Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

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Canon PowerShot G5

     

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
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
$449.00 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $250 cheaper (around 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
Tunnel
Common Weaknesses
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
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

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Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$432 - $449

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
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

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 G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$799

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

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
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$420

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

$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 EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$236 body only

$324 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200

Compact

$270

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$830

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$160 body only

$745 with 5-15mm, 15-45mm lenses

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder No viewfinder
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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Entry-level DSLR

$550 with 18-55mm lens

Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Larger
Weight Slightly heavier

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