Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Review

  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Built-in Wireless (Wi-fi)
  • Articulating Screen
  • Image Stabilization
  • 4K (UHD) Video
  • RAW Shooting
  • Touch Screen
  • Face Detection Focusing
  • 20.0MP – High-Resolution Sensor
  • 12.800 Max ISO
  • 1/25600s Electronic Shutter Speed
  • 1.040k dots LCD Resolution
  • Manual Exposure
  • Manual Focusing
  • Timelapse Recording
  • External Microphone Port
  • 24mm Wide Angle Lens
  • Fast 2.80 Lens at Tele
  • Fast 1.80 Lens at Wide
  • AE Bracketing
  • 3.0-stops Built-in ND Filter
  • Remote control with a smartphone
  • Selfie & Vlogger Friendly LCD Screen
  • UHS-I Memory Card Support
  • Webcam Functionality
  • No Built-in Viewfinder
  • No External Flash Shoe
  • Heavy Body: 304
  • Low Battery Life: 235 shots
  • No Environmental Sealing

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Review:

As a youtube vlogger, I produce various videos for social media, including road trips, travelogues, and cosmetic tips.

On social media, my trip videos receive the most likes.

I needed to travel to some mountainous locations, so I searched for a camera to enhance the allure of my films.

And I believe the best camera is essential to getting beautiful results and the best possible appearance for your videos.

For my videography, I brought this Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III.

This camera’s most vital feature is its ability to fit more into the frame.

Even if I have to shoot certain movies at night, it still produces excellent content.

It is the best filmmaker, which raises the quality of the scenes in my video. Using this camera to record videos, I am pretty confident.

My time spent using this camera was at its best.

Since I started using this camera to create vlogs, I can say.

Social media users now appreciate my vlogs even more.

Thus, I have more subscribers and followers.


A fixed-lens small camera with a one-inch sensor, the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III was presented to the public in July 2019.

The resolution is 20 megapixels.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X III is the third model in a line of compact cameras with a 1″-type sensor intended for smartphone camera upgraders and amateur photographers seeking a small second camera.

The G7 X Mark III’s video features suite now offers the option to live stream video—a valuable tool for vloggers—representing the bulk of the device’s upgrades.

Are you thinking about honing your smartphone-based video blogging or photo-taking skills?

With the bit PowerShot G7 X Mark III camera, you can access cutting-edge features like vertical video shooting and Live Streaming services* directly to YouTubeTM.

Together with the powerful DIGIC 8 Processor, its 20.1 Megapixel 1.0-inch stacked CMOS Sensor helps to generate outstanding image quality for excellent results at a quick operation.

The PowerShot G7 X Mark III camera produces explicit, clean films with less audible distortion because it has 4K recording capabilities and an external microphone input.

With its incredible 4.2x Optical Zoom and a lens aperture ranging from f/1.8 (wide) to f/2.8, you can get close-ups of your selfies, wide photos, and anything in between.

The G7 X Mark III camera makes it simple to produce notable films and still photographs you’ll want to share with your friends, Social Media followers, and family since it combines remarkable zoom power with 4K video capabilities.


At 2.4 by 4.1 by 1.6 inches (HWD) and 10.7 ounces, the G7 X Mark III is relatively compact.

Despite being thicker than a phone, it is still close enough to fit easily in my pocket.

Plastic and metal are used in the materials.

The G5 X, which uses metal in areas the G7 doesn’t, such as the top plate and outer chassis, has a more substantial feeling than it does, so it isn’t nearly as flimsy-feeling.

Compact cameras of this type are notoriously challenging to use.

Still, Canon has done an outstanding job of ensuring that the PowerShot G7 X Mark III finds a delicate balance between usability and mobility.

In contrast to the usual situation, the defined grip offers a more secure grasp, and the generous application of rubber around the body makes the camera feel safe and pleasant in hand.

The build quality and engagement to detail are superb, even if most of the physical controls appear to be polycarbonate rather than metal.

Size and Weight:

Canon G7 X MIII measures 105 x 61 x 41 mm (4.13 x 2.4 x 1.61′′) externally and weighs 304 g (0.67 lb / 10.72 oz) (0.67 lb/ 10.72 oz).

The Canon G7 X MIII is an incredibly light camera for its class, especially considering that the average weight of large, compact-type cameras is 401g.

What’s more, it is 14mm thinner than the class average and has a thickness of just 41mm, which is exceptionally tiny.

