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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Color depth
Great color depth
21.7 bits
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 
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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
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
True resolution Much higher true resolution 14.2 MP vs 4.6 MP
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Capture more than 3x more detail in your photos
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $549.00 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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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              similarities

              Compared to recent boutiques

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              G1X:$549.00
              DP2X:$699.00
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G1X:1.9 fps
              DP2X:3 fps
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              G1X:Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
              DP2X:Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              G1X:14.2 MP
              DP2X:4.6 MP
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/2.8

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $799

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,098 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $499

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $1,102

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

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $499

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $547

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $699 - $700

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

              Sigma DP2X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sigma DP1x

              Sigma DP1x

              Boutique

              $349

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $683

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Sigma DP3 Merrill

              Sigma DP3 Merrill

              Digicam

              $538 - $729

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Sigma DP2s

              Sigma DP2s

              Boutique

              $668

              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Leica X1

              Leica X1

              Boutique

              $1,800

              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO

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