I never thought I'd now be the owner of a G7X when I woke up this morning!

Started Oct 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: I never thought I'd now be the owner of a G7X when I woke up this morning!

2eyesee wrote:

I'm still torn between these cameras. I love what that fast 100mm lens can do for portraits, but then it's let down somewhat by it's wide angle performance. I probably could accept this compromise, but when I consider that wide angle shots are going to tend to be landscape shots that you want most detail, I'm not so sure.

Yes, I feel the same and for me the lens (and the processing that is tied to it) is THE deciding factor. For me better reach and DOF control at tele does not justify the clearly worse WA performance to me; indeed with landscapes it will be distracting; for people/event shots it isn't a problem. Another niggle is the disappointing close-up performance, compared to good 1/1.7" cameras which make these cameras (both G7X and RX100-3) less 'universal' to me. Even though the G7X gets a lot of things right it isn't the camera for me; I'm going to wait if we finally get a 'P8000' or similar camera with less compromised lens.

Btw, another extensive review at http://www.dkamera.de/testbericht/canon-powershot-g7-x/

G7X gets a very high rating, slightly below RX100-3. I know corner sharpness is a forbidden subject on this forum but still, they have a great example of what is wrong (not so much the 'corner blur' but especially the huge increase in noise and artifacts):

http://www.dkamera.de/media/testberichte/canon/powershot-g7-x/5_testaufnahmen/3_eckenschaerfe/ecken.jpg

RX100-3 doesn't look great in this test either, but still much better than G7X.

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