Weather Sealing:

In addition to condensation, water damage to your camera’s lenses is another possibility—especially if you’re out in a downpour of biblical proportions.

Weather-sealed cameras can provide more durability, allowing you to spend more time outside in the rain than you would be able to with an unweathered-sealed camera.

It would help if you took extra precautions to safeguard the Canon G7 X MIII from water and dust since its body lacks any environmental sealings.

Some photographers prefer not to use weather sealing on their equipment because They do not see the lack of weather sealing as a limiting factor to their shooting.

After all, non-weather closed cameras can withstand the elements to some extent, and there are frequently simple ways to alleviate the weather conditions (such as an umbrella).

But occasionally, a weather-sealed camera makes it possible to “capture the photo” when it otherwise might not have been possible.

Sensor and Processor:

A key factor affecting image quality is the imaging sensor’s size.

Larger pixels on a sensor will typically have superior low-light sensitivity, a more comprehensive dynamic range, and a richer color depth than smaller pixels on a sensor of the same technological generation.

A big sensor camera will also give the photographer more artistic freedom when employing shallow depth-of-field to separate a subject from its backdrop.

The consequences of larger sensors include more significant, expensive camera bodies and lenses.

A one-inch sensor and a format factor (commonly known as “crop factor”) of 2.7 are both the Canon G7 X Mark III features.

The Canon G7 X Mark III falls into medium-sized sensor cameras, which attempt to balance portability and image quality over the entire range of camera sensors.

The PowerShot G7 X Mark III camera has a brand-new 1.0-inch 20.1 Megapixel stacked CMOS sensor, contributing to excellent image quality and high performance simultaneously, resulting in lovely, detailed photographs.

Furthermore, it has quick autofocus and continuous shooting, which makes it easier to record significant moments.

Even in dimly illuminated environments, the DIGIC 8 Image Processor produces high-quality images and quick operation.

The image processor helps keep the pictures sharp and detailed while using high ISO settings in almost any lighting condition.

The DIGIC 8 Image Processor, which is vital in every way, ensures that your pictures and videos are clear and lifelike with little noise or grain.


Contrast Detection autofocusing is available on the Canon G7 X MIII.

The camera’s focusing mechanism generally performs pretty well, despite not being as robust on paper as those of competitors who combine phase- and contrast-detect AF systems.

It moves along quickly enough in ideal lighting, and minor slowness in moderate lighting is expected.

Face detection AF is another function of the Canon G7 X MIII. With this capability, the camera automatically locks focus after intelligently identifying any faces in the frame.

The G7 X Mark III has a new sensor with higher readout speeds than the device from the previous generation, providing particular high-speed capture possibilities.

The camera can fire off at 20fps in your choice of Raw, Raw+JPG, or JPG format, also with locked focus, and it can shoot in Raw format at 30fps with a fixed focus for quick bursts.

The shooting buffer is generous; you may take close to 100 pictures in an explosion, and if you use a temporary memory card, it won’t take long for the pictures to save.


A 3.00-inch tilting LCD screen with 1,040k pixels of resolution is featured on the Canon G7 X MIII.

As opposed to fully articulated panels, which filmmakers favor, tilting screens are more suited to photography.

The screen’s dimensions and resolution meet this class’s criteria.

You can adjust the settings and choose the focus point on an LCD because it has a touch screen.

With its Selfie-friendly screen, the Canon G7 X MIII will simplify life for those who enjoy taking self-portraits, group shots, or other photos.

Vloggers and any other video artists working in a single-person setting will also benefit from the LCD screen on the G7 X MIII.

The LCD functions well in bright light, and the fact that you can physically adjust it also affects visibility in use.

Additionally, it has excellent touch sensitivity, facilitating easy subject focus.

The Mark III has a flexible LCD screen attached to the body.

The LCD may be angled vertically to enable odd-angle photographs in landscape mode.

Because it is less intrusive during shooting than a screen that folds out to the side, this tilting design is frequently favored, for instance, by street photographers, as a fully articulated, swivel kind of LCD attachment.


Electronic viewfinders can allow you to see what the camera’s sensor sees and never obstruct your view of a scene while shooting a picture (your view is momentarily blocked when taking photos on DSLR cameras).

Both optical (OVF) and electronic viewfinders are available (EVF). Comparable to the bigger LCD screen on the back of all cameras, electronic viewfinders employ a tiny electronic display.

In contrast, optical viewfinders use mirrors and prisms to portray the view of a scene.

A viewfinder of any kind or an option for an external viewfinder is regrettably absent.

