Compact Camera Options
Let me say first off that I'm admittedly a little out of touch with what the latest offerings are out there. Have done some reading on B&H website & a couple of others but I'm guessing the proliferation of cell phone as camera has decimated the compact camera segment.
I do use my phone for casual snapshots, however I find that it's not a very satisfying camera, as I struggle with finding the desired settings quickly and the lack of shutter speed control, DOF and other things
I have a couple of DSLR bodies and nice iglass. Sometimes though, I don't want to carry that weight & buld around. Years ago I aquired a Canon G7, and that was eventually replaced by the G12.
Some major life events transpired and photography took a backseat for a few years; and the G12 never came out of its case for 3 or 4 years.
Some months ago a vacation was planned. I considered replacing the G12 before the trip but after reading a bit I decided that since it was working; I would just use it. That went fine at first but 2nd day into a 2 week vacation it locked up, lens extended with some kind of auto shutdown error.
Balance of trip photos were taken via iphone. 😕
In a quandary as to consider one of the new
mirrorless camera systems or the G7X Mark III (or similar)
I live in a rural area and it's nearly a 2 hour drive to get to an actual camera shop now.