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My personal experience: I returned the G7X. The pictures are very soft and there is much noise, more noise than expected for this price. And the AF is not very accurate, if it is darker.
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He is 13 years old and needs an low light capable compact cam. Shooting indoor @ discos,...
It should be compact, as he is want to take it with him when he goes flying and doing much sports.
I would not use anything but FF in light that low. A 1" sensor is going to be a big compromise. With people moving in a disco, you need reasonably high shutter speeds, so ISO levels of 6400, 12800 and higher might be needed. Of course, he can possibly get some sort of image if there is a spotlight on the subject, but to capture the colors in low light is just plain difficult.
Also be aware that any laser light show will ruin the camera if the beam hits while the shutter is open. Its a common issue for newbies who try to take video at a laser light show. Warranties don't cover things like that either.
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3041439/g7x-iso1600-img_0042?inalbum=canon-powershot-g7-x-photo-galleryThere is a big diffgerence betwwen "pixel peeper" and viewing the picture on screen. I once shoot some picture in the restuarant with the EOS M at ISO 6400 just for the fun of it. The pictures look great when viewed on a 20 inch screen but I can call them junk when I look at them at pixel level. Do you really want to hand a $800 camera to a 13 years old boy???
There are some shots @ higher Iso. IMO, the IQ @ 1600 Iso is a little bit weak. Or am I wrong? Do I expect to much from the G7?
I would like to buy an small camera one for my grandson
Sony DOES have an excellent track record of bringing top-of-the-line technologies to market in a timely fashion, at a good price, without bugs or glitches, so at least you've got that going for you. They've become mainstream in every technology they ever were ahead at . . . they're the number one name in TVs, Portable Music Players, Laptops, and, oh yeah, cameras.Sony also has a history of putting out a lot of proprietary crap in their products that they won't license in the vain hope that people will be trapped into buying Sony branded consumables forever and ever, which led to the doom of Betamax, the Super Audio CD and pretty much anything that needed a Memory Stick, among others.
OK pal. Now you've crossed the line. Say what you want about BetaMax, Memory Sticks and I'll even give you MiniDiscs, but don't you dare badmouth MY SACDs (at least not until those recordings are available on blu-ray pure audio)