• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G1X Mark III advantages over Sony RX100 VI

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.72 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer video battery life
    85 vs 40 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Sony RX100 VI advantages over Canon G1X Mark III

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • More telephoto lens reach
    200 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 240 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    17 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    301g vs 399g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    23.8 fps vs 9.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    229 vs 23 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    23.8 fps vs 9.4 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    109 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sigma dp1 Quattro

Canon G1X Mark III
Sigma dp1 Quattro
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony RX100 VI
Sigma dp1 Quattro
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Canon G1X Mark III
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1529
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony RX100 VI
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1529
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic ZS100

Canon G1X Mark III
Panasonic ZS100
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony RX100 VI
Panasonic ZS100
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

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 RX100 VI
Fujifilm X70
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony RX100 VII

Canon G1X Mark III
Sony RX100 VII
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony RX100 VI
Sony RX100 VII
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • External Mic Jack
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