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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor size
Large sensor
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Focus points
Many focus points
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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Size Much smaller 117x81x65 mm vs 135x107x149 mm
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3.5x smaller
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Overall image quality Better image quality 60.0 vs 49.0
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More than 20% better image quality
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 21.7 bits vs 20.4 bits
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Distinguishes 1.3 more bits of color
Thickness Much thinner 2.6" vs 5.9"
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2.3x thinner
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight Much lighter 492 g vs 920 g
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Around 50% lighter
Sensor size Larger sensor Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
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More than 4.5x larger sensor
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 644 ISO vs 216 ISO
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The G1X has excellent image quality 1.6 f-stops higher ISO than the X-S1
True resolution Higher true resolution 14.2 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X-S1

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Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 20 cm
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Focus on subjects 20x closer to the lens
Zoom More zoom 26x vs 4x
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Around 42.5x more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Battery life Longer battery life 460 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 80% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 1.9 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.2 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Lowest price Cheaper $349.00 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $200 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              G1X:Tunnel
              X-S1:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              G1X:492 g
              X-S1:920 g
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              G1X:2.6"
              X-S1:5.9"
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G1X:10.8 EV
              X-S1:11.2 EV
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X:60.0
              X-S1:49.0

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $1,298

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus 1

              Olympus Stylus 1

              Pro digicam

              $253 - $699

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              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

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $400 - $499

              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 EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 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

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $349 - $441

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $409 - $552

              Size Much smaller
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Focus points Fewer focus points
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $249 - $409

              Size Significantly smaller
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $249 - $352

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Much smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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