Canon has today announced a brand new compact camera that will be hitting the market soon, called the PowerShot G7 X, it is the first compact camera in Canon’s lineup to feature a 1-inch sensor.

On top of that, it also has a 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 equivalent zoom lens, with an optical image stabiliser and 5-axis shake correction for video capture, along with a 31-point autofocus system.

Inside you will also find a 20-megapixel sensor along with a Digic 6 processor.

Attached to the camera is a 3-inch 1.04m-dot tilt-angle LCD screen that uses touchscreen input and can be flipped all the way upright for selfie shots. Unfortunately there’s no viewfinder in the camera, but Canon have built a hotshoe into it, meaning that you could add one later, or another flash if you prefer.

Inside there’s also Wi-Fi and NFC technology, allowing users to share images or remotely control the camera from Canon’s app.

In terms of controls, the camera has a dedicated exposure compensation dial, a mode dial and a lens control ring that can handle various other settings.

The camera also allows for full manual controls, with raw capture, burst shooting at up to 6.5fps and video capture at up to 60fps.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X will be available in October 2014 for £579.

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