• 1.5 inch 261.8mm2
  • 14.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G1X advantages over Olympus Stylus 1

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    1.5 inch vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 1.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher effective ISO
    644 vs 179 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    14.3 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 32 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus Stylus 1 advantages over Canon G1X

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~1.30 vs 1.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 112 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    5 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    404g vs 543g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.27 vs 0.70 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.1 fps vs 4.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.1 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Large-sensor image quality. Sharp lens with useful zoom range. Tilt/swivel LCD. Twin dials. Smaller than competing interchangeable-lens cameras with a similar lens. Lots of photographer-friendly features.

  • Not as small as you might hope. Mediocre burst shooting and autofocus speed. Far too easy to accidentally change exposure compensation. Viewfinder is of surprisingly little use. Battery life could be better.

  • High-quality constant aperture 10.7x zoom lens with excellent performance; Very affordable for what it delivers; Ergonomically sound with a solid, professional feel; Highly customizable; Fast overall performance; Built-in EVF and tilting touchscreen LCD; Automatic lens cap.

  • Smaller sensor size than 1-inch and Micro Four Thirds models mean far lower image quality as ISO tops 800; 28mm eq. is not as wide as some competitors and not overly suited for landscape photography.

The Competition

Compared to Canon G12

Canon G1X
Canon G12
  • $576
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $854
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus Stylus 1
Canon G12
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $854
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Nikon P7100

Canon G1X
Nikon P7100
  • $576
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus Stylus 1
Nikon P7100
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Sigma DP1 Merrill

Canon G1X
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $576
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Olympus Stylus 1
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus Stylus 1s

Canon G1X
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $576
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Olympus Stylus 1
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Newer

Compared to Canon G1X Mark III

Canon G1X
Canon G1X Mark III
  • $576
  • 1.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Olympus Stylus 1
Canon G1X Mark III
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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