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Advantages of the Canon G3 X

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,620k dots vs 1,228k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Smaller
123×77×105 mm vs 133×94×127 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$530.39 vs $1,398.00
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The best price we've seen is $868 cheaper (2.6x less)
Weight
Lighter
733 g vs 1,051 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
4.1" vs 5"
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Around 20% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.4 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Battery life
Much longer battery life
420 shots vs 300 shots
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40% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              G3 Xf/2.8
              Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IIIf/2.4
              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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              G3 X1,620k dots
              Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III1,228k dots
              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
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              Weight Heavy Help
              G3 X733 g
              Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III1,051 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              G3 X4.1"
              Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III5"

              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
              25x

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              Canon PowerShot G3 X
              PowerShot G3 X
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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
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