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Canon G7x vs Sony Rx100 M3, Who Is the King of Compacts?

By Anthony Thurston on October 19th 2014

Canon turned some heads with the announcement of their new G7X a few weeks back at Photokina. The new high-end compact camera was clearly designed to be a competitor to Sony’s RX100 series. So, how does the new Canon compact hold up to the latest RX100 model?

Chris Nicholls and Jordan Drake and the rest of the team over at The Camera Store TV just put together a great shootout video directly comparing the two high end compacts head-to-head. If you are interested in Canon’s new offering and how it compares in equal conditions against an RX100 M3, then this is a video for you.

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My only critique of the video is the time of day which they chose to test these two cameras out. Normally, these guys go out in the middle of the day and lighting conditions are not an issue, but today (while showing off the incredible abilities of the Sony A7s), they tested out two compact cameras in extremely low light conditions.

I would personally like to see a follow up video comparing these two cameras in normal lighting conditions, and see if the Canon still lags behind the Sony as much as it did in this extreme lighting. But that is just me…

[Via The Camera Store TV on Youtube]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Arnold Ziffel

    For me, trying to compose on an LCD screen in bright daylight is almost impossible too.

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  2. Ralph Hightower

    I don’t think that I’ll buy a camera that I’ll have to extend my arms out to two feet to take a photo. I’m sorry, but I’m a creature of habit; looking through the pentaprism of my 34 year old Canon A-1. Having an EOS 5D Mk III and switching to MF is different with focusing using a split micro-prism and whatever Canon uses in their EOS lenses.

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  3. Spencer Pablo

    In ideal lighting, even camera phones can look good. A video like this can illustrate a very useful use case in which performance actual can begin to distinguish products from each other.

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    • Anthony Thurston

      That is a fair point, I would just like to see the cameras compared in conditions in which they will be used most often. I doubt either of these cameras are going to be used in the near dark conditions this video was shot in a majority of the time.

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