Canon New PowerShot G5 X Mark II & PowerShot G7 X Mark III

    Compact body achieves superb image quality and designed for Advanced Photo Amateurs and Active Social Media Users

     

     

     

    HONG KONG, 1 Aug 2019Canon Hongkong today announces the official launch of the new PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III that offer enhanced shooting experience for photo amateurs and active social media users. The new PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III digital compact cameras both feature a new 1”-type Stacked CMOS image sensor and the latest DIGIC 8 digital imaging processor for capturing even higher quality images and 4K 30p UHD movies with no cropping.

     

    The PowerShot G5X Mark II, a perfect pocket camera for advanced photo lovers who love taking portrait, landscape, travel and urban snapshots. It is equipped with a newly designed 24-120mm f/1.8-2.8 fast 5x zoom lens[1], 30FPS high speed raw continuous shooting[2] and pop-up EVF to deliver user-friendly shooting experience and high imaging quality.

     

    The PowerShot G7 X Mark III, on the other hand, is designed with Social Media creations in mind. Not only it is the world’s first digital compact camera to support YouTube Live Streaming Service[3], videos taken in vertical orientation with PowerShot G7 X Mark III can now be played back vertically in supported smartphones and social media too.  Active social media users will find it a perfect camera for creating high quality photos, videos and VLOGs anywhere and anytime.

     

    f/1.8 Large Aperture for Day & Night Photography

    Powered by Canon’s DIGIC 8 digital imaging processor, the key highlight of the two cameras is its 1”-type Stacked CMOS image sensor, which is larger than sensors typically found in compact cameras. This enhances the cameras’ performance with faster autofocus to produce crisp and clear shots.

     

    Leveraging on its sensor and using an ISO range of up to 25600, both cameras can capture quality images in any situation, from low contrast scenes like outdoors on a cloudy day to high contrast scenarios such as indoor environments where clarity, details and low image noise are crucial.

     

    With a newly designed f/1.8-2.8 fast lens with 24-120mm focal range which provides a 5x zoom (the PowerShot G7 X Mark III has 24-100mm focal range, giving 4.2x zoom), the PowerShot G5 X Mark II is poised to handle anything from shooting portraits to macro close-ups. The minimum focusing distance at the telephoto end has been reduced to 20 cm, achieving a maximum shooting magnification of 0.47x  and is excellent for creating shallow depth of field effects. The new lens also features a nine-blade aperture that makes possible beautiful background blur and attractive diffraction spikes for night scenes.

     

    30FPS[2] Ultra High-speed Raw Burst for Fast & Confident Shooting

    One major challenge of shooting fast-moving subjects is capturing that one perfect frame when the subject is in focus and in the desired position. Now, you can shoot boldly with the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III. Photographs can be taken at a high speed of 30 shots per second in RAW burst mode (and 20FPS in JPEG format), making sure you miss nothing, especially if you are capturing jump shots or your child blowing out candles on a birthday cake.

     

    When the Pre-Shoot setting of RAW burst mode is enable, the camera will start shooting at 0.5 seconds before you even press the shutter release button. Hence, the moment will still be captured even if you press the shutter button a split second later.

     

    Create Daily Vlog in Stunning Definition

    Both PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III lets users capture 4K movies without crop, allowing you to take full advantage of your lenses to shoot landscape videos. Designed for social media creations, PowerShot G7 X Mark III even supports vertical shooting and can then be automatically played back in a vertical orientation on a smartphone or compatible SNS. It also supports external 3.5mm microphone input for clear sound recording during vlogging or Live Streaming.

     

    The PowerShot G7 X Mark III is also equipped with a Live Streaming function, which supports video streaming from the camera to YouTube. An especially useful feature for vloggers, as long as you are connected to Wi-Fi, you can use your camera just like your smartphone to livestream events.

     

    PowerShot G7 X Mark III supports Live Streaming function and 3.5mm microphone input

     

    With a vari-angle touch LCD on both cameras, you can shoot from different angles, from the ground up, or from high angles to create videos with a unique point of view and even taking self-portraits. Additionally, you can capture videos with the ease when the PowerShot G7 X Mark III ’s monitor is tilted upwards by simply touching the record button on the screen.

     

     

    Intuitive Features and Ergonomic Handling

    With their highly pocket-friendly dimensions and ergonomic design, both the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III can easily fit into a slip-pocket in your bag, which makes them ideal choice for lifestyle users looking for an all-in-one camera for everyday use.At 304g, the PowerShot G7 X Mark III is making it a compact powerhouse. It comes in two colours- black and silver.

