Canon G7 X Mark II1, SX720 HS

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G7X Mark II
G7X Mark II

Canon says its PowerShot G7 X Mark II and PowerShot SX720 HS cameras are ideal for both advanced amateur and pro photographers looking for a high performance compact camera with the ability to connect to compatible digital devices.

The G7 X Mark II pairs a 1.0-inch, 20.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with a new DIGIC 7 image processor. The SX720HS boasts a new 40x optical zoom lens (24-960 mm equivalent).

The 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.

Features include:

• f/1.8–2.8 4.2x (24–100 mm equivalent) optical zoom lens with Intelligent Image Stabilizer (IS) and a 9-blade iris diaphragm;

• multi-angle 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD with 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 command of in-camera colour, contrast, and sharpness;

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

• 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 to automatically adjust the shutter speed for beautiful background blur.

SX720 HS
SX720 HS

The SX720 HS digital camera is equipped with a new powerful zoom lens and is aimed at amateur photographers looking to take a step up from a smartphone or entry-level digital camera. The camera’s new 40x lens uses one Hi-UD, three UD and three aspheric lens elements to help achieve high image quality and high magnification, while also utilizing Intelligent Imaging Stabilizing (IS) technology.

The successor to the SX710 HS, the SX720 HS increases its zoom range while maintaining compact size for maximum convenience.

Features include:

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

• 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC 6 image processor;

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

• 3.0-inch LCD;

• 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 videos from a certain day or event into a mini-highlight reel with music and effects;

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

Canon’s PowerShot SX720 HS is currently scheduled to be available in March for an estimated retail price of $499.99.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II digital camera is currently scheduled to be available in May for an estimated retail price of $899.99.

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