Canon has been lagging behind competitors in a lot of different areas of late, one of which has been that high end compact market currently dominated by the Sony RX100 MIII. Today, Canon announced its answer to that problem, the new G7 X.

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The G7 X is Canon’s first compact camera with a 1″  20.2mp sensor, but that is not all that has people turning their heads. The new compact also comes with a very impressive 24-100mm F/1.8-2.8 lens, a touch screen, 6.5fps burst mode, and a 31-point AF system. Overall, this new G7 X should offer the RX100 MIII and other high end compacts -at the very least- a run for their money…

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Canon G7 X Specs

  • 20.2MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 IS Lens
  • 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • High-Speed AF with 31 Focus Points
  • Full HD Video Recording at 60p
  • ISO 12,800 & 6.5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Control Ring, Dials & Built-In ND Filter
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

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I have no need for a high end compact camera, so I likely won’t be purchasing one. But, for anyone looking, the combination of features (built In ND!!!) and Canon’s reliability should make the G7 X a killer option -especially for the price. For ONCE Canon has not shot themselves in the foot with an insane price on a good piece of gear.

If you are interested you can pre-order the G7 X now for just $699 over on B&H.