Canon has released two mirrorless digital camera models with built-in Wi-Fi, Canon G7X and Canon SX710. Despite both sporting a similar optical resolution and wireless connectivity, Canon G7X is available at a price point that is considerably more expensive compared to Canon SX710. So, is it Canon G7X or Canon SX710 that holds the best value for the money? Let’s see their comparisons below.
These two mirrorless digital cameras appear quite distinctive. Canon SX710 comes more curvey, making it look premium and elegant. Compared to Canon G7X, it is also a little bit slimmer and lighter, though is taller and wider. Nevertheless, those differences in dimensions are largely marginal. On the other hand, Canon G7X comes with a firm and solid design. It has a rectangular shape, with a plain smooth but premium-looking body surface that showcases the model’s class. Furthermore, Canon SX710 is equipped with a 3.0-inch fixed display screen. While the display has a high resolution that promotes convenient image previewing, it does not support touchscreen control. On the other hand, Canon G7X boasts a 3.0-inch tiltable touchscreen. Not only the control is more intuitive; you will be able to easily shoot from difficult angles while keeping a firm look on what the camera is shooting at. (See also : Canon G7X vs G5X)
Even though both Canon G7X and Canon SX710 have 20MP optical resolution, you should note that they use different image sensors. Canon G7X uses a 1.0” BSI CMOS sensor while Canon SX710 uses a 1/2.3” BSI CMOS sensor. Having a significantly wider sensor area, Canon G7X can effortlessly capture better, more accurate colors. The colors are much more vibrant and vivid.
While Canon SX710 only has 3200 max ISO, Canon G7X offers heightened controllability with 12800 max ISO. It also comes with a more powerful AF system that features 31 focus points capable of tracking your photo objects precisely. In addition, it features a built-in ND filter and RAW support, too. However, the 24-100mm zoom lens is only able to perform up to 4.2X optical zoom.
If magnification power is your top priority, then you should consider Canon SX710. The model boasts a very powerful 25-750mm zoom lens, offering up to 30X optical zoom. Such high zoom levels are needed when you can’t shoot your pics from a close distance, for example when documenting a football match or snapping pics of wild animals.
Canon G7X vs SX710
The only way in which Canon SX710 becomes viable is if you really need the ultra-high zoom levels. Otherwise, you should go with Canon G7X, which is more feature-packed and has better image quality.