Although the Canon G7X is an extremely popular point and shoot camera body that has one of the largest customer bases of all point and shoot cameras on the market, Canon has just released the new Canon G7X Mark III with a number of improvements over the older versions. As you may expect, this has resulted in a large number of people going off to purchase the new G7X that directly leads to a large number of new people reaching out with various questions about different camera accessories for their new camera body.
One of the more common questions that we have seen people reaching out about over the last few weeks is based around the best selfie stick for Canon G7X cameras. Now, we feel that so many people have started reaching out about selfie sticks in particular due to the vast majority of sticks on the market having been designed for smartphones or action cameras. Thankfully though, there are a few of the newer, next-generation selfie sticks on the market these days that can easily support the weight of your Canon G7X and provide you some solid image stabilization for your perfect selfie.
In our opinion, the Fugetek FT-568 is still the best selfie stick on the market right now that is able to support the weight of the Canon G7X, even if you are using the G7X III and have a heavy external microphone mounted to it. If you are into your vlogging and are wanting a solid selfie stick for your vlog footage then the FT-568 is an excellent option as well as just for capturing regular selfies too. Although there are a few other next-generation sticks on the market with a similar load capacity to the FT-568, we still think that it is the dominant stick and that the compeating brands have missed one or two little things that Fugetek include as standard with their stick.
On top of this, over the year or two, the Fugetek FT-568 has managed to gain an absolutely massive core customer base of photographers, vloggers, and social media influencers due to its excellent performance. On top of this, it is also compatible with smartphones, action cameras, and lighter mirrorless camera rigs as well as with point and shoot cameras like your G7X. This has managed to earn the FT-568 one of the best reputations on the market amongst the selfie stick line-up by far.
Performance And Functionality
As we touched on earlier, one of the main problems with most of the selfie sticks on the market right now is that they were only ever designed to support the weight of a smartphone or action camera. Due to this, they have a really low maximum load capacity meaning that the vast majority of the first generation selfie sticks will never be able to support the weight of your Canon G7X safely.
This is where the newer, next-generation sticks like the Fugetek FT-568 come in as they have a better build quality and a higher maximum load capacity too. This ensures that they are able to support your G7X with ease and give you the peace of mind of knowing that your camera won’t buckle the stick and fall to the ground. On top of this, the Fugetek FT-568 also has a proven history with a number of Canon G7X owners already using it as their selfie stick of choice.
Fugetek have also done a great job of ensuring that the FT-568 offers a massive forty nine-inch maximum extended length too. At the time of writing, this is the longest available length of any selfie stick with a high enough load capacity to support a point and shoot camera without risking your camera falling to the ground. This ensures that you are able to fully extend the stick during use and capture your selfie with plenty of the landscape background behind you in excellent detail too.
Unlike some of the compeating next generation, higher load capacity selfie sticks on the market right now, the Fugetek FT-568 also shrinks down to a tiny sixteen inches in length when not fully extended making it very very easy to store and carry with you. Its 10-ounce weight also ensures that it is easy to add to your bag or just carry by hand without issue too while out and about seeing the sights.
The easy-mount system on the Fugetek FT-568 ensures that you are able to quickly and easily mount and unmount your Canon G7X as required too without wasting time. A small number of the compeating selfie sticks on the market right now have really annoying mounting systems that are more complicated then they have to be. The FT-568 is so simple and user-friendly that we really don’t understand why the compeating brands didn’t just duplicate the mounting system on the FT-568 and use it on their own products.
With the stick being so cheap and offers great performance, it is easy to see why it has proven to be such a popular option amongst the community. A large number of photographers, vloggers, and social media influencers have left their own, independent reviews of the FT-568 online that you can read too. They are well worth skimming over as there are multiple people posting reviews after using the stick with heavier camera bodies than the G7X and sharing their experiences and how well the FT-568 performed for them.
User Interface And Control System
The Fugetek user interface is very straight forward and easy to use and we are confident that most of our readers will easily be able to understand the stick without even having to read the instruction manual. The stick uses a simple screw thread to allow you to mount the smartphone or action camera mount to the stick whereas you just mount your Canon G7X directly to the mounting screw.
The stick uses the super easy yet very secure flip-lock system to extend each section of the stick to its maximum length ensuring that your G7X is safe and secure with the stick extended. Once you have the FT-568 to the desired length, you can then take your selfies as required. The stick comes with a wireless remote control as standard too that can help you activate the camera shutter on your devices if needed too.
One thing that we would like to point out is that the wireless remote control on the Fugetek FT-568 comes shipped with its face down to help protect it from any potential damage when shipping. We have noticed a few people saying that their stick never had the remote when they got it only to find that it was face down in its holder in the stick all along. The remote comes with a three hundred hour standby battery that takes only one hour to fully recharge back to full too.
Build Quality And Design
The Fugetek FT-568 has been made from an aluminum and magnesium alloy to ensure that you are getting the best build quality possible for the price. Not only is the alloy very lightweight but it is also very tough and robust too, this is why the FT-568 is so easy to carry with you in your pocket while also being robust enough to support the weight of a Canon G7X with ease.
The handle on the selfie stick is also very comfortable to hold for long periods of time if needed too. Most of the compeating sticks use a standard plastic-based handle that can feel a little rough and potentially cause your hand to cramp up when using it for a long period of time. The handle on the Fugetek FT-568 is made from non-slip rubber to help ensure that it is as comfortable as possible while also ensuring that you can always get a good firm grip of the handle when needed too.
That brings our article going over what we feel is the best selfie stick for Canon G7X camera owners to an end. As we have stated throughout the article, in our opinion, the Fugetek FT-568 is definatley the best option that is currently available on the market and by a long shot too. Although there are a few compeating sticks available, we feel that the FT-568 beats them with ease and is the obvious option for something like a G7X.
We know that some of our readers may still be on the fence about the Fugetek FT-568 due to having to put a ton of trust in a selfie stick with a camera as heavy as the G7X. If you are still on the fence about purchasing the stick then we would highly recommend that you check out some of these independent reviews from people who are using the FT-568.
As we mentioned earlier in the article, many of those reviews have been published by people who are using the Fugetek FT-568 with much heavier cameras than the Canon G7X and offer some great insight into its performance with the heavier camera rigs. Some of those reviews have also been published by other Canon G7X owners too helping to get some independent opinions on how well the Fugetek FT-568 performs when used with the G7X.