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Canon G1 X vs Sony RX100 II

The Canon PowerShot G1 X and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in January 2012 and June 2013. Both the G1X and the RX100 II are fixed lens compact cameras that are based on an 1.5-inch (G1X) and an one-inch (RX100 II) sensor. The Canon has a resolution of 14.2 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 20 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
versus
Sony RX100 II
Canon G1 X   Sony RX100 II
Fixed lens compact camera Fixed lens compact camera
28-112mm f/2.8-5.8 28-100mm f/1.8-4.9
14.2 MP – 1.5" sensor 20 MP – 1" sensor
1080/24p Video 1080/60p Video
ISO 100-12,800 ISO 100-12,800 (100 - 25,600)
Optical viewfinder Viewfinder optional
3.0" LCD – 922k dots 3.0" LCD – 1229k dots
Swivel screen (not touch-sensitive) Tilting screen (no touchscreen)
1.9 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
250 shots per battery charge350 shots per battery charge
117 x 81 x 65 mm, 534 g 102 x 58 x 38 mm, 281 g
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Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon PowerShot G1 X and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II? 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.

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Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Canon G1 X and the Sony RX100 II. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon G1 X vs Sony RX100 II
Compare G1X versus RX100 II top
Comparison G1X or RX100 II rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony RX100 II is considerably smaller (38 percent) than the Canon G1 X. Moreover, the RX100 II is substantially lighter (47 percent) than the G1X. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the G1X nor the RX100 II are weather-sealed.

Concerning battery life, the G1X gets 250 shots out of its Canon NB-10L battery, while the RX100 II can take 350 images on a single charge of its Sony NP-BX1 power pack. The power pack in the RX100 II can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. 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
  empty Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon G1 X 117 mm 81 mm 65 mm 534 g 250 n Jan 2012 EUR 749ebay.com
2.
 
Sony RX100 II 102 mm 58 mm 38 mm 281 g 350 n Jun 2013 EUR 749ebay.com
3.
 
Canon 450D 129 mm 98 mm 62 mm 524 g 500 n Jan 2008 EUR 699ebay.com
4.
 
Canon 500D 129 mm 98 mm 62 mm 520 g 400 n Mar 2009 EUR 699ebay.com
5.
 
Canon 650D 133 mm 100 mm 79 mm 575 g 440 n Jun 2012 EUR 799ebay.com
6.
 
Canon 1100D 130 mm 100 mm 78 mm 495 g 700 n Feb 2011 EUR 399ebay.com
7.
 
Canon G1 X Mark II 116 mm 74 mm 66 mm 553 g 240 n Feb 2014 EUR 849ebay.com
8.
 
Canon G7 X 103 mm 60 mm 40 mm 304 g 210 n Sep 2014 EUR 649ebay.com
9.
 
Canon G16 109 mm 76 mm 40 mm 356 g 360 n Aug 2013 EUR 599ebay.com
10.
 
Canon S120 100 mm 59 mm 29 mm 217 g 230 n Aug 2013 EUR 499ebay.com
11.
 
Canon SX50 123 mm 87 mm 106 mm 595 g 315 n Sep 2012 EUR 529ebay.com
12.
 
Leica V-LUX 3 124 mm 81 mm 95 mm 540 g 410 n Dec 2011 EUR 749ebay.com
13.
 
Leica V-LUX 4 125 mm 87 mm 110 mm 588 g 540 n Sep 2012 EUR 799ebay.com
14.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 137 mm 99 mm 131 mm 831 g 360 n Jun 2014 EUR 899ebay.com
15.
 
Sony RX100 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 240 g 330 n Jun 2012 EUR 649ebay.com
16.
 
Sony RX100 III 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 290 g 320 n May 2014 EUR 849ebay.com
17.
 
Sony RX100 IV 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 298 g 280 n Jun 2015 EUR 1 149ebay.com
Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. 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 RX100 II was somewhat cheaper (by 6 percent) than the G1X at launch, but both cameras fall into the same price category. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. 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.

Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors 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. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon G1 X features an 1.5-inch sensor and the Sony RX100 II an one-inch sensor. The sensor area in the RX100 II is 56 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.85 and 2.7. The sensor in the G1X has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the RX100 II offers a 3:2 aspect.

Canon G1 X and Sony RX100 II sensor measures

Despite having a smaller sensor, the RX100 II offers a higher resolution of 20 megapixels, compared with 14.2 MP of the G1X. This megapixels advantage comes at the cost of a higher pixel density and a smaller size of the individual pixel (with a pixel pitch of 2.41μm versus 4.30μm for the G1X). However, it should be noted that the RX100 II is a somewhat more recent model (by 1 year and 5 months) than the G1X, and its sensor might have benefitted from technological advances during this time that partly offset its pixel-size disadvantage.

The resolution advantage of the Sony RX100 II implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the RX100 II for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 27.4 x 18.2 inches or 69.5 x 46.3 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 21.9 x 14.6 inches or 55.6 x 37.1 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 18.2 x 12.2 inches or 46.3 x 30.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Canon G1 X are 21.8 x 16.3 inches or 55.3 x 41.5 cm for good quality, 17.4 x 13.1 inches or 44.2 x 33.2 cm for very good quality, and 14.5 x 10.9 inches or 36.8 x 27.6 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Canon PowerShot G1 X has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 12800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II are ISO 100 to ISO 12800, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-25600.

In terms of underlying technology, the G1X is build around a CMOS sensor, while the RX100 II uses a BSI-CMOS imager. Both cameras use a Bayer filter for capturing RGB colors on a square grid of photosensors. This arrangement is found in most digital cameras.

G1X versus RX100 II MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). Of the two cameras under consideration, the RX100 II has a markedly higher DXO score than the G1X (overall score 7 points higher), which will translate into better image quality. The advantage is based on 0.8 bits higher color depth, 1.6 EV in additional dynamic range, and 0.4 stops of reduced low light sensitivity. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
  empty Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon G1 X 1.5-inch 14.2 4352 32641080/24p21.710.864460
2.
 
Sony RX100 II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.512.448367
3.
 
Canon 450D APS-C 12.2 4272 2848none21.910.869261
4.
 
Canon 500D APS-C 15.1 4752 31681080/20p21.711.566363
5.
 
Canon 650D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.711.272262
6.
 
Canon 1100D APS-C 12.2 4272 2848720/30p21.911.075562
7.
 
Canon G1 X Mark II 1.5-inch 13.0 4160 31201080/30p21.510.858158
8.
 
Canon G7 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p23.012.755671
9.
 
Canon G16 1/1.7 12.0 4000 30001080/60p21.011.723054
10.
 
Canon S120 1/1.7 12.0 4000 30001080/60p21.311.924656
11.
 
Canon SX50 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30001080/24p20.311.217947
12.
 
Leica V-LUX 3 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30001080/60p19.711.043042
13.
 
Leica V-LUX 4 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30001080/60p19.811.150143
14.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.111.751764
15.
 
Sony RX100 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.612.439066
16.
 
Sony RX100 III 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.412.349567
17.
 
Sony RX100 IV 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.659170
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the RX100 II provides a faster frame rate than the G1X. It can shoot movie footage at 1080/60p, while the Canon is limited to 1080/24p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the G1X has an optical viewfinder, which can be very useful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the RX100 II relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. That said, the RX100 II can be equipped with an optional viewfinder – the FDA-EV1MK. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Canon G1 X and Sony RX100 II along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
  empty Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Max
Shutter
Speed *
Max
Shutter
Flaps *
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon G1 Xoptical n3.0 / 922 swivel n 1/4000s 1.9/s Y Y
2.
 
Sony RX100 IIoptional n3.0 / 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0/s Y Y
3.
 
Canon 450Doptical n3.0 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5/s Y n
4.
 
Canon 500Doptical n3.0 / 920 fixed n 1/4000s 3.4/s Y n
5.
 
Canon 650Doptical n3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0/s Y n
6.
 
