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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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
Color depth
Great color depth
21.7 bits
 

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
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
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
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 Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
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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
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
G1X:20 cm
G5:5 cm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
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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 G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$399 - $499

Size Is slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Color depth Has significantly less color depth
Low light performance Is slightly more noisy at high ISO
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$671

Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Color depth Has significantly less color depth
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $774 body only

$200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$329 - $567 body only

$477 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 G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$849

Size Is slightly smaller
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

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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
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$601

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon Coolpix P7800

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Pro digicam

$547 - $699

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

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Canon PowerShot Pro1

Pro digicam

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$448 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Larger
Thickness Slightly thicker
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Canon PowerShot G2

Pro digicam

Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Macro focus Worse macro capability
True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
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Canon PowerShot G3

Pro digicam

True resolution Slightly lower true resolution

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