Canon unveils the pocket powerhouse duo - PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7X Mark III

    The latest additions to Canon’s flagship compact G series comes bundled with a host of features including 1-type stacked CMOS sensor, high-speed shooting of 30fps, shooting 4K videos without crop
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    The products are available in the market, priced at INR 52 995/U (incl. of all taxes) for PowerShot G7X Mark III and INR 64 995/U (incl. of all taxes) for PowerShot G5X Mark II
    India, 6th August, 2019 - Furthering its commitment to delighting consumers by introducing products that provide best in-class imaging solutions, Canon India expanded its power packed G series by introducing the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and the PowerShot G7 X Mark III for the Indian market. The latest additions in Canon’s flagship compact models continue with the series’ heritage, featuring a stellar combination of speed and quality in a lightweight and compact body. The PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III come equipped with a 20.1MP, 1-type stacked CMOS sensor and a wide aperture of f/1.8-f/2.8 with a stunning optical zoom of 5X for the G5 X Mark II and 4.2X for the G7 X Mark III. Both the cameras are powered by Canon’s pioneering DIGIC 8 processor which allows creative expression in stills as well as uncropped 4K videos.
     
    Commenting on the launch of the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and the PowerShot G7 X Mark III, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India said, “In recent times, photography as an art of expression has gained a lot of traction among users. As one of the enablers in the imaging world, we consider it our responsibility to fuel the creative aspirations of customers. Our iconic PowerShot G series offers powerful imagery and advanced technology in a premium, yet compact form factor. Taking the legacy forward, we are delighted to announce the new entrants to the G series line-up, equipped with new user-friendly functionalities. The new cameras offer large sensors high quality optics that will surely help fuel creative expression and further our endeavour of fostering the photography culture in India.

    Speaking about the product, Mr. Eddie Udagawa, Vice President, Consumer Imaging and Information Centre, Canon India said, "The PowerShot G5 X Mark II and G7 X Mark III are packed with the latest technology & features, making them an ideal choice for amateur users as well as hobbyists who are looking for a seamless photography & videography device that is both lightweight and easy to use. Both cameras feature large 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensors, the latest DIGIC 8 image processor and uncropped 4K video recording. Additionally, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II features a unique pop-up EVF (electronic view-finder), which is a first in this series, making it even more compact. The G7 X Mark III on the other hand, features a 'live streaming' function that allows streaming of live video content to YouTube - a great tool for vloggers. With both these cameras, we want users to expand their existing capabilities gaining an enhanced creative edge."
     
    The PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III is available in India now, at a price of INR 64 995/U (incl. of all taxes) and INR 52 995/U (incl. of all taxes) respectively.

     

    Product Specifications

     

     

    PowerShot G5 X Mark II

    PowerShot G7 Mark III

    Dimensions:

    Approx. 110.9 x 60.9 x 46 mm

    Approx. 105 x 60.9 x 41.4 mm

    Weight:

    Approx. 340g

    Approx. 304g

    Optics:

    5x, 24 – 120 mm

    f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T)

    4.2x, 24 – 100 mm

    f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T)

    EVF:

    0.39-type, organic EL

    Approx. 2.36 million dots

    Pop-up

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    Image Sensor:

    20.1 megapixel 1-type stacked CMOS

    Image Processor:

    DIGIC 8

    ISO Speed:

    125 – 12800

    (ISO expansion 25600 equivalent)

    LCD:

    3.0-type (approx. 1.04 million dots) tilt-type LCD

    Movie:

    4K no crop, 30p

    Network:

    Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Low Energy Technology

     

    Key Features of the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Stunning image quality in every situation

    • Powered by Canon’s DIGIC 8 Processor, the key highlight of the two cameras is the 1-type stacked CMOS sensor, which is larger than sensors found in most compact cameras
    • Highlighting the sensor and using an expanded ISO range of up to 25,600, both cameras can capture quality images in any situation, from low contrast scenarios such as outdoors on a cloudy day to high contrast scenarios such as indoors where clarity, details and low image noise are crucial
    • With a newly designed f/1.8- 2.8 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 of 0.47x magnification and is excellent for creating shallow depth of field effects
     
    ​​​​​​​Create Awe-inspiring Movies​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

     

    • The cameras let users capture 4K movies without crop, allowing full use of lenses to shoot landscape videos. With 4K movies recorded in motion JPEG, frame grabs are possible, allowing users to review footage and at any given point, extract a moment from the video and save it as a high-quality 8MP JPEG on the camera
    • PowerShot G7 X Mark III is equipped with a livestreaming function, which supports video streaming from the camera to YouTube (Canon Image Gateway is required). An especially useful feature for vloggers, as long as they are connected to Wi-Fi, they can use the camera just like a smartphone to livestream events
    • With a tilting LCD on both cameras, users can shoot from different angles, from the ground up, or from high angles to create videos with a unique point of view
    • Pair either one with Canon Tripod Grip HG-100TBR which comes with a Bluetooth wireless remote controller (BR-E1) that provides a sturdy support along with convenient zoom operations.
     
