Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Sony RX1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs RX1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Sony RX1: 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

RX1

  • Introduced in December 2012
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 35-25mm (1x), f2.0-22.0
  • No WiFi
  • 113 x 65.4 x 69.6mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 2.7")
  • 482g (15.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for RX1

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs RX1: The sensors

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II features a 1" sized sensor, while the RX1 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 RX1 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 856mm² (1.37 sq.in.), the RX1'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: Sony RX1

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Sony RX1 Other Specs Comparison

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

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

RX1

Higher speed (4, frames/second)85
Auto Focus points (4)3125
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)240220
Weighs less (2)319g
(10.3 oz.)
482g
(15.5 oz.)
More portable (2)270cm³
(17 cu.in.)
514cm³
(32 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the articulated display, the rather comfortable touch screen and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the RX1: the lower weight than the RX1, 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 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony RX1

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

RX1

Larger sensor (5)1"Full frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1024.30
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.20
External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the RX1 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the display has a higher resolution and the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 18 points for the RX1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

RX1

Built-in flash
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Sony RX1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and RX1

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und RX1, front viewPowerShot G7 X Mk. II und RX1, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und RX1, view from abovePowerShot G7 X Mk. II und RX1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Sony RX1

24
18

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

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