Canon PowerShot G1X vs Leica X2

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Canon PowerShot G1X

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Leica X2

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great color depth
Color depth
21.7 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Leica X2

Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Battery life
Great battery life
450 shots
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$399.00 vs $1,549.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,150 cheaper (3.9x less)
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Leica X2

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
450 shots vs 250 shots
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80% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size
Smaller
124x69x52 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Sensor size
Larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
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More than 40% larger sensor
Weight
Lighter
345 g vs 492 g
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Around 30% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 14.2 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Thinner
2" vs 2.6"
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20% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent boutiques, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent boutiques

              Common Strengths

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              Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G1X:1.9 fps
              X2:3 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              G1X:12,800 ISO
              X2:12,500 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              G1X:920k dots
              X2:230k dots
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $887 - $999

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $235 body only

              $300 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $398

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Nikon Coolpix A

              Nikon Coolpix A

              Boutique

              $504 - $883

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $650

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $645

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799 - $800

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $487

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $1,009

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $547

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

              Leica X2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica X1

              Leica X1

              Boutique

              $1,480

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Leica X Vario

              Leica X Vario

              Boutique

              $2,099

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Leica X (Typ 113)

              Leica X (Typ 113)

              Boutique

              $2,295

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Boutique

              $1,111 - $1,299

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $401 - $597

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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