• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Canon G1X Mark III advantages over Sony A6400

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots

Sony A6400 advantages over Canon G1X Mark III

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Longer video battery life
    125 vs 85 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    6 months vs 20 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.0 fps vs 9.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    87 vs 23 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.1 fps vs 9.4 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    42 vs 16 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Canon G1X Mark III
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A6400
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Fujifilm X70

Canon G1X Mark III
Fujifilm X70
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Sony A6400
Fujifilm X70
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon EOS M50

Canon G1X Mark III
Canon EOS M50
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony A6400
Canon EOS M50
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T100

Canon G1X Mark III
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • NFC
  • $409
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Sony A6400
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup
  • $409
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm XF10

Canon G1X Mark III
Fujifilm XF10
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Sony A6400
Fujifilm XF10
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
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