Canon Debuts Compact PowerShot G7 X Mark II and PowerShot SX720 HS Cameras

Want to put a high quality Canon in your pocket? The company just announced two new “pocket rockets”: the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II and the PowerShot SX720 HS digital cameras.

Canon’s new PowerShot G7 X Mark II digital camera pairs a 1.0-inch, 20.1MP CMOS sensor with Canon’s new DIGIC 7 Image Processor, which are designed to help reduce noise and deliver high quality images, even in low light shooting situations. The Canon PowerShot SX720HS digital camera, meanwhile, boasts a new 40x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 24-960mm) for getting close to the action.

The first Canon camera to feature Canon’s new high-speed DIGIC 7 Image Processor, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II features a fast startup and improved Raw continuous shooting speed of up to eight frames per second (fps) with short intervals between shots.

Additional features of the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II include:

• Bright f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T), 4.2x (24–100mm equivalent) optical zoom lens with Canon’s Intelligent Image Stabilizer (IS) and a 9-blade iris diaphragm;

• Multi-angle 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD with a screen resolution of 1.04 million dots and tilt options of 180° up and 45° down;

• Ability to capture 1080p Full HD video in MP4 format with stereo sound;

• Built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communications (NFC) capability with a dedicated Wi-Fi button for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos;

• Picture Style function that offers superb command of in-camera color, contrast, and sharpness;

• In-camera Raw image conversion, making it possible to preview customized image processing modifications on the camera, without the use of a computer;

• Handy control ring lever that enables users to quickly switch between stepped and continuous ring movement;

• Time-Lapse Movie feature to help capture images at preset intervals and combine them to create a short movie clip;

• Panning feature that allows the camera to lock onto the main subject using Canon’s Intelligent IS technology to automatically adjust the shutter speed for beautiful background blur.

• The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II digital camera is scheduled to go on sale in May 2016 for an estimated price of $699.99.


Canon PowerShot SX720

The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS digital camera is equipped with a new powerful zoom lens and is designed for amateur photographers looking to take a step up from a smartphone or entry-level digital camera to a lightweight, compact camera. The PowerShot SX720 HS digital camera’s new 40x Optical Zoom lens (24-960mm equivalent focal length range) uses one Hi-UD, three UD and three aspheric lens elements to help achieve high image quality and high magnification, while also utilizing Canon’s Intelligent Imaging Stabilizing (IS) technology for greater optical performance.

As the successor to Canon’s PowerShot SX710 HS digital compact camera, the PowerShot SX720 HS digital camera features increases its zoom range while maintaining compact size for maximum convenience. Additional features include:

• A dedicated Wi-Fi button for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos utilizing the camera’s built-in WiFi and NFCtechnology;

• 20.3MP CMOS sensor with Canon’s DIGIC 6 Image Processor to help deliver outstanding image quality, even in low light;

• 1080p/60 Full HD video capture with stereo sound;

• 3.0-inch LCD (approx. 922,000 dots) to allow for easy viewing, even from a wide angle;

• Zoom Framing Assist that allows the lens to automatically zoom in or out while the camera follows subject movement  and helps keep it in focus;

• Story Highlight feature that enables the camera to automatically compile images and videos3 from a certain day or event into a mini-highlight reel with music and effects;

• Creative Shot mode that uses composition, color and lighting from an original image to create artistic images.

Canon’s PowerShot SX720 HS digital camera is scheduled to go on sale in March 2016 for an estimated retail price of $379.99.