Dreaded "lens error" on my G7X mark II

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one blind eye
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Re: Dreaded "lens error" on my G7X mark II

Rambow wrote:

Confusedabit wrote:

one blind eye wrote:

CaNikonianite wrote:

Wouldn't you know it? I'm getting set to sell my G7X II and I get the "lens error" on my camera. Turned it on and the barrel won't retract. So now, I'm having to spend upward of $150-200 to get it fixed.

I had in mind to replace it with the G5X mark II but this has soured me against the G-line. Such a small camera with small internal parts, I can't have a camera that's so damn delicate.

Now I'm looking towards the M6 mark II.

Why not jump the Canon ship entirely, and switch to a Sony RX100 VI or VII.? Or even a Panasonic LX 100II?

Sill small and light. Compact, and no need to be burdened carrying additional lenses. If that is what you are looking for.

Good luck.

They do not have lens errors then? I suppose this is with Sony's legendary rugged build quality?

Plus you can also guarantee the internal dust problems that plagued the LX100 have definitely gone then with the Mk II?

The RX cameras are delicate and sensitive to cold and moisture, however they have solid lens assemblies. The electronics will die before the lens mechanism. Unless you drop them.

Canon's lens error in their pocket cameras is something too common to be ignored.

After a one year trek through Asia, my RX00 mode dial is permanently stuck on AUTO. (green mode). I suspect it is because the metal shell is very thin and flexed from being carried in my pant cargo pocket....tight fit (?). Or possible sand/dirt got under the mode dial and internals. Mucking up the mode dial. Fortunately, camera is still useable, although only in AUTO mode.
IMO, the RX100 is a little fragile.  No very robust like Canon G7X MKII.

Good luck with your Canon G7X MKII.

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