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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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Zoom
Great zoom
26x
Macro focus
Great macro
0.9 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size Smaller 117x81x65 mm vs 112x81x99 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
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Around 9.5x larger sensor
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
True resolution Higher true resolution 14.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Thinner 2.6" vs 3.9"
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More than 30% thinner
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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Macro focus Much better macro capability 0.9 cm vs 20 cm
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Focus on subjects 22.2x closer to the lens
Zoom More zoom 26x vs 4x
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Around 42.5x more zoom
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 430 ms vs 697 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Weight Lighter 428 g vs 492 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $245.00 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $304 cheaper (2.2x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              G1X:Tunnel
              X90:Digital
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              G1X:697 ms
              X90:430 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              G1X:2.6"
              X90:3.9"
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Weight Heavy Help
              G1X:492 g
              X90:428 g
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G1X:1.9 fps
              X90:1.1 fps
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              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
              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

              Pentax X90 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $244 - $324

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              $450

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $377 - $499

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Pentax X70

              Pentax X70

              Super zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $273 body only

              $427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Weight Heavier

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