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Canon G3 X vs Panasonic S1R

The Canon PowerShot G3 X and the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in June 2015 and February 2019. The G3X is a fixed lens compact, while the S1R is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on an one-inch (G3X) and a full frame (S1R) sensor. The Canon has a resolution of 20 megapixels, whereas the Panasonic provides 46.7 MP.

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

Headline Specifications
Canon G3 X versus Panasonic S1R
Canon G3 X Panasonic S1R
Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
24-600mm f/2.8-5.6 Leica L mount lenses
20 MP, 1" Sensor 46.7 MP, Full Frame Sensor
1080/60p Video 4K/60p Video
ISO 125-12,800 (125 - 25,600) ISO 100-25,600 (50 - 51,200)
Viewfinder optional Electronic viewfinder (5760k dots)
3.2 LCD, 1620k dots 3.2 LCD, 2100k dots
Tilting touchscreen Fully flexible touchscreen
5.9 shutter flaps per second 9 shutter flaps per second
Lens-based stabilizationIn-body stabilization
Weathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
300 shots per battery charge380 shots per battery charge
123 x 77 x 105 mm, 733 g 149 x 110 x 97 mm, 1016 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon PowerShot G3 X and the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R? 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

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Canon G3 X and the Panasonic S1R is provided in the side-by-side display below. 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 measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon G3 X vs Panasonic S1R
Compare G3X versus S1R top
Comparison G3X or S1R rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Panasonic S1R is considerably larger (73 percent) than the Canon G3 X. 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 G3X has a lens built in, whereas the S1R is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup.

Concerning battery life, the G3X gets 300 shots out of its NB-10L battery, while the S1R can take 380 images on a single charge of its DMW-BLJ31 power pack. The power pack in the S1R can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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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 G3 X 123 mm 77 mm 105 mm 733 g 300 Y Jun 2015 999 i
2.
 
Panasonic S1R 149 mm 110 mm 97 mm 1016 g 380 Y Feb 2019 3,699 i
3.
 
Canon R5 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 738 g 320 Y Jul 2020 3,899 i
4.
 
Canon 80D 139 mm 105 mm 79 mm 730 g 960 Y Feb 2016 1,199 i
5.
 
Canon G9 X 98 mm 58 mm 31 mm 209 g 220 n Oct 2015 529 i
6.
 
Canon G7 X 103 mm 60 mm 40 mm 304 g 210 n Sep 2014 699 i
7.
 
Canon 70D 139 mm 104 mm 79 mm 755 g 920 Y Jul 2013 1,199 i
8.
 
Leica SL2 146 mm 107 mm 42 mm 953 g 370 Y Nov 2019 5,999 i
9.
 
Nikon Z7 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 330 Y Aug 2018 3,399 i
10.
 
Panasonic S1 149 mm 110 mm 97 mm 1017 g 400 Y Feb 2019 2,499 i
11.
 
Panasonic S1H 151 mm 114 mm 110 mm 1052 g 400 Y May 2019 3,999 i
12.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 137 mm 99 mm 131 mm 831 g 360 n Jun 2014 899 i
13.
 
Sony RX10 III 133 mm 94 mm 127 mm 1051 g 420 Y Mar 2016 1,499 i
14.
 
Sony RX100 V 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 299 g 220 n Oct 2016 999 i
15.
 
Sony RX10 II 129 mm 88 mm 102 mm 813 g 400 Y Jun 2015 1,299 i
16.
 
Sony RX100 IV 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 298 g 280 n Jun 2015 999 i
17.
 
Sony RX10 129 mm 88 mm 102 mm 813 g 420 Y Oct 2013 1,299 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 naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The G3X was launched at a lower price than the S1R, despite having a lens built in. 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. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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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 generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels 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 associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon G3 X features an one-inch sensor and the Panasonic S1R a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the S1R is 645 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 2.7 and 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Canon G3 X and Panasonic S1R sensor measures

With 46.7MP, the S1R offers a higher resolution than the G3X (20MP), but the S1R nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.30μm versus 2.41μm for the G3X) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the S1R is a much more recent model (by 3 years and 7 months) than the G3X, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the S1R has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Panasonic S1R implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the S1R for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 41.8 x 27.9 inches or 106.3 x 70.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 33.5 x 22.3 inches or 85 x 56.7 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 27.9 x 18.6 inches or 70.8 x 47.3 cm. The corresponding values for the Canon G3 X are 27.4 x 18.2 inches or 69.5 x 46.3 cm for good quality, 21.9 x 14.6 inches or 55.6 x 37.1 cm for very good quality, and 18.2 x 12.2 inches or 46.3 x 30.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

Unlike the G3X, the S1R has the capacity to capture high quality composite images (187MP) by combining multiple shots after shifting its sensor by miniscule distances. This multi-shot, pixel-shift mode is most suitable for photography of stationary objects (landscapes, studio scenes).

