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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G5

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot G5 over the Canon PowerShot G1X.
 
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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 14.2 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture around 3x more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 5 f-stops better
Sensor size Larger sensor Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm vs 1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
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Around 7x larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Thickness Slightly thinner 2.6" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon G5

Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the G5's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Macro focus Much better macro capability 5 cm vs 20 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
Tunnel
Weight Heavy Help
G1X:492 g
G5:490 g
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
One lens only
Thickness Quite thick Help
G1X:2.6"
G5:2.8"
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
G1X:1.9 fps
G5:1.5 fps
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
G1X:20 cm
G5:5 cm
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
G1X:28 mm
G5:35 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$499

Size Is slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Color depth Has slightly less color depth
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$499 - $598

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$360 with 18-55mm lens

Size Is slightly smaller
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$629

Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Color depth Has significantly less color depth

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

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Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Pro digicam

$698 - $746

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Viewfinder No viewfinder
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
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$390 - $400

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon Coolpix P7800

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Pro digicam

$509 - $547

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

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Canon PowerShot G6

Pro digicam

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Thickness Slightly thicker
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V1

Digicam

Size Smaller
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$341

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
External flash No external flash support
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Casio Exilim EX-S500

Casio Exilim EX-S500

Ultra compact

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$648 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Slightly larger

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