• 1.5 inch 261.8mm2
  • 14.3 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 28mm - 112mm (35mm equiv.)
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800

Advantages

Canon G1 X over Canon SL1

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 8 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)

Canon SL1 over Canon G1 X

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs None
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Fast startup
    0.60 vs 1.90 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More pixels
    18.0 vs 14.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    18 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.264 vs 0.697 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    3.1 fps vs 0.3 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open by holding the shutter button down
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.0 fps vs 0.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Review Excerpt

  • Large-sensor image quality. Sharp lens with useful zoom range. Tilt/swivel LCD. Twin dials. Smaller than competing interchangeable-lens cameras with a similar lens. Lots of photographer-friendly features.

  • Not as small as you might hope. Mediocre burst shooting and autofocus speed. Far too easy to accidentally change exposure compensation. Viewfinder is of surprisingly little use. Battery life could be better.

  • Extremely compact and lightweight for a DSLR; Delivers good image quality that's virtually identical to the Canon T4i/T5i; Accurate and relatively fast autofocus with improved Live View and Movie Hybrid CMOS II AF; Full 1080p HD movie recording; Better-than average kit lens (EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM).

  • Still not as compact as most mirrorless cameras; Slightly worse than average dynamic range and high ISO performance; Poor battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Canon G1 X
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $503
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Canon SL1
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $636
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A58

Canon G1 X
Sony A58
  • $503
  • 1.5 inch
  • Integrated ND filter
  • High-res screen
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Canon SL1
Sony A58
  • $636
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic G6

Canon G1 X
Panasonic G6
  • $503
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $748
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Canon SL1
Panasonic G6
  • $636
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $748
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon T5

Canon G1 X
Canon T5
  • $503
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $513
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon SL1
Canon T5
  • $636
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $513
  • APS-C
  • Newer

Compared to Pentax K-S1

Canon G1 X
Pentax K-S1
  • $503
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $747
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Canon SL1
Pentax K-S1
  • $636
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $747
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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