• 1.5 inch 233.8mm2
  • 13.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Canon G1X Mark II advantages over Sony QX1

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.3 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Sony QX1 advantages over Canon G1X Mark II

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Better color depth
    23.8 vs 21.4 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,063 vs 581 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.8 vs 10.8 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Lighter weight
    216g vs 563g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 13.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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.

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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 Samsung NX2000

Canon G1X Mark II
Samsung NX2000
  • $634
  • 1.5 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony QX1
Samsung NX2000
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon P7800

Canon G1X Mark II
Nikon P7800
  • $634
  • 1.5 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony QX1
Nikon P7800
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Rear display

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Canon G1X Mark II
Panasonic LX100
  • $634
  • 1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony QX1
Panasonic LX100
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

Canon G1X Mark II
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $634
  • 1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $988
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony QX1
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Internal flash
  • $988
  • 4/3
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Canon G1X Mark II
Samsung NX3300
  • $634
  • 1.5 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony QX1
Samsung NX3300
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
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