Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large sensor
Sensor size
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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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
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
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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$549.00 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
Tunnel
Common Weaknesses
Weight Heavy Help
G1X:492 g
G5:490 g
Thickness Quite thick Help
G1X:2.6"
G5:2.8"
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
One lens only
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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Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$829

Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Color depth Has significantly less color depth
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$799

Size Is slightly smaller
Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$749

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Supports 24p No 24p support
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $578

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$420

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
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 PowerShot G5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Canon PowerShot G3

Pro digicam

True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
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Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60

Compact

$300

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$2,297 body only

$2,997 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Significantly larger
Weight Significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Super zoom

$489

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Travel zoom

$247

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support

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