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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

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

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS M

Size
Really small
Compact 109x66x32 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
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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External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size Smaller 109x66x32 mm vs 117x81x65 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
True resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 14.2 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
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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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
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 faster 4.3 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
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Around 30% larger sensor
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 Cheaper $235.79 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $313 cheaper (2.3x 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
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 697 ms vs 742 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
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 Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              EOS M:1,040k dots
              G1X:920k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              EOS M:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              G1X:Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              EOS M:742 ms
              G1X:697 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              EOS M:11.2 EV
              G1X:10.8 EV
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              EOS M:2700 ms
              G1X:1900 ms
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              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 Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $600 body only

              $579 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,098 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS M Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $398 - $410 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

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

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $680 - $700 body only

              $489 - $820 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Size Significantly larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon 1 J3

              Nikon 1 J3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $339 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $1,057

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $580

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $500

              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

              $498 - $1,094

              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

              $799

              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 ?