Canon PowerShot G7X First Impressions
Photos + Reviews July 12, 2015
Let’s cut to the chase: I bought a new camera. It is the Canon PowerShot G7X. I have a few cameras in my possession. My most used one until now has been the one on my trusty iPhone 5. It does a good enough job, but is not always reliable due to its love of dying midway through any day trip I take. My DSLR is a very nice Canon Rebel T3i. If I am shooting a video at home or planning a day of hardcore photography and nothing else, this is what I bring along.
When I have to travel light I have a Canon PowerShot SD1400. It can best be described as “meh.” I took it to Rome and its photos were meh. I used it to vlog a few weekends ago and its videos were meh. And that’s why it is being replaced with the lovely Canon PowerShot G7X.
I’ve only had this bad boy since Monday (so, just under a week), but I already love it so much that it’s practically become my baby. And only the fact that I want to get my damage deposit back on my flat is keeping me from chucking the SD1400 into a wall. Hard. Maybe I could throw it into the sea, never to be seen again.
Life is too short for poor camera quality, people!
DSLR quality photos in my pocket
Yup. I have a DSLR and now I have the bundle of joy that is the G7X and okay it isn’t a DSLR so it doesn’t have quite the same amount of precision, but it is pretty darn close. I will always love my DSLR, but just the fact that I can much more covertly snap pics and discretely stash this camera in my bag makes it a winner in my book (not that I am a spy or anything…).
Also it has a selfie screen
The LCD screen flips up so you can see yourself for the perfect selfies (or vlogs that are focused every time!). A moveable screen also helps with getting those slightly more interesting angles.
I changed my Instagram bio for the first time
Since I got Instagram my bio has said something about “enjoying hipster filters almost as much as I enjoy documenting my life in photographs.” But I had to change it. Because ever since I’ve got the G7X, my Instagram photos have been taken using it, and there are no filters or editing required. I take a photo, upload it and post it. No more boosting the brightness for me! And now everyone will have to stop making jokes about how I only use Valencia.
It has WiFi
Oh, yeah. Want to know why it’s so easy to use my high quality point and shoot camera on Instagram? Because it has WiFi. I connect my phone to its network and use an app to download pictures and BAM. Also the app can be used as a remote for shooting photos. Also it makes me breakfast every morning. (Okay, maybe not the last one.)
There is also a desktop version of the software. It’s all quite ugly, but I suppose you can’t have everything.
I’m pretty sure my days of playing the “where on Earth is my SD card” game are over.
Shut up and show us some G7X pictures, Aisling!
Here are some photos that I have uploaded from aforementioned ugly software and placed here for you to look at, without any editing.
No, of course, Canon has not paid me to write this. Canon doesn’t know that I exist. If Canon would like to pay me, that would be okay though, because this guy will put you back around £400.
I still think it’s worth it, though, and I’m looking forward to really putting it to the test when I am in Canada next month!
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