Canon PowerShot G1X vs Sigma DP2X

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

63

Sigma DP2X

27

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Sigma DP2X

Sensor size
Large sensor
Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm
Weight
Light-weight
280 g
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G1X. Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Sigma DP2X.

differences

Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
4x vs 1x
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16x more zoom
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 4.6 MP
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Capture more than 3x more detail in your photos
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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 320 x 240 @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$399.00 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $300 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sigma DP2X

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Size
Smaller
113x59x56 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Weight
Significantly lighter
280 g vs 492 g
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More than 40% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
2.2" vs 2.6"
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More than 10% thinner
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent boutiques, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent boutiques

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              G1X$399.00
              DP2X$699.00
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G1X1.9 fps
              DP2X3 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              G1X12,800 ISO
              DP2X1,600 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              G1X14.2 MP
              DP2X4.6 MP
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              G1XFour thirds 18.7x14.0mm
              DP2XSigma X3 20.7x13.8mm
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              G1X920k dots
              DP2X230k dots
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/2.8

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $370 - $448

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328 - $398

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Color depth Has significantly less color depth

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $775

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $649

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $975

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $547

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor

              Sigma DP2X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J1

              Nikon 1 J1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $240 with 10-30mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Screen size Much larger screen
              External flash No external flash support
              Casio Exilim EX-FC100

              Casio Exilim EX-FC100

              Compact

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Leica X2

              Leica X2

              Boutique

              $1,600

              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sigma DP1x

              Sigma DP1x

              Boutique

              $379

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sigma DP2

              Sigma DP2

              Boutique

              $595 - $709

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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