The lack of a viewfinder can be a concern, particularly in bright light, where LCD screen visibility is drastically reduced.


An onboard flash is one practical aspect of the G7X Mark III. Although not extremely powerful, this built-in flash can occasionally be used as a fill-in light to lighten dark regions.

The outside flash shoe is absent from the G7X Mark III.

The maximum distance between the flash and the subject with built-in flashes is typically 1 to 3 meters at ISO 100.

Some external flashes can illuminate objects placed more than 10 meters distant since they have a higher flash power than built-in ones.

When required, most built-in flashes activate; when not in use or not needed, they can be covertly locked down. – A built-in flash doesn’t increase your camera’s weight.

Connectivity Comparison:

An onboard flash is one practical aspect of the G7X Mark III.

Although not extremely powerful, this built-in flash can occasionally be used as a fill-in light to lighten dark regions.

The outside flash shoe is absent from the G7X Mark III.

The maximum distance between the flash and the subject with built-in flashes is typically 1 to 3 meters at ISO 100.

Some external flashes can illuminate objects placed more than 10 meters distant since they have a higher flash power than built-in ones.

When required, most built-in flashes activate; when not in use or not needed, they can be covertly locked down. – A built-in flash doesn’t increase your camera’s weight.

The G7 X Mark III supports SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards and has micro-HDMI, USB-C, and 3.5mm microphone interfaces.

The Canon G7 X MIII has USB charging capabilities, allowing you to charge your camera with a USB cable without taking out the battery.


According to CIPA standards, the Canon G7 X MIII’s NB-13L battery has a battery life of 235 shots.

We strongly advise Canon G7 X MIII users to buy some extra batteries because the Canon G7 X MIII has a low battery life for its class (Large sensor compact type cameras have an average battery life of 303 shots.).

Although in-camera charging is supported, the camera can be a little picky about the power adapters it will accept.

I was able to charge my MacBook Pro without a problem, but you might discover that your portable battery is insufficient.

To recharge the battery from the camera body, Canon supplies an additional charger.

The CIPA rating is just 235 photos, so I’d advise finding a reliable on-the-go charging solution.

If you have a full day of photography planned, whether it be at a national park or an amusement park, you’ll need an extra battery or external battery pack to recharge the G7 in between shots.


A is available on the Canon G7 X MIII.

This camera’s 24mm wide-angle lens length allows excellent wide-angle capability.

The 100mm telephoto focal length ensures that the medium telephoto angle is adequately covered, except for lacking the range for wildlife and sports.

This lens is surprisingly quick at the wide end, with a maximum aperture of f1.80 at 24mm.

Even better, with a maximum aperture of f2.80 at the tele end, this lens is rapid over the entire range.

A helpful feature, especially at slower shutter speeds, is the optical image stabilization mechanism in the G7 X MIII.

There is a Manual Focus Mode on the lens of the Canon G7 X MIII.

A connection for an external microphone is also included in the Canon G7 X MIII, allowing you to use it to record high-quality audio.

Unfortunately, there is no headphone jack on it.

The company includes the 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 zoom of the G7 X in the camera’s first model; Canon hasn’t modified it.

However, it doesn’t quite capture as much information as the 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 Sony utilizes in its RX100 III, IV, and VA models.

It gives a little bit more zoom power. If you only want to see images on Instagram or Facebook, you probably won’t notice; however, if you print any of them out or pay careful attention to them on a monitor, you’ll find that Sony’s lens captures a little bit more detail.

Video features:

To capture the highest quality sound, you can use an external microphone with the Canon G7 X MIII, which also features one port.

There isn’t a headphone jack, which is a shame.

From its inception, the 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 zoom of the G7 X was built into the camera.

Hence Canon hasn’t altered its design. Although it provides somewhat greater zoom power than the 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens that Sony uses in its RX100 III, IV, and VA models, it doesn’t quite capture as much information.

If you’re only browsing photos on Instagram or Facebook, you probably won’t notice.

Still, if you’re considering printing the images or viewing them closely on your display, you’ll see that Sony’s lens captures a little more detail.

Photography Type:

I also tested this camera for different photography genres, so I see in what area this camera has its expertise, and here is what I concluded.

Street Photography:

Street photography is a kind of photography that documents daily life in open areas.

As a result of the environment’s openness, the photographer regularly gets to take unguarded candid pictures of strangers.

Being more aware of your environment is encouraged through street photography.

It prods you to pay attention to your surroundings.

Among other things, shooting can improve your character.

