• 1.5 inch 261.8mm2
  • 14.3 megapixels
  • 28mm - 112mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Canon G1X advantages over Fujifilm X-T1

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 23 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-T1 advantages over Canon G1X

  • 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 1.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer battery life
    More info 350 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.70 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 64 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    17 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    30 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.3 fps vs 4.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.2 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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 Pentax K-01

Canon G1X
Pentax K-01
  • $576
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Fujifilm X-T1
Pentax K-01
  • $1283
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Canon G1X
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $576
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $392
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1283
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $392
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Canon G1X
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $576
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1283
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Canon G1X
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $576
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $787
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1283
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $787
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung NX30

Canon G1X
Samsung NX30
  • $576
  • 1.5 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $672
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung NX30
  • $1283
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $672
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
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