Canon PowerShot G1X

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Canon PowerShot G1X

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Great image quality
Overall image quality
60.0
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great color depth
Color depth
21.7 bits
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
241 ms shutter lag
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Startup delay
Much less startup delay
1900 ms vs 3700 ms
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Around 50% less delay when turning on
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
Overall image quality
Better image quality
60.0 vs 50.0
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20% better image quality
Color depth
Better color depth
21.7 bits vs 20.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
Sensor size
Larger sensor
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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Around 6.5x larger sensor
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 40% more detail in your photos
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
644 ISO vs 147 ISO
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The G1X has excellent image quality 2.1 f-stops higher ISO than the DMC-LX7
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/1.4 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX7's lens captures much more light (2 f-stops)
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 20 cm
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Focus on subjects 20x closer to the lens
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
241 ms vs 697 ms
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2.9x less delay when taking photos
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
11 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 6x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
111x68x46 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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More than 40% smaller
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
Weight
Lighter
298 g vs 492 g
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Around 40% lighter
Battery life
Longer battery life
330 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
1.8" vs 2.6"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$339.95 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $209 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              920k 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 Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              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
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              G1X:1900 ms
              DMC-LX7:3700 ms
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G1X:10.8 EV
              DMC-LX7:11.7 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1X:21.7 bits
              DMC-LX7:20.7 bits
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X:60.0
              DMC-LX7:50.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G1X:4x
              DMC-LX7:3.8x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $578

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thinner
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $699

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $235 body only

              $315 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $680 - $849

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $372

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $379

              Size Smaller
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom More zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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