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Canon PowerShot G10

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
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

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2000 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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
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
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
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
Dynamic range More dynamic range 10.8 EV vs 10 EV
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0.8 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
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 $549.00 vs $899.00
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The best price we've seen is $350 cheaper (around 40% less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Canon G10

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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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              similarities

              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G1X:4x
              G10:5x
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X:60.0
              G10:37.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              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

              $548

              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

              $390 - $410

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

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $629

              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

              $360 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 S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $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 G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              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
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $401 - $598

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon PowerShot G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $699

              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

              $684

              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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