Canon PowerShot G1X vs Canon PowerShot G5

Canon PowerShot G1X
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

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

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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
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
Cheaper
$399.00 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $300 cheaper (more than 40% 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 Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
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Common Weaknesses
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
One lens only
Weight Heavy Help
G1X:492 g
G5:490 g
Thickness Quite thick Help
G1X:2.6"
G5:2.8"
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
G1X:1.9 fps
G5:1.5 fps
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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Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Size Is slightly smaller
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$992

Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$790

Size Is slightly smaller
Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$302 - $557 body only

$379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Size Is slightly larger

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

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Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449 - $450

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 G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$799 - $800

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Supports 24p No 24p support
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$487

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

$499 - $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 PowerShot G5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $383

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
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Canon PowerShot G6

Pro digicam

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Thickness Slightly thicker
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$461 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Viewfinder No viewfinder
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Canon PowerShot G2

Pro digicam

$1,000

Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Macro focus Slightly worse macro capability
True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Larger
Thickness Slightly thicker

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