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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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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
Sensor size
Larger sensor
Four thirds 18.7x14mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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Around 9.5x larger sensor
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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 3,200 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
60s vs 16s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Samsung Camera

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Screen size
Much larger screen
4.8" vs 3"
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60% larger screen
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Size
Smaller
129×71×19 mm vs 117×81×65 mm
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3.5x smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 2.6"
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3.4x thinner
Battery life
Longer battery life
340 shots vs 250 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
21x vs 4x
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More than 27.5x more zoom
Weight
Lighter
300 g vs 492 g
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Around 40% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$99.99 vs $695.00
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The best price we've seen is $595 cheaper (7x less)
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              similarities

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              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              G1X1080p @ 24fps
              Camera1080p @ 30fps
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              G1X12,800 ISO
              Camera3,200 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              G1X14.2 MP
              Camera9.7 MP

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