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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
 

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
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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 320 x 240
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle 28 mm vs 41 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
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 800 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 4 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 DP2s

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Size Smaller 113x60x56 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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Around 40% smaller
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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        similarities

        Compared to recent boutiques

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        G1X:1.9 fps
        DP2s:3 fps
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        G1X:Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
        DP2s:Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        G1X:14.2 MP
        DP2s: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

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $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
        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Pro digicam

        $601

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $331 - $348

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
        Startup delay Has much more startup delay
        Fujifilm FinePix X100s

        Fujifilm FinePix X100s

        Boutique

        $1,298 - $1,299

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Pro digicam

        $798 - $799

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
        Fujifilm FinePix X100

        Fujifilm FinePix X100

        Boutique

        $730 - $1,197

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
        Size Is slightly larger

        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 G1X Mark II

        Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

        Boutique

        $799

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        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
        Nikon Coolpix P7800

        Nikon Coolpix P7800

        Pro digicam

        $547 - $699

        Zoom Much more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Canon PowerShot G12

        Canon PowerShot G12

        Pro digicam

        $671

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Zoom More zoom
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Sigma DP2s Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sigma DP2

        Sigma DP2

        Boutique

        $549 - $680

        Sigma DP2X

        Sigma DP2X

        Boutique

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Ricoh GR

        Ricoh GR

        Boutique

        $672 - $697

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Sigma DP1x

        Sigma DP1x

        Boutique

        $379

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Slightly smaller
        Nikon D810

        Nikon D810

        Pro DSLR

        $3,297 body only

        $4,997 with 35mm lens

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

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