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Canon G7 mark II

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I would like your opinion for Canon G7 mark II. I am thinking of upgrading my G16. Has anyone used it? How is the touch screen underwater. Do you have to go through the menu to make changes on your settings?

 

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The touchscreen is not touchable when the camera is in a housing. The menu is necessary. But the buttons and rings work in most housings so you really don't need the menu for the most common changes, like f-stop and shutter speed.

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The G7 Mk III was just announced this week.

 

As for your question, I have been diving a G16 with Ikelite TTL housing for several years now. I quite love it, though I am not as fond of the corded TTL. I swapped another camera system to Inon Z240s and optical sync and am much happier.

 

I looked at the G7 as well as the G9. They are almost the same camera (sensor, electronics, etc) but the G7 is considered to have a much better lens than the G9. It's also a bit 'thicker' than the G9 as a result.

 

I don't like the G7 housings as they all have the oval port, which I dislike from a purely aesthetics standpoint.

 

Also pure personal opinion, but I really do NOT want a touchscreen in my UW camera. Reading the reviews for the G9 & G7, it works (RecSea housing), but it's really fiddly to set up the first time, or so the reviews say.

 

I ended up going with the Olympus TG-6 and PT-059 housing because it was so small. The TG-6 is the same native resolution (megapixels etc) as the G16, which was plenty good enough for me. I went for it based 100% on size (and cost, but that was incidental).

 

So far after first dive I quite like it. I'm happy with my purchase (bought July 4, arrived July 9, 1st dive July 13).

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