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Canon repackages PowerShot G7 X Mark II for video fans

Create: 01/06/2017 - 19:38
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Video Creator Kit

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kit includes mini-tripod, extra battery and 32GB memory card
  • PowerShot G7X Mark II uses 1.0-inch 20.1-MP CMOS sensor
  • WiFi button on camera body enables wireless transfer of photos, video

For sure, one of the more popular uses of digital cameras is for shooting video. That covers everything from smartphones to DSLRs to mirrorless cameras and point and shoots.

Canon has put together a package for those who want to test the waters of making movies but also want a credible still camera.

Canon is now offering the PowerShot G7 X Mark II Video Creator Kit, which includes a few extra items.

The video kit is priced at US$749.99, while the non-video kit G7 X Mark II is priced at $699.99.

A quick look shows a very credible camera with a 1.0-inch 20.1-MP CMOS sensor. The ISO range is 125-12,800, which can be extended upward to 25,600.

The G7 X Mark II has an all-glass 11-element 24-100mm (full-frame equivalent) zoom lens. It’s a fast lens at f/1.8 at its widest setting and a still very fast f/2.8 at the telephoto end.

A DIGIC 7 image processor sends photos to an SD memory card.

The camera does not have an eye-level viewfinder. Photos and videos are composed and reviewed on a 3.0-inch touch-enabled LCD monitor, which can tilt upward 180 degrees for selfies.

Videos can be recorded at Full HD 1920 x 1080p in MP4 format. The G7 X Mark II lets the videographer change ISO and select focus points via the LCD screen.

The camera has built-in WiFi for easy transfer of photos and video. This feature is activated with a WiFi button on the camera.

The G7 X Mark II also has a small pop-up electronic flash.

WHAT ABOUT THE VIDEO CREATOR KIT?

The kit includes the camera, a second rechareable NB-13L lithium-ion battery, a Manfrotto PIXI tripod and a high-speed Class 10 SanDisk 32GB memory card.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Video Creator Kit should begin shipping in February 2017.

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Mike Elek is a longtime journalist and was one of the original editors for The Wall Street Journal Online. He also has worked as a reporter and editor in Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; Vineland, N.J.; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; New York City; and Hong Kong. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran. He shoots with film and digital cameras.