Canon PowerShot G1X

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Canon PowerShot G1X

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Nikon Coolpix P7800

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Nikon Coolpix P7800

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Large sensor
Sensor size
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7800

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

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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 18.7x14.0mm 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
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 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$449.00 vs $546.95
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The best price we've seen is $98 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P7800

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
2 cm vs 20 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the P7800's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
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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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 1.9 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
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
Size
Smaller
118x77x50 mm vs 117x81x65 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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              G1X:920k dots
              P7800:921k dots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              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
              G1X:Tunnel
              P7800:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G1X:10.8 EV
              P7800:11.7 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1X:21.7 bits
              P7800:21.2 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G1X:644 ISO
              P7800:200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X:60.0
              P7800:54.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G1X:4x
              P7800:7.1x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $432 - $449

              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 - $799

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $499

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $326 - $399

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $699

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $996

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

              Nikon Coolpix P7800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $401

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $397

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus Stylus 1

              Olympus Stylus 1

              Pro digicam

              $85 - $699

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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