Ray, can you tell me why I, or anyone, shouldn't buy this camera? I understand that it is working very nicely for you, but can you see where it would not work, like if an EVF was a must-have, for example?
BTW, your commitment to providing info about this camera here and on DPR is very impressive. Well beyond what any of us should reasonably expect. Nicely done! It almost made me refrain from asking yet another question of you. Almost.
Hi Steve,Ray - one question. My wife is about as far from a camera lover as you can get, but when we travel she likes to have one along. For the past few years that has been a Canon Powershot SD960, which I generally leave in P mode for her. And aside from occasionally switching the top switch to MOVIE accidentally and not realizing it, she is generally pretty happy with it. But I want something better - for those times when I want to just have a small camera along and because though her "eye" has gotten much better over the years, the results from the 6 year old Powershot are not great compared to my newer cameras (which I am sure is not entirely due to photographer error/inexperience).
How comfortable do you think she will be with the G7X? I see from the pictures that there is an AUTO mode and a P mode and I am sure I can teach her initially not to touch the other controls aside from the zoom.
I've never been too high on Canon either Bart. I was OK with the S90 I had a few years ago. But nothing else has impressed me all that much.
But for my tastes, Canon nailed this one. I'd have done a couple of small things slightly differently, but not much and nothing serious.
So $580 in Hong Kong and $699 here? Leaves a lot of room for HK sellers to offer it for way below retail to US buyers and everyone comes out ahead. Unless you need the full warranty... Which I'm hoping I won't, obviously...
wonder if you'd looked at the Pentax MX-1 at all ? seems to tick some of your boxes.
Different aspect ratios
exposure comp dial
you can set auto iso to a maximum level
quick access to many menu items
Nice little camera - I love mine.
Great string, Ray. So here's the question I ask about any camera without a viewfinder - electronic or optical: How is the rear LCD in daylight? Any issues with seeing the image in bright sunlight or usability in terms of framing/focus? And how about battery life? I know what the early "hands-on" reviews have said. How are you doing in the real world, especially if you potentially have to crank up the LCD brightness when shooting outdoors?
I ordered a G7X from a Hong Kong ebay seller on Sunday evening after 9 EDT in the US. Free express shipping. Rec'd a confirmation from Fed-Ex today that it will deliver before 10:30AM tomorrow. Seriously? What did that cost?
I guess I didn't manage to talk you out of it... Enjoy! Let me know what you think...