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    After 12 years it is time to retire my cannon g6. looking to replace with another compact with similar features.ie, autofocus,wireless remote,rotating screen for composition, if possible with a remote that can be set to take multiple shots at something like 5 second intervals, fed up with picking up and laying down a fish for each shot.would welcome suggestions. thanks, steve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sking View Post
    After 12 years it is time to retire my cannon g6. looking to replace with another compact with similar features.ie, autofocus,wireless remote,rotating screen for composition, if possible with a remote that can be set to take multiple shots at something like 5 second intervals, fed up with picking up and laying down a fish for each shot.would welcome suggestions. thanks, steve.
    If you want to stick to Canon the Powershot G5X might be a worth a look- definite jump ahead in technology, a nice fast lens and the rotating screen. And an eye level viewfinder which is a rarity these days. It's surprisingly small in reality and definitely worth a look.

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    The bigger 1 inch sensor is very good. I have the Powershot G7x MarkII with the same lens and basically same innards in a more compact shape and a flip up/down screen. It is the best compact I've owned as a combination of image quality, lens quality, good AF and controls. A couple of shots from my camera below that would be almost identical to the G5X - a typical scene shot on a beach and it has good close up capabilities.
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    Last edited by ps3737; 12-10-2018 at 10:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps3737 View Post
    If you want to stick to Canon the Powershot G5X might be a worth a look- definite jump ahead in technology, a nice fast lens and the rotating screen. And an eye level viewfinder which is a rarity these days. It's surprisingly small in reality and definitely worth a look.

    Camera advise-highres-canon-powershot-g5-9_1450441536-jpg

    The bigger 1 inch sensor is very good. I have the Powershot G7x MarkII with the same lens and basically same innards in a more compact shape and a flip up/down screen. It is the best compact I've owned as a combination of image quality, lens quality, good AF and controls. A couple of shots from my camera below that would be almost identical to the G5X - a typical scene shot on a beach and it has good close up capabilities.
    thanks for your reply,ps3737, the g5x is just the job,but it does not offer a remote time delay option. could an intervalometer, fit the g5x, or any suggestions on compacts that have the feature would help. thanks, steve.
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    Wait for Cap'n fishy to see your post, he uses Canon and knows a thing or two about them and photography, he'll put you right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee71 View Post
    Wait for Cap'n fishy to see your post, he uses Canon and knows a thing or two about them and photography, he'll put you right.
    Aye, well, I use Canon EF lenses, which fit to Canon dSLRs, and I keep them up to date. However, my compact is a Canon G10, which is now 10 years old. I use it about once a year, if that, so it's not worth my while updating it, and I just don't keep up to date with compacts, either by Canon or anyone else.

    However, having said that, my ancient G10 has a self-timer, so I am sure the G5X will have a self-timer. I will have a look in the specs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sking View Post
    thanks for your reply,ps3737, the g5x is just the job,but it does not offer a remote time delay option. could an intervalometer, fit the g5x, or any suggestions on compacts that have the feature would help. thanks, steve.
    The G5X has a self-timer. Have a look here...

    Releasing the shutter automatically (Self-timer) (PowerShot G5 X)

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    Yeah definitely has self timer, but the far better is to connect to a smartphone then you can use the phone as a remote shutter release, but with a live view through the lens, which you can zoom in/out and change exposure settings and select the focus point. Great stuff and the app is free from Canon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps3737 View Post
    Yeah definitely has self timer, but the far better is to connect to a smartphone then you can use the phone as a remote shutter release, but with a live view through the lens, which you can zoom in/out and change exposure settings and select the focus point. Great stuff and the app is free from Canon.
    Yeh - you can enter parallel universes with that app...


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