I’ve had a fair share of different cameras on my hand, and during my travel’s I like to use a versatile compact camera that is lightweight and easy to store away. Here’s my little attempt to shine a light on my trusted travel buddy and why I think Canon PowerShot G7x is the ultimate camera for Travel Bloggers!
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CANON POWERSHOT G7x
“The camera’s combination of touch screen, dedicated exposure compensation dial and clicking control dial around the lens give a high degree of direct control for such a small camera and Canon’s iterative, evolutionary approach to camera interfaces, along with a little time spend playing with the camera suggests it should work pretty well.”
– DP Review
Here are the basics that you need to know about this camera and its main functionalities
- High-resolution Multi-angle Touch Panel LCD
›Flippable screen? Hello, Selfies!
› I use this multi-angle adjustable screen to capture from a low angle with ease.
- Full Resolution Continuous Shooting and High-Speed AF
› Good for touristic sites! You can take multiple photos continuously and compile it and edit it using photoshop to have a stunning ‘no-crowd’ photo.
› If you want to capture a beautiful ‘fashion’ style travel photo, this is a great perk as well.
› For travelers who are always on the move but love to take a snap of everything along the way.
- Built-in WiFi
› You can easily connect Canon PowerShot G7x with your smartphone via WiFi to transfer your high-quality images.
› Easy access if you want to have engaging Instagram photos – transfer to your phone and upload, done.
(This was taken on a spring day, little cloudy but the lighting was good – unedited but optimized for the web)
WHY I LOVE SHOOTING WITH CANON POWERSHOT G7x?
- I have full control of the camera
This camera is small but very powerful; it has a complete manual setting in which you could play around and be in total control. It has excellent light sensitivity, which results in stunning shots! You can control the settings quickly; therefore, you can capture the quality of your subject like how you want.
Why for Travel Bloggers? If you like to capture beautiful landscapes, sites, and travel-related sceneries with good results – then this is a great camera in the sense that not only it takes high-resolution photos you can use for your blog posts, but also it is very handy to carry around while on the go.
Improved light sensitivity allows for higher resolution with less noise when shooting in dark conditions, and Dynamic IS now detects and compensates for tilt and parallel movement (shift blur) to create video that’s exceptionally free of distortion. The DIGIC 6 Image Processor also enhances the performance capabilities of the PowerShot G7 X, powering full resolution high-speed continuous still shooting (even in P, Av, Tv and M modes) and the advanced star shooting modes.
- The size is perfect, and it has a good grip
Since this camera is a compact camera, the size is very handy when traveling. It is small enough to fit a small normal bag or a camera bag yet large enough so the user’s hand can hold the camera with total control. Don’t be fooled by its size, though; this camera can take amazing photo’s almost as good as a proper DSLR (in my opinion).
Why for Travel Bloggers? I hate lugging in bulky cameras with me – been there, done that! I like having an easy to use and secure to put in my bag sort of camera; therefore, I think this is perfect for travelers who are always on the go, you don’t have to walk around with a huge camera with you.
- It takes amazing travel photos (and videos!)
I’ve had this camera for nearly two years now, and if you browse around my website, then you’ll see the picture quality this camera can produce. Most of my photos are unedited but optimized for the web, and I believe that the quality of this camera produce is excellent considering its size.
This camera takes good videos, too! My friend is using it for her vlogs and youtube videos, and the quality is very impressive.
Why for Travel Bloggers: Nowadays engagement starts from capturing readers with high-quality and engaging photographs of your travels. Therefore as a travel blogger myself, it is important for me to produce quality pictures alongside the articles I publish. It made my traveling so much easier compared to when I used to carry a Canon 500D (plus lenses).
- It is ideal for backpackers, travelers and photo enthusiasts
I say that this is perfect for travelers all because of my personal experience. This Canon Powershot G7x traveled with me quite a lot, and not only it takes amazing photos, which I can use for this website, but it is also very handy because of its size.
The other perk of this camera is that if you’re a travel blogger, then it is perfect also to produce high-quality images which you can transfer easily using WiFi to your smartphone and your social media accounts for daily blogger updates! Awesome, right?
- I love the sleek design
I love anything minimalistic and pretty; this camera has it all. I love its elegant design, which is simple yet dynamic!
Why for Travel Bloggers? Come on; a little style doesn’t hurt.
(This was taken indoors with low light, unedited – only optimized for the web)
- BONUS: You can even use it for some state of the art food photography!
If you’re creative enough, everything is possible! When I bought this camera, I never thought I’d use it for food photography since I gave up on food blogging long ago. However, when I found my passion for food photography again, I faced a dilemma, how can I take excellent food shots with a compact camera? It is simple; you learn to be creative.
Why for Travel Bloggers? Some travel bloggers share their experiences on their blogs about their food adventures as well, andI’ve personally captured great food photos under low light using this camera, therefore, I can say that it is possible to take great pictures with this under some particular circumstances – for instance during a fancy dinner in a dim-lit restaurant.
“A good photo is taken by a good photographer, not a good camera… But it helps.”
I live by this mantra! I had few good cameras from the past and even once traveled with my Canon 500D with three lenses, and boy did I suffer carrying those bulky gadgets! Since I’m trying to live minimalistic nowadays, Canon PowerShot G7x sure is the perfect camera for me (and maybe for you too!)
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Canon PowerShot G7x is not entirely only ideal for Travel Bloggers but for anyone who wants a small compact camera that has a good sensor, sleek design and can produce quality images.
However, I know the hassle and bustle of on-the-go traveler and from a personal point of view – and so far as I’ve used this camera, it is the best for photo enthusiast travelers who opt for good and high-quality travel photos that can also be used for an engaging article!
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