Canon Powershot G Roundup

29/12/2020 6:23 am

Canon Powershot G cameras have long been the favoured compact digital camera of photographers of all levels. They are the camera that a beginner can use to produce photos and videos far beyond their skill level and they are the camera that the enthusiast or professional takes along in place of their Mirrorless or DSLR camera, when they are looking for something more pocket-friendly.


With each Powershot camera being loaded with features, it can be tricky to decide which model will best serve you - that’s why we have put together this roundup of Canon Powershot G cameras.

  • 24.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 7 FPS Continuous Shooting
  • 3x Optical Zoom Range
  • EVF & 3-inch vari-angle LCD screen
  • Built-in WiFi & Bluetooth connectivity


While it is classed as a compact camera, the Canon Powershot G1X III produces results more in line with Canon’s interchangeable lens offerings. This excellent quality is thanks to the large 24.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor which can be found inside the camera, which allows the camera to perform well in all lighting conditions. Not just suitable for still photography, the G1X II can produce Full HD 60p video. A versatile 3x optical zoom lens can be found at the front of the camera, which is good for framing varied subjects and is good for handheld shooting thanks to its fast f2.8-5.6 aperture range - this is further emphasised by the camera’s built-in stabilisation.

Canon Powershot G1X III

The Canon Powershot G1X III delivers fast and smooth AF performance, thanks to it including Canon’s wonderful Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This autofocus allows users to make the most of the video functionality as well as the 7 frames per second continuous shooting rate.

Canon Powershot G5X II
  • 20MP 1-inch Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K30p Video
  • 5x Optical Zoom Range
  • Tilting, touch-sensitive LCD screen
  • Built-in WiFi & Bluetooth connectivity


The Canon Powershot G5X II is a sleek and stylish, pocket-friendly compact camera. Where it sets itself apart from other portable cameras is its large 1-inch stacked CMOS sensor with 20MP of resolution. This image sensor combines with Canon’s powerful DIGIC 8 Processor to produce stunning detailed images in any lighting condition, as well as UHD 4K30p video. A 5x optical zoom lens can be found at the front, covering a 24-120mm equivalent zoom range - this means the G5X II can frame landscapes and similar wide-scoping views, but also zoom in for well-framed portraits. The f1.8-2.8 max aperture range of the lens means it can capture consistently blur-free results, without the need for a tripod.

The 3-inch LCD screen at the rear of the Canon Powershot G5X II is touch-sensitive and tilting, which is great news for anyone interested in capturing selfies and vlogging, while a pop-up EVF can also be found for eye-level image composing - this comes in handy when shooting in bright conditions.

  • 20MP 1-inch Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K30p Video
  • 4.2x Optical Zoom Range
  • Tilting, touch-sensitive LCD screen
  • Built-in WiFi & Bluetooth connectivity


The Canon Powershot G7X III is small enough to fit in your pocket, so the travelling vlogger will never be without it, and can launch into producing jaw-dropping content without too much notice. This camera can produce UHD 4K30p video and it features a tilting and touch-sensitive LCD screen which makes it easy to capture POV-style vlogs and selfies. More advanced video-friendly features include a mic input for attaching an external microphone, and clean HDMI which allows for successful live-streaming to YouTube and similar platforms.

Canon Powershot G7X III

The brilliant image and video quality of the Canon Powershot G7X III is thanks to the 20MP 1-inch stacked CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor. The lens at the front is versatile with a 4.2x optical zoom range and bright f1.8-2.8 aperture rating - this is great for shallow depths of fields and low-light shooting.

Canon Powershot G9X II
  • 20MP 1-inch CMOS Sensor
  • Full HD Video
  • 3x Optical Zoom Range
  • 8.2 FPS Continuous Shooting
  • Built-in WiFi & NFC connectivity


Whether you are an experienced photographer or a complete novice, you are sure to be happy with the Canon Powershot G9X Mark II. With a DIGIC 7 processing engine and 20.1MP 1-inch CMOS sensor on board, this compact camera can take beautiful detailed snaps in all conditions. Even in dim scenarios, photos taken with the G9X II are low in image noise, so you can use it for your family shots and happy snaps, as well as street scenes and landscapes while you travel.

The Canon Powershot G9X II includes a 3x optical zoom lens and large 3-inch LCD screen for zooming in on the varied subject matters you will encounter in your everyday life, and seeing them with clarity. The 8.2 frames per second continuous shooting rate allows you to hold down the shutter button of the camera and capture multiple images of an event, so you can choose your favourite for printing later on. This feature is ideal for subjects that can’t keep still for a minute, such as your kids, grandkids or pets.

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