Canon announced the successor to the PowerShot G7 X II and G5X – the PowerShot G7 XIII and G5 X II. These new announcements are made for YouTubers and Instagrammers. Canon dubbed the G7 X III “the next-generation vlogging camera,” and it appears to have the specs to back that up.
Canon PowerShot G7 XIII and G5 X II
Both the cameras pack 20-megapixel 1-inch CMOS sensors with DIGIC 8 image processors, and can shoot photos at 20fps with a respectable ISO level of 12,800. Well, the G7 XIII packs in a 4.2 times optical lens (24-100 mm f/1.8-2.8 in a 35mm equivalent), with built-in optical image stabilization.
Moreover, you get a 3-inch rear touchscreen that can tilt up 180 degrees for vloggers or selfie-takers. However, there is no headphone jack, so no external mic, perhaps you can use the built-in microphone input for audio.
Coming to the video, the G7 X III lets you shoot 4K video at 30fps with no cropping. It can also shoot 1080p slow-mo videos at 120fps. Furthermore, it lets you stream directly to YouTube over WiFi. The built-in gyro, lets you shoot vertical videos and the G7 X III will log that into the clip’s metadata so you can easily add it to an Instagram story.
Where the G7 X III targets vloggers, while the G5 X II (and above) is aimed at photographers. The G5 X II roughly packs the same design and video/photo specs but has an impressive 24-120mm equivalent f/1.8-2.8 zoom lens and a pop-up OLED electronic viewfinder. The G7 X III will cost $749 and come in silver or black, while the G5 X II is $899 in black only. Both cameras will be available starting next month.