Canon Outs New PowerShot G Models and RF 24-240mm Zoom Lens

Canon just dropped the latest members of its PowerShot G family, as well as a new RF zoom lens for the EOS R.

If you’ve been eyeing Canon’s PowerShot G series for your next premium compact camera purchase, you’ll be glad to know that the company just dropped two options for you: the G5 X Mark II and the G7 X Mark III. Likewise, those who have been looking for an extended reach for their Canon EOS R now have their answer in the new RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM lens. Both the PowerShot GX 5 Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III sport a 20.1 Megapixel, 1.0-inch stacked CMOS sensor. The G7 X Mark III comes with a 5x Optical Zoom while to the G7 X Mark III has 4.2x, and both have 4x Digital Zoom and 17x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer. Both also have 3.0-inch tilting LCD screens for low and high angle shooting, with the G7 X Mark III’s having biaxial tilting.

Meanwhile, the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens has 21 elements in 15 groups, a maximum magnification aof 0.26x (at 240mm), and minimum focusing distance of 1.64 ft./0.50 m at Wide and(2.56 ft./0.78 m at Telephoto.

Check out the specifications for the new Canon releases below:

CANON POWERSHOT G5 X Mark II 

Type

Digital camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical, 4x Digital and 17x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

Image Capture Device

Type: 20.1 Megapixel*, 1.0-inch stacked CMOS (sensor aspect ratio: 3:2)
* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

Pixels: Effective Pixels: Approx. 20.1 Megapixels
Total Pixels: Approx. 20.9 Megapixels

Lens

Focal Length: 8.8 (W) – 44.0(T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24–120mm)
Optical Zoom: Approx. 5x
Digital Zoom: Approx. 4x

Focusing Range
Auto/Manual: 2.0 in. (5cm) – infinity (W), 7.9 in. (20cm) – infinity (T)
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) – infinity (W), 7.9 in. (20cm) – infinity (T)
Macro: 2.0 in. – 1.6 ft. (5–50cm) (W)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus

Viewfinder & Monitor
Viewfinder: Electronic Viewfinder (Approx. 2.36 million dots)
LCD Monitor: 3.0-type TFT color liquid crystal (Vari-angle)
LCD Pixels: Approx. 1.04 million dots
LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%

Aperture & Shutter

Maximum Aperture: f/1.8 (W), f/2.8 (T)
Shutter Speed: 1–1/2000 sec. (in Auto mode), 15–1/2000 sec. (in Tv, M, and Manual Movie Modes), 1/4000 sec. (Movie Shooting)
1/2000 sec. (Time-lapse Movie)

Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/
5000/6400 (When in Auto mode)

Max. ISO Speed: 12800 (When in P mode)

Lighting Metering Method: Evaluative, Center Weighted Average, Spot (Still image only)
Exposure Control Method: Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock

Exposure Compensation

Still Images: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Videos: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments

White Balance

White Balance Control: Auto (Ambience & White priority), Day Light, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Color Temperature, Custom

Flash

Built-in Flash: Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Flash Range: 1.6 ft.(50cm) –24.6 ft. (7.5m) (W), 1.6 ft. (50cm) – 14.8 ft. (4.5m) (T)
Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
Flash Exposure Compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Shooting Specifications
Picture Style: C, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def.1-3
Creative Filters: Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fish-eye Effect, Art Bold Effect, Water Painting Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect
*Applicable only to images taken with same model.
Self Timer: Off, 2 sec., 10 sec., Custom, Remote Shooting
Wireless Control: Unavailable
Electronic Level: Horizontal Roll Calibration, Vertical Pitch Calibration, Reset

Continuous Shooting
JPEG, RAW, C-RAW: One Shot AF: Approx. 20 shots/sec.
JPEG Servo AF: Approx. 8 shots/sec.
RAW Burst Mode: Approx. 30 shots/sec.

