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Canon G7 X Sensor is Not Made by Canon

Canon-G7-X-imageDuring an interview with dpreview Canon Managing Director and Chief Executive Masaya Maeda confirmed that recently announced Canon G7X sensor is not made by Canon.

A part of the interview

“Canon released two cameras at Photokina – the EOS 7D Mark II and PowerShot G7X. One thing we’ve learned is that the sensor in the G7X is not made by Canon. Does this represent a new philosophy at Canon?

We select the best sensor, whoever the manufacturer is. That’s our policy.”

Canon G7 X Sensor made by Sony?

We are not confirmed but the specification of Canon G7X sensor matches the specification of Sony RX100 M3 sensor…

Now take a look at the physical specification of Canon G7X and Sony RX100 M3 Sensor

Sensor Canon  G7 X  Sony RX100 M3
Size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CMOS
Type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Pixels Actual: 20.9 Megapixel Actual: 20.9 Megapixel
Effective: 20.2 Megapixel Effective: 20.1 Megapixel

Buy Canon G7X from Amazon||  Buy RX100 M3 at Amazon | B&H

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