Canon PowerShot G7 X Video Recording Limits

Canon PowerShot G7 X

The Canon PowerShot G7 X has a maximum video recording time of 1 hour or file size limit of 4GB (whichever occurs first), but only for some formats. That limit is also dependent upon multiple factors like camera settings, media storage size, camera power, and internal camera temperature. See details and notes below for more information.


Maximum continuous video recording times for the Canon PowerShot G7 X
Format Limit

1Time is approximate. Once the file size reaches 4GB, recording will stop automatically.

2If the recording time reaches 29 minutes, 59 seconds or the file size reaches 4GB (whichever occurs first), recording will stop automatically.

VGA (640 x 480) Formats ~60 minutes or 4GB1
HD (1280 x 720) & FHD (1920 x 1080) Formats 30 minutes or 4GB2


  • In every recording format, recording will stop automatically once the file size reaches 4GB if the duration limit has not already been reached.
  • An increase of the camera’s internal temperature may cause recording to stop before the maximum recording time is reached.


  1. Canon PowerShot G7 X Camera User Guide (English) - page 196