Canon have now released the specifications for their new compact point and shoot, the Canon Powershot G7X Mark III.
And it looks like the Canon’s latest Powershot is going to packed full with features. But how does it stack up against its rivals, specifically the Sony RX100 Mark VI?
Canon have not increased pixel count and so matches the Sony RX100 VI, sticking with a 1 inch stack type CMOS sensor.
The Canon comes with a focal length from 8.8-36.8mm, which is equivalent to a 24-100mm on a full frame sensor. The Sony RX100 Mark VI has a little more reach though, at 24-200mm, but this was at a trade off for a smaller aperture.
The Canon G7X Mark III has a variable aperture of F1.8-2.8, compared to Sony’s F2.8-4.5. This could be important for those wishing to use low light situations.
The Canon G7X Mark III now offers 4K video recording. As well as Full HD (1080) 120fps video, compared to the Sony which goes up to an incredible 960fps.
Unlike Sony, Canon does not feature a pop up EVF which will be available in the Canon G5X to compliment it’s liquid crystal tilt screen. The Sony comes with an OLED EVF and a 912K dot LCD screen.
Should you buy the Canon G7X Mark III?
On paper Canon have seemingly produced a genuinely good rival to the Sony RX100 VI. Based on specs there is little to really separate the two.
The most likely deciding factor will be price. Canon have yet to release the recommended retail price for the Canon G7X Mark III, but if we use the Canon G7X Mark II as a reference which currently retails for about £499.00GBP ($649USD at B&H Photo), the Sony RX100 Mark VI is significantly more priced at £799 ($1198USD at B&H Photo).
Canon’s latest offering will be a very attractive purchase if Canon prices it anywhere close to the price of the current model.
Check you my YouTube channel to see the Canon G7X Mark II in action! And if this article was of value to you, you might be interested in my other comparison article for the Canon EOS RP vs the Sony A7 Mark III.