Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Leica Q (Typ 116) Compare

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PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Q (Typ 116) - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Leica Q (Typ 116): 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

Q (Typ 116)

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 50000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 28mm, f1.7
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130 x 80 x 93mm³ (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.7")
  • 640g (20.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Q (Typ 116)

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Q (Typ 116): The sensors

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II features a 1" sized sensor, while the Q (Typ 116) uses a Full frame sensor.

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

Infographic: PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and Q (Typ 116) 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 864mm² (1.38 sq.in.), the Q (Typ 116)'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: Leica Q (Typ 116)

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Leica Q (Typ 116) Other Specs Comparison

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

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Q (Typ 116)

Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Weighs less (2)319g
(10.3 oz.)
640g
(20.6 oz.)
More portable (2)270cm³
(17 cu.in.)
967cm³
(61 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II are the built-in flash, the optical image stabilizer and the articulated display. A recommendation of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II is made easy by the lower weight than the Q (Typ 116) and the more compact size.

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Leica Q (Typ 116)

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Q (Typ 116)

Larger sensor (5)1"Full frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1024.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)810
Auto Focus points (4)3149
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 50000 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)240300

Conclusion: Advantages of the Q (Typ 116) are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Leica are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 25 points for the Q (Typ 116).

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Q (Typ 116)

Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
WiFi
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Leica Q (Typ 116) Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and Q (Typ 116)

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Q (Typ 116), front viewPowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Q (Typ 116), front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Q (Typ 116), view from abovePowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Q (Typ 116), view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Leica Q (Typ 116)

11
25

We recommend Leica Q (Typ 116) as better choice.

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