Canon to finally add 4K video to upcoming G7X Mark III

May 10, 2018

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Canon to finally add 4K video to upcoming G7X Mark III

May 10, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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It seems that the Canon will finally add 4K video to the G7X line in a Mark III refresh, if a post on Canon Rumors is to be believed. It’s been a long demanded feature and the sole reason why many still choose to go with the Sony RX100 models over the G7X line for things like vlogging.

CR says that they have received some specs, but that they come from an unconfirmed source. But given the specs of the previous model G7X Mark II, the suggested specs for a Mark III incarnation don’t seem too out of line.

  • 24.1MP 1″ CMOS sensor
  • 10fps stills
  • DIGIC 8 processor
  • 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 Lens (4.2x optical zoom)
  • 3″ Articulating Touchscreen LCD
  • 4K video at 30fps
  • 1080p video at 60fps
  • Built in Wi-Fi, NFC and GPS

So there’s a bump in resolution and continuous shooting speed, as well as the addition of 4K video, and a new processor. The lens appears to be the same as that found in the G7X Mark II, as does potentially the LCD. There’s no word of a microphone socket, which is something else that G7X Mark II users have often asked for in a future model.

The G7X Mark II began shipping in May 2016, so it’s not terribly old. There are other cameras in Canon’s compact lineup that are older than the G7X Mark II, like the G3X and G5X. However, they aren’t as typically as popular as the G7X Mark II.

Despite having only been capable of shooting 1080p, the G7X Mark II has been wildly popular, especially amongst vloggers and other YouTube creators. The move to 4K would definitely be a welcome improvement.

They say that the G7X Mark III is to be announced at some point in 2018. September’s Photokina would be the most likely candidate for such an announcement, although it’s possible they could hold off until PPE in October.

[via Canon Rumors]

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3 responses to “Canon to finally add 4K video to upcoming G7X Mark III”

  1. Davey Ineloquent Avatar
    Davey Ineloquent

    4K is so overrated. Most viewers’ computers can’t handle a 4K stream on top of all their other tabs, and while the mobile phones and processors can handle the high-quality, the cellular speeds certainly can’t buffer 4K video.

    If Canon just added ~120fps (or faster), they’d beat out the Sony in nearly every way (my guess would be only the ISO may be better, and that’s fine too, but at 1-inch sensor size, lowlight is hard in general–better to get a D1X, A7S, etc.

    CANON: If you’re Marketing/Consumer-facing employees are reading this the ONLY feature that puts the RX100 above the Canon (everything else is minor), is the FRAMES PER SECOND.

    1. Detective_Fox Avatar
      Detective_Fox

      I disagree that 4k is completely overrated. 4k has its advantages of being more flexible in post compared to 1080p; also you can downscale 4k footage to 1080p so people can at least watch high quality 1080p videos without problems with cellular speeds and such.

      Overall, the G7X is not a prosumer camera, so 1080p120 isn’t going to be necessary for it’s intended market (vloggers, content creators etc). Along with being a cheap compact camera, compared to Sony’s mirrorless cameras that shoot 4k, the addition of 4k should be more than plenty for people who already love the G7X Mk II.

  2. GingyTech Avatar
    GingyTech

    Still no announcement…anyone know when it could ACTUALLY come out?