• 1.5 inch 261.8mm2
  • 14.3 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 28mm - 112mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $577 Average Retail $800 MSRP
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • $1643 Average Retail $1700 MSRP

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Advantages

Canon G1 X over Fujifilm X-T1

  • 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
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    543g vs 771g
    Lighter weight
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Fujifilm X-T1 over Canon G1 X

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lens selection
    Good 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
    1.40 vs 1.90 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    7 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.144 vs 0.697 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    1.5 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
    1.5 fps vs 0.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 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.

  • Excellent image quality; Solid, weather-sealed body; Retro design that actually makes sense in a digital camera; Very low viewfinder lag for single-servo shooting; Fast burst shooting with great buffer depths; In-camera Wi-Fi connectivity

  • Exposure compensation dial is easily bumped; Four-way controller buttons are hard to press; Significant viewfinder lag for burst shooting; No raw files above ISO 6,400; Default settings strongly limit JPEG dynamic range

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G5

Canon G1 X
Panasonic G5
  • $577
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $490
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-T1
Panasonic G5
  • $1643
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $490
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Canon G1 X
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $577
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $824
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1643
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $824
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • Internal flash

Compared to Panasonic G6

Canon G1 X
Panasonic G6
  • $577
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $748
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Fujifilm X-T1
Panasonic G6
  • $1643
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $748
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Canon G1 X
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $577
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1643
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Canon G1 X
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $577
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1182
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1643
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $1182
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Internal flash
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