Canon PowerShot G1X vs Fujifilm X-S1

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Canon PowerShot G1X

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Fujifilm X-S1

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great color depth
Color depth
21.7 bits
Large sensor
Sensor size
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G1X. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm X-S1.

differences

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
Overall image quality
Better image quality
60.0 vs 49.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Weight
Significantly 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
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
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$399.00 vs $599.00
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The best price we've seen is $200 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom
More zoom
26x vs 4x
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Around 42.5x more zoom
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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              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
              G1XTunnel
              X-S1Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G1X10.8 EV
              X-S111.2 EV
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Weight Heavy Help
              G1X492 g
              X-S1920 g
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1X21.7 bits
              X-S120.4 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G1X644 ISO
              X-S1216 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X60.0
              X-S149.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              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

              $398

              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

              $487

              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 G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $964

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              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

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $314

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $330 - $598

              Size Much smaller
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $336 - $480

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $700 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $319 - $430

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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