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Here’s my camera wishlist: I want it to be easy to use, not overly complicated, take great images that don’t need a lot of post-processing in a range of environments, be portable (as in small enough to pop in my bag comfortably, rather than needing a bag of its own) and not — possibly most importantly — die immediately if I accidentally drop it.
The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II promises to deliver on this wishlist of mine — not only is it sturdy (read on to find out just how sturdy) and compact, it boasts Canon’s new DIGIC 7 processor, coupled with a 1-inch 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and 4.2x optical zoom lens — which makes for a photographic package that all but eliminates the need for anything but the most basic editing.
There are already countless vehicles that use multiple tiny cameras to give the driver an overhead view of what objects or obstacles are around their car while parking. But SPTek has developed a system that’s able to show a driver what’s around their vehicle while on the road, completely eliminating the blindspot that’s responsible for so many accidents.
For most people, cameras are about taking photos. That’s what they’ve been about since the Kodak box Brownies and Leica Is of the start of the 20th century. But at this point in time, this mark in our 21st century, cameras are about sharing photos. It sounds twee, but that’s the reason that Flickr’s most popular camera is an iPhone.
Bridging the world of taking good photos and sharing your experiences is a difficult task, and within the last few years we’ve seen some interesting, noble but ultimately imperfect experiments like the Polaroid Socialmatic and Samsung’s own Galaxy K Zoom. But I think someone has finally got it right. Samsung’s NX1 is the mirrorless camera that brings forth the strongest challenge yet to its professional full-frame competitors from Canon, Nikon and Sony.
The DSC-RX100 was instrumental in forging the high-end point and shoot category of digital cameras when it debuted in 2012. Last year’s Mark II version was a minor spec bump, but the new RX100 Mark III has some startling features you’d never expect from a camera so small.