• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon G1X Mark III advantages over Panasonic G9

  • Less expensive
    $1099 vs $1298
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer video battery life
    85 vs 55 minutes
    Capture more video
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    51 mm vs 91 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    399g vs 658g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Panasonic G9 advantages over Canon G1X Mark III

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Fast startup
    ~0.90 vs 2.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • 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 9.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    50 vs 23 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    60.0 fps vs 9.4 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    50 vs 16 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

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The Competition

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Canon G1X Mark III
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic G9
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X70

Canon G1X Mark III
Fujifilm X70
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic G9
Fujifilm X70
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Canon G1X Mark III
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • High resolution composite
Panasonic G9
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • Longer video battery life
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Panasonic GH5

Canon G1X Mark III
Panasonic GH5
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
Panasonic G9
Panasonic GH5
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Fujifilm XF10

Canon G1X Mark III
Fujifilm XF10
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic G9
Fujifilm XF10
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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