We got this camera initially as a second ‘B’ camera for the vlog. But shortly after we got it, it became Marlene’s go-to camera for everything. It has a great F1.8-2.8 aperture and beautifully rendered images and videos, I could not wrangle it away from her once she got a look at what it produces. It has been a popular camera for vloggers for a long time and it has only recently been succeeded by the the Mark III. We love this camera and it is the one that takes nearly all of the photos for our Instagram posts and the videos for our stories. Because she loves it so much, I also get lots of great B-roll in my vlogs from the videos she takes.
Purchase Date: September 15th 2019
We Got Ours By: Full-Priced New Purchase
We Paid: $599 (USD)
Lowest Price: $549 (USD)
Highest Price: $599 (USD)
We love this camera. The new model wasn’t out when we bought it but we have no regrets in buying this camera. It is the workhorse of a camera that you can always have with you when you need something great.
Would We Recommend it? Yes
- Compact size
- 1-inch sensor
- Great Canon color science
- Flip up LCD screen
- Wide range 24mm to 100 mm focal length
- Previous model so price is great
- No 4K video
- No quite wide enough for vlogging
- No 120 fps slow motion
- Micro-USB instead of USB-C
From the manufacturer:
Stay inspired with the PowerShot G7 X Mark II camera, which combines exhilarating speed and performance with a smart, compact design. It can be ideal for travel, events and anywhere on the go, or as a secondary camera, and features a high-performance 1.0-inch 20.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor as well as a bright f/1.8–2.8 lens to help capture impressive images whenever your creativity sparks, even in low light conditions. The DIGIC 7 Image Processor immediately pays dividends with improved auto focus tracking, enhanced IS and superb image clarity even when shooting with a high ISO. For increased flexibility, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II offers high-speed continuous shooting up to 8 fps in RAW, JPEG and RAW+JPEG modes, and is equipped with Full HD capability, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC and in-camera RAW conversion, giving you everything you need to capture inspiring images and video and share them with ease.