We’re going on a family vacation for a week, and I have a choice to make. Which camera do I bring with me?
I know, such a first world problem eh?
Most of my pictures are taken with my Canon 7D, paired with the 24-70mm lens. I love the combination for many reasons, except for one issue–it is as heavy as a pig. On this upcoming trip, I am mostly going to be hauling Savanna in a baby carrier with me, so carrying a heavy camera is not the best option.
I used the trip as an excuse and bought a Canon G11 (any excuse is a good excuse for a new camera, right?). It has all the manual settings I would normally use, but it is a point-and-shoot camera in a very light package. I do like the camera, but of course I can’t compare it to the 7D and the L lens.
I am very torn. I love the 7D, but it’s heavy. I also like the G11, but the quality of picture is not the same as the 7D.
Here is a comparison. Both pictures are taken at F2.8, ISO 3200, and 1/125.
The picture taken with the 7D is visibly cleaner, with much less noise, and better color range. The G11 is fine as it is a low light condition, but it is very grainy.
What would you do? Which camera would you take on the trip?