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Canon G1 X Mark III vs Sony A7R

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III and the Sony Alpha A7R are two enthusiast cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in October 2017 and October 2013. The G1X Mark III is a fixed lens compact, while the A7R is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on an APS-C (G1X Mark III) and a full frame (A7R) sensor. The Canon has a resolution of 24 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 36.2 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon G1 X Mark III
versus
Sony A7R
Canon G1 X Mark III   Sony A7R
Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
24-72mm f/2.8-5.6 Sony E mount lenses
24 MP, APS-C Sensor 36.2 MP, Full Frame Sensor
1080/60p Video 1080/60p Video
ISO 100-25,600 ISO 100-25,600 (50 - 51,200)
Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots) Electronic viewfinder (2400k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1040k dots 3.0 LCD, 1230k dots
Swivel touchscreen Tilting screen (not touch-sensitive)
9 shutter flaps per second 4 shutter flaps per second
Weathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
200 shots per battery charge340 shots per battery charge
115 x 78 x 51 mm, 399 g 127 x 94 x 48 mm, 465 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III and the Sony Alpha A7R? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Canon G1 X Mark III and the Sony A7R are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon G1 X Mark III vs Sony A7R
Compare G1X Mark III versus A7R top
Comparison G1X Mark III or A7R rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A7R is notably larger (33 percent) than the Canon G1 X Mark III. In this context, it is worth noting that both cameras are splash and dust-proof and can, hence, be used in inclement weather conditions or harsh environments.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the G1X Mark III has a lens built in, whereas the A7R is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the A7R and their specifications in the Sony FE Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the G1X Mark III gets 200 shots out of its NB-13L battery, while the A7R can take 340 images on a single charge of its NP-FW50 power pack. The power pack in the A7R can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon G1 X Mark III 115 mm 78 mm 51 mm 399 g 200 Y Oct 2017 1,299 i
2.
 
Sony A7R 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 465 g 340 Y Oct 2013 2,299 i
3.
 
Canon M50 116 mm 88 mm 59 mm 390 g 235 n Feb 2018 779 i
4.
 
Canon 6D Mark II 144 mm 111 mm 75 mm 765 g 1200 Y Jun 2017 1,999 i
5.
 
Canon 200D 122 mm 93 mm 70 mm 453 g 650 n Jun 2017 549 i
6.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II 98 mm 58 mm 31 mm 206 g 235 n Jan 2017 529 i
7.
 
Canon 80D 139 mm 105 mm 79 mm 730 g 960 Y Feb 2016 1,199 i
8.
 
Canon SX540 120 mm 82 mm 92 mm 442 g 205 n Jan 2016 399 i
9.
 
Fujifilm X100V 128 mm 75 mm 53 mm 478 g 420 Y Feb 2020 1,399 i
10.
 
Fujifilm X100F 127 mm 75 mm 52 mm 469 g 390 n Jan 2017 1,299 i
11.
 
Nikon D7500 136 mm 104 mm 73 mm 720 g 950 Y Apr 2017 1,299 i
12.
 
Sony RX10 III 133 mm 94 mm 127 mm 1051 g 420 Y Mar 2016 1,499 i
13.
 
Sony A7R II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 625 g 290 Y Jun 2015 3,199 i
14.
 
Sony A7 II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 599 g 350 Y Nov 2014 1,999 i
15.
 
Sony A7S 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 489 g 380 Y Apr 2014 2,499 i
16.
 
Sony A7 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 474 g 340 Y Oct 2013 1,699 i
17.
 
Sony RX1R 113 mm 65 mm 70 mm 482 g 270 n Jun 2013 2,799 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The G1X Mark III was launched at a lower price than the A7R, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon G1 X Mark III features an APS-C sensor and the Sony A7R a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the A7R is 160 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.5 and 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Canon G1 X Mark III and Sony A7R sensor measures

With 36.2MP, the A7R offers a higher resolution than the G1X Mark III (24MP), but the A7R nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.88μm versus 3.72μm for the G1X Mark III) due to its larger sensor. However, the G1X Mark III is a much more recent model (by 4 years) than the A7R, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the A7R has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Sony A7R implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the A7R for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 36.8 x 24.6 inches or 93.5 x 62.4 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 29.4 x 19.6 inches or 74.8 x 49.9 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 24.5 x 16.4 inches or 62.3 x 41.6 cm. The corresponding values for the Canon G1 X Mark III are 30 x 20 inches or 76.2 x 50.8 cm for good quality, 24 x 16 inches or 61 x 40.6 cm for very good quality, and 20 x 13.3 inches or 50.8 x 33.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

The G1X Mark III has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha A7R are ISO 100 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 50-51200.

G1X Mark III versus A7R MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon G1 X Mark III APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p...... ..
2.
 
Sony A7R Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/60p25.614.12746 95
3.
 
Canon M50 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/24p...... ..
4.
 
Canon 6D Mark II Full Frame 26.0 6240 41601080/60p24.411.92862 85
5.
 
Canon 200D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.41041 79
6.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.912.5522 65
7.
 
Canon 80D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.21135 79
8.
 
Canon SX540 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/60p...... ..
9.
 
Fujifilm X100V APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p...... ..
10.
 
Fujifilm X100F APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p...... ..
11.
 
Nikon D7500 APS-C 20.7 5568 37124K/30p24.314.01483 86
12.
 
Sony RX10 III 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p23.112.6472 70
13.
 
Sony A7R II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.013.93434 98
14.
 
Sony A7 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.913.62449 90
15.
 
Sony A7S Full Frame 12.0 4240 28321080/60p23.913.23702 87
16.
 
Sony A7 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.814.22248 90
17.
 
Sony RX1R Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.013.62537 91

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, and both provide the same movie specifications (1080/60p).

Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The two cameras under review are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the A7R offers a slightly higher resolution than the one in the G1X Mark III (2400k vs 2360k dots). The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Canon G1 X Mark III, the Sony A7R, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon G1 X Mark III2360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/2000s 9.0 Y Y
2.
 
Sony A7R2400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 4.0 n n
3.
 
Canon M502360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 10.0 Y n
4.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIoptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.5 n n
5.
 
Canon 200Doptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
6.
 
Canon G9 X Mark IInone n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 8.2 Y Y
7.
 
Canon 80Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 7.0 Y n
8.
 
Canon SX540none n 3.0 461 fixed n 1/2000s 5.9 Y Y
9.
 
Fujifilm X100V3690 n 3.0 1620 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
10.
 
Fujifilm X100F2360 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
11.
 
Nikon D7500optical Y 3.2 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 8.0 Y n
12.
 
Sony RX10 III2359 Y 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 14.0 Y Y
13.
 
Sony A7R II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
14.
 
Sony A7 II2400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
15.
 
Sony A7S2400 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
16.
 
Sony A72400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
17.
 
Sony RX1Roptional n 3.0 1229 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The G1X Mark III has one, while the A7R does not. While the built-in flash of the G1X Mark III is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The G1X Mark III has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the A7R does not have a selfie-screen.

The Canon G1 X Mark III has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The G1X Mark III writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the A7R uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. Both cameras can use UHS-I cards, which provide for Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s.

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III and Sony Alpha A7R and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon G1 X Mark IIIYstereomono--micro2.0YYY
2.
 
Sony A7RYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
3.
 
Canon M50YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
4.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
5.
 
Canon 200DYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
6.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
7.
 
Canon 80DYstereomonoYYmini2.0YY-
8.
 
Canon SX540-stereomono--mini2.0YY-
9.
 
Fujifilm X100VYstereomonoY-micro3.1Y-Y
10.
 
Fujifilm X100FYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
11.
 
Nikon D7500YstereomonoYYmini2.0Y-Y
12.
 
Sony RX10 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
13.
 
Sony A7R IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
14.
 
Sony A7 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
15.
 
