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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II vs Sony DSC-RX1

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

4 Reasons For
80% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 4x bigger than the Sony DSC-RX1 (1x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Touchscreen Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a touchscreen, 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.
Cheaper by £1,604
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II costs £1,603.98 less than the Sony DSC-RX1.
8 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a megapixel of 24.3MP, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only a 12.8MP digital camera (11.5MP 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.

Hugely smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-RX1 is 22 maximum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only a 3.9 maximum aperture digital camera (18.1 bigger).
16% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a display resolution (numeric) 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.

Available from 2 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Eight more awards
The Sony DSC-RX1 has 18 awards, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has 10 awards.
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 99 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 92% (based on 156 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
90% lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 12.8MP digital camera. That's 11.5MP 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.

Significantly bigger maximum aperture number 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).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only 1,040,000 pixels display resolution. 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.

Less retailers
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only stocked by 3 stores, whereas the Sony DSC-RX1 is stocked by 5 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Eight less awards
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has only received 10 awards, 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 105 reviews).
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II's average user score is 92%, however the Sony DSC-RX1's is 93% (based on 98 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has an optical zoom of 1x, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 5x optical zoom digital camera (4x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

£1,604 more expensive
The Sony DSC-RX1 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II by £1,603.98.
Six months older
The Sony DSC-RX1 is older than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II by six months.

Awards

10 Awards
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What Digital Camera: Gold

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
12.8MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4352 x 2904
 4352 x 2248
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 2048
 2304 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 1840 x 2304
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 4352 x 2904
 4352 x 2248
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 2048
 2304 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 1840 x 2304
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
18.7 x 14 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.7MP
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1.5
BEST
 1.5

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
1x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
3.9 22
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
2 2
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
120mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
12.5 - 62.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 35mm
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
14/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Contrast Detection 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
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.05m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.05 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
 25600
 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
 25600
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
0.5 - 3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
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

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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 At 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

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels 1,229,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 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 Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 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
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Single image
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 BIONZ
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
Depth
66.2mm 69.6mm
Width
116.3mm 113.3mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 482g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-12L NP-BX1
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.83h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
240 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
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

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
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
Panorama
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.14 - 0.29

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
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