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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

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

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix GF6

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
800 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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
Color depth Better color depth 21.7 bits vs 20.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash 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
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm vs Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
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Around 20% larger sensor
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Advantages of the Panasonic GF6

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Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 267 ms vs 697 ms
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2.6x less delay when taking photos
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size Smaller 111x65x38 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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2.2x smaller
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay 800 ms vs 1900 ms
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2.4x less delay when turning on
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,036k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Thickness Thinner 1.5" vs 2.6"
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More than 40% thinner
True resolution Higher true resolution 16 MP vs 14.2 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Battery life Longer battery life 330 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 4.2 fps vs 1.9 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 418 g vs 492 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $429.00 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $120 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              G1X:920k dots
              GF6:1,036k dots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G1X:10.8 EV
              GF6:10.6 EV
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G1X:1.9 fps
              GF6:4.2 fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X:60.0
              GF6:54.0

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $510 with 14-42mm lens

              3D Captures 3D images
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $493 - $748 body only

              $668 - $898 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698 - $730

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $400 - $499

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $509 - $547

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Panasonic Lumix GF6 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $484 with 14-42mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $368 body only

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic GX7

              Panasonic GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $745 - $809 body only

              $925 - $1,098 with 14-42mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $650 - $748 with 12-32mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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