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

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

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

  • Introduced in March 2014
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 13 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-120mm (5x), f2.0-3.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 116.3 x 74 x 66.2mm³ (4.6" x 2.9" x 2.6")
  • 558g (18.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G1 X Mk. II

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

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

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and PowerShot G1 X Mk. II sensor area comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

Featuring an area of 262mm² (0.42 sq.in.), the PowerShot G1 X Mk. II'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.

Advantage: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk. II

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

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

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot G1 X Mk. II

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1012.80
Higher speed (4, frames/second)85
Weighs less (2)319g
(10.3 oz.)
558g
(18.0 oz.)
More portable (2)270cm³
(17 cu.in.)
570cm³
(36 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the lower weight than the PowerShot G1 X Mk. II. Another advantage over the PowerShot G1 X Mk. II: the more compact size.

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk. II

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot G1 X Mk. II

Larger sensor (5)1"APS-C
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)240300

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

Yields 12 points for the PowerShot G1 X Mk. II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot G1 X Mk. II

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
WiFi
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk. II Dimensions

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk. II

13
12

We advise to choose the newest model: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II.

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