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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Color depth
Great color depth
21.7 bits
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor size
Large sensor
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G10

Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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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
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
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
Color depth Better color depth 21.7 bits vs 19 bits
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Distinguishes 2.7 more bits of color
Sensor size Larger sensor Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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More than 6x larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Dynamic range More dynamic range 10.8 EV vs 10 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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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
Battery life Much longer battery life 1000 shots vs 250 shots
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4x more shots per battery charge
Size Smaller 109x78x46 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 569 ms vs 697 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
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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        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        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
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        G1X:697 ms
        G10:569 ms
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        G1X:10.8 EV
        G10:10 EV
        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
        G10:2000 ms
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        G1X:1.9 fps
        G10:0.7 fps
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        G1X:60.0
        G10:37.0
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        G1X:4x
        G10:5x

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        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $499

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $498

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Canon PowerShot G15

        Canon PowerShot G15

        Pro digicam

        $399 - $499

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Pro digicam

        $499 - $598

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot G12

        Canon PowerShot G12

        Pro digicam

        $899

        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
        Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
        Canon EOS M

        Canon EOS M

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $300 body only

        $309 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

        Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

        Boutique

        $799

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
        Nikon Coolpix P7800

        Nikon Coolpix P7800

        Pro digicam

        $468 - $547

        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

        $544

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Screen size Smaller screen
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Canon PowerShot G9

        Canon PowerShot G9

        Pro digicam

        $350

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

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