from our Canon G7X II Gallery page.

Canon G7X Mark II Sample Gallery

1/450s / f/2.8 / ISO 125 / 69mm eq.
[Picture style: Faithful]

While not a waterproof camera, the zoom range of 24-100mm eq. still allows
for plenty of useful reach for situations like this. (The wrist strap is a good call here!)

1/800s / f/2 / ISO 125 / 24mm eq.
[Picture style: Landscape]

Going fully wide angle here at f/2 to showcase the subject-to-background isolation
and bokeh flavors possible even at wide angle.

1/1000s / f/6.3 / ISO 125 / 24mm eq.
[Picture style: Fine Detail]

Stopping down here to f/6.3 and using the Fine Detail picture style, a setting first made available
last year on the higher-end, full frame Canon 5DS/R models.

1/800s / f/2.5 / ISO 125 / 42mm eq.
[Picture style: Faithful]

Using the continous high burst setting of 8fps allowed me to select the frame I wanted from the burst. This setting does not allow autofocus to change, but I knew that wouldn't matter for subjects moving perpendicular to me. For subjects moving towards you or away, you'll likly want to use the continuous low setting which does support C-AF.

[See our Canon G7X II Performance page for more on burst shooting and AF performance.]

1/60s / f/1.8 / ISO 320 / 24mm eq.
[Picture style: Monochrome]

Here's a look at the widest aperture of f/1.8, which is available when shooting wide open at 24mm eq.
To add an old-school feel to the gym I chose the Monochrome picture style for this one.

1/160s / f/2.8 / ISO 2000 / 57mm eq.
[Picture style: Standard]

Using a focal length from within the most common portrait range here, I needed to let the ISO rise in order to get a relatively fast shutter speed. I could have likely gotten away with 1/60s and let the ISO drop a good bit, and also could have used the portrait picture style. But given this sensor size, it holds up fairly well at ISO 2000.

1/200s / f/2.8 / ISO 2500 / 100mm eq.
[Picture style: Standard]

Zooming all the way in to 100mm eq. here and allowing the ISO to rise to 2500 for comparison.
Clicking the image will take you to a carrier page, and clicking that image will bring you the full resolution file as delivered by the G7X II in order to better see the effects of cranking the gain.

1/640s / f/2.8 / ISO 125 / 100mm eq.
[Picture style: Standard]

Once again zooming in all the way to 100mm eq., using a relatively fast shutter speed and with ISO at the base setting, this is one of the best-case-scenario images from the G7X II  when zoomed in.

1/400s / f/1.8 / ISO 125 / 24mm eq.
[Picture style: Standard]

Our Canon G7X Mark II review unit is now headed off to Jeremy Gray for a full Field Test. Jeremy also field tested the Sony RX100 IV, so this will be a good opportunity to get some comparison notes from his real world experiences with both of these competing models. In the meantime, head to our Canon G7X II Gallery for more real world images and RAW files!

Canon G7X Mark II GalleryLab SamplesOverview

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1/320s / f/2 / ISO 200 / 24mm eq.

1/400s / f/1.8 / ISO 125 / 24mm eq.