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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
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Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Macro focus
Great macro
0.9 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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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 size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Size Smaller 117x81x65 mm vs 112x81x99 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Sensor size 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
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 1.9 fps vs 1.1 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
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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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $499

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $1,102

              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

              $448

              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

              $499

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

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $547

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

              Pentax X90 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $149

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Super zoom

              $229

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Super zoom

              $400

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $240

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $508

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

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