The Canon PowerShot G3 X has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 125-25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R are ISO 100 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 50-51200.

G3X versus S1R MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. 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 S1R offers substantially better image quality than the G3X (overall score 37 points higher). The advantage is based on 5 bits higher color depth, 1.8 EV in additional dynamic range, and 2.8 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

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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 G3 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.412.3521 63
2.
 
Panasonic S1R Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p26.414.13525 100
3.
 
Canon R5 Full Frame 44.8 8192 54648k/30p25.314.63042 95
4.
 
Canon 80D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.21135 79
5.
 
Canon G9 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.512.3495 63
6.
 
Canon G7 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p23.012.7556 71
7.
 
Canon 70D APS-C 20.0 5472 36481080/30p22.511.6926 68
8.
 
Leica SL2 Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p...... ..
9.
 
Nikon Z7 Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/30p26.314.62668 99
10.
 
Panasonic S1 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p25.214.53333 95
11.
 
Panasonic S1H Full Frame 24.0 6000 40006K/30p...... ..
12.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.111.7517 64
13.
 
Sony RX10 III 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p23.112.6472 70
14.
 
Sony RX100 V 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.4586 70
15.
 
Sony RX10 II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p23.012.6531 70
16.
 
Sony RX100 IV 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.6591 70
17.
 
Sony RX10 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.912.6474 69

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the S1R provides a better video resolution than the G3X. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/60p, while the Canon is limited to 1080/60p.

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the S1R has an electronic viewfinder (5760k dots), which can be very helpful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the G3X relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. That said, the G3X can be equipped with an optional viewfinder – the EVF-DC1. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Canon G3 X, the Panasonic S1R, 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 G3 Xoptional n 3.2 1620 tilting Y 1/2000s 5.9 Y Y
2.
 
Panasonic S1R5760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
3.
 
Canon R55760 Y 3.2 2100 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
4.
 
Canon 80Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 7.0 Y n
5.
 
Canon G9 Xnone n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 6.0 Y Y
6.
 
Canon G7 Xnone n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 6.5 Y Y
7.
 
Canon 70Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 7.0 Y n
8.
 
Leica SL25760 Y 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
9.
 
Nikon Z73690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
10.
 
Panasonic S15760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
11.
 
Panasonic S1H5760 Y 3.2 2330 swivel Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
12.
 
Panasonic FZ10002359 n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
13.
 
Sony RX10 III2359 Y 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 14.0 Y Y
14.
 
Sony RX100 V2359 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 24.0 Y Y
15.
 
Sony RX10 II2359 Y 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/3200s 14.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony RX100 IV2359 n 3.0 1228 tilting n 1/2000s 16.0 Y Y
17.
 
Sony RX101440 Y 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/3200s 10.0 Y Y

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The G3X has one, while the S1R does not. While the built-in flash of the G3X is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The G3X 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 S1R does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the S1R is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Panasonic S1R 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 G3X writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the S1R uses SDHC or XQD cards. The S1R features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the G3X only has one slot. The S1R supports UHS-II cards (on both slots), while the G3X can use UHS-I 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 G3 X and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R 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 G3 XYstereomonoYYmini2.0YY-
2.
 
Panasonic S1RYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
3.
 
Canon R5YmonomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
4.
 
Canon 80DYstereomonoYYmini2.0YY-
5.
 
Canon G9 X-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
6.
 
Canon G7 X-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
7.
 
Canon 70DYstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
8.
 
Leica SL2YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
9.
 
Nikon Z7YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
10.
 
Panasonic S1YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
11.
 
Panasonic S1HYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
12.
 
Panasonic FZ1000YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
13.
 
Sony RX10 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
14.
 
Sony RX100 V-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
15.
 
Sony RX10 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony RX100 IV-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony RX10YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Panasonic S1R (unlike the G3X) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Both the G3X and the S1R are recent models that are part of the current product line-up. Neither of the two has a direct predecessor, so perhaps they will constitute the origins of new camera lines for Canon and Panasonic. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon and Panasonic websites.

