Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Zeiss ZX1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs ZX1 - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Zeiss ZX1: 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

ZX1

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 37 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 80 - 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 110.00mm (4.3") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 35mm, f2.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 142 x 93 x 66mm³ (5.6" x 3.7" x 2.6")
  • 800g (25.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for ZX1

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs ZX1: The sensors

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II features a 1" sized sensor, while the ZX1 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 ZX1 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 ZX1'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: Zeiss ZX1

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Zeiss ZX1 Other Specs Comparison

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

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

ZX1

Higher speed (4, frames/second)83
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Weighs less (2)319g
(10.3 oz.)
800g
(25.8 oz.)
More portable (2)270cm³
(17 cu.in.)
872cm³
(55 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II are that the camera is faster, the built-in flash and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the articulated display, the lower weight than the ZX1 and the more compact size.

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II scores 15 points.

Otherwise why to choose Zeiss ZX1

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

ZX1

Larger sensor (5)1"Full frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1037.40
Auto Focus points (4)31255
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 51200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.042.76
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)240500
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the ZX1 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Zeiss are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the ZX1 is made easy by the connector for an external microphone, that the battery has more stamina and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 29 points for the ZX1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

ZX1

Touch screen
WiFi
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Zeiss ZX1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and ZX1

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und ZX1, front viewPowerShot G7 X Mk. II und ZX1, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und ZX1, view from abovePowerShot G7 X Mk. II und ZX1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Zeiss ZX1

15
29

We recommend Zeiss ZX1 as better choice.

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