Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II vs Canon PowerShot G1X

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

86

Canon PowerShot G1X

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II Competitors

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$532 - $649

Size Smaller
Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom Much less zoom
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$474 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Pro digicam

$588 - $699

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom Much less zoom

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$600

Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Travel zoom

$368

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$2,042

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Screen size Smaller screen

discussion

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Bob Buchanan (3:13 AM, July 13, 2015)
Great review - am trying to decide now between the two. Will be used as a walk around vs. my 50D DSLR. One item I question in your comparison. If I read this correctly you write that a common weakness is the "very small " sensor". Most list the sensor at 1.5" or close to that. For a compact, this is just what I have been looking for. It will give almost the same sensor size as my 50D. Most reviewers list this as the common strength vs. a weakness. What am I missing?