Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

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Leica M8.2

Leica M8.2

     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

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

Reasons to buy the Leica M8.2

Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 27.0x18.0mm
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Rangefinder
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
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 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 10.4 MP
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Capture around 40% more detail in your photos
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 2,500 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 2.4 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Supports continuous shooting
1.9 fps vs None
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Allows taking many pictures in rapid succession
Weight
Lighter
492 g vs 591 g
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Around 20% lighter
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Leica M8.2

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Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Sensor size
Larger sensor
APS-C 27.0x18.0mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
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Around 90% larger sensor
Size
Smaller
139x80x37 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.5" vs 2.6"
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More than 40% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$249.00 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $300 cheaper (2.2x less)
Viewfinder
Has a rangefinder viewfinder
Rangefinder vs Tunnel
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Rangefinder viewfinders are typically big and bright
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Sensor size Large sensors Help
G1X:Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
M8.2:APS-C 27.0x18.0mm
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
G1X:Tunnel
M8.2:Rangefinder
Common Weaknesses
Weight Heavy Help
G1X:492 g
M8.2:591 g
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Continuous shooting Poor or no continuous shooting Help
G1X:1.9 fps
M8.2:None
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$499

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
Color depth Has significantly less color depth
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$850 - $999

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449 - $450

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$749

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
Nikon Coolpix P7800

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Pro digicam

$547

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$699

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sensor size Smaller sensor

Leica M8.2 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica M8

Leica M8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Continuous shooting Supports continuous shooting
Leica M9

Leica M9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$7,000 body only

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Lowest price Much more expensive
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,298 - $2,098 body only

$1,598 with 28-70mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R

Boutique

$2,485 - $2,798

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Lowest price Much more expensive
Sony NEX-5R

Sony NEX-5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$396 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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