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Canon G1 X Mark II vs. Sony RX100 II

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features 12.8MP High-Sensitivity 1.5″ CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor on the other hand Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II features 2020.2MP 1″ Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor and BIONZ Image Processor, take a look at the Major Specification Below.

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Major Features

  • 12.8MP High-Sensitivity 1.5″ CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • Canon 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 24-120mm f/2-3.9 (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touch screen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • High Speed AF and 5.2 fps Shooting
  • HS SYSTEM and Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Dual Control Rings and 14-Bit RAW

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II 2

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Major Features

  • 20.2MP 1″ Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8 Lens
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28-100mm
  • 3.0″ 1,229k-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD
  • Full HD 1080i/p Video at 60 and 24 fps
  • Built-In Wireless and NFC Connectivity
  • Low-Light Sensitivity to ISO 12800
  • Multi Interface Shoe and Control Ring
  • High Speed AF & Manual Exposure Control

Major Difference

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Specification Comparison Table.

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Megapixel: With Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II you get more megapixels, don’t fall in Megapixel Marketing Myth because more megapixel DONOT increase image quality, but more megapixels will help you to get large printouts and also help you to re-compose your images after shooting a scene /subject.

Bigger Sensor Size:  Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II have bit bigger sensor than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II.

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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II.

Low pass filter:  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II have no built-in low pass filter, so you get super Sharpe images even when viewed at 100% without moiré or aliasing problem, on the other Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II  does have built-in low pass filter, hence Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II better compared to Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

Optical Zoom: More optical zoom allows you to get closer to your subject without physically moving yourself, hence we recommend you to buy Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II over Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II.

Aperture Range: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II aperture Range is better than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II, 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.

Image stabilization: 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. On the other hand the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II feature traditional based optical based IS only.

More AF Points: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II have More AF points Compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II, More sensor points simply give the camera more information to process, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II can quickly and  accurately  do AF Compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II.

Better Shutter Range: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features better shutter range compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II.

Top Continuous shooting speed: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II features fast shooting speed compared to Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

Better Video Mode: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II features better video mode compared to Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Supports Full HD Video capture mode @ 60fps frame rate, Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is limited to 30 fps only.

Display: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features bigger and high resolution display compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II.   

Or Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features touch Screen + tilting display on the other hand Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II have tilting display, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

(CIPA): Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II battery rating is 350 shots and other hand Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II battery rating is 240 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II  is smaller than Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

Weight: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II lighter than Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

High ISO Test Between Canon G1 X Mark II vs. Sony RX100 II 

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Verdict:  Canon G1X Mark II will give you better image quality compared to Sony RX100 II, on the other hand Sony RX100 M2 ius more pock-table… we recommend you to go with Canon G1X Mark II.

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