Earlier today, Canon unveiled the newest additions to its G-Series family. The PowerShot G7X Mark III and G5X Mark II are the newest compact flagship models that offer an astonishing combination of DSLR speed, quality, and lightweight handling.

Both are equipped with a 20.1 MP, 1-inch stacked CMOS sensor, the new DIGIC 8 processor, and are also capable of 30 fps high speed continuous shooting in RAW burst mode. Both also boast an expanded ISO range of up to 25,600 and faster autofocus to produce crisp, detailed and clear shots in any lighting condition, and can also shoot 4K 25p/30p with no crop, allowing users to captures grand landscape videos in stunning detail.

PowerShot G7X Mark III

The PoweShot G7X Mark III offers up to 4.2x Zoom with its 24-100mm focal range, making it a perfect tool for macro close-ups of 0.47x magnification and a refined depth of field effect.

Perhaps the most iconic feature of this camera is its YouTube Livestreaming Function, which allows it to directly stream 1080p video. To use this feature, the end-user must register on Canon iMAGE GATEWAY, and have a minimum of 1,000 subscribers in accordance with YouTube guidelines.

A much-requested feature, the G7X Mark III now has a Mic-input, which is useful for content creators. It can also shoot 120fps slow motion videos for a more creative touch.

PowerShot G5X Mark II

The PowerShot G5X Mark II on the other hand, features up to 5X optical zoom with a newly designed f/1.8-f/2.8 lens with 24-120mm focal range. It also has a popup EVF (Electronic View Finder). Users can take advantage of its touch and drag AF system when using the EVF.

Both cameras feature a Tilting-LCD Screen, USB charging, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy to seamlessly connect with other smart devices with one single tap. They also have clean HDMI output, and their batteries can be charged directly via their USB Type C ports.

Pre-Order and Pricing

You may pre-order the Canon G7X Mark III and G5X Mark II from August 16 to 31, 2019. Those who will pre-order a unit can avail of the following exclusive offers:

Canon G7X Mark III
  • Package A (PhP46,998)FREE 24/7 Vlogger Service Support including pick-up and delivery in case of repairs, a service unit usage, a 3-year standard warranty, and a lens and accessories loan program.
  • Package B (PhP48,998) – Vlogger Service Support and Vlogger’s Kit – Ulanzi bracket with cold shoe (microphone mount plate), a LensGo L322 multi-function desktop tripod, and a Boya BY-MM1 universal cardroid microphone.

Canon G5X Mark II (PhP54,998)

  • FREE 24/7 Vlogger Service Support
Specifications
PowerShot G5X Mark II PowerShot G7X Mark III
Dimensions Approx. 110.9 x 60.9 x 46mm Approx. 105 x 60.9 x 41.4mm
Weight Approx. 340g Approx. 304g
Optics 5x, 24-120mm 4.2x, 24-100mm
f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T) f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T)
EVF 0.39-type, organic EL
Approx. 2.36 million dots
Pop-up
Image Sensor 20.1MP 1-inch stacked CMOS 20.1MP 1-inch stacked CMOS
Image Processor DIGIC 8 DIGIC 8
ISO Speed 125 – 12800 125 – 12800
(ISO expansion 25600 equivalent) (ISO expansion 25600 equivalent)
LCD 3.0″ (approx. 1.04 million dots) tilt-type LCD 3.0″ (approx. 1.04 million dots) tilt-type LCD
Movie 4K no crop, 30p 4K no crop, 30p
Connectivity Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Low Energy Technology Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Low Energy Technology

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