• 1.5 inch 233.8mm2
  • 13.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.8 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G1X Mark II advantages over Panasonic LX100

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 130 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 22 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Panasonic LX100 advantages over Canon G1X Mark II

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.7 vs f/2.0
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More dynamic range
    12.5 vs 10.8 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    405g vs 563g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.6 fps vs 5.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.3 fps vs 1.4 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Wider, longer, faster lens than predecessor, with good overall optical quality; Faster AF performance; Closer macro shooting; Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC with remote shooting; Decent JPEG burst performance; Excellent build quality.

  • Localized flare issue when wide open; No real net improvement in image quality over predecessor; Slow burst mode when shooting RAW files; Poor battery life; Video quality is so-so (not like Canon DSLRs).

  • Very good image quality; Great performance in most respects; Bright zoom lens with good macro performance; Photographer-friendly body easily fits in a coat pocket or small bag; Roomy, high-res built-in viewfinder; Decent battery life

  • Won't fit in a pants pocket; Relatively low resolution by modern standards; Zoom lens has only a modest telephoto; Soft corners at wide or tele positions; Aperture dial is too easily bumped; Bundled flash is fairly weak

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Canon G1X Mark II
Sony RX100 III
  • $649
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic LX100
Sony RX100 III
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon G7X

Canon G1X Mark II
Canon G7X
  • $649
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $623
  • 1 inch
  • More dynamic range
  • Thinner
Panasonic LX100
Canon G7X
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $623
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X10

Canon G1X Mark II
Fujifilm X10
  • $649
  • 1.5 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $454
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic LX100
Fujifilm X10
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $454
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Canon G1X Mark II
Pentax MX-1
  • $649
  • 1.5 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic LX100
Pentax MX-1
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm X20

Canon G1X Mark II
Fujifilm X20
  • $649
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic LX100
Fujifilm X20
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
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