Canon PowerShot G1X vs Canon EOS M

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

72

Canon EOS M

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS M

Size
Really small
Compact (109×66×32 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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differences

Advantages of the Canon EOS M

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Size
Smaller
109×66×32 mm vs 117×81×65 mm
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2.7x smaller
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Overall image quality
Better image quality
65.0 vs 60.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Color depth
Better color depth
22.1 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.2 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 14.2 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 2.6"
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2x thinner
Weight
Lighter
298 g vs 492 g
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Around 40% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
4.3 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
827 ISO vs 644 ISO
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The EOS M has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$239.99 vs $404.79
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The best price we've seen is $165 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Startup delay
Less startup delay
1900 ms vs 2700 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
697 ms vs 742 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              EOS M1,040k dots
              G1X920k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              EOS M742 ms
              G1X697 ms
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              EOS M11.2 EV
              G1X10.8 EV
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              EOS M2700 ms
              G1X1900 ms
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              EOS M65.0
              G1X60.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $469 - $649

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $605 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $495 with 14-42mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature

              Canon EOS M Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS M3

              Canon EOS M3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $795 - $803 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $274 body only

              $440 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm X-M1

              Fujifilm X-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 - $499 body only

              $560 with 16-50mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $781

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $976

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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              Ky (7:25 PM, November 20, 2013)
              I dont understand why the EOS M has almost all its points better - including Quality and Color Depth and cheaper but less score ? Why ?