Canon PowerShot G1X vs Leica M8.2

Canon PowerShot G1X
Leica M8.2

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large sensor
Sensor size
Four thirds 18.7x14mm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Leica M8.2

Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Rangefinder
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 2,500 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 4.7 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
Size
Smaller
139×80×37 mm vs 117×81×65 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
$229.95 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $319 cheaper (2.4x 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
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
G1XTunnel
M8.2Rangefinder
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/4000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Weight Heavy Help
G1X492 g
M8.2591 g
Continuous shooting Poor or no continuous shooting Help
G1X1.9 fps
M8.2None
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$399

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

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

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

$440

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$411 - $600

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Sensor size Smaller sensor
True resolution Slightly lower true resolution

Leica M8.2 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica M8

Leica M8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Continuous shooting Supports continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
Leica M9

Leica M9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$5,217 - $5,262 body only

True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Supports continuous shooting
Lowest price Much more expensive
Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Boutique

$1,142 - $1,300

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Size Slightly larger
Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$399 - $599

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$979 - $1,097 body only

$1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Thickness Significantly thicker

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Leica M8.2
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