Canon PowerShot G1X vs Nikon Coolpix P7800

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

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Nikon Coolpix P7800

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7800

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
1.50x
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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differences

Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Overall image quality
Better image quality
60.0 vs 54.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Sensor size
Larger sensor
Four thirds 18.7x14mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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More than 6x larger sensor
Color depth
Better color depth
21.7 bits vs 21.2 bits
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Distinguishes 0.5 more bits of color
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
644 ISO vs 200 ISO
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The G1X has excellent image quality: 1.7 f-stops higher ISO than the P7800
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Nikon P7800

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 20.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the P7800's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.7 EV vs 10.8 EV
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1.8 f-stops more dynamic range
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 1.9 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
119×78×50 mm vs 117×81×65 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
350 shots vs 250 shots
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40% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
2" vs 2.6"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
399 g vs 492 g
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Around 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              G1XTunnel
              P7800Digital
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G1X10.8 EV
              P780011.7 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1X21.7 bits
              P780021.2 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G1X644 ISO
              P7800200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X60.0
              P780054.0
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G1X4x
              P78007.1x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $411 - $600

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $1,350

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Super zoom

              $999

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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

              Nikon Coolpix P7800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $485

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Color depth Worse color depth

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