CANON G7X

by - July 13, 2016

Shot by CANON EOS 550D

About 2 months ago, I decided to get myself a new compact camera. Prior to this camera, I was using the Sony a5000. However, the camera belongs to my family and I thought perhaps I should get one for myself instead of hogging their camera all the time. Yes, I do have a DSLR which is the CANON EOS 550D. However, I would prefer a more compact camera if I am not out for a photography event or an occasion which requires a super high resolution images. Also, I have started vlogging and I have been looking into buying a camera that has a good built in stabilizer. After doing lots of research, I finally settled on CANON G7X.

Shot by CANON EOS 550D

This model has 2 different series. There's a full black one, or the limited edition model - black body with pink rims around the lens which is the one I bought. The price offered to me then was RM1,899 and RM1,999. The difference? The one I got comes with a pouch specifically for the camera whereas the full black one does not have - main reason why I got the limited edition model instead.
Shot by CANON EOS 550D

As a photography enthusiast (sort of), I am amazed by the amount of functions that this camera has.  I can play around with manual setting now without actually using my DSLR! However, if you're wondering does this camera has a beauty mode, the answer is no. 
Shot by CANON EOS 550D

Back view
Shot by CANON EOS 550D

Top View
Shot by CANON EOS 550D

Bottom View - Battery & SD Card insertion on the left.
Shot by CANON EOS 550D

Of course, the camera comes with 180' flip screen as well. 

Before purchasing the camera, I've read reviews that the battery drains out like waterfall. There were extreme reviews where the battery only lasted them 2 hours, and those who travels often, they're required to purchase extra 2 batteries to last them through the day - I can't imagine charging 3 camera batteries per night during travels. Unless they have 3 battery charger then it's logic I guess.

Personally, I do not know how true all of that is. As of today, I have not traveled anywhere where I took pictures / vlogged the entire day. The longest it has been used is about 6 hours (photos & videos) during my birthday party and yet, the battery indication showed that it is still full. So, perhaps I'll update more about this the next time I go for travel with the camera.

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Head to my YouTube channel and you may compare the video stabilizing quality before and after I had this camera. VLOG#9 was my first video using Canon G7X


Overall, I find this camera pretty good. As compared to the previous camera that I was using which is the Sony a5000, CANON G7X isn't as vibrant in terms of picture colour. Also, G7X is not an interchangeable lens camera. Hence, if you're someone venturing into photography like seriously and would wish to buy new lenses in the future, it's better to opt for an interchangeable lens camera and that's my next target! Can't wait till I have the best of both worlds - a nice camera for photo taking and a good vlogging camera which I already have!

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Signing off. xx

Sincerely, Mels

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