Personally I have a love-hate relationship with the Canon PowerShot G7 X camera. I got to first know about this model on the same day when I purchased my Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II. Knowing the two are almost of similar specifications and the G7 X at a lower price than the G1 X Mark II, I was angry of myself for not waiting a little bit more before I swiped that card of mine. But I DO LOVE my Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II and I’m so used to the handling, the feel and the weight of it, I was rather clumsy when reviewing the G7 X which is much slimmer and compact.
The Canon PowerShot G7 X is by far the most compact and highest quality compact digital camera from Canon. With 1″ CMOS sensor, you get better dynamic range, less noise and improved low light performance than cameras with smaller sensor; hence the bigger the better. (G1X Mark II has a 1.5″ CMOS sensor.)
With the 180 degrees tilt touchscreen LCD the G7 X allows flexible shooting like these pool shots, instead of squatting down to snap, I just had to tilt the touchscreen at 90 degrees and place the camera lower to shoot. And with the ring control, built into the lens barrel, enables quick and easy adjustments to basic functions like shutter speed and aperture (depending on the mode you are shooting with) whilst the stacked mode dial (with the shutter button) tweaks exposure compensation quicker than selecting them from the menu screen. Allowing you to snap at the right moment with the most suitable settings.
I love the vibrant colours on all the photos taken with the PowerShot G7 X, they look good on screen and awesome on print! Because this camera is smaller and lighter than my PowerShot G1X Mark II, I could put it in the pockets of my oversize bermudas when I’m out playing with my girls.
Testing the bokeh (blurred background) with low aperture set at f/1.8, the 9-blade aperture diaphragm, it gives beautiful bokeh effect from the Canon PowerShot G7 X. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to create nice blurred out background, all you need to do is to tap on the touchscreen to focus on your subject in frame and the camera handles the rest. For best result, shoot in A mode (aperture priority) with lowest aperture set.
The PowerShot G7 X makes use of an improved 31-point AF to ensure desired object is always in focus, giving you better control when taking shots of actively moving kids. These captured moments can then be preserved in printable memories, like in a photobook which I print every year.
With the bigger CMOS sensor, high ISO shot to help compensate the lack of light from the surrounding is made possible with the PowerShot G7 X, giving us much more possibilities to shoot whenever wherever.
The Canon PowerShot G7 X is a feature packed and powerful camera that fits right into your handbag and perhaps even in your pocket.
Overall verdict from me, the Canon PowerShoit G7 X at a friendly price of $799, it is worth considering if you are planning to upgrade your digital compact camera to something more. My uncle who was considering getting a compact bought this after seeing how the photos turned out from my G1X Mark II! And he is loving his Canon PowerShot G7 X now; and I’m kinda jealous. A mum wouldn’t need to have more than one PowerShot does she?