FEMALE’s Car & Gadget Awards
Best Compact Camera
CANON POWERSHOT G7 MARK II (RM2,272)
The G7 X is considered to be one of Canon’s A+ performers, which is why this second-generation model has big shoes to fill. Ideal for the everyday millennial who is always on the go, the biggest upgrade to this sleek compact camera is the debut of the DIGIC 7 Image Processor – think improved auto focus tracking (from a Formula 1 race to a running cheetah), enhanced image stabilisation technology (what Canon calls Dual Sensing IS), better image sharpening (thanks to its high ISO noise reduction algorithm) and increased battery life (up to 265 shots per charge).
Besides the built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities for easy sharing, if you like having control over your device, you’d be glad to know that this camera allows you to adjust its settings manually whilst providing you the option of capturing images in JPEG and RAW format. Shooting modes such as the Time-Lapse Movie (which allows you to set your desired duration and intervals) and Panning (where the IS stops interfering when motion is detected) are also introduced in this model.
Weighing approximately 319 grams, the G7 X Mark II comes with a 4.2x optical zoom lens that offers a 24-100mm (35mm equivalent) focal length and aperture range of f/1.8-f/2.8. Exterior wise, not only does the camera come with a new wrist grip and thumb rest design that makes it easier to hold compared to its predecessor, it also features a new three-inch high-resolution touch-screen LCD monitor that tilts 180 degrees up and 45 degrees down. Talk about lightweight convenience and extreme flexibility!