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
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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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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
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 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
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
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
G1XTunnel
M8.2Rangefinder
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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$348 - $398

Aperture Has a much wider aperture
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$499 - $597

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
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 Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$399 - $549 body only

$499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449

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

$799

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

$498 - $798

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

$487

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$962

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Leica M8.2 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica M9

Leica M9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,999 body only

True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Supports continuous shooting
Leica M8

Leica M8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Continuous shooting Supports continuous shooting
Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Boutique

$1,083 - $1,299

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Size Slightly larger
Leica X2

Leica X2

Boutique

$1,549 - $1,695

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Leica M-E Typ 220

Leica M-E Typ 220

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$5,200 body only

Image stabilization Image stabilization
True resolution Higher true resolution
Viewfinder Doesn't have a rangefinder viewfinder

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