Canon G1 X III vs Samsung TL100

Portability
82
Imaging
71
Features
74
Overall
72
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III front
 
Samsung TL100 front
Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
20
Overall
29
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Canon G1 X III vs Samsung TL100 Overview

Let's examine more in depth at the Canon G1 X III and Samsung TL100, former being a Large Sensor Compact while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by competitors Canon and Samsung. There exists a substantial gap among the resolutions of the G1 X III (24MP) and TL100 (12MP) and the G1 X III (APS-C) and TL100 (1/2.3") enjoy totally different sensor size.

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The G1 X III was announced 8 years later than the TL100 and that is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras offer different body type with the Canon G1 X III being a Large Sensor Compact camera and the Samsung TL100 being a Compact camera.

Before diving through a complete comparison, below is a short overview of how the G1 X III scores against the TL100 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Canon G1 X III vs Samsung TL100 Key Specs

Canon G1 X III
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-72mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 399g - 115 x 78 x 51mm
  • Launched October 2017
  • Earlier Model is Canon G1 X II
Samsung TL100
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.0-5.6) lens
  • 219g - 105 x 61 x 37mm
  • Introduced January 2009
  • Additionally Known as ST50
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Canon G1 X III vs Samsung TL100 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry your camera regularly, you will need to take into account its weight and volume. The Canon G1 X III enjoys outside measurements of 115mm x 78mm x 51mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 2.0") and a weight of 399 grams (0.88 lbs) and the Samsung TL100 has sizing of 105mm x 61mm x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5") accompanied by a weight of 219 grams (0.48 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. The following is the front view size comparison of the G1 X III compared to the TL100.

Canon G1 X III vs Samsung TL100 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the G1 X III and TL100 is 82 and 91 respectively.

Canon G1 X III vs Samsung TL100 top view buttons comparison

Canon G1 X III vs Samsung TL100 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is hard to visualize the contrast between sensor sizing merely by reading through technical specs. The photograph here will help offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the G1 X III and TL100.

As you can tell, both of those cameras posses different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The G1 X III using its larger sensor is going to make achieving bokeh easier and the Canon G1 X III will resolve extra detail because of its extra 12MP. Greater resolution will help you crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The newer G1 X III should have an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon G1 X III vs Samsung TL100 sensor size comparison

Canon G1 X III vs Samsung TL100 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G1 X III vs Samsung TL100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G1 X III Portrait photography highlights
Samsung TL100 Portrait photography highlights
82
you can focus manually
MP count decent (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
27
comes with face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon G1 X III Street photography information
Samsung TL100 Street photography information
86
screen articulates
has image stabilization (Optical)
good sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
has touch to focus
environment sealing
very good high ISO (25,600)
53
built in image stabilization (Digital)
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
heavier than others (219g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon G1 X III Sports photography factors
Samsung TL100 Sports photography factors
78
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking autofocus
environment sealing
has phase detect AF
terrible battery life (200 per charge)
34
built in image stabilization (Digital)
comes with tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon G1 X III Travel photography details
Samsung TL100 Travel photography details
73
environment sealing
connects via bluetooth
has touch to focus
MP count decent (24MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (24mm)
terrible battery life (200 CIPA)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
49
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse recording
heavier than others (219g)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon G1 X III
Landscape photography with Samsung TL100
74
you can focus manually
rather wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
very good high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW formats
environment sealing
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
terrible battery life (200 shots)
28
built in image stabilization (Digital)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
small screen (2.7 inches)
no manual mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon G1 X III
Vlogging with Samsung TL100
36
rather wide (24mm)
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
missing external mic port
26
built in image stabilization (Digital)
comes with face detection focus
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
missing external mic support
heavier than others (219g)
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Canon G1 X III vs Samsung TL100 Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
Canon
Samsung
Model type
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III
Samsung TL100
Also Known as
-
ST50
Category
Large Sensor Compact
Small Sensor Compact
Launched
2017-10-25
2009-01-08
Physical type
Large Sensor Compact
Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by
DIGIC 7
-
Sensor type
CMOS
CCD
Sensor size
APS-C
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
22.3 x 14.9mm
6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area
332.3mm²
27.7mm²
Sensor resolution
24 megapixels
12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
3:2
16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution
6000 x 4000
4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO
25600
3200
Lowest native ISO
100
80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points
49
-
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-72mm (3.0x)
35-105mm (3.0x)
Largest aperture
f/2.8-5.6
f/3.0-5.6
Macro focusing range
10cm
10cm
Crop factor
1.6
5.9
Screen
Type of screen
Fully Articulated
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
3 inch
2.7 inch
Screen resolution
1,040 thousand dots
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Electronic
None
Viewfinder resolution
2,360 thousand dots
-
Viewfinder coverage
100%
-
Features
Lowest shutter speed
30s
1s
Highest shutter speed
1/2000s
1/1500s
Continuous shooting rate
9.0 frames/s
-
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Yes
-
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
9.00 m (at Auto ISO)
-
Flash modes
Auto, on, sl0w synchro, off
Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
800 x 592 (20 fps) , 640 x 480 (30,15 fps) , 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution
1920x1080
640x480
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
Yes
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
399g (0.88 lbs)
219g (0.48 lbs)
Dimensions
115 x 78 x 51mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 2.0")
105 x 61 x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
not tested
Other
Battery life
200 images
-
Type of battery
Built-in
-
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)
SD/MMC/SDHC card
Card slots
One
One
Cost at launch
$1,299
$22