Is It Worth Carrying a High-End Compact Camera If You Already Own an iPhone X? (VIDEO)

Apropos of the old adage that, “The best camera is the one you have with you,” the video below explores a question a lot of photographers have been asking; namely, do you really need a high-end compact camera if you own a state-of-the-art camera phone?

Key considerations include the added expense and inconvenience of carrying an extra device, as well as whether a premium camera phone can match the versatility and image quality of a compact camera with a great lens and manual controls. Here you’ll see a photographer make an interesting comparison between the photo capabilities of Apple’s new iPhone X, and those of the popular and versatile Canon G7 X Mark II pocket camera.

For this informal shootout, self-proclaimed “camera geek” and filmmaker “Potato Jet” tested the iPhone X and Canon G7 X II under a variety of shooting conditions, to see how they perform under similar situations. Whether you want a capable camera in your pocket for travel photography, shooting at parties or on the street, or you do a lot of vlogging like Potato Jet, you’ll find this this comparison quite informative.

Potato Jet uses both devices outdoors on a bright sunny day, as well as at sunset, to see how they render shadow detail. He also makes a number of low-light comparisons, including indoor party videos where one of the cameras blows the other away. 

You can find more interesting videos on Potato Jet’s YouTube channel. And be sure to check out our first look at the iPhone X with images shot by a top pro.

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