Long story but I bought a new compact camera today. Something that was like Olympus XZ-1 but a little newer. I was reading many hours on the subject this night, it was many competitors, like the RX100 IV which at the first glance looked like the wet dream but then I found out that it wasn't, no matter if the price is riddicilously high. Some other models were interesting also, like the TZ100, or the XQ2. Unfortunaly Olympus offerings is not good in this area nowadays, the XZ-10 is nice but felt a little "old". Ever since the Canon S90 I have had my eyes on their premium compact series. I bought some G8 (think it was the 8) for a previous job I had and that was really great but not so compact. First compacts I had was the A85 and S3IS but after that I left Canon and got into 4/3 instead. Then last summer I was looking at a XZ-1 replacement and the G7X I got my attention for real, but I didn't felt the real need then. But now the need came again. So I decided to go for the G7X II. There was ONE in store in the whole city so I went there when they opened to try it. And it felt really good, so now I'm a happy owner. Canon G7X Mk II by Daniel Cederberg, on Flickr Thoughts: - No EVF is fine for me. - Lens 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 is really fantastic. - Paired with a 1" sensor you can get really nice photos. - Charger included but can also charge via Micro-USB, terrific. - Quick to start, operate and shut down. - Flash recharges quite slow though, but I don't use flash so often (that's why I wanted the fast lens in the first place). - Video "ok" but no more or less. But that's really fine with me also - No hotshoe. Don't bother me. Included flash is ok and can tilt. - Tiltable screen that works in a new way for me, you can either pull from up or down first, great! - Menus are actually really great! Easy to find and operate. Whole camera is really touch-driven also which is fine. Because... - The scroll wheel is terrible, the "same" as on GM1. But as said above, not used too much. - Handy size/weight, not too small but can still carry in a pocket. - Like the dedicated expo wheel. - The lens ring operation is either with click or smooth controlled by a small switch. So great! - Resolution is great. But that makes the noise apparent also, but I compare with m43 so that's really unfair, images are great. Only sad thing is that it feels now as a step away from m43 but if it works good I don't see it that way. It will be a complement, tomorrow for instance I will have it as normal zoom paired with the GX80 with 100-400 and also Fisheye and Macro in the bag. I like normal zooms so it's to always have a such camera ready besides the m43.