Here’s the question, should you upgrade if you already have the G7X? Is it whort it ? So the G7X Mark I is amazing, but let’s look at what’s different with the Mark II. First of all there’s a few aesthetic differences in the mark II. First it’s redesigned with a new rubber grip for better handling as well as a lever that allows you to make the click ring stepless and you can switch between the original G7X was just a click ring but now you can flip it back and forth with the stepper lever.
It also has an update screen that doesn’t just go a hundred and eighty degrees up like the original G7X, but also can tilt 45 degrees down. It has a new time lapse mode that has been pretty interested because there’s a lot of Vloggers that want to include timelapses and their vlogs now made popular by Casey Neistat on the original G7X you could not charge through the USB cable just capture photos but charging has been added with the Mark II, but none of those updates are really that crazy, but what is really cool is the new DIGIC 7 processor.
This means that even though it has the same sensor as the Mark I, it’s going to have better performance inculding less noise better performance in low-light, better autofocus, better autofocus tracking especially in low light situations which is a huge helpful feature when you want your auto focus to be fast as a Vlogger or for video shooters and for the photography aspect.
The Mark II uses the same battery is the original G7X but the new proccessors actually allows for 25% better battery life and they’ve added in Eco mode, so it can go even longer and probably the best part of the new processor is the fact on photography, specifically when shooting raw photos, over all the frames per second is that from 6.5 – 8 but when shoting raw it’s up from 1.5 – 8 in the Mark II, that’s preety big deal if you want to shoot photos with your G7X Mark II, you’re gonna feel that performance and there’s even some new features that allow you to process photos in camera and the Mark II is the first powershot to have this feature. So those are the updates but what is the same as the G7X Mark I? Well a lot.
The video modes are the same 1080p at 60 frames per second and everything dow from there. The G7X Mark II has same opticla lense found on the G7X, 24-100mm, 1.8-2.8 equivalent lens, optical image stabilization that can focus as close as 2 inches and a 1 inch type 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor that remains uchanged although with the new processing image quality is said to be improved particularly at high ISO’s.
What was not included on the G7X Mark II was a pop-up viewfinder or 4K video like the competitor, the sony RX100 Mark IV. G7X Mark II is launching at about $700 and the Mark I is about $100 less or more right now, so if you did ot have either and you are thinking about getting one, I would say yes, it’s worth to pay the extra money to get the Mark II. However if you already have a G7X you probably don’t need to upgrade.
For me, I’m gonna probably sell my G7X to upgrade to the Mark II specifically for the grip and screen improvements for the new processor and speed of auto focus as well as the enhanced ability fior raw photos, the original G7X one of my favorite walk around all day point-and-shoot cameras for photography, so I’m excited about the Mark II.