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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
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 resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              G1X:$549.00
              DP2s:$519.99
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $869

              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
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $331 - $567

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

              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
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $400 - $499

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 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 DP2s Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sigma DP2X

              Sigma DP2X

              Boutique

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Sigma DP1x

              Sigma DP1x

              Boutique

              $379

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Sigma DP1s

              Sigma DP1s

              Boutique

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Sigma DP2 Quattro

              Sigma DP2 Quattro

              Boutique

              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sigma DP2

              Sigma DP2

              Boutique

              $509 - $699

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