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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 Pentax K-01

Overall image quality
Great image quality
79.0
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Color depth
Great color depth
23.7 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.9 EV
 
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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 697 ms vs 803 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Startup delay Less startup delay 1900 ms vs 2400 ms
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More than 20% less delay when turning on
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Weight Lighter 492 g vs 561 g
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More than 10% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Pentax K-01

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Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 79.0 vs 60.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.9 EV vs 10.8 EV
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2.1 f-stops more dynamic range
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Color depth Better color depth 23.7 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 2 more bits of color
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Battery life Longer battery life 500 shots vs 250 shots
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2x more shots per battery charge
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,135 ISO vs 644 ISO
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The K-01 has a slight edge (0.8 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 1.9 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 23.7x15.7mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
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More than 40% larger sensor
True resolution Higher true resolution 16.1 MP vs 14.2 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Size Slightly smaller 122x79x58 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 2.3" vs 2.6"
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More than 10% thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
        For that film look
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        G1X:920k dots
        K-01:921k dots
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        Sensor size Large sensors Help
        G1X:Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
        K-01:APS-C 23.7x15.7mm
        Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
        12,800 ISO
        Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
        Better editing
        External flash Each supports an external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        G1X:697 ms
        K-01:803 ms
        Weight Heavy Help
        G1X:492 g
        K-01:561 g
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
        G1X:1900 ms
        K-01:2400 ms
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $548

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
        Canon EOS M

        Canon EOS M

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $360 with 18-55mm lens

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Thickness Is thicker
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $493 - $748 body only

        $665 - $898 with 16-50mm lens

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
        Thickness Is thicker
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

        Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $499

        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
        True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
        Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

        Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

        Pro digicam

        $698

        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

        $390 - $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
        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Pro digicam

        $499 - $598

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support

        Pentax K-01 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Pentax K-30

        Pentax K-30

        Entry-level DSLR

        $433 - $550 body only

        $560 - $751 with 18-55mm lens

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
        Pentax K-50

        Pentax K-50

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 body only

        $584 with 18-55mm lens

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
        Sony NEX-5N

        Sony NEX-5N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $784 with 18-55mm lens

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Pentax K-5

        Pentax K-5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $660 - $928 body only

        $830 with 18-55mm lens

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
        Pentax K-500

        Pentax K-500

        Entry-level DSLR

        $439 - $576 with 18-55mm lens

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Focus points Significantly fewer focus points

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