Canon have now released their new compact point and shoot, the Canon Powershot G7X Mark III and hot on their heels, Sony have released their Sony RX100 VII and possibly trumped Canon in the process.
The Canon G7X Mark III is packed full with features. But how does it stack up against its rivals, specifically the Sony RX100 Mark VII?
Canon have not increased pixel count and so match the Sony RX100 VII, sticking with a 1 inch stack type CMOS sensor.
Canon however have increased the focal length from 24-100mm to 24-120mm. The Sony RX100 Mark VII 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 an 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.
Like Sony, Canon now also features a pop up EVF screen to compliment it’s liquid crystal tilt screen. The Sony comes with an OLED EVF and a 912K dot LCD screen.
Which One Should You Buy?
On paper Canon have seemingly produced a genuinely good rival to the Sony RX100 VII. But based on specs the Sony just has more packed in.
The most likely deciding factor will be price. Canon currently retails for about £699GBP ($749USD at B&H Photo), the Sony RX100 Mark VI is prices much higher, at £1199 ($1198USD at B&H Photo).