Canon PowerShot G1X II sensor review: Strong contender?

By Kevin Carter - Tuesday April 15 2014

Camera Review
Introduction | Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II sensor perfomance | Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Versus Olympus OM-D E-M10 Versus Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 | Conclusion

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Versus Olympus OM-D E-M10 Versus Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

At $799 (plus $299 for the EVF) the G1X II has to compete with some strong contenders particularly the Micro Four Thirds models with interchangeable lenses. At $699 body only the Olympus OM-D E-M10 has a built-in EVF, albeit 1.4M dot and you’ll have to budget for a lens but the sensor has enhanced color discrimination and +1.5Evs wider dynamic range at base ISO (and higher, though they’re similar from ISO1600 onwards). It also has slightly better low-light capabilities.   

For further evaluation please see the following comparisons:

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Versus Canon PowerShot G16 Versus Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Versus Nikon Coolpix P7800 Versus Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II