The PowerShot G7 X comes in a compact body that Digital Photography Review says "feels solid" though perhaps "a bit slippery." Despite being a bridge camera, Reviewed.com says it still feels like a point-and-shoot, with the handling that they loved on previous Canon shooters brought over "in all the right ways." But though CNET thought the tilting touchscreen LCD was "nice," they found that the inability to turn it downward or turn it made it "difficult" to frame certain shots, and Gizmodo says the clicking nature of the lens ring "makes manual focus hard to use on the fly."
Taking the G7 X out on the town showcases a few other snags as well. Digital Photography Review says it suffers from "slow continuous shooting and shot-to-shot speeds with Raw images," and CNET had similar issues with a "sluggish" autofocus. The battery life was even more disappointing, with Tom's Guide calling it "pretty poor," especially compared to the battery of the competing RX100 III.
Canon's built itself a reputation for building small yet powerful cameras like the S120. The PowerShot G7 X benefits from that expertise, offering prime image quality in an easy-to-handle form. However, while it's got a lot of great things going for it, the G7 X isn't the device to take the bridge camera crown from Sony just yet.