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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 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
 
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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
Lowest price Much cheaper $549.00 vs $6,999.99
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The best price we've seen is $6,451 cheaper (12.8x less)
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
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
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
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 Common Weaknesses
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 Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
G1X:Tunnel
M8.2:Rangefinder
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

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$780 - $900

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$324 - $425

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor

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
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548

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

$390 - $420

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Leica M8.2 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica M8

Leica M8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

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
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,049 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 body only

$1,350 with 16225391-32mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Leica X1

Leica X1

Boutique

$1,850

Lowest price Much cheaper
Screen size Larger screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Sensor size Smaller sensor

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