Canon PowerShot G1X vs Canon EOS M

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

72

Canon EOS M

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS M

Size
Really small
Compact 109x66x32 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Color depth
Great color depth
22.1 bits
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 12 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS M. Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G1X.

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
109x66x32 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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2.7x smaller
Overall image quality
Better image quality
65.0 vs 60.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Color depth
Better color depth
22.1 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.2 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.4 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
$239.00 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $160 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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
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
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
697 ms vs 742 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
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
              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

              $449

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $549 body only

              $499 - $500 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

              $612 with 75-300mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon EOS M Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS M3

              Canon EOS M3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $908 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

              $398 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
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $650 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Size Significantly larger
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $453 with 14-42mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $487

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $964

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $649

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

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

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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 ?