Canon PowerShot G1X vs Canon PowerShot G10

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Canon PowerShot G1X

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Canon PowerShot G10

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great color depth
Color depth
21.7 bits
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large sensor
Sensor size
Four thirds 18.7x14mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G10

Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Overall image quality
Significantly better image quality
60.0 vs 37.0
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More than 60% better image quality
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Color depth
Better color depth
21.7 bits vs 19 bits
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Distinguishes 2.7 more bits of color
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor size
Larger sensor
Four thirds 18.7x14mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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More than 6x larger sensor
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
10.8 EV vs 10 EV
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1.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
644 ISO vs 156 ISO
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The G1X has excellent image quality: 2 f-stops higher ISO than the G10
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
1900 ms vs 2000 ms
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Around 10% less delay when turning on
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.9 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Lowest price
Cheaper
$404.79 vs $834.00
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The best price we've seen is $429 cheaper (2.1x less)
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Advantages of the Canon G10

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 20.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 20x closer to the lens
Battery life
Much longer battery life
1000 shots vs 250 shots
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4x more shots per battery charge
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
569 ms vs 697 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Size
Smaller
109×78×46 mm vs 117×81×65 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.8" vs 2.6"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
390 g vs 492 g
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More than 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              G1X697 ms
              G10569 ms
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G1X10.8 EV
              G1010 EV
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              G1X1900 ms
              G102000 ms
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G1X1.9 fps
              G100.7 fps
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1X21.7 bits
              G1019 bits
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G1X644 ISO
              G10156 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X60.0
              G1037.0
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G1X4x
              G105x

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              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
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $781

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $976

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $469 - $649

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $529

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

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