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Canon G1 X vs Leica C-Lux

Portability
75
Imaging
52
Features
60
Overall
55
Canon PowerShot G1 X front
 
Leica C-Lux front
Portability
85
Imaging
54
Features
66
Overall
58

Canon G1 X vs Leica C-Lux Key Specs

Canon G1 X
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1.5" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.8-5.8) lens
  • 534g - 117 x 81 x 65mm
  • Revealed March 2012
  • Refreshed by Canon G1 X II
Leica C-Lux
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Raise to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-360mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 340g - 113 x 67 x 46mm
  • Announced June 2018
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Canon G1 X vs Leica C-Lux Overview

Below, we will be matching up the Canon G1 X versus Leica C-Lux, both Large Sensor Compact digital cameras by brands Canon and Leica. There exists a noticeable gap between the sensor resolutions of the G1 X (14MP) and C-Lux (20MP) and the G1 X (1.5") and C-Lux (1") use totally different sensor dimensions.

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The G1 X was manufactured 7 years earlier than the C-Lux which is quite a sizable difference as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Large Sensor Compact).

Before diving through a in-depth comparison, below is a short summary of how the G1 X matches up vs the C-Lux in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon G1 X over the Leica C-Lux

 G1 X C-Lux 
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Leica C-Lux over the Canon G1 X

 C-Lux G1 X 
AnnouncedJune 2018March 2012More modern by 75 months
Screen resolution1240k920kCrisper screen (+320k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Canon G1 X and Leica C-Lux

 G1 X C-Lux 
Manual focus Dial precise focusing
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen sizing

Canon G1 X vs Leica C-Lux Physical Comparison

If you are looking to carry around your camera regularly, you will need to consider its weight and volume. The Canon G1 X has got external dimensions of 117mm x 81mm x 65mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 2.6") accompanied by a weight of 534 grams (1.18 lbs) while the Leica C-Lux has sizing of 113mm x 67mm x 46mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8") having a weight of 340 grams (0.75 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have attached during that time. Here is the front view scale comparison of the G1 X vs the C-Lux.

Canon G1 X vs Leica C-Lux size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the G1 X and C-Lux is 75 and 85 respectively.

Canon G1 X vs Leica C-Lux top view buttons comparison

Canon G1 X vs Leica C-Lux Sensor Comparison

Typically, its tough to visualise the difference between sensor sizes merely by reviewing a spec sheet. The image underneath should give you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the G1 X and C-Lux.

Clearly, each of these cameras posses different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The G1 X due to its bigger sensor will make shooting bokeh easier and the Leica C-Lux will offer you extra detail due to its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop pictures somewhat more aggressively. The more aged G1 X is going to be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon G1 X vs Leica C-Lux sensor size comparison

Canon G1 X vs Leica C-Lux Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G1 X vs Leica C-Lux Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G1 X Portrait photography advice
Leica C-Lux Portrait photography advice
71
manual focus
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1.5")
provides face detection focus
supports RAW files
65
has manual focus
decent MP (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
provides face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
no external flash support
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Street Comparison

Canon G1 X Street photography factors
Leica C-Lux Street photography factors
72
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is decent (1.5")
supports RAW files
heavier than competition in class (534 grams)
76
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is good (1")
exports RAW formats
comes with touch to focus
screen does not articulate
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Sports Comparison

Canon G1 X Sports photography factors
Leica C-Lux Sports photography factors
54
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1.5")
provides tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
not so great battery pack (250 per charge)
lacks phase detect auto focus
70
amazing zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20MP)
sensor size is good (1")
provides tracking focus
good battery power (370 shots)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon G1 X as a Travel photography camera
Leica C-Lux as a Travel photography camera
60
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
quite wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
not so great battery pack (250 CIPA)
heavier than competition in class (534g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
75
good battery power (370 shots)
connects via bluetooth
comes with touch to focus
decent MP (20MP)
has built in flash
rather wide (24mm)
long reach (360mm)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G1 X Landscape photography factors
Leica C-Lux Landscape photography factors
60
manual focus
quite wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14MP)
sensor size is decent (1.5")
supports RAW files
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
not so great battery pack (250 shots)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
70
has manual focus
rather wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20MP)
sensor size is good (1")
exports RAW formats
good battery power (370 per charge)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G1 X as a Vlogging camera
Leica C-Lux as a Vlogging camera
65
quite wide (28mm)
display is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have external mic socket
heavier than competition in class (534 grams)
34
rather wide (24mm)
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
does not have mic socket
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Canon G1 X vs Leica C-Lux Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G1 X and Leica C-Lux
 Canon PowerShot G1 XLeica C-Lux
General Information
Brand Name Canon Leica
Model type Canon PowerShot G1 X Leica C-Lux
Category Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Revealed 2012-03-29 2018-06-10
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Digic 5 -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1.5" 1"
Sensor dimensions 18.7 x 14mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor surface area 261.8mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 20MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4352 x 3264 5472 x 3648
Maximum native ISO 12800 12800
Maximum boosted ISO - 25600
Minimum native ISO 100 125
RAW images
Minimum boosted ISO - 80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 49
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 24-360mm (15.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-5.8 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focusing distance 20cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 1.9 2.7
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 920 thousand dots 1,240 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology TFT PureColor II LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,330 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Highest silent shutter speed - 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 2.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 7.00 m (via hot shoe EX series Speedlites, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX) 6.80 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Fill-in Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 534 gr (1.18 lbs) 340 gr (0.75 lbs)
Dimensions 117 x 81 x 65mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 2.6") 113 x 67 x 46mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 60 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 21.7 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.8 not tested
DXO Low light rating 644 not tested
Other
Battery life 250 photographs 370 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-10L -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3 shots @ 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
Card slots 1 1
Cost at launch $649 $1,050