Canon 1100Doptical n2.7 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0/s Y n
7.
 
Canon G1 X Mark IIoptional n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 5.2/s Y Y
8.
 
Canon G7 Xnone n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 6.5/s Y Y
9.
 
Canon G16optical n3.0 / 922 fixed n 1/4000s 2.2/s Y Y
10.
 
Canon S120none n3.0 / 922 fixed Y 1/2000s 12.1/s Y Y
11.
 
Canon SX50202 n3.0 / 461 swivel n 1/2000s 2.2/s Y Y
12.
 
Leica V-LUX 3202 n3.0 / 460 swivel n 1/2000s 12.0/s Y Y
13.
 
Leica V-LUX 41312 n3.0 / 460 swivel n 1/4000s 12.0/s Y Y
14.
 
Panasonic FZ10002359 n3.0 / 921 swivel n 1/4000s 12.0/s Y Y
15.
 
Sony RX100none n3.0 / 1229 fixed n 1/2000s 10.0/s Y Y
16.
 
Sony RX100 III1440 n3.0 / 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0/s Y Y
17.
 
Sony RX100 IV2359 n3.0 / 1228 tilting n 1/2000s 16.0/s Y Y
Note: *) Information refers to the mechanical shutter, unless the camera only has an electronic one.
The G1X 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 RX100 II does not have a selfie-screen.

Both the G1X and the RX100 II have zoom lenses built in. The G1X has a 28-112mm f/2.8-5.8 optic and the RX100 II offers a 28-100mm f/1.8-4.9 (focal lengths in full frame equivalent terms). Hence, the Canon and Sony provide the same view at the wide-angle end, but the Sony has less tele-photo reach at the long end. The RX100 II offers the faster maximum aperture.

The G1X writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the RX100 II uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards.

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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 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
  empty Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Mic / Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon G1 XYstereo / mono--mini2.0---
2.
 
Sony RX100 IIYstereo / mono--micro2.0YY-
3.
 
Canon 450DY- / ---mini2.0---
4.
 
Canon 500DYmono / mono--mini2.0---
5.
 
Canon 650DYstereo / monoY-mini2.0---
6.
 
Canon 1100DYstereo / mono--mini2.0---
7.
 
Canon G1 X Mark IIYstereo / mono--mini2.0YY-
8.
 
Canon G7 X-stereo / mono--micro2.0YY-
9.
 
Canon G16Ystereo / mono--mini2.0Y--
10.
 
Canon S120-stereo / mono--mini2.0Y--
11.
 
Canon SX50Ystereo / mono--mini2.0---
12.
 
Leica V-LUX 3Ystereo / ---mini2.0---
13.
 
Leica V-LUX 4Ystereo / monoY-mini2.0---
14.
 
Panasonic FZ1000Ystereo / monoY-micro2.0YY-
15.
 
Sony RX100-stereo / mono--micro2.0---
16.
 
Sony RX100 III-stereo / mono--micro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony RX100 IV-stereo / mono--micro2.0YY-

It is notable that the RX100 II offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the G1X does not provide wifi capability.

Both the G1X and the RX100 II have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on ebay. The G1X was replaced by the Canon G1X Mark II, while the RX100 II was followed by the Sony RX100 III. Further information on the features and operation of the G1X and RX100 II can be found, respectively, in the Canon G1 X Manual (free pdf) or the online Sony RX100 II Manual.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Is there a clear favorite between the Canon G1 X and the Sony RX100 II? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot G1 X:

  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (0.4 stops ISO advantage).
  • Easier framing: Has an optical viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/4000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • More tele-reach: Has a longer tele-lens for perspective compression and subject magnification.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in January 2012).

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Arguments in favor of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (20 vs 14.2MP), which boosts linear resolution by 21%.
  • Better image quality: Scores markedly higher (7 points) in the DXO overall evaluation.
  • More dynamic range: Captures a broader range of light and dark details (1.6 EV of extra DR).
  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (1080/60p versus 1080/24p).
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1229k vs 922k dots).
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 1.9 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Better light gathering: Has a lens with a wider maximum aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8).
  • More compact: Is smaller (102x58mm vs 117x81mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 253g or 47 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (350 versus 250) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • More modern: Was introduced somewhat (1 year and 5 months) more recently.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the RX100 II is the clear winner of the contest (14 : 7 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. 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.

