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
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large sensor
Sensor size
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G1X. Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G5.

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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
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Advantages of the Canon G5

Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5 cm vs 20 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
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)
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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
G1X492 g
G5490 g
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
G1X1.9 fps
G51.5 fps
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
G1X20 cm
G55 cm
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
G1X28 mm
G535 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$399

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

$975

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
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Size Is slightly smaller
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$398

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Color depth Has significantly less color depth

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$749

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$370 - $448

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

$775

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

$649

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sensor size Smaller sensor
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 G5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

Travel zoom

$449

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
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Canon PowerShot G6

Pro digicam

$590

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
Thickness Slightly thicker
Nikon D50

Nikon D50

Entry-level DSLR

$993 with 28-80mm lens

Screen size Larger screen
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$129 - $286

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture
External flash No external flash support
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$789

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

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