Nikon DL 18-50 vs Canon G1X Mark II


Here we have an interesting comparison between the two cameras the one is newly announced Nikon DL 18-50 and the other is Canon G1X Mark II. By the way, G1x mark II somehow an old camera but the specifications used in the cameras are outstanding. G1x mark II is one of the excellent cameras of Canon that employs 1.5-inch CMOS sensor but on the other hand, its competitor camera DL 18-50 has effective 21 megapixels of resolution. Let see the details of the specifications so that we could find the superior camera in the end.

Features/Models DL 18-50 Canon G1X Mark II
Megapixel 21 megapixels 12.8 Megapixel
Sensor size/Type 1″ CMOS 1.5″ CMOS Sensor
low pass filter  Yes yes
Optical zoom 2.8x 5X
Aperture range F1.8 – F2.8 F2 – F3.6
Macro  1 cm 5cm
Image stabilization Optical Optical
AF system Hybrid (sensor) Contrast Detect (sensor)
AF points 171  31
ISO 100-12800 125-12800
Shutter Min/ max 30sec 1/16000 sec 30 sec 1/32000 sec
Top continuous shooting speed 20fps 5.2 fps
Video 4K 30p Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
Display 3 OLED tilting screen 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder EVF 97% EVF 100%
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Battery Life 290 shots  240 shots
Environmentally sealed No No
Wireless connectivity Wi-Fi with NFC and constant connection via Bluetooth Built-In with NFC
Dimension 106 x 63 x 58 mm (4.17 x 2.48 x 2.28)    116.3 x 74.0 x 66.2mm (4.58 x 2.91 x 2.61 inch)
weight 365g  553g

Sensors:- The Nikon DL 18-50 features 20.8MP 1” BSI CMOS sensor powered with advanced EXPEED 6A image processor to produce high resolution still imagery in low light conditions with minimal noise while Canon G1X Mark II comes with 12.8 megapixel High-Sensitivity 1.5″ CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor.

The advanced BSI CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6A image processor of Nikon DL 18-50 comes with the improvement in the video quality and supports recording 4K UHD video at up to 30pixels.

Both Nikon DL 18-50 as well as Canon G1X Mark II supports the similar expandable ISO of 12800.

Nikon DL 18-50 captures 21MP files @ 20fps while Canon G1X Mark II captures 12.8files @5.2fps.


Optical Zoom:- Canon G1X Mark II has higher optical zoom of 5x compare to the less zoom of Nikon DL 18-50, which has 2.8x.

So due to larger optical zoom of Canon G1X Mark II , the users feel better experience in capturing the subjects without walking towards the object at the mean time they can also see the resulting images with more impressive and better quality.


Aperture range:- Nikon DL 18-50 has smaller aperture of F1.8 – F2.8 while Canon G1X Mark II has a larger aperture of F2 – F3.6.

As we know aperture affects the depth of field and smaller the aperture, the greater is the zone of sharpness while bigger the aperture, the zone of sharpness is reduced. So Nikon DL 18-50 will definitely superior to Canon G1X Mark II due to small aperture and can get the large zone of sharpness.


Macro:-Nikon DL 18-50 has macro value of 0cm while Canon G1X Mark II has much larger macro mode of 5cm.

As we know the smaller macro mode is better for sharp and clear photography for small subjects like small items and insects. It enables the users to focus on the subject close to the camera lens.

So, here we see that Nikon DL 18-50 performs well compare to Canon G1X Mark II because its lower macro mode makes it superior while Canon G1X Mark II makes the users to shoot the subject kept 5cm apart from it.


A F System:-Nikon DL 18-50 has Hybrid AF system, which combines 105 phase-detect with 171 contrasts-detect points. Such higher AF points support the camera to shoot at 20 fps with continuous autofocus while the Canon G1X Mark II comes with a 31-point AF system, which can easily selectable for different AF frame sizes.

So, the more AF Points Nikon DL 18-50 supports it to focus the images of a selected part of the subject and also it helps the users to track the subject in full frame resulting in wide AF coverage with more sharpness and accuracy compare to G1X Mark II.


Top continuous Shooting Speed:-Nikon DL 18-50 has Top continuous Shooting Speed of 20fps which is about 4 times compare to its rival G1X Mark II, which has 5.2.

So, undoubtedly Nikon DL 18-50 performs well with better result during capturing fast action objects and also helps the users to track each and every action of the fast moving subjects more quickly compare to


Display:-Nikon DL 18-50 offers 4K UHD video at up to 30pixels while Canon G1X Mark II comes with Full HD 1080p movie recording is supported at 30 fps

So there is no doubt the impressive video quality of Nikon DL 18-50 will definitely impress the professional photographers compare to Canon G1X Mark II.


Verdict:Undoubtedly, Nikon has developed a better camera compare to Canon G1X Mark II .So we recommend you to buy Nikon DL 18-50 compare to Canon G1X Mark II.



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