• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G7X advantages over Canon G1X Mark III

  • Less expensive
    $549 vs $1099
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    100 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Lighter weight
    302g vs 399g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Canon G1X Mark III advantages over Canon G7X

  • 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.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.72 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    12 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.12 vs 0.20 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.3 fps vs 6.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    23 vs 14 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.4 fps vs 1.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    16 vs 4 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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 HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very compact body fits in a pants pocket; Zoom lens is both brighter and further-reaching than anything offered by its enthusiast compact rivals; Selfie-friendly tilting LCD monitor; Intuitive touch-screen interface; Very good image quality for its class; Wi-Fi connectivity gets photos on your phone

  • No electronic viewfinder; Soft corners at wide-angle; Flare issues and fringing shooting wide-open; Weak performance when shooting raw files; Tendency to underexpose in low light; Limited battery life

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Canon G7X
Sony RX100 III
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon G1X Mark III
Sony RX100 III
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Canon G7X
Panasonic LX100
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon G1X Mark III
Panasonic LX100
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Sony RX100 II

Canon G7X
Sony RX100 II
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $584
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon G1X Mark III
Sony RX100 II
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $584
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Canon G7X
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon G1X Mark III
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X70

Canon G7X
Fujifilm X70
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon G1X Mark III
Fujifilm X70
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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