Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Stylus XZ-2 - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Olympus Stylus XZ-2: 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

Stylus XZ-2

  • Introduced in September 2012
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 28-112mm (4x), f1.8-2.5
  • No WiFi
  • 113 x 65 x 48mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9")
  • 374g (12.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Stylus XZ-2

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Stylus XZ-2: The sensors

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II features a 1" sized sensor, while the Stylus XZ-2 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II is a lot larger than the Stylus XZ-2's chip at 42mm² (0.07 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Other Specs Comparison

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

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Stylus XZ-2

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1012.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)82
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Weighs less (2)319g
(10.3 oz.)
374g
(12.1 oz.)
More portable (2)270cm³
(17 cu.in.)
353cm³
(22 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Canon are that the display has a higher resolution, the lower weight than the Stylus XZ-2 and the more compact size. Finally, there's the 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 22 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus Stylus XZ-2

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Stylus XZ-2

Auto Focus points (4)3135
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)240340

Conclusion: Advantages of the Stylus XZ-2 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 11 points for the Stylus XZ-2.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Stylus XZ-2

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and Stylus XZ-2

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Stylus XZ-2, front viewPowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Stylus XZ-2, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Stylus XZ-2, view from abovePowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Stylus XZ-2, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Olympus Stylus XZ-2

22
11

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

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