• 1.5 inch 233.8mm2
  • 13.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G1X Mark II advantages over Nikon B700

  • Larger sensor
    1.5 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    66 mm vs 106 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon B700 advantages over Canon G1X Mark II

  • Less expensive
    $447 vs $599
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,440 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    2 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 13.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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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).

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P7800

Canon G1X Mark II
Nikon P7800
  • $624
  • 1.5 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon B700
Nikon P7800
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon P600

Canon G1X Mark II
Nikon P600
  • $624
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon B700
Nikon P600
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Canon G1X Mark II
Panasonic LX100
  • $624
  • 1.5 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon B700
Panasonic LX100
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

Canon G1X Mark II
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $624
  • 1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon B700
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon P610

Canon G1X Mark II
Nikon P610
  • $624
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon B700
Nikon P610
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher extended ISO
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