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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 Leica X2

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Battery life
Great battery life
450 shots
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution 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
Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed 1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure Slightly 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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
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
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
Lowest price Cheaper $202.80 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $346 cheaper (2.7x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent boutiques

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              G1X:$549.00
              X2:$202.80
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G1X:1.9 fps
              X2:3 fps
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              G1X:14.2 MP
              X2:16.1 MP

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              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
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $390 - $410

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Color depth Has much less color depth
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,299

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $401 - $598

              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

              $780 - $900

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $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

              $1,097

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              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

              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

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Leica X2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica X1

              Leica X1

              Boutique

              $1,850

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

              Leica X Vario

              Boutique

              $2,132

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $700

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $639

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

              Boutique

              $2,798

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

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