Canon G11 vs Pentax W60

Portability
83
Imaging
35
Features
48
Overall
40
Canon PowerShot G11 front
 
Pentax Optio W60 front
Portability
94
Imaging
34
Features
21
Overall
28

Canon G11 vs Pentax W60 Key Specs

Canon G11
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 375g - 112 x 76 x 48mm
  • Released December 2009
  • Later Model is Canon G12
Pentax W60
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 50 - 6400
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 165g - 98 x 56 x 25mm
  • Launched July 2009
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Canon G11 vs Pentax W60 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Canon G11 versus Pentax W60, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by brands Canon and Pentax. The image resolution of the G11 (10MP) and the W60 (10MP) is fairly similar but the G11 (1/1.7") and W60 (1/2.3") enjoy different sensor dimensions.

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The G11 was introduced 6 months after the W60 which means that they are of a similar generation. The two cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving straight into a step-by-step comparison, below is a quick summation of how the G11 grades against the W60 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon G11 over the Pentax W60

 G11 W60 
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display sizing2.8"2.5"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution461k230kCrisper display (+231k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Pentax W60 over the Canon G11

 W60 G11 

Common features in the Canon G11 and Pentax W60

 G11 W60 
LaunchedDecember 2009July 2009Similar generation
Manually focus More exact focus
Touch display Neither includes Touch display

Canon G11 vs Pentax W60 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to travel with your camera frequently, you'll have to factor its weight and measurements. The Canon G11 features outer measurements of 112mm x 76mm x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") and a weight of 375 grams (0.83 lbs) whilst the Pentax W60 has proportions of 98mm x 56mm x 25mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0") along with a weight of 165 grams (0.36 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are utilising at that moment. Underneath is the front view overall size comparison of the G11 and the W60.

Canon G11 vs Pentax W60 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the G11 and W60 is 83 and 94 respectively.

Canon G11 vs Pentax W60 top view buttons comparison

Canon G11 vs Pentax W60 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its tough to visualize the difference between sensor dimensions only by reviewing technical specs. The pic below may give you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the G11 and W60.

As you can tell, both cameras offer the same exact resolution but different sensor dimensions. The G11 uses the larger sensor which is going to make getting bokeh simpler.

Canon G11 vs Pentax W60 sensor size comparison

Canon G11 vs Pentax W60 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G11 vs Pentax W60 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon G11
Portrait photography with Pentax W60
47
you can focus manually
flash sync speed is above average (1/2,000 seconds)
includes face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
low megapixels (10MP)
small sensor (1/1.7")
27
manual focus
manual mode not possible
external flash not possible
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon G11 Street photography highlights
Pentax W60 Street photography highlights
64
screen articulates
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
small sensor (1/1.7")
heavier than others in class (375 grams)
54
weather proof
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon G11 as a Sports photography camera
Pentax W60 as a Sports photography camera
27
image stabilization (Optical)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect AF
24
weather proof
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon G11 Travel photography factors
Pentax W60 Travel photography factors
57
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
fairly wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
heavier than others in class (375g)
low megapixels (10MP)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
64
weather proof
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon G11
Landscape photography with Pentax W60
47
you can focus manually
fairly wide (28mm)
screen size is good (2.8")
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
low megapixels (10MP)
small sensor (1/1.7")
does not have Time Lapse function
36
manual focus
decently wide (28mm)
weather proof
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.5 inches)
manual mode not possible
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G11 Vlogging features
Pentax W60 Vlogging features
60
fairly wide (28mm)
selfie friendly display
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have external mic socket
heavier than others in class (375 grams)
25
decently wide (28mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone socket
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Canon G11 vs Pentax W60 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G11 and Pentax W60
 Canon PowerShot G11Pentax Optio W60
General Information
Company Canon Pentax
Model Canon PowerShot G11 Pentax Optio W60
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2009-12-16 2009-07-01
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 4 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 3200 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 50
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/3.5-5.5
Macro focus range 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 4.8 5.9
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.8 inch 2.5 inch
Display resolution 461k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 seconds 4 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 7.00 m 3.90 m (Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain Auto, On, Off, Soft, Red-eye reduction
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/2000 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720, 15fps, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 30/15 fps
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format H.264 -
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 375 grams (0.83 lb) 165 grams (0.36 lb)
Dimensions 112 x 76 x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") 98 x 56 x 25mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 47 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 20.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.1 not tested
DXO Low light score 169 not tested
Other
Battery model NB-7L D-LI78
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus card SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $600 $300