• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

Buy From

Differences

Canon 1DX advantages over Panasonic G9

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.94 vs 3.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 0.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1120 vs 400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic G9 advantages over Canon 1DX

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $1698 vs $4959
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    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
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    5 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    658g vs 1551g
    Lighter weight
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.83x vs 0.76x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.0 fps vs 12.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    60.0 fps vs 12.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    50 vs 31 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

User reviews

Buy From

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D4

Canon 1DX
Nikon D4
  • $4959
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag
  • $5747
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
Panasonic G9
Nikon D4
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $5747
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon EOS-1D C

Canon 1DX
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $4959
  • 35mm
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Headphone jack
Panasonic G9
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D4S

Canon 1DX
Nikon D4S
  • $4959
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag
  • $5848
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Panasonic G9
Nikon D4S
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $5848
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Canon 1DX
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $4959
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1599
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic G9
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Top deck display
  • $1599
  • 4/3
  • Longer video battery life
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Panasonic GH5

Canon 1DX
Panasonic GH5
  • $4959
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic G9
Panasonic GH5
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Top deck display
  • $1798
  • 4/3
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Compare Other Cameras?