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Panasonic FZ1000 vs. Canon G1 X Mark II

The Panasonix FZ1000 20.1MP 1″ High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and Canon G1X Mark II comes with bit bigger 12.8MP High-Sensitivity 1.5″ CMOS Sensor, take a look at the specification comparison and high ISO test below…

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Major Difference

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 vs. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Specification Comparison Table.

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Panasonic FZ1000 Canon G1 X Mark II
$897.99 $799.00

Megapixel:  The camera features large 20.1megapixel resolution and Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features 12.8 megapixel resolution, with more megapixel we get large print-outs and also able to crop or recompose our images after shooting.

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Bigger Sensor Size:  Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II have bigger sensor than Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000. The large sensor captures more light hence the result is lower apparent noise, more color depth in image and increased dynamic range. Hence you will get better image quality with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II when compared to Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000.

Optical Zoom: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 has 11x more optical Zoom than Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

Aperture Range: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II aperture Range is better than Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000, the bright aperture lenses capture more incoming light to the sensor,  create more DOF, better color and contrast reproduction and it also create less noise during low-light situation.

Macro:  Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 features macro capture range of 3cm and Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is limited to 5cm; hence Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 will captures bigger life size macro subjects compared to Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

Both camera have Hybrid IS

  •  The Panasonic FZ1000 features advance 5-Axis Image Stabilization system that works very effectively to reduce camera shake. Image stabilization system compensates for camera shakes across five different axes-horizontal, vertical, axis of rotation, vertical rotation, and horizontal rotation-to benefit handheld recording.
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features hybrid IS the Normal setting of G1X Mark II corrects for a wide range that includes, Panning setting that works while you are panning your camera, other one is Macro (Hybrid) that work specially while shooting the macro subjects, the final mode is Dynamic mode that work while walking or moving with the camera and it work for both video and still shots. The Hybrid IS don’t stop here the G1X Mark II detects the tripod and stop all IS activity when attached to the tripod.

AF System: The Panasonic FZ1000 features improved contrast based system with DFD technology; the system allows you to acquire AF in just 0.09 sec.

More AF Points: The Panasonic FZ1000 features 49 point AF system; on the other hand the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is limited to 31 AF points only. With more AF point you get more area under AF points under screen, more AF points helps your camera to quickly acquire AF on your subject.

Better low light performance – The Panasonic FZ1000 have more ISO range compared to Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II, The Standard ISO range of Panasonic FZ1000 is 125-12800, the expandable ISO range is 80-25600, on the other hand Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II standard ISO range is 100-12800.

Better Shutter Range: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 features better shutter range compared to Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

Top Continuous shooting speed: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 has fast shooting speed (12 fps vs. 5 fps) compared to Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

Panasonic Video Mode: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 features 4K video recording @ 30 fps and Full HD recording @60 fps frame rate.

Supported formats AVCHD format, as well as full HD, HD, and SD formats in the MP4 format. Additionally, high speed video recording is possible at 1080p, 720p, and 480p with sensor output frame rates of 120 fps, 240 fps, and 360 fps, respectively.

Better Video Mode: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features full HD video recording @ 30 frame rate. 1280×720 video@ 30fps.

Supported formats Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II supperts standard recoding format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264. Additionally, movies can also be recorded in the Apple i Frame format to help expedite the process of importing and exporting videos.

Display: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features bigger and high resolution display compared to Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features touch Screen + tilting display on the other hand Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 have Swivel display, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

Battery Life (CIPA): Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 battery rating is 360 shots and other hand Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II battery rating is 240 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is smaller than Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000.

Weight: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II light-weight than Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000.

High ISO Test Between Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 vs. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

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 Image analysis: The Canon showing bit more details at ISO 6400 and 12800, you can clearly see the Canon G1X Mark II showing bit better details.

Verdict: The Canon G1X Mark II is bit affordable and will sure give you bit better image quality, but the Panasonic offers more optical zoom, advance AF system and 4K video recording, so finally the choice is yours.

 

 

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