     

    The PowerShot G5 X Mark II weights only 340g. It features a 2.36 million-dot pop-up electronic viewfinder, a first in the G series, that offers high resolution. The new pop-up EVF that could be stowed away to avoid adding bulk to its form and enjoy comfortable shooting in bright outdoor. When shooting with the electronic viewfinder with “Touch and Drag AF” function enabled, you can enjoy an easier and more intuitive focusing experience by dragging the focusing position with your finger on the LCD monitor while confirming the focusing position in the viewfinder in real time. Users can also customise the display format of the EVF on camera to their shooting preference. 

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    PowerShot G5 X Mark II is equipped with pop-up EVF for comfortable shooting in bright outdoor

     

    Both the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III are capable of power supply and battery charging via USB Type-C which makes it more convenient for users on the go.

     

    Advanced Connectivity

    The PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III are packed with connectivity features, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), to effortlessly connect with compatible smart devices with one single tap and switch seamlessly between Wi-Fi and BLE.  Users can use the Canon Camera Connect app to perform network-related features such as sending images from the camera to your smartphone while simultaneously shooting and Remote Live View Shooting, which means you can use your smartphone to control the camera to shoot, avoiding camera shakes.

     

    The new PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III digital compact cameras are available for sale and the suggested retail prices are HK$6,380 and HK$5,380 respectively.

    ​​​​​​​The new suggested retail price  of PowerShot G7 X Mark II digital compact camera will be effective from today with new price of HK$4,380.

     

    PowerShot G5 X Mark II – Pocket Camera with f/1.8-2.8 Fast 5x Zoom Lens, 30FPS High Speed RAW Continuous Shooting and Pop-up EVF

    Best for: Advanced Photo Amateurs who need high image quality pocket camera for daily use or as sub camera

    Photo Topic: Portrait, landscape, travel and urban snapshots​​​​​​​

    • Newly developed compact 24-120mm [4] f/1.8-2.8 fast  5x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilizer (IS) and built-in ND filter to suit variety of shooting topics including landscapes, portraits and daily snapshots
    • Equipped with 1”-type 20.1-megapixel Stacked CMOS image sensor and latest DIGIC 8 digital imaging processor to support up to 1/25600 sec high shutter speed and ISO 25600
    • New Pop-up 0.39” 2.36M-dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder for comfortable shooting in bright outdoors
    • New 30FPS [5]ultra high-speed RAW Burst mode with 0.5 sec Pre-shooting feature  for moments that are difficult to predict
    • Adopts latest CR3 RAW and C-RAW[6] format with built-in RAW processing function
    • Incorporates the new “Focus Bracketing” function to automatically shoot a series of photos with different focus positions[7]. Suitable for landscape, macro and product photography
    • Panoramic Shot mode for easy shooting of panorama photos by simple panning; Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Portrait and 4K Star Time-Lapses Movie modes are supported
    • Supports 4K 30p UHD movie shooting with no cropping[8] and “4K Frame Grab” function [9]
    • Built-in with Bluetooth® low energy technology and Wi-Fi to connect smartphones[10] easily
    • Power supply and battery charging via USB Type-C port is supported for convenient charging during trip

     

    PowerShot G7 X Mark III Compact Camera Designed for Social Media with f/1.8-2.8 Fast 4.2x Zoom Lens, High Quality YouTube Live Streaming Service and 4K  Vertical orientation movie

    Best for: Active social media users (YouTubers and Vloggers) who need high image quality photos, VLOG shooting and live streaming in compact form factor

    Photo Topic: Daily life, food, landscape and travel photos for social media, VLOG and live streaming

    • 24-100mm [11] f/1.8-2.8 fast 4.2x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilizer (IS) and built-in ND filter for shooting under low light or bright condition
    • Equipped with 1”-type 20.1-megapixel Stacked CMOS image sensor and latest DIGIC 8 digital imaging processor to support 4K 30p UHD movie shooting with no cropping
    • Supports variety of movie modes including 4K Time-Lapes movies, HDR movies and  Full HD 120p high frame movies
    • The world’s 1st compact camera to support YouTube Live Streaming Service[12] to fulfill the need of high quality and easy live streaming
    • Supports Digital 5-axis IS, Dynamic IS and Auto Level function [13] even in 4K UHD movie for steady handheld VLOG shooting
    • Videos shoot in vertical orientation can now  be played back in vertical orientation automatically on smartphones or compatible SNS[14]
    • Supports external 3.5mm microphone input for clear sound recording during vlogging or live streaming
    • 3-inch 1.04M-dot vari-angle touch LCD for easy selfie or vlogging
    • Built-in with Bluetooth® low energy technology and Wi-Fi to connect smartphones[15] easily
    • New 30 FPS[16] ultra high-speed RAW Burst mode with 0.5 sec Pre-shooting features and up to 1/25600 sec high shutter speed for  capturing the moments that are difficult to predict
    • Power supply and battery charging via USB Type-C port is supported for prolonged video shooting or live streaming
    • Use with new Tripod Grip HG100-TBR for easy Selfie movie shooting and remote movie shooting

