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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Sigma DP2X

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Sensor size
Large sensor
Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm
Weight
Light-weight
280 g
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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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
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
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
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
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
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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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
Weight Significantly lighter 280 g vs 492 g
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More than 40% lighter
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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        Compared to recent boutiques

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Wide angle Good wide angle Help
        G1X:28 mm
        DP2X:24 mm
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        G1X:1.9 fps
        DP2X:3 fps
        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
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        f/2.8

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

        Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

        Boutique

        $799

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $498

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash

        Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $499

        Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot G15

        Canon PowerShot G15

        Pro digicam

        $399 - $499

        Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Pro digicam

        $499 - $598

        Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix P7800

        Nikon Coolpix P7800

        Pro digicam

        $468 - $547

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

        Canon EOS M

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $300 body only

        $309 with 18-55mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Significantly smaller
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

        Sigma DP2X Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sigma DP1x

        Sigma DP1x

        Boutique

        $379

        Size Slightly smaller
        Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Sigma DP2s

        Sigma DP2s

        Boutique

        $520 - $624

        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Sigma DP3 Merrill

        Sigma DP3 Merrill

        Digicam

        $544 - $649

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Ricoh GR Digital IV

        Ricoh GR Digital IV

        Pro digicam

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Sigma DP2 Quattro

        Sigma DP2 Quattro

        Boutique

        $999 - $1,103

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Size Much larger

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