G9X vs. G9X ii for an elderly person?

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G9X vs. G9X ii for an elderly person?

Quick question to all you G9X and G9X ii users out there - would this camera be OK for an elderly person? Unfortunately I live remotely and don't have the opportunity to see the camera for myself.

The person in question is somewhat digital-camera savvy, and is coming from one of Canon's small A-series cameras; she didn't like that she had to plug the A-series in to charge it, and she didn't like the tiny controls or tiny viewscreen. She also didn't like the 10X zoom, she's used to fixed-lens or minimal zoom cameras, and I think would be perfectly happy with the 28-84mm range of the g9x series.

She's definitely a point-n-shoot type, just wants pictures, doesn't care at all about video. She does care about how the camera looks, I think she'd love the pseudo-retro look of the silver and leatherette model.

I'm looking at the G9X because it's bigger, but still pocket-able; it has the touch screen controls that I think would be easier for her to see - she'd use them minimally, but still would want the option. The zoom range is good for her, and I think it'd be a step up in usability, especially the G9X ii with improved startup and shot-to-shot.

So, am I overlooking something? Is the G9X ii "faster/better enough" that it's worth the extra $60? Is there a better camera (in this price range) that'd be a better choice? Please let me know your opinion!

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