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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
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor size
Large sensor
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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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
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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 Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
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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
Zoom Poor zoom Help
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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
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$509

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
Nikon Coolpix P7800

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Pro digicam

$547

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Color depth Has slightly less color depth
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$699 - $700

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Size Is slightly smaller
Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$315 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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$849

Size Is slightly smaller
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

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
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

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 - $449

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

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Canon PowerShot G6

Pro digicam

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
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Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60

Compact

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Pro digicam

$349

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Fujifilm FinePix S1600

Fujifilm FinePix S1600

Super zoom

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

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