Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II vs Sony DSC-RX1

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
Sony DSC-RX1

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Hugely longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a maximum focal length of 120mm, but the Sony DSC-RX1 is only a 35mm maximum focal length digital camera (85mm shorter).
46% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 11mm shorter than the Sony DSC-RX1 (35mm).
4x smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a closest focusing distance of 0.05m, however the Sony DSC-RX1 is a 0.24m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.19m larger).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is 60s maximum shutter speed. That's 30s longer than the Sony DSC-RX1 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Touch sensitive screen Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a touch sensitive screen, however the Sony DSC-RX1 does not.
PictBridge Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II supports PictBridge, whereas the Sony DSC-RX1 does not support PictBridge.
Thinner Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 66.2mm deep digital camera. That's 3.4mm thinner than the Sony DSC-RX1 (69.6mm).
Cheaper by £1,649
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II costs £1,649.01 less than the Sony DSC-RX1.
11 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Better selling
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II ranks No. 60837 by number of sales, however the Sony DSC-RX1 ranks No. 183262.
11 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a megapixel count of 24.3MP, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only a 13.1MP digital camera (11.2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

5.1x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a digital zoom of 9.1x, whereas the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (5.1x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Hugely smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a maximum aperture of 22, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only a 3.9 maximum aperture digital camera (18.1 bigger).
A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, whereas the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (12,800 lower).
16% higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a display resolution of 1,229,000 pixels, however the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (189,000 pixels lower).
24% lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 453g digital camera. That's 105g lighter than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (453g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

14% shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a height of 65.4mm, however the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 74mm tall digital camera (8.6mm taller).
Moderately narrower Edit
Sony DSC-RX1 is 113.3mm wide, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 116.3mm wide digital camera (3mm wider).
Seventeen more awards
The Sony DSC-RX1 has 18 awards, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has 1 award.
Expert reviews are a bit better
The Sony DSC-RX1 has an average expert review score of 82%, whereas the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has an average rating of 79% (based on 4 reviews).
User reviews are a bit better
The Sony DSC-RX1 has an average user review score of 93%, whereas the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has an average rating of 91% (based on 16 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
86% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 13.1MP digital camera. That's 11.2MP lower than the Sony DSC-RX1 (24.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 5.1x smaller than the Sony DSC-RX1 (9.1x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Significantly bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 3.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 18.1 bigger than the Sony DSC-RX1 (22).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,800 lower than the Sony DSC-RX1 (25,600).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 189,000 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-RX1 (1,229,000 pixels).
Heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a weight of 558g, but the Sony DSC-RX1 is a 453g digital camera (105g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is 74mm tall. That's 8.6mm taller than the Sony DSC-RX1 (65.4mm).
3% wider Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 116.3mm wide digital camera. That's 3mm wider than the Sony DSC-RX1 (113.3mm).
Seventeen less awards
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has only received 1 award, whereas the Sony DSC-RX1 has received 18 awards.
Expert review Rating is slightly Worse
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II's average expert score is only 79%, however the Sony DSC-RX1's is 82% (based on 98 reviews).
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II's average user score is 91%, however the Sony DSC-RX1's is 93% (based on 91 reviews).
11 Reasons Against
3x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 35mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 85mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (35mm).
A lot longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a minimum focal length of 35mm, whereas the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (11mm shorter).
80% larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 0.24m closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.19m larger than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (0.24m).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s, however the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Does not have a touch sensitive screen Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 does not have a touch sensitive screen, however the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a touch sensitive screen.
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 does not support PictBridge, whereas the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II does.
3.4mm thicker Edit
Sony DSC-RX1 is 69.6mm deep, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 66.2mm deep digital camera (3.4mm thinner).
£1,649 more expensive
The Sony DSC-RX1 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II by £1,649.01.
Fewer sellers
Only 10 stores sells the Sony DSC-RX1, but 21 retailers sell the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Over one year older
The Sony DSC-RX1 is older than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II by 17 months.
Worse selling
The Sony DSC-RX1 ranks No. 183262 by sales volume, whereas the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II ranks No. 60837.

Awards

1 Award
Pocket Lint: Recommended
18 Awards
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Akam.no: Recommended
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
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reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

35 months Ago 51 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
13.1MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4352 x 2904
 4352 x 2248
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 2048
 2304 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 4352 x 2904
 4352 x 2248
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 2048
 2304 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
18.7 x 14 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.7MP
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
Image Sensor Size
 1.5
BEST
 1.5

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x 9.1x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
3.9 22
BEST
Minimum Aperture
2 2
Maximum Focal Length
120mm
BEST
35mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
35mm
Focal Length Range
12.5 - 62.5 35 - 35
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 35mm
Lens Structure
14/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.05m
BEST
0.24m
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.05 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 2250
 25600
 16000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 2250
 25600
 16000
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 3.5 0.75 - 21.7
Flash Range
0.5 - 6.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
BEST
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 1,229,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB B
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB B
PC Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC connectivity
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 BIONZ
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
558g 453g
BEST
Height
74mm 65.4mm
BEST
Depth
66.2mm
BEST
69.6mm
Width
116.3mm 113.3mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 482g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-12L NP-BX1
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.83h
Shot Per Battery Charge
240 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,CameraWindow, PhotoStitch, Map Utility,Digital Photo Professional PlayMemories Home (Lite)
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - 22
Panorama Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama mode
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.14 - 0.29
Cool Shot Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cool shot function

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
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