As well as being compared against other boutiques, the Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II is also often compared to pro digicams, mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and the PowerShot G1X) and Nikon (such as the D5300 and the Coolpix A1000)

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G1X Mark II compared to other boutique competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.8), has way more more zoom (5x vs 3.1x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 330 shots), is thicker (2.6" vs 2.2"), is slightly heavier (558 g vs 399 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs optical).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
2 years older
$695

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 5x
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the G1X and G1X Mark II

  • Incredible zoom: 4x vs 5x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T
7 months newer
$950

Significant advantages of the X100T (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 330 shots vs 240 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X100T (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the X100T and G1X Mark II

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×74×52 mm) vs Standard size (116×74×66 mm)
  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $949.99 vs $699.00

Leica X2

Leica X2
1 year older
$1,648

Significant advantages of the X2 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much longer battery life: 450 shots vs 240 shots
  • Lighter: 345 g vs 558 g

Significant disadvantages of the X2 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the X2 and G1X Mark II

  • Fairly small: Mid size (124×69×52 mm) vs Standard size (116×74×66 mm)
  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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3 years newer
$1,099

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 5x
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III and G1X Mark II

  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×78×51 mm) vs Standard size (116×74×66 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
7 months newer
$538 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Shoots significantly faster: 11 fps vs 5.2 fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 5x
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and G1X Mark II

  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 5x
  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Standard size (116×74×66 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G1X Mark II compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much larger sensor (four thirds 18.7x14mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out and supports an external flash.

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (13.1 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5.2 fps vs 10 fps), is older (february 2014 vs june 2015), is thicker (2.6" vs 1.2") and is slightly heavier (558 g vs 209 g).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 13.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and G1X Mark II

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Have touch screens

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X
1 year newer
$588 - $699

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G5 X (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 13.1 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G5 X (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the PowerShot G5 X and G1X Mark II

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Have touch screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
1 year newer
$650 - $898

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Shoots significantly faster: 16 fps vs 5.2 fps
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 13.1 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • No touch screen
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and G1X Mark II

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
1 year newer
$391

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 13.1 MP
  • Significantly lighter: 209 g vs 558 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and G1X Mark II

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Have touch screens

Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112
5 months older
$1,596

Significant advantages of the Typ112 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Significantly lighter: 195 g vs 558 g
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Typ112 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Typ112 and G1X Mark II

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
7 months older
$598

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much longer battery life: 350 shots vs 240 shots
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 13.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 II and G1X Mark II

  • Large sensors: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G1X Mark II compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes slightly lower resolution photos (13.1 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and lacks and external mic jack.

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
1 year newer
$599 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • No external flash support
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the EOS M10 and G1X Mark II

  • Inexpensive: $599.00 vs $699.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A6000 and G1X Mark II

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $699.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the E-M10 II (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 II (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the E-M10 II and G1X Mark II

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
1 year newer
$364 (body only)
$538 22mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the M3 and G1X Mark II

  • Inexpensive: $363.69 vs $699.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2
3 months older
$555 (body only)
$668 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-E2 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the X-E2 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the X-E2 and G1X Mark II

  • Inexpensive: $555.41 vs $699.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10
similar age
$380 - $449 (body only)
$390 - $499 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M10 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the E-M10 and G1X Mark II

  • Inexpensive: $379.99 vs $699.00
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G1X Mark II compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, is newer (february 2014 vs october 2013), is much smaller (standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)) and is thinner (2.6" vs 3").

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), takes much lower resolution photos (13.1 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (four thirds 18.7x14mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 months older
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 13.1 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Standard size (116×74×66 mm)
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D5300 and G1X Mark II

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G1X Mark II compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.4), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 461k dots), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a touch screen and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5.2 fps vs 24 fps), has a slightly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 300 shots), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has much fewer focus points (31 vs 315).

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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5 years newer
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and G1X Mark II

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
10 months older
$232

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Has a GPS
  • Lighter: 233 g vs 558 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the SX280 HS and G1X Mark II

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
2 years newer
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Longer battery life: 300 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and G1X Mark II

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
1 year newer
$367

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much longer battery life: 360 shots vs 240 shots
  • Lighter: 245 g vs 558 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and G1X Mark II

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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4 years newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 5.2 fps
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 13.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and G1X Mark II

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
9 months older
$445

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much longer battery life: 400 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and G1X Mark II

  • Support external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G1X Mark II compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.8), is slightly smaller (standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs large (138×102×135 mm)), has a much larger sensor (four thirds 18.7x14mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), is thinner (2.6" vs 5.3") and is slightly lighter (558 g vs 915 g).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (13.1 MP vs 20 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5.2 fps vs 12 fps) and lacks and external mic jack.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much longer battery life: 350 shots vs 240 shots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • Significantly larger: Large (138×102×135 mm) vs Standard size (116×74×66 mm)

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and G1X Mark II

  • Have touch screens
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • Each supports an external flash

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X
1 year newer
$530 - $849

Significant advantages of the G3 X (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the G3 X (vs the G1X Mark II)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the G3 X and G1X Mark II

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm) vs Standard size (116×74×66 mm)
  • Have touch screens
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14mm