Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III is a good pocket camera with a big 1-inch sensor, a bright zoom lens, and 4K video, but it faces strong competition from smartphones and cameras alike.
- Pocket-friendly design.
- 1-inch sensor.
- Bright zoom lens.
- Tilting touch LCD.
- Fast focus and burst rate.
- 4K with mic input and live streaming.
- 4K video not available in all modes.
- Face detection doesn't work with burst shooting.
- Lens not as crisp as some others.
- No EVF.
As good as the latest smartphones are, there are still plenty of reasons to use a dedicated pocket camera. Pros who reach for a big camera with changeable lenses for work may want something smaller for more casual outings. A smartphone may suffice for some, but if you prefer the ergonomics and the handling of a traditional camera, the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III ($749.99) is worth a look. It's not our absolute favorite in the category, but it is a very capable compact. If you can spend a bit more, think about our Editors' Choice, also from Canon, the $900 G5 X Mark II, which has a bit more zoom power and an EVF.