Canon PowerShot G1X

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Canon PowerShot G1X

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Canon PowerShot G10

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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 18.7x14.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G10

Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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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
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
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
Color depth
Better color depth
21.7 bits vs 19 bits
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Distinguishes 2.7 more bits of color
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 18.7x14.0mm 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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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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.9 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
1900 ms vs 2000 ms
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Around 10% less delay when turning on
Lowest price
Cheaper
$449.00 vs $829.95
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The best price we've seen is $381 cheaper (around 50% less)
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
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
569 ms vs 697 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Size
Smaller
109x78x46 mm vs 117x81x65 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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1X:21.7 bits
              G10:19 bits
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G1X:644 ISO
              G10:156 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X:60.0
              G10:37.0
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G1X:4x
              G10:5x

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              $432 - $449

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

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              Boutique

              $799

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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              Pro digicam

              $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

              $420

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

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $1,003

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $398

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Canon PowerShot G7

              Canon PowerShot G7

              Digicam

              $799

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $699

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $236 body only

              $314 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Canon PowerShot G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $494

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

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $860

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $305

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger

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