I think 99% of the photographs that are on this website have been taken using my Canon G7X Mk1. The remaining 1% have been shot using my Android phone. The G7X is the only photographic equipment I own. For many years, I had an Olympus OM2n that used 35mm film and an array of lenses.
As I’ve got older, I don’t want to carry a huge case of equipment around with me weighing me down. My brief to myself was to get a good quality camera that I could tuck away in my jacket pocket. Did such a thing exist? After some time researching various cameras and knowing I was biased towards Olympus, I surprised even myself with the findings.
Yep, the Canon Power Shot G7X Mk 1 ticked all my boxes. Ok, it has its limits, but then so do many other cameras. However, it does have some great positive points. A 1-inch 20.2-million-pixel sensor for a start, great for those low light level shots. The tilting screen on the back is big enough for me and of course the video recording is excellent. Not that I use it much for recording.
Some of the research stated: The PowerShot G7 X is designed for photographers who want the power, control and even the image quality of a D-SLR, but in a camera small enough to fit in a pocket. That could be a description of me. So there you have it. I carry around a small pocket sized camera that packs a huge punch.
Canon have since updated the G7X to a Mk2, but I honestly haven’t given it a look. I’m more than happy with my Mk1.