Canon Inc. a Japanese multinational corporation specialized in the manufacture of imaging and optical products, including cameras, camcorders, photocopiers, steppers, computer printers and medical equipment has announced two new high-end compact cameras for advanced amateurs and pros who are looking for solid image quality in a portable body. The two new high-end powerful variants have been named PowerShot G7 X Mark II and the PowerShot SX720 HS.
The newly launched G7 X Mark II has a 1-inch 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor at its core. It’s also the first Canon camera to feature the company’s new DIGIC 7 image processor, which helps reduce noise in low-light situations. On the front of the camera is a 4.2x (24-100mm equiv.) f/1.8-2.8 lens with image stabilization and a 9-blade aperture with a 3-inch 1.04-million dot LCD touchscreen that can tilt 180° up and 45° down. Other features include 1080p video recording, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, in-camera RAW conversion, and Time-Lapse movie mode.
The other Canon launched product SX720 HS features a 20.3MP 1/2.3-inch sensor and DIGIC 6. On the front of the camera is a new 40x optical zoom lens that offers a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 24-960mm and image stabilization. the other highlighting features include Wi-Fi and NFC, 1080p/60fps video recording, a 3-inch LCD screen, Zoom Framing Assist, and Story Highlight that can turn photos and videos into a mini highlight reel.
The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS will start shipping in March 2016 for $380 and the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II will be available in May 2016 for $700.