Canon PowerShot G7 X III Review

Canon PowerShot G7 X III
Overall Rating
Based on 11 expert reviews

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III is one of the best pocket-sized compact cameras on the market, bar none. There are, of course, fewer compact cameras out there than there once were, but it still says something about this latest iteration in the popular G7 X line. Canon G7 X models are the frequent camera of choice for vloggers, and the Mark III ups the ante with a host of excellent features including 4K video with no cropping, a mic input, a flip up screen that allows you to see yourself while vlogging, and a new live streaming feature that lets you post video from the camera to YouTube via WiFi. That live streaming function is a bit clunky to use, however, and 4K is disappointingly not available in all of the G7 X Mark III shooting modes. Also, there's no hotshoe (or coldshoe) to attach an external mic to the camera. Those quibbles aside, the G7 X Mark III and its bright 24-100mm equivalent, f/1.8-2.8 zoom lens and solid 1-inch sensor produce very good still photos and video in a comfortable and convenient compact package.

+ Great overall video features
+ Nice 4K video with no cropping plus mic input
+ Flip up screen helps for vlogging
+ Live streaming feature is a nice touch (though has some quirks)
+ Comfortable, pocket-friendly design
+ Very good still image quality from 1-inch sensor
+ Bright 24-100mm equivalent, f/1.8-2.8 zoom lens
+ Built-in ND filter
- No eye-level viewfinder
- 4K not available in all shooting modes
- No hotshoe for external mics
- Some lens softness at wide end
Full Model Name
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
Camera Type
Compact Camera
Sensor Size
1-inch (13.2mm x 8.8mm) sensor
Kit Lens
4.2x (24-100mm equivalent) F1.8-2.8 built-in zoom
Frame Rate
8.3 frames per second
Digic 8 image processor
Optical Image Stabilization
ISO Range
ISO 125-12800 (expands to 25600)
Built-in Flash
Yes, pop-up flash
Rear Screen
3-Inch touch panel LCD screen with 180-degree tilt option for selfies & vlogging
Card Slots
Single SD slot (UHS-I)
Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
4.1 x 2.4 x 1.6 inches
10.7 ounces
Top Reviews

"The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III is a good pocket camera with a big 1-inch sensor, a bright zoom lens, and 4K video, but it faces strong competition from smartphones and cameras alike." - PCMag, read the full review here.


"The Canon PowerShot G7 X III is a compact, well-priced camera which offers very good image quality, a fast lens, good ergonomics and the ability to stream live video straight to YouTube. Its lens isn't super-sharp at wide-angle, video autofocus is so-so, and live streaming is difficult to get working, but overall, it's a good value for the money and well worth considering." - DPReview, read the full review here.


"The PowerShot G7 X Mark III faces some strong competition from the likes of Sony and Panasonic, but with a longer-than-usual lens, great handling and a whole suite of niceties for videographers, it succeeds in offering enough to warrant its place in a populated section of the market." - Tech Radar, read the full review here.


"Canon has stuck to a winning formula with the G7 X Mark III, keeping the neat, rectangular, pocket-friendly design of its predecessor but adding much more powerful video capabilities for a new generation of blogging/vlogging enthusiasts. The only downsides are the lack of a viewfinder (but maybe you don’t need one?) and the price." - Digital Camera World, read the full review here.


"You'd be hard-pressed to tell the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II and III cameras apart side-by-side, but in practice they're very different beasts, with the latest III version upping the ante particularly for keen videographers, making it a serious rival indeed to the market-leading Cyber-shot RX100." - Photography Blog, read the full review here.


"The G7X Mark III is a great little camera with bags of features and charm. It's a pocket-friendly shooter with a one-inch sensor, great image and video quality, and a host of features that appeal to both stills and video shooters. At £700 it’s not cheap, so if you’re on a budget, check out the older model if you don’t need the advanced video features." - Trusted Reviews, read the full review here.


"Although the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III has a lot in common with its predecessor, I think the addition of 4K video and the live streaming capability make it a worthy upgrade. The PowerShot G7 X III is [also] capable of producing very attractive images with an impressive level of detail." - Camera Jabber, read the full review here.

"The bottom line is the G7X III may not be as powerful or confident as the recent Sony’s in terms of bursts and autofocus, but its capabilities remain sufficient for most of its target audience, the images and controls look and feel better to me personally, and crucially, it’s a lot cheaper. In contrast the top Sony RX100 VII is sufficiently expensive for you to question whether you should buy an interchangeable lens camera with a bigger sensor instead." - Cameralabs, read the full review here.

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