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Advantages of the Canon G7 X

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/3.7
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At its widest zoom, the G7 X's lens captures much more light (2.1 f-stops)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The G7 X's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
20 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Sensor size
Much larger sensor
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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More than 4x larger sensor
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
40s vs 8s
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5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9700

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
30x vs 4.2x
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Around 52x more zoom
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life
Much longer battery life
300 shots vs 210 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
110×64×35 mm vs 103×60×40 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Significantly lighter
232 g vs 304 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.4" vs 1.6"
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More than 10% thinner
Focus points
More focus points
99 vs 31
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$469.99 vs $529.99
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G7 X6.5 fps
              S97006.9 fps
              Size Large Help
              G7 X103×60×40 mm
              S9700110×64×35 mm

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