I was tired of hauling around my big Canon dSLR just to take snapshots. When I go location scouting or out with friends the dSLR is often too much of a hassle. Even on weekend trips to places where I go often, there’s no reason to have that dSLR on me all the time. And I was increasingly dissatisfied with the photos from my iPhone in low light conditions.
So I was on the look out for a small camera that would fit in the back pocket of my pants. It had to be able to shoot RAW, 1920 x 1080 video and shoot decent quality photos at high ISO. I would like to transfer the phots directly to my iPhone over WiFi. I wanted an articulating LCD screen for vlogging and selfies .
As far I was concerned it had to be a Canon camera. I am a happy Canon shooter for almost 20 years now and I am familiar with the menus, the icons on the buttons and the general look and feel of Canon cameras. It seemed the obvious choice. And after some careful consideration I bought the Canon PowerShot G7X mkII.
So far, I’m quite happy with the camera. It’s small but it’s not one of those lightweight thingies so it really feels good in my hands. And with the f/1.8-2.8 zoom lens and decent high ISO quality, it is far better suited for snapshot at concerts than my iPhone.
Another advantage of this little camera is that there’s an underwater housing for it that does not cost a fortune. I am no underwater photographer and I have no desire to become one. But I have some ideas for photo shoots around the a pool and having that underwater housing adds some opportunities to those shoots.