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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
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 M8.2

Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 27.0x18.0mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
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 Significantly 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
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
Weight Lighter 492 g vs 591 g
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Around 20% lighter
Continuous shooting Supports continuous shooting 1.9 fps vs None
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Allows taking many pictures in rapid succession
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

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $500 body only

$599 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$323 - $425

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Boutique

$2,798

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

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
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
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$479 - $498

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

$399 - $499

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$499 - $598

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support

Leica M8.2 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica M9

Leica M9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,885 body only

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Leica M8

Leica M8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Continuous shooting Supports continuous shooting
Placeholder

Ricoh GXR (A12)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Larger
Thickness Significantly thicker
Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$2,797 - $3,297 body only

$3,497 - $4,087 with 24-85mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
Leica X2

Leica X2

Boutique

$203 - $1,995

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Sensor size Smaller sensor

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