    Smooth and fast shooting

     

    • With the new cameras, users can shoot confidently, capturing the perfect frame. Its pre-shoot setting will start shooting at 0.5 seconds before even pressing the shutter release button
    • Photographs can be taken at a high speed of 30 shots per second in RAW burst mode (and 20fps in jpeg), making sure users miss nothing
    • Using the enhanced focus bracketing on both cameras, users can take images with focus precision. This feature is especially useful while taking macro shots as the depth of field is usually very shallow at very close focus distances
    • Focus bracketing also helps in keeping the foreground subject in focus for landscape shots
    • Both cameras include a panoramic mode, activated by a simple push of a button. With horizontal or vertical panning, users can easily capture panoramic shots with amazing details in high quality
     
    Intuitive Features and Ergonomic Handling

     

    • With a compact and ergonomic design, both the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III can easily fit into a bag’s pocket, making them an ideal choice for lifestyle users looking for an all-in-one camera for everyday use
    • The PowerShot G5 X Mark II, like its predecessor, features a high-resolution 2.36 million-dot electronic viewfinder. It is a pop-up EVF that could be stowed away to avoid adding bulk to its form, a first in the G series. Users can customize the display format of the EVF to their shooting preference
     
    Versatile Charging and Advanced Connectivity

     

    • Both the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III are capable of USB charging which makes it more convenient for users on the go
    • 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. When paired, you can have the option of sending images from the camera to your smartphone while simultaneously shooting
    • When connected, users can also utilize the Remote Live View Shooting feature, which means you can use your smartphone to control the camera to shoot, avoiding camera shakes
     

    Camera Repair Service
     
    In the rare case, service for this camera can be availed in any of the 6 Master Service Centre’s in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Cochin and Kolkata which are owned and operated by Canon. Equipped with state of the art tools and equipment’s that can carry out complex repairs and adjustments. This is complimented by a network of more than 270+ camera collection points across the country so that the brand is accessible to as many customers as possible. The organization currently has a total of 5 ASF level III centres in India covering 5 major cities which includes Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Indore, Pune and Ludhiana.

    They also have Extended Warranty known as Canon Care Pack for all their DSLRs, Lenses, Cinema EOS system and Compact Cameras, in order to give customers additional peace of mind post expiry of standard warranty. Care Pack Services can be availed online through website in.canon

     

    About Canon Group
     
    Ever since its foundation in 1937, Canon is guided by the “Kyosei” philosophy of living and working together for the common good. Canon strives to create and deliver world-class products, becoming a top global corporation by diversifying into new business fields throughout the world. Focusing on optical technologies, Canon produces office equipment, consumer and professional imaging devices, network cameras, healthcare and industrial equipment. Through the close connection between its global head office in Tokyo and regional headquarters in America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and regional headquarters in Japan, Canon combines its global and local operations organically. In 1996, Canon launched its Excellent Global Corporation Plan with the goal of serving the society with advanced technologies and becoming a trustworthy and responsible corporate citizen. The year 2016 was the first year of Phase 5 of the Plan. Currently, Canon boasts a strong global presence of 376 subsidiaries all over the world, supported by 197,776 employees. (Data as of December 31, 2017)

     

    About Canon India
     
    Canon India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., is a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon markets over 200 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging product and solutions in India. The company today has offices and warehouses in 14 cities across India and employs over 1000 people. Canon has over 500 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon India till date has opened over 250 retailer stores accredited as “Image Square” across 100+ cities in the country. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 579 towns covering 18,150 PIN codes across India - which comprises of 300 Camera collection points, 16 Camera repair centers, 254 Printer repair centers, 187 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers. (Data as of June 12, 2019).
     
    In sync with its corporate tagline- ‘Delighting You Always’, reinforced by World class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including copier MFDs, Managed Document Services, Fax-Machines, Printers, Document and Cheque Scanners, All-in-ones, Digital Cameras, DSLR’s, Cinematic Imaging Products, Camcorders, Cable ID Printers and Card printers catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Commercial, Government & PSUs. In 2018, the imaging leader recorded a double-digit growth.