Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Canon PowerShot G1 X Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs PowerShot G1 X - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Canon PowerShot G1 X: Specifications at a glance

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-100mm (4x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 105.5 x 60.9 x 42.0mm³ (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7")
  • 319g (10.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot G1 X

  • Introduced in March 2012
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 14 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (See through)
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 28-112mm (4x), f2.8-5.8
  • No WiFi
  • 116.9 x 81 x 65.1mm³ (4.6" x 3.2" x 2.6")
  • 540g (17.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G1 X

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs PowerShot G1 X: The sensors

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II features a 1" sized sensor, while the PowerShot G1 X uses a Compact sensor.

Featuring an area of 262mm² (0.42 sq.in.), the PowerShot G1 X's sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II employs at 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with 1" sized chips.

Better choice: Canon PowerShot G1 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Canon PowerShot G1 X Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II a better choice

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot G1 X

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1014.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)82
Auto Focus points (4)319
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Weighs less (2)319g
(10.3 oz.)
540g
(17.4 oz.)
More portable (2)270cm³
(17 cu.in.)
616cm³
(39 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the lower weight than the PowerShot G1 X. Another advantage over the PowerShot G1 X: the more compact size and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II scores 23 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G1 X

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot G1 X

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)240250

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G1 X are the larger sensor, the larger sensitivity and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 12 points for the PowerShot G1 X.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot G1 X

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Canon PowerShot G1 X Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and PowerShot G1 X

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und PowerShot G1 X, front viewPowerShot G7 X Mk. II und PowerShot G1 X, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und PowerShot G1 X, view from abovePowerShot G7 X Mk. II und PowerShot G1 X, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Canon PowerShot G1 X

23
12

We recommend Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II as better choice.

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