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Point and Shoot Camera

i_is_surf 606 182 November 24, 2015 at 11:40 AM
I'm looking for a compact P&S camera for the wife. Something that is smaller than a mirrorless or DSLR and will take pretty good pictures for digital/Facebook without costing $800+.

The costco deals on the Canon Powershot G7X looks pretty nice but the flip screen and pop-out flash look really gimmicky. But if that's the best value then so be it... However, definitely looking for deals that are middle of the road between cost/value and image quality.



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I think the G7X is an awesome camera. Huge sensor on a pocket sized body.
For a long time Sony dominated the large sensor/pocket size camera market but I didn't like their small zoom capabilities.
If the price drops far enough, I might be tempted. But I just got a new cell phone with a great camera so I'm not sure if I'll actually carry the G7X with me (even though the G7X obviously takes much better pictures than any cell phone).
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On Canon's refurbished website, I bought the Canon g15 over the g16 and g1x. It cost a total of 215. I've been amazed by the picture quality and size of the body. It is just slightly bigger than your usual cell phone or P&S camera. It didn't cost me all that much either, so if I were to lose it I could replace it. It is also a very quick P&S with very little, if any lag at all.
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I just purchased the G7X with this bundle through Adorama. After the rebate it comes out to a great price, plus you get a great photo printer:
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