Updated (July, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Canon PowerShot G1X vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

72

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
259 ms shutter lag

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Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G1X. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1.

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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Color depth
Better color depth
21.7 bits vs 20.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.9 more bits of color
Overall image quality
Better image quality
60.0 vs 55.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
10.8 EV vs 10.6 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GX1

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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
259 ms vs 697 ms
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2.7x less delay when taking photos
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Smaller
116x68x39 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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2x smaller
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Startup delay
Less startup delay
1400 ms vs 1900 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Thickness
Thinner
1.5" vs 2.6"
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40% thinner
Weight
Lighter
318 g vs 492 g
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Around 40% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
4.2 fps vs 1.9 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
16 MP vs 14.2 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
310 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              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
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G1X10.8 EV
              DMC-GX110.6 EV
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1X21.7 bits
              DMC-GX120.8 bits
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G1X644 ISO
              DMC-GX1703 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X60.0
              DMC-GX155.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $398 - $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $239 body only

              $327 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              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
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $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
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $757

              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 G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $649

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $994

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $530 - $535 body only

              $743 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $400 body only

              $470 - $648 with 12-32mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              External flash No external flash support
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $614 with 14-45mm lens

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Color depth Better color depth
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $453 with 14-42mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $390 body only

              $518 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External flash No external flash support

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