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    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About Canon Hongkong Company Limited

    Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera “Kwanon” in 1934. Canon Inc. eventually expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP-1100 in 1970 and the world's first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, and research and development. It is a leader in the development of innovative products and holds the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes a significant contribution to the promotion of photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence and is one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2018, Canon's global revenue was US$35.6 billion.

     

    One of the company’s first offices in Asia, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (CHK) was established in 1971. It is responsible for the sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon product lines in Hong Kong and Macau. With the solely owned subsidiary Canon Business Solutions (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.” established in 2018, the company can also provide intelligent total business solutions and professional services to companies in the Greater Bay Area.  CHK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “kyosei”, which encourages the company and its staff to participate in social, charitable and environmental activities in the community. CHK implements internationally-recognized management systems and has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 (Canon Digital Production Center) and OHSAS 18001 certification. For more information about Canon Hongkong, please visit our website: https://hk.canon/.

     

    [1] 35mm format equivalent.

    [2] With One Shot AF, AF and AE are locked after the first shot and electronic shutter will be used. Maximum of approximately 70 frames. Max. 20 FPS in high-speed continuous shooting mode and max. 8 FPS continuous shooting speed with SERVO AF.

    [3] For a digital camera with integrated optical zoom lens (As of July 9, 2019.  Canon survey). To use the live streaming service, registration on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is needed in advance. Live streaming on YouTube may change, stop, or terminate without notice. Please note in advance that Canon does not assume any responsibilities for services provided by third parties, including live streaming on YouTube. Movies will not be recorded on the camera.

    [4] 35mm format equivalent.

    [5] With One Shot AF, AF and AE are locked after the first shot and electronic shutter will be used. Maximum of approximately 70 frames. Max. 20 FPS in high-speed continuous shooting mode and max. 8 FPS continuous shooting speed with SERVO AF.

    [6] File size approx. 40% smaller than normal RAW.

    [7] Focus stacking in Digital Photo Professional or other imaging software is needed to create an image with focus over a wide range of depth.

    [8] There is a restriction on the angle of view when the Auto level compensation or IS setting is turned on.

    [9] Frame Grab from Full HD/HD movies is not possible. As movie frames are saved as still images, image quality is not equivalent to normal still images. Aspect ratio is 16:9.

    [10] Camera Connect must be installed. Establishing pairing beforehand between the camera and smartphone is required. Both camera and smartphone have to be within a certain distance. For Android, Android 5.0 (or later) and Bluetooth 4.0 (or later) are required. For iOS, Bluetooth 4.0 (or later) is required. In remote shooting and Image viewing mode, connection will be switched from Bluetooth to Wi-Fi connection. While Wi-Fi connection is established, GPS data cannot be renewed.

    [11] 35mm format equivalent.

    [12] For a digital camera with integrated optical zoom lens (As of July 9, 2019.  Canon survey). To use the live streaming service, registration on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is needed in advance. Live streaming on YouTube may change, stop, or terminate without notice. Please note in advance that Canon does not assume any responsibilities for services provided by third parties, including live streaming on YouTube. Movies will not be recorded on the camera.

    [13] There is a restriction on the angle of view when the Auto level compensation or IS setting is turned on.

    [14] Rotate information will be added to the movie and this function may be limited depending on the application specifications on the device. Vertical orientation playback is not possible on the camera.

    [15] Camera Connect must be installed. Establishing pairing beforehand between the camera and smartphone is required. Both camera and smartphone have to be within a certain distance. For Android, Android 5.0 (or later) and Bluetooth 4.0 (or later) are required. For iOS, Bluetooth 4.0 (or later) is required. In remote shooting and Image viewing mode, connection will be switched from Bluetooth to Wi-Fi connection. While Wi-Fi connection is established, GPS data cannot be renewed.

    [16] With One Shot AF, AF and AE are locked after the first shot and electronic shutter will be used. Maximum of approximately 70 frames. Max. 20 FPS in high-speed continuous shooting mode and max. 8.3 FPS continuous shooting speed with SERVO AF.