As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Canon PowerShot G7 X is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms, mirrorless, waterproofs, super zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Canon PowerShot G7 X's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX740 HS and the PowerShot G7 X Mark II) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and the Lumix DMC-LX100)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G7 X compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a marginally larger sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 12 MP), has a touch screen and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a significantly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 330 shots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel), doesn't support an external flash, has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second) and significantly shorter exposures (40 seconds vs 250 seconds).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
1 year newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the G7 X)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Longer battery life: 265 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the G7 X)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and G7 X

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the G7 X)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the G7 X)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and G7 X

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Have touch screens

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
2 years older

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the G7 X)

  • Much longer battery life: 350 shots vs 210 shots
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the G7 X)

  • Significantly smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the G15 and G7 X

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years older
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the G7 X)

  • Much longer battery life: 330 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the G7 X)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and G7 X

  • Large sensors: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
1 year newer
$391

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the G7 X)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the G7 X)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and G7 X

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Have touch screens

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year older
$600

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the G7 X)

  • Much longer battery life: 360 shots vs 210 shots
  • Much longer exposures: 250 seconds vs 40 seconds
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the G7 X)

  • Significantly smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the G16 and G7 X

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G7 X compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has way more more zoom (4.2x vs 3.1x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), is slightly smaller (compact (103×60×40 mm) vs standard size (127×74×54 mm)) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm), has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 300 shots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs optical), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
similar age
$538 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the G7 X)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 210 shots
  • Shoots faster: 11 fps vs 6.5 fps
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the G7 X)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 4.2x
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and G7 X

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.8
  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 4.2x
  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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3 years newer
$1,099

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the G7 X)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the G7 X)

  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 4.2x
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III and G7 X

  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×78×51 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
1 year older
$347

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the G7 X)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 330 shots vs 210 shots
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the G7 X)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No touch screen
  • Lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the X100s and G7 X

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×74×54 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 445 g vs 304 g

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
7 months older
$699

Significant advantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the G7 X)

  • Much more zoom: 5x vs 4.2x
  • Supports an external flash
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the G7 X)

  • Significantly heavier: 558 g vs 304 g
  • Significantly thicker: 2.6" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and G7 X

  • Incredible zoom: 5x vs 4.2x
  • Fairly small: Standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
4 years older
$900

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the G7 X)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 210 shots
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X100 (vs the G7 X)

  • Much less zoom: 1x vs 4.2x
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the X100 and G7 X

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×75×54 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 1.6"
  • Built-in flashes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G7 X compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.8), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 461k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.8 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 295 shots) and is older (september 2014 vs may 2016).

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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3 years newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the G7 X)

  • Longer battery life: 265 shots vs 210 shots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the G7 X)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and G7 X

  • None found

Leica C-Lux

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3 years newer
$999 - $1,050

Significant advantages of the C-Lux (vs the G7 X)

  • Much longer battery life: 370 shots vs 210 shots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux (vs the G7 X)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the C-Lux and G7 X

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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2 years newer
$319 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the G7 X)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the G7 X)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and G7 X

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
3 years older
$328

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the G7 X)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the G7 X)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the DSC-HX9v and G7 X

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
1 year newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the G7 X)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 295 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the G7 X)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and G7 X

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
8 months older
$359

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the G7 X)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 290 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the G7 X)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the SX600 HS and G7 X

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G7 X compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (6.5 fps vs 60 fps) and has a slightly smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs full frame 35.8x23.9mm).

Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3
6 months older
$600 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 V3 (vs the G7 X)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 6.5 fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 1 V3 (vs the G7 X)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the 1 V3 and G7 X

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×65×33 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 324 g vs 304 g

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
7 months older
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the G7 X)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the G7 X)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A6000 and G7 X

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 304 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
1 year older
$299 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GM1 (vs the G7 X)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 40 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GM1 (vs the G7 X)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GM1 and G7 X

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×55×30 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 204 g vs 304 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.6"

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
2 years newer
$699 - $749 (body only)
$700 - $999 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T20 (vs the G7 X)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the X-T20 (vs the G7 X)

  • None found

common strengths of the X-T20 and G7 X

  • Fairly small: Mid size (118×83×41 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 383 g vs 304 g

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
4 months newer
$364 (body only)
$538 22mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the G7 X)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the G7 X)

  • None found

common strengths of the M3 and G7 X

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×68×44 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 366 g vs 304 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.6"

Sony A7

Sony A7
1 year older
$798 (body only)
$965 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the G7 X)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the G7 X)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No touch screen
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the A7 and G7 X

  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 417 g vs 304 g
  • Inexpensive: $798.00 vs $529.99

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G7 X compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has a built-in flash, has image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (september 2014 vs september 2013).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 5 mm), is much larger (compact (103×60×40 mm) vs ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)), lacks and external mic jack, is thicker (1.6" vs 1.2") and is much heavier (304 g vs 74 g).

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year older
$429

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the G7 X)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the G7 X)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and G7 X

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G7 X compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.1), is significantly smaller (compact (103×60×40 mm) vs large (132×92×117 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (6.5 fps vs 60 fps), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), lacks and external mic jack and has a much shorter battery life (210 shots vs 960 shots).

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X
9 months newer
$530 - $849

Significant advantages of the G3 X (vs the G7 X)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the G3 X (vs the G7 X)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Larger: Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the G3 X and G7 X

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Have touch screens

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
4 months newer
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the G7 X)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the G7 X)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/1.8
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the L340 and G7 X

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 304 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.6"

Nikon DL24-500

Nikon DL24-500
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DL24-500 (vs the G7 X)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 6.5 fps
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the DL24-500 (vs the G7 X)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Large (123×90×139 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.5" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the DL24-500 and G7 X

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Have touch screens
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
10 months newer
$382 - $398

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the G7 X)

  • Much longer battery life: 380 shots vs 210 shots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the G7 X)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and G7 X

  • Fairly small: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)
  • Have touch screens
  • Light weight: 691 g vs 304 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G7 X compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 921k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (6.5 fps vs 4 fps).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (20 MP vs 24.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (1500 ms vs 400 ms), has a much smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
8 months older
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the G7 X)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 20 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the G7 X)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the D3300 and G7 X

  • Light weight: 430 g vs 304 g

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
1 year older
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the G7 X)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the G7 X)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 20 MP
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the SL1 and G7 X

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Very small: Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm) vs Compact (103×60×40 mm)