Leica Q-P vs Canon PowerShot G1 X Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Q-P vs PowerShot G1 X - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica Q-P vs Canon PowerShot G1 X Specs


  • Introduced in November 2018
  • 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-P

PowerShot G1 X

  • Introduced in March 2012
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 14 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (See through)
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 28-112mm (4x), f2.8-5.8
  • No WiFi
  • 116.9 x 81 x 65.1mm³ (4.6" x 3.2" x 2.6")
  • 540g (17.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G1 X

Q-P vs PowerShot G1 X: The sensors

Q-P features a Full frame sized sensor, while the PowerShot G1 X uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 864mm² (1.38 sq.in.) the sensor of the Q-P is a lot larger than the PowerShot G1 X's chip at 262mm² (0.42 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: Leica Q-P

Q-P vs PowerShot G1 X: Viewfinder

The Q-P has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.68 megapixel with magnification of 0.70x.

The PowerShot G1 X features

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

Q-P (0.70x)

PowerShot G1 X (0.60x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Q-PSimulated viewfinder of the PowerShot G1 X

Advantage: Leica Q-P

Leica Q-P VS Canon PowerShot G1 X Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica Q-P a better choice


PowerShot G1 X

Larger sensor (5)Full frameCompact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2014.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)102
Auto Focus points (4)499
Better sensibility (4)100 - 50000 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)300250
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Q-P 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 display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, that the battery has more stamina and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The Q-P scores 31 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G1 X


PowerShot G1 X

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

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G1 X are the built-in flash, the optical image stabilizer and the articulated display. A recommendation of the PowerShot G1 X is made easy by the lower weight than the Q-P and the more compact size.

Yields 11 points for the PowerShot G1 X.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


PowerShot G1 X

Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Leica Q-P VS Canon PowerShot G1 X Dimensions

Look at front view of the Q-P and PowerShot G1 X

Q-P und PowerShot G1 X, front viewQ-P und PowerShot G1 X, front view

Top view of cameras

Q-P und PowerShot G1 X, view from aboveQ-P und PowerShot G1 X, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica Q-P

Canon PowerShot G1 X


We recommend Leica Q-P as better choice.

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