The Canon G7X Mark III boasts a 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor for high-resolution photos and 4K video shooting at 30 frames per second. It can also capture uncropped 1080p video at 120 frames per second for smooth slow-motion shots. The camera's 24-100mm fixed lens offers versatility for both wide-angle and zoomed-in shots, with a variable aperture of f/1.8 to f/2.8, making it suitable for low-light situations and achieving some background blur. It even features a mic jack for improved audio recording. The tiltable 3-inch display makes it user-friendly for content creators and vloggers.
Canon M50 Mark II
If you're seeking more advanced features and better image quality in the same price range and don't mind a slightly larger camera, the Canon M50 Mark II with its larger APS-C sensor and interchangeable lenses might be a better choice.
The Sony ZV-1, priced at $750, also boasts a 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor for sharp photos and high-quality video, surpassing the G7X Mark III in terms of video quality. Its 4K footage is oversampled, and it supports 1080p video at up to 120 frames per second for super slow-motion effects. The camera features a fixed 24-70mm f/1.8 to f/2.8 variable aperture lens that delivers sharp and detailed images. Sony cameras tend to excel in low-light conditions, while Canon cameras are known for their pleasing color reproduction.
Canon M6 Mark II
The Canon M6 Mark II, priced at $850, features a 33-megapixel sensor and Canon's renowned dual pixel autofocus. Its three-inch tilt-up touchscreen makes it suitable for vlogging and content creation, with an optional EVF available for those who prefer it over the LCD display. The camera produces 4K footage and high-resolution photos comparable to other Canon cameras in the $2,000 to $4,000 range, making it an all-around choice for photographers and videographers alike.
Let's talk about the Sony ZV-E10, also priced at $850. In my opinion, it offers exceptional value. Like the M6 Mark II, it features an APS-C size sensor and interchangeable lenses. Sony's E-mount system provides a wide range of lens choices, and these lenses are compatible with all Sony cameras, including full-frame models. While its 24-megapixel sensor doesn't offer the same resolution as the M6 Mark II, it's sufficient for most users. The camera's fully articulating screen and mic jack make it an excellent choice for content creators. Its autofocus system is comprehensive and top-notch among the cameras discussed here. Sony also offers shooting modes like HLG and S-log 3 for color customization.
Fujifilm X100V, which is the most expensive at $1,650 but well worth it if you desire a retro photography camera with modern technology. It's not as compact as other options due to its APS-C size sensor, but it delivers outstanding photo and video quality. The fixed 35mm f/2 aperture lens combined with the 26-megapixel sensor and Fujifilm's simulation profiles produces unique, character-rich images. While it has a tiltable touchscreen and viewfinder, it's less suitable for vlogging since the screen doesn't tilt all the way up. This camera is more of a specialty choice for photography enthusiasts, especially street photographers and documentary filmmakers.