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Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Is there a clear favorite between the Canon G3 X and the Panasonic S1R? Which camera is better? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Reasons to prefer the Canon PowerShot G3 X:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Ready to shoot: Has a lens built-in, whereas the S1R requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (123x77mm vs 149x110mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter even though it comes with a built-in lens (unlike the S1R).
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in June 2015).

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Arguments in favor of the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (46.7 vs 20MP), which boosts linear resolution by 53%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • High quality composites: Can combine several shots after pixel-shifting its sensor.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (37 points) in the DXO overall evaluation.
  • Richer colors: Generates noticeably more natural colors (5 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a broader range of light and dark details (1.8 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can shoot in dim conditions (2.8 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/60p vs 1080/60p).
  • Easier framing: Has an electronic viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2100k vs 1620k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a full-flex screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (9 vs 5.9 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More flexible: Takes interchangeable lenses and can thus be used with specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (380 versus 300) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • More solid recording: Has a full-sized HDMI port for a sturdy connection to an external recorder.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More modern: Reflects 3 years and 7 months of technical progress since the G3X launch.

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the S1R is the clear winner of the contest (26 : 9 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding 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.

G3X 09:26 S1R

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon G3 X and the Panasonic S1R place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Superzoom Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings 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 remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the G3X or the S1R perform in practice. 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 adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera 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 G3 X3.5/5+..4.5/54/5 Jun 2015 999 i
2.
 
Panasonic S1R4.5/5..89/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2019 3,699 i
3.
 
Canon R54.5/5..91/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2020 3,899 i
4.
 
Canon 80D4/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2016 1,199 i
5.
 
Canon G9 X3.5/5+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Oct 2015 529 i
6.
 
Canon G7 X4/5+ +77/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2014 699 i
7.
 
Canon 70D5/5+ +83/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2013 1,199 i
8.
 
Leica SL24/5....4.5/54/5 Nov 2019 5,999 i
9.
 
Nikon Z75/5+89/1004.5/55/5 Aug 2018 3,399 i
10.
 
Panasonic S14.5/5+ +88/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2019 2,499 i
11.
 
Panasonic S1H....90/100.... May 2019 3,999 i
12.
 
Panasonic FZ10004/5+ +82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2014 899 i
13.
 
Sony RX10 III5/5+84/1004.5/54.5/5 Mar 2016 1,499 i
14.
 
Sony RX100 V4.5/5+ +83/1004/54.5/5 Oct 2016 999 i
15.
 
Sony RX10 II5/5+ +82/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2015 1,299 i
16.
 
Sony RX100 IV4.5/5+ +85/1004/54.5/5 Jun 2015 999 i
17.
 
Sony RX105/5+80/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2013 1,299 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, 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.

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    Specifications: Canon G3 X vs Panasonic S1R

    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 G3 X Panasonic S1R
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens 24-600mm f/2.8-5.6 Leica L mount lenses
    Launch Date June 2015 February 2019
    Launch Price USD 999 USD 3,699
    Sensor Specs Canon G3 X Panasonic S1R
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format 1" Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8 mm 36.0 x 24.0 mm
    Sensor Area 116.16 mm2 864 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 15.9 mm 43.3 mm
    Crop Factor 2.7x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 20 Megapixels 46.7 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5472 x 3648 pixels 8368 x 5584 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 2.41 μm 4.30 μm
    Pixel Density 17.18 MP/cm2 5.41 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video 4K/60p Video
    ISO Setting 125 - 12,800 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 125 - 25,600 ISO 50 - 51,200 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC 6 Venus
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 63 100
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.4 26.4
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 12.3 14.1
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 521 3525
    Screen Specs Canon G3 X Panasonic S1R
    Viewfinder Type Viewfinder optional Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.78x
    Viewfinder Resolution 5760k dots
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.2inch
    LCD Resolution 1620k dots 2100k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Fully flexible screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon G3 X Panasonic S1R
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/2000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 5.9 shutter flaps/s 9 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/8000s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens-based stabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC or XQD cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-I Dual UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Canon G3 X Panasonic S1R
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.1
    HDMI Port mini HDMI full HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in no NFC
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Canon G3 X Panasonic S1R
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NB-10L DMW-BLJ31
    Battery Life (CIPA)300 shots per charge380 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 123 x 77 x 105 mm
    (4.8 x 3.0 x 4.1 in)
    149 x 110 x 97 mm
    (5.9 x 4.3 x 3.8 in)
    Camera Weight 733 g (25.9 oz) 1016 g (35.8 oz)

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