We've all seen the phone versus $50,000 camera videos, and while they're fun to watch, the real competition for an advanced camera phone is a compact system camera. This great video examines how well an iPhone X can compete with a popular vlogging camera for video work.
Coming to you from Potato Jet, this video pits the iPhone X against the Canon G7X II. The compact system camera has been generally obliterated by the camera phone, which is certainly understandable, considering the overwhelming majority of people don't want to carry two devices and the advancing quality of phone cameras in tandem with their connectivity makes them much more attractive to the average consumer. However, for content creators and enthusiasts who don't want to lug a full DSLR or mirrorless system around, the compact can still strike a pleasing balance of better capabilities and portability. However, as smartphones continue to advance, that gap of capabilities continues to narrow. As the video shows, there are certainly situations in which the G7X II outshines the iPhone, but depending on your needs and standards, a late-model camera phone could very well be sufficient. Check out the video above for the full comparison.