Canon has this week unveiled two new compact system cameras, one of which is the brand new G7 X Mark II, which will join the PowerShot G-series, but featuring the same form factor as its predecessor but with a textured grip on the front.

It also uses the same 1-inch sensor with 20.1 megapixels a 4.2x f/1.8-2/8 stabilized lens, and Canon’s all-new Digic 7 image processor.

With this, the G7 X Mark II features ISO ranges of up to 12,800, expandable to 25,600. It also has continuous RAW shooting at 8 frames per second, enhanced with an Auto Lighting Optimizer and a Picture Style function to allow you to adjust colour, contrast and sharpness.

On the back, you will also find a 3-inch LCD with 1.04 million dots, and the ability to tilt up to 180 degrees.

The G7 X Mk II can also shoot in Full HD 1080 at 60p, with Wi-Fi and NFC on board. It will go on sale in May for $700.

PowerShot SX720 HS

On top of this, Canon also announced the PowerShot SX720 HS, which will be included in the SX-series of their long-zoom compacts, it also features a similar design to its predecessor, but with straighter lines. It also has a longer lens at 40x, featuring optical image stabilisation, with the option of using a telephoto-zoom via interchangeable lens camera.

It also has a dedicated Wi-Fi button, with NFC connectivity, with a 20.3-megapixel 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor and Digic 6 image processor.

It also has a 3 inch LCD screen on the back with 922k, with a Zoom Framing Assist function. It can also shoot at up to Full HD 1080 at 60p.

The Canon PowerShot SX710 HS will be available from March for $380.


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