Canon PowerShot G1X

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Canon PowerShot G1X

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Canon PowerShot G16

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Canon PowerShot G16

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large sensor
Sensor size
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
314 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Overall image quality
Better image quality
60.0 vs 54.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Sensor size
Larger sensor
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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Around 6.5x larger sensor
Color depth
Better color depth
21.7 bits vs 21 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
644 ISO vs 230 ISO
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The G1X has excellent image quality 1.5 f-stops higher ISO than the G16
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
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Advantages of the Canon G16

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 20 cm
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Focus on subjects 20x closer to the lens
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the G16's lens captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
314 ms vs 697 ms
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2.2x less delay when taking photos
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.7 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size
Smaller
109x76x40 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
250s vs 60s
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More than 4x longer exposures
Battery life
Longer battery life
360 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
1.6" vs 2.6"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight
Lighter
356 g vs 492 g
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Around 30% lighter
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
1800 ms vs 1900 ms
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Around 10% less delay when turning on
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$449.00 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              G1X:920k dots
              G16:922k dots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              G1X:60s
              G16:250s
              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              G1X:1900 ms
              G16:1800 ms
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              G1X:697 ms
              G16:314 ms
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G1X:10.8 EV
              G16:11.7 EV
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1X:21.7 bits
              G16:21 bits
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X:60.0
              G16:54.0
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G1X:4x
              G16:5x

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              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $699

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $829

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

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              Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

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