As my colleague Rod recently lamented, a compact camera like the Canon Powershot G7 XMark III feels like an endangered species. “Do you remember the last announcement of a new autofocus camera?” He wrote.
“We’ve been waiting for new autofocus (both zoom compact and bridge) for over two years, but I’m sure we won’t see another one. After all, modern smartphones have much better images. (Mainly using computational photography and software to achieve that goal), even on budget mobile phones. “
And he is not wrong. The best camera phones are, in many ways, the best cameras you can keep in your pocket. However, there are restrictions. It’s great for taking snapshots off the cuff, but there’s no doubt that you’ll get better results with a dedicated photo or camcorder. This is where the Canon Powershot G7 XMark III actually comes into play. Uniquely.
Yes, it’s a real Swiss Army knife for all forms of imaging. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket, it’s most important. It has a zoom lens equivalent to 24-100mm. It’s not a fake digital zoom where the camera cuts the main image and uses software to clean it up like most phones.
Its 20.1MP APS-C image sensor is smaller than what you see on mobile phones and provides crisp, clean photos with 30fps burst shots and beautiful 4K 30p video. It also has a flippy screen, making it ideal for vloggers.
In fact, the G7 X-series has long been the camera of choice for content creators because it also features a microphone jack, clean HDMI output, and a flat video profile. In addition, you can livestream directly to YouTube.
All of these features are advanced, but at the end of the day they are still built into the autofocus camera. Of course, you can unlock all the clever things, but anyone can pick up this camera and start shooting. Fire and forget style.
Yes, there is definitely a better dedicated photo camera, or camcorder, or Vlogging camera, or holiday camera. But what if you need to choose one camera that does everything? I’m choosing this.
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