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Canon G7 X MIII vs Leica X Vario

Portability
88
Imaging
55
Features
80
Overall
65
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III front
 
Leica X Vario front
Portability
62
Imaging
58
Features
51
Overall
55

Canon G7 X MIII vs Leica X Vario Key Specs

Canon G7 X MIII
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Boost to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-100mm (F1.8-2.8) lens
  • 304g - 105 x 61 x 41mm
  • Released July 2019
  • Succeeded the Canon G7 X MII
Leica X Vario
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12500
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-70mm (F3.5-6.4) lens
  • 680g - 133 x 73 x 95mm
  • Revealed June 2013
  • Superseded the Leica X2
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Canon G7 X MIII vs Leica X Vario Overview

Following is a thorough assessment of the Canon G7 X MIII vs Leica X Vario, both Large Sensor Compact cