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The Canon G7 X Mark II is a likable cameraThe G7 X Mark II is a good step-up option as an enthusiast compact.
[MUSIC] I like the G7X. One of the company's $700 enthusiast compacts, you know the one without the viewfinder, but it just can't keep up when it comes to speed. Given that the G7X Mark II is Fundamentally the same camera, albeit with some important enhancements. It's not surprising that I like the Mark II as well. The performance is noticeably better, although it still lags somewhat. I'm Lori Grunin, and this is the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II. Welcome changes include the grip, a switch on the front to silence the otherwise A clicky control ring and selfie friendly flip up display that can also tilt down. It inherits picture styles, handles image controls from higher end models, including the fine detail mode that helps a little. It doesn't help as much as it does on the ADD though. There's no WiFi in NFC and the Cannon connect app works pretty well. And it offers a reasonable set of remote shooting and downloading controls. Still not the go-to camera for tons of features or filters though. The photo quality is a little better overall as well. Especially in low light. Keeping up with other sensor compacts like Sony's RX100 [UNKNOWN]. It's biggest hold-up is when it needs to process images. Such as taking a couple of consecutive non burst shots or to do HDR. However, it does start up a little faster than the big name competitors and it's fast enough for slowish action, such as the occasional kid, pet, or jump shot. [MUSIC]