With a score of 83 for street photography, the Canon G7 X MIII is an EXCELLENT contender in this field.

Sports Photography:

Numerous activities fall under the umbrella of “sports photography.” Common (daily life) photography and photojournalism are related to one another.

Both the intensity of athletic competition and a fleeting moment is captured.

It depends on the photographers’ talent, imagination, and technological advancements to accurately record and describe such fleeting moments.

This style of photography has also sparked our current passion.

I enjoy taking sports photos for fun despite being a YouTuber, so I was a little disappointed to learn that this camera is not that fantastic for sports photography.

Canon G7 X MIII is a POOR contender for this genre of photography, with a score of 36 for Sports Photography.

Daily Photography:

With a score of 74 for daily photography, the Canon G7 X MIII is a GOOD option for this style of photography.

While most photographers primarily work in one or two specific photographic genres, trying other shooting techniques could help you learn something new.

I refer to it as daily photography.

You can apply the same technical and aesthetic skills in various photographic styles.

It implies that when you excel in one area, you might gain valuable skills and strategies to make you a better photographer.

The most suitable type of photography for it is daily photography.

With just one excellent camera, you may capture all forms of photography. 

Portrait Photography:

By using the proper lighting, backdrops, and postures, portrait photography, also referred to as portraiture, aims to capture a person’s or a group of people’s personalities.

A portrait photo could be creative or professional.

Portraiture is one of the most sought-after artistic disciplines, even after over 200 years.

Portraiture is one of the most popular photographic subgenres, and for a good reason.

By photographing weddings, seniors, families, and other events while capturing the personality and emotion of those in the background, talented portrait photographers can make a living.

Canon G7 X MIII is an ABORAB candidate for portrait photography with a score of 46, which is average.


The Canon G7 X Mark III was made available in the US for $749.

Retail prices typically remain initially close to the debut price, but after a few months, discounts become accessible.

Further discounts and stock clearing sales frequently significantly lower the camera price later in the product cycle, particularly when the successor model is set to launch.

After the new model is released, handsome discounts are typically available on the used car market.

Price as of right now: £700, $750, or $1,100

Is Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III good?

Yes, Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III is a good camera. Its vlogging capabilities make it among the most excellent Canon and the top YouTube cameras. The PowerShot G7 X Mark III has much gone for it as a pocketable replacement for a more extensive system camera and a small camera that prioritizes video. As a YouTube vlogger, I create various videos for social media, including road trips, travelogues, and beauty advice. My travel videos get the most likes on social media with the help of this camera. I captured the excitement and attractiveness of my films because I had to visit several hilly areas. And having the most excellent camera is crucial for generating stunning outcomes and giving my films the best potential appearance.

Is Canon G7 Mark III good for vlogging?

Yes, a resounding yes to this great vlogging camera, the Canon G7 Mark III. Its dual use as a video-first compact camera and a portable replacement for a more extensive system camera appeal to me. I just traveled to Lake Bled with a group of friends, and it’s one of the most picturesque sites in all of Europe. The scenic Bled Island in the center of blue lake contributes to its allure. The only island in Slovenia that is naturally occurring is very worthwhile to see. I have produced beautiful vlogs for my fans thanks to this incredible camera.

Who should get G7 X Mark III?

Several new video-specific features are helping to increase the attractiveness of the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III among amateur videographers, who are a key target market for the camera.

However, it is also a camera aimed squarely at the hobbyist photographer who needs a specific level of image quality and a high level of operational control.

Unless the video is your thing, there is probably not enough to convince someone to upgrade from the G7 X Mark II, even though G7 X users would notice a significant difference between the Mark III and that model.


For vlogging, I will recommend this camera.

You can do Vlogging well with the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III.

When you are the camera subject, it flips the fantastic screen to face you.

Additionally, it is incredibly portable, and walking-related videos should produce consistent and smooth results.

According to my assessment of 69 technical factors, I shall state that the Canon G7 X MIII has an overall score of 67/100.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III is rated as the 16th best large sensor compact camera (Top 20 Compact) and the 204th best overall camera (ranked #1244). (Top 20 Overall).

#204 out of 1244 in the list of the top cameras, #16 out of 61 in the list of the top compact cameras

Large sensor compact Cameras ranked 13 out of 63, and Cameras ranked 13 out of 44 Top Ranking Cameras with Selfie-friendly Screen: 1 Inch Sensor Cameras #90 out of 183

#14 in the list of 23 lightest compact cameras with a 1-inch sensor (304g)

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