If you’re like most people, your smartphone has taken over as your primary camera. It’s not hard to see why: it’s convenient, always in your pocket, and the easiest way to share moments with friends and family.
But there’s always room for a second camera, especially if you want something a little more capable, or one with a little more zoom. And even if you’ve already got a high-end DSLR, then something that condenses that quality into a compact package is immensely valuable.
This is where high-end point-and-shoots come in, such as the new Canon PowerShot G9 X ($499.99 MSRP). Like other high-end compact cameras it’s got some serious horsepower under the hood. But unlike its closest competition, it starts at just under $500. That’s not cheap, but if you’ve got your eye on a second camera for whatever reason, this one is worth a second look.
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