Canon PowerShot G1X

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Overall image quality
Better image quality
60.0 vs 52.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Size
Smaller
117x81x65 mm vs 124x90x74 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Color depth
Better color depth
21.7 bits vs 21.2 bits
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Distinguishes 0.5 more bits of color
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
10.8 EV vs 10.1 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
644 ISO vs 411 ISO
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The G1X has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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
Thickness
Thinner
2.6" vs 2.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$449.00 vs $599.90
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The best price we've seen is $151 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-G10

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Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Weight
Lighter
381 g vs 492 g
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More than 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              G1X:Tunnel
              DMC-G10:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G1X:10.8 EV
              DMC-G10:10.1 EV
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              G1X:2.6"
              DMC-G10:2.9"
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G1X:1.9 fps
              DMC-G10:2.6 fps
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1X:21.7 bits
              DMC-G10:21.2 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G1X:644 ISO
              DMC-G10:411 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X:60.0
              DMC-G10:52.0

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $236 body only

              $324 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $359

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $432 - $449

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              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

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420

              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

              $547

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $916 with 14-42mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $443 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $462 with 14-45mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Smaller
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Samsung NX5

              Samsung NX5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Live view No live view
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $299 with 20-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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