• 1.5 inch 233.8mm2
  • 13.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G1X Mark II advantages over Panasonic FZ2500

  • Less expensive
    $599 vs $998
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    1.5 inch vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    66 mm vs 134 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    563g vs 966g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 100 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 35 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Panasonic FZ2500 advantages over Canon G1X Mark II

  • 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 (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    480 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    19 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Less shutter lag
    0.10 vs 0.21 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 13.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.4 fps vs 5.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.6 fps vs 1.4 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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

  • 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

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).

  • Rugged camera body with many physical controls; Generally excellent image quality & high ISO performance for its class; Versatile zoom lens; Fast and accurate autofocus; Unlimited 4K video recording; Fast full-res burst mode with generous buffers.

  • Continuous autofocus performance struggles at telephoto end; Slow buffer clearing (no UHS-II support); Lens produces soft corners at most focal lengths.

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
Panasonic FZ2500
Nikon P7800
  • $1065
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Canon G1X Mark II
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $624
  • 1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic FZ2500
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $1065
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

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
Panasonic FZ2500
Panasonic LX100
  • $1065
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

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
Panasonic FZ2500
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $1065
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Canon G1X Mark II
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $624
  • 1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Panasonic FZ2500
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1065
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
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