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Canon PowerShot G7 Camera: Review

Canon has finally announced the launch of the new semi-pro compact camera Canon Powershot G7 worthy replacement for the much-acclaimed Canon Powershot G6. This new G-series model has an image sensor of 10 megapixels of resolution, a 6x zoom lens, image stabilizer, a 2.5-inch screen with a resolution of 207,000 pixels.

To highlight the new DIGIC III processor which, in addition to the increase in performance and speed, incorporates two new technologies Canon Face Detection AF/AE, which detects faces in the image, and Noise Reduction Technology for the noise reduction.

Canon PowerShot G7: Design

Another innovation is the application of the treatment of lenses Canon SR, which reduces the formation of ghost images and other aberrations also, compared to the previous model, it can also count on a sensitivity up to ISO 1600, for greater accuracy.

The camera also has 25 scene modes to choose from, the safety zoom, an internal memory of 32 MB, expandable via external card such as SD, SDHC and MMC card, USB connection and audio / video. The dimensions are 106.4 x71.9×42.5 mm while the weight is 320 grams. The package includes a rechargeable battery, a carry case, USB cable, audio / video cable, memory card and manual.

Canon PowerShot G7: Features and Functionality

The Canon Powershot G7 is a worthy and long-awaited successor model G6, which in his time, was a novelty in the field of digital compact semi-professional. This camera is a real concentrate of technology and quality, thanks to many innovations developed by this manufacturer.

It is a product designed primarily for the photo enthusiast but also for the professional who needs a camera support. First, it is to highlight the image sensor 10 megapixel effective resolution, from 1/1, 8 inches in size and a CCD, which ensures images can reach a maximum resolution of 3,648 x 2,736 pixels and captures enough detail for print large format photos.

It has a zoom then very bright, capable of magnifications 6, characterized by a maximum aperture of f2.8/f4.8 and a focal length equivalent to 35-210 mm in 35 mm format. Above all, this zoom lens incorporates also an optical image stabilizer can counteract the effect of vibration to the hand. The lens consists of 9 elements in 7 groups and includes an aspherical lens that neutralizes the most common aberrations. Finally, to consider the coating Canon SR (Small Radium) which reduces the problem of reflections and ghost images.

Canon PowerShot G7
Canon PowerShot G7

Among the many innovations stand out then the new DIGIC III processors, which ensures a faster response to the camera and a better quality of photos, using among other things the same DDR-SDRAM used in professional cameras, the Face Detection AF/AE,  a system that automatically recognizes faces in a scene and thus guarantees portraits and group photos always perfect, and the Noise Reduction Technology for noise reduction.

The Canon Powershot G7 also provides the user with many shooting modes, a total of 25, covering that completely manual and two customizable settings. The Safety Zoom extends the zoom range without degrading the image, instead taking advantage of the high resolution of the sensor. In case of low light, you can use the built-in flash, in different ways, to always have photos adequately lit.

As for storage, the camera is sold together with a 32 MB memory card, replaceable with other higher-capacity to choose between Secure Digital, SDHC memory card and MultiMediaCard (MMC). The only available format in which to save the photos as JPEG in contrast to other cameras of this level. Finally, the standard equipment includes a USB cable, an audio / video cable, a rechargeable lithium NB-2LH/NB-2L, the board and the manual.


The Canon Powershot G7 is clearly a camera for professionals and enthusiasts in the industry, it is a semi-professional digital compact camera. It has advanced features and technology that allows photographers to be able to give free rein to their imagination.

Among the new features of this model, the new DIGIC III processor, Face Detection AF / AE, the Noise Reduction Technology, the SR coating Canon, the Safety Zoom. The features to be highlighted are in particular the 10-megapixel sensor, the display of high quality, 25 shooting modes, support for many types of memory cards.

Where to Buy Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7 10MP Digital Camera with 6x Image-Stabilized Optical Zoom
  • 10-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 18 x 24-inch prints
  • 6x image-stabilized optical zoom; 2.5-inch vari-angle LCD with wide viewing...
  • 9-point AiAF, single point AF, Flexizone AF, and Face-priority AF
  • Continuous shooting in other modes besides Sports
  • Stores images on SD memory cards; powered by Canon NB-2LH or NB-2L Lithium-Ion...
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PROS : Sensor, Safety Zoom, Face detection, processor, Stabilizer, Noise Reduction.

CONS : Not SUPPOTA the RAW format; PrezzoNon SUPPOTA the RAW format; Price.

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