Canon G7 X PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Canon PowerShot G7 X? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Canon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the G7X offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Canon PowerShot G7 X below.
In any case, the G7X is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was announced on September 15th, 2014, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2932 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Canon G7 X Mark II as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Canon's user guide for the G7X
The camera's user guide is 202 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the G7X is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Canon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Video tutorial for the Canon PowerShot G7 X
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your G7X by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Canon G7 X is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Canon G7 X FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the G7X.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the G7X based on?
The camera features a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Canon equipped the G7X with the DIGIC 6 image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the G7X?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 12800.
Does the camera have a selfie-friendly screen?
Yes, the LCD-screen of the G7X is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?
No, the Canon PowerShot G7 X has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Canon G7 X?
The G7X offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
Does the Canon G7 X feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Does the Canon G7 X support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
Which battery does the G7X use?
How does the G7X stack up against available alternatives? In case you are interested in seeing how this camera compares to another one, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. There is also a set of direct links to comparison reviews that other users of the CAM-parator app explored.
Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Canon PowerShot G7 X.
|Camera Model||Canon G7 X|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||24-100mm f/1.8-2.8|
|Launch Date||September 2014|
|Launch Price||USD 699|
|Sensor Format||1" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||13.2 x 8.8 mm|
|Sensor Area||116 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||15.9 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||20 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||5 472 x 3 648 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||2.41 μm|
|Pixel Density||17.18 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/60p Video|
|ISO Setting||125 - 12 800 ISO|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 6|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||71|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||23.0|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||12.7|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||556|
|Viewfinder Type||No viewfinder|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1040k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Tilting screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||Front-flip possible|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||6.5 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Near-Field Communication||NFC built-in|
|Battery Type||NB-13L power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||210 shots per charge|
103 x 60 x 40 mm
(4.1 x 2.4 x 1.6 in)
|Camera Weight||304 g (10.7 oz)|
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