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How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon G1 X and the Sony RX100 II place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Travel-Zoom Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the G1X and the RX100 II in practical situations. 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 hands-on reviews by experts 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], digitalcameraworld [DCW], 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
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 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DCW 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon G1 X5/5+..76/1004/54.5/5 Jan 2012 EUR 749ebay.com
2.
 
Sony RX100 II5/5+ +..79/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2013 EUR 749ebay.com
3.
 
Canon 450D..+ +..+ +4/54.5/5 Jan 2008 EUR 699ebay.com
4.
 
Canon 500D..+ +..74/1004.5/54.5/5 Mar 2009 EUR 699ebay.com
5.
 
Canon 650D4/5+ +..77/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2012 EUR 799ebay.com
6.
 
Canon 1100D..80/100..69/1004/54.5/5 Feb 2011 EUR 399ebay.com
7.
 
Canon G1 X Mark II3/5+..77/1004/54.5/5 Feb 2014 EUR 849ebay.com
8.
 
Canon G7 X4/5+ +..77/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2014 EUR 649ebay.com
9.
 
Canon G164/5+....4.5/54.5/5 Aug 2013 EUR 599ebay.com
10.
 
Canon S120..+ +....4.5/54.5/5 Aug 2013 EUR 499ebay.com
11.
 
Canon SX503/5+ +..72/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 EUR 529ebay.com
12.
 
Leica V-LUX 3............ Dec 2011 EUR 749ebay.com
13.
 
Leica V-LUX 4............ Sep 2012 EUR 799ebay.com
14.
 
Panasonic FZ10004/5+ +..82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2014 EUR 899ebay.com
15.
 
Sony RX1005/5+ +..78/1004/55/5 Jun 2012 EUR 649ebay.com
16.
 
Sony RX100 III5/5+ +..82/1004.5/55/5 May 2014 EUR 849ebay.com
17.
 
Sony RX100 IV4.5/5+ +..85/1004/54.5/5 Jun 2015 EUR 1 149ebay.com
Note: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Canon G1 X vs Sony RX100 II

    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 Sony RX100 II
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens 28-112mm f/2.8-5.8 28-100mm f/1.8-4.9
    Launch Date January 2012 June 2013
    Launch Price USD 799 USD 749
    Sensor Specs Canon G1 X Sony RX100 II
    Sensor Technology CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format 1.5" Sensor 1" Sensor
    Sensor Size 18.7 x 14.0 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
    Sensor Area 261.8 mm2 116.16 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 23.4 mm 15.9 mm
    Crop Factor 1.85x 2.7x
    Sensor Resolution 14.2 Megapixels 20 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4352 x 3264 pixels 5472 x 3648 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.30 μm 2.41 μm
    Pixel Density 5.43 MP/cm2 17.18 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/24p Video 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 12,800 ISO 100 - 12,800 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 100 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC 5 BIONZ X
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 60 67
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.7 22.5
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 10.8 12.4
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 644 483
    Screen Specs Canon G1 X Sony RX100 II
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Viewfinder optional
    Viewfinder Field of View 74%
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 922k dots 1229k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Tilting screen
    Shooting Specs Canon G1 X Sony RX100 II
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/2000s
    Continuous Shooting 1.9 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support no no
    Connectivity Specs Canon G1 X Sony RX100 II
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Body Specs Canon G1 X Sony RX100 II
    Battery Type Canon NB-10L Sony NP-BX1
    Battery Life (CIPA)250 shots per charge350 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 117 x 81 x 65 mm
    (4.6 x 3.2 x 2.6 in)
    102 x 58 x 38 mm
    (4.0 x 2.3 x 1.5 in)
    Camera Weight 534 g (18.8 oz) 281 g (9.9 oz)
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