Repair my g7xii or get g5xii

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Repair my g7xii or get g5xii

I love my g7xii but recently my 2 year old son knocked it down (along with the tripod) and it hit the ground.  As a result, the lens can no longer retract and the bottom lens cover cannot close.  The Canon repair service gave me a quote of $360 (ouch!)

I wasn't planning to upgrade the unit, but with that repair cost I am now thinking if I should buy a newer g5xii model instead.  The cheapest I have seen is $660.  I know the main benefit is the EVF and a bit longer lens, which are nice but to me the g7xii features are good enough.  However, given it is a newer model it should have a longer longevity, and would excite me than a repair.

For $300 difference, would you repair the g7xii or bite the bullet and buy the g5xiii instead?

Regards.

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