Today’s tech news: Canon launches two G-series cameras


Canon has announced two new PowerShot G-Series point-and-shoot cameras, the G7 X III and G5 X Mark II. The cameras are successors to the PowerShot G7 X II and PowerShot G5 X, respectively.

Both cameras feature 20-megapixel 1-inch stacked CMOS sensors backed by DIGIC 8 image processors. They can shoot at up to 20fps with a maximum ISO of 12,800.

For video recording, both cameras can capture 4K/30p, 1080/60p (and 120p), HDR, and high frame rate movie with no crop. Both cameras have 180-degree tilting screens that are designed for selfies.

Other shared features include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, pop-up flashes, and USB-C charging via a power supply.

Canon PowerShot G7 X III

The G7 X III wireless connectivity allows it to be used for live-streaming to YouTube. On the front of the camera is a 4.2x optical lens (24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 in 35mm terms) with optical image stabilization.

On the back of the camera is a 3-inch touchscreen LCD with 180 degrees of tilting up for selfies and 45 degrees of tilting down. Features include clean HDMI out, 30fps RAW shooting with One Shot AF, a microphone jack, an improved user interface, and Creative Assist for photos and videos.

The G5 X Mark II features a new 2.36-million-dot, 0.39-inch pop-up OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF). Autofocus is easier now with a new tough and drag AF system on the touchscreen LCD under the EVF. On the front of the camera is a 5x optical lens (24-120mm f/1.8-2.8 in 35mm terms) with optical image stabilization.

The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II will be available starting in August 2019 with price tags of $750 and $900 respectively.

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