Image Storage
Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards
File Format: Design rule for Camera File system (DCF) compliant; DPOF (Version 1.1) compatible
Image Compression: Superfine / Fine
JPEG Compression Mode: Still Image: Exif 2.3 (DCF 2.0), RAW (Canon original: 14-bit, CR2), Video: MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC [Stereo

Playback Specifications

Playback Functions: Story Highlights, Protect, Favorites, Erase, Print, Play Movie, Image Search, Slideshow, Rotate, Play Creative Shot Movies, Short Clip Mix, Resize, Red-Eye Correction, Print Settings, Photobook Set-up, Group Images, Auto Rotate, Resume, Image Jump with Control Ring/Front Dial, Set Touch Actions

Interface
Video Out: NTSC
Audio Out: Stereo
Wired: USB (Micro-B), HDMI (Type D)
Wireless: Bluetooth: Ver. 4.1, Wi-Fi® (Specifications: IEEE 802. 11b/g/n, Frequency: 2.4 GHz, Channels: 1–11, Security: WEP, WPA-PSK (AES/TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES-TKIP))

Other
Remote switch terminal available; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers

Power Supply
Power Source: Battery Pack NB-13L, Battery Charger CB-2LH, In-Camera Charging via USB Cable available through USB Power Adapter PD-E1 (Charging time:Approx. 110 min.) *Charging time varies considerably depending on the remaining battery power

Shooting Capacity

Still Images: Approx. 230 shots with Screen On, Approx. 180 shots with Viewfinder On, Approx. 320 shots with ECO Mode

Movie Recording Time: Approx. 55 min. with Screen On, Approx. 45 min. with Viewfinder On
Playback Time: Approx. 4 hr.

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature: 32–104°F / 0–40°C

Operating Humidity: 10–90%

Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.37 x 2.4 x 1.81 in. / 110.9 x 60.9 x 46.0mm

Weight: 12 oz. / 340g (including battery and memory card), 11.1 oz. / 316g (camera body only)

CANON POWERSHOT G7 X Mark III

One of the best things about this new camera is its ability to connect to YouTube.

Type
Digital camera with built-in flash, 4.2x Optical, 4x Digital and 17x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

Image Capture Device
Type: 20.1 Megapixel*, 1.0-inch stacked CMOS (sensor aspect ratio: 3:2)
* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Total Pixels: Approx. 20.9 megapixels
Effective Pixels: Approx. 20.1 megapixels

Lens
Focal Length: 8.8 (W) – 36.8 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24–100mm)
Optical Zoom: Approx. 4.2x
Digital Zoom: Approx. 4x
Focusing Range: Normal/Auto: 2.0 in. (5cm) – infinity (W), 1.3 ft. (40cm) – infinity (T), Macro: 2.0 in. – 1.6 ft. (5–50 cm) (W), Quick: 5.0–65.6 ft. (1.5–20m) (W), 5.0–65.6 ft. (1.5–20m) (T)
Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus

Viewfinders
Optical Viewfinder: N/A
LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch tilt-type TFT color liquid crystal, with biaxial tilt for low and high angle shooting
LCD Pixels: Approx. 1.04 million dots
LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%

Aperture & Shutter

Maximum Aperture: f/1.8 (W), f/2.8 (T)
Shutter Speed: 1–1/2000 sec. (in Auto mode), 30–1/25600 sec. (in Tv, M, and Manual Movie Modes), BULB (in M mode only), 1/8 minimum in Manual Movie Mode

Exposure Control
Sensitivity Still Images: ISO 125–3200 (in Auto mode)
Max. ISO Speed in P mode is ISO 12800
Videos: 

Lighting Metering Method: Evaluative, Center Weighted Average, Spot (Still Images only)
Exposure Control Method: Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Exposure Compensation: Still Images: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments; Videos: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments

White Balance

White Balance Control: Auto (Ambience & White Priority), Day Light, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Color Temperature, Custom

Flash

Built-in Flash: Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Flash Range: 1.6 (50cm) –23 ft. (7.0m) (W), 1.6 ft. (50cm) – 13 ft. (4.0m) (T)
*Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
Flash Exposure Compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes: C, M, Av, Tv, P, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Self Portrait, Portrait, Panning, Star Portrait, Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie, Handheld Night Scene, High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Art Bold Effect, Water Painting Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Grainy B/W, Fireworks, Standard Movie, Short Clip, Manual Movie, Time-Lapse Movie, iFrame Movie

Picture Style: Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1–3
Self Timer: Off, 2 sec., 10 sec., Custom, Remote Shooting
Wireless Control: Wi-Fi®

Continuous Shooting

JPEG: One Shot AF (H): Approx. 20.0 shots/sec., One Shot (L): Approx. 3.0 shots/sec., Servo AF (H): Approx. 8.3 shots/sec., Servo AF (L): Approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
RAW & C-RAW: One Shot AF (H): Approx. 20.0 shots/sec.
One Shot (L): Approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
RAW Burst Mode: Max: Approx. 30.0 shots/sec.

Image Storage
Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards
File Format: Design rule for Camera File system (DCF) compliant; DPOF (Version 1.1) compatible
Image Recording Format: Superfine / Fine
JPEG Compression Mode: Still Image: Exif 2.31 (DCF 2.0), RAW (Canon original: 14-bit, CR2)
* JPEG/RAW (CR3 Canon original: 14-bit RAW format) RAW images are A/D converted into 12-bit format
Video: MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC [Stereo])

Playback Specifications
Playback Functions: List/Play Digest Movies, Story Highlights, Protect, Favorites, Erase, Image Search, Slideshow, Rotate, Album Playback, Short Clip Mix, Resize, Cropping, Red-Eye Correction, Face ID Info, Creative Filters, RAW Image Processing, Photobook Set-up, Image Transition Effect, Index Effect, Scroll Display, Group Images, Auto Rotate, Resume, Image Jump with Control Ring/Front Dial, Set Touch Actions, Playback Information Display

Interface

Audio Out: Stereo
Wired: USB Type-C, HDMI (Type D),

Wireless: Wi-Fi®* (Specifications: IEEE 802. 11b/g/n, Frequency: 2.4 GHz, Channels: 1–11, Security: WEP, WPA-PSK (AES/TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES-TKIP))
Other: Direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers

Power Supply
Power Source: Battery Pack NB-13L, Battery Charger CB-2LH, In-Camera Charging via USB Cable available through USB Power Adapter PD-E1 (Charging time: Approx. 110 min.)* Charging time varies considerably depending on the remaining battery power
Shooting Capacity: Approx. 235 shots with Screen On (CIPA compliant), Approx. 320 shots with ECO Mode
Playback Time: Approx. 5 hrs.

Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature: 32–104°F / 0–40°C
Operating Humidity: 10–90%
Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.13 x 2.40 x 1.63 in. / 105.0 x 60.9 x 41.4mm

Weight
Black & Silver Models: Approx. 10.7 oz. / 304g (including battery and memory card), Approx. 9.9 oz. / 280g (camera body only)

 

CANON RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 24-240mm f/4-6.3
Minimum Focusing Distance: Wide: 1.64 ft./0.50 m
Telephoto: 2.56 ft./0.78 m

Maximum Magnification: 0.26x (at 240mm)
Lens Construction: 21 elements in 15 groups
Special Elements: 1 Aspherical lens, 2 UD lenses
Filter Size Diameter: Ø72 mm
Aperture Blades: 7 (circular)
IS (CIPA Standard Correction Effect) 5 stops
Dynamic IS: Provided
Focus Drive System: Nano USM
Minimum Overall Length: 4.82 in. / 122.5 mm
Maximum Diameter: Ø3.17 in. / Ø80.4 mm
Weight: Approx. 1.65 lbs. / 750g