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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor size
Large sensor
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Sensor size
Large sensor
Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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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
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
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
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 Slightly thinner 2.6" vs 2.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $549.00 vs $749.00
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The best price we've seen is $200 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 Common Weaknesses
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              G1X:Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
              DMC-G10:Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support 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
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X:60.0
              DMC-G10:52.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $348 - $370

              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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              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
              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 - $449

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $509

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Overall image quality 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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $550 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $322 body only

              $450 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $699 with 20mm lens

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $748 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen

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