Canon PowerShot G1X vs Sigma DP2s

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

60

Sigma DP2s

11

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great color depth
Color depth
21.7 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Sigma DP2s

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

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differences

Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" 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
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 41 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 320 x 240
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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 800 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 8 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
$404.12 vs $625.54
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The best price we've seen is $221 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sigma DP2s

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Size
Smaller
113×60×56 mm vs 117×81×65 mm
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Around 40% smaller
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 18.7x14mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
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recommendations

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
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              G1X$404.12
              DP2s$625.54
              Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G1X1.9 fps
              DP2s3 fps
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              G1X14.2 MP
              DP2s4.6 MP
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              G1XFour thirds 18.7x14mm
              DP2sSigma X3 20.7x13.8mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              G1X12,800 ISO
              DP2s800 ISO
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              G1X920k dots
              DP2s230k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $498

              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 G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $469 - $649

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $518

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $605 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $781

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Much worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $976

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom More zoom
              Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

              Sigma DP2s Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sigma DP2X

              Sigma DP2X

              Boutique

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Sigma DP1s

              Sigma DP1s

              Boutique

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Sigma DP2

              Sigma DP2

              Boutique

              $595 - $686

              Sigma DP2 Quattro

              Sigma DP2 Quattro

              Boutique

              $699 - $879

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,240 - $2,499 body only

              $2,800 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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