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Advantages of the Canon G3 X

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots
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Around 60% higher resolution screen
Size
Significantly smaller
123×77×105 mm vs 138×102×135 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Thickness
Thinner
4.1" vs 5.3"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
733 g vs 915 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

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Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 5.9 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
350 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
49 vs 31
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Light sensitivity Extremely good maximum light sensitivity Help
              25,600 ISO
              True resolution Capture extremely high resolution images Help
              20 MP
              Sensor size Very large sensors Help
              Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Fewer buttons
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              G3 X733 g
              Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)915 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              G3 X4.1"
              Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)5.3"
              Size Large Help
              G3 X123×77×105 mm
              Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)138×102×135 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G3 X25x
              Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)20x

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              Canon PowerShot G3 X
              PowerShot G3 X
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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
              Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
              Panasonic

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