Sony A7SYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony A7YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony RX1RYstereomonoY-mini2.0---

It is notable that the A7R has a microphone port, which can help to improve the quality of audio recordings by attaching an external microphone. The G1X Mark III does not feature such a mic input.

The G1X Mark III is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Canon. In contrast, the A7R has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the A7R was succeeded by the Sony A7R II. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon and Sony websites.

Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Which of the two cameras – the Canon G1 X Mark III or the Sony A7R – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Reasons to prefer the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (9 vs 4 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Ready to shoot: Has a lens built-in, whereas the A7R requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (115x78mm vs 127x94mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter even though it comes with a built-in lens (unlike the A7R).
  • Sharper images: Has hand-shake reducing image stabilization built-in.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More modern: Reflects 4 years of technical progress since the A7R launch.

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Arguments in favor of the Sony Alpha A7R:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (36.2 vs 24MP), which boosts linear resolution by 23%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1230k vs 1040k dots).
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • More flexible: Takes interchangeable lenses and can thus be used with specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (340 versus 200) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in October 2013).

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the G1X Mark III is the clear winner of the match-up (15 : 10 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

G1X Mark III 15:10 A7R

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon G1 X Mark III and the Sony A7R place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Travel-Zoom Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the G1X Mark III or the A7R. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon G1 X Mark III5/5+79/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2017 1,299 i
2.
 
Sony A7R5/5+ +82/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2013 2,299 i
3.
 
Canon M50..+79/100..3.5/5 Feb 2018 779 i
4.
 
Canon 6D Mark II4/5+80/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2017 1,999 i
5.
 
Canon 200D4/5+ +78/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2017 549 i
6.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II4/5..75/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 529 i
7.
 
Canon 80D4/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2016 1,199 i
8.
 
Canon SX540.......... Jan 2016 399 i
9.
 
Fujifilm X100V5/5+ +86/1005/54.5/5 Feb 2020 1,399 i
10.
 
Fujifilm X100F5/5+83/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 1,299 i
11.
 
Nikon D75004.5/5+ +86/1005/54.5/5 Apr 2017 1,299 i
12.
 
Sony RX10 III5/5+84/1004.5/54.5/5 Mar 2016 1,499 i
13.
 
Sony A7R II5/5+ +90/1005/55/5 Jun 2015 3,199 i
14.
 
Sony A7 II5/5+82/1004.5/55/5 Nov 2014 1,999 i
15.
 
Sony A7S4/5..86/1004.5/55/5 Apr 2014 2,499 i
16.
 
Sony A75/5+ +80/1005/55/5 Oct 2013 1,699 i
17.
 
Sony RX1R5/5....4/54.5/5 Jun 2013 2,799 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

Canon G1 X Mark III:
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    Specifications: Canon G1 X Mark III vs Sony A7R

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon G1 X Mark III Sony A7R
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens 24-72mm f/2.8-5.6 Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date October 2017 October 2013
    Launch Price USD 1,299 USD 2,299
    Sensor Specs Canon G1 X Mark III Sony A7R
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9 mm 35.9 x 24.0 mm
    Sensor Area 332.27 mm2 861.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 26.8 mm 43.2 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels 36.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 7360 x 4912 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.72 μm 4.88 μm
    Pixel Density 7.22 MP/cm2 4.20 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 25,600 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 50 - 51,200 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC 7 BIONZ X
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 95
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 25.6
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 14.1
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 2746
    Screen Specs Canon G1 X Mark III Sony A7R
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.71x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2360k dots 2400k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots 1230k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon G1 X Mark III Sony A7R
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/2000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 9 shutter flaps/s 4 shutter flaps/s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Canon G1 X Mark III Sony A7R
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Canon G1 X Mark III Sony A7R
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NB-13L NP-FW50
    Battery Life (CIPA)200 shots per charge340 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 115 x 78 x 51 mm
    (4.5 x 3.1 x 2.0 in)
    127 x 94 x 48 mm
    (5.0 x 3.7 x 1.9 in)
    Camera Weight 399 g (14.1 oz) 465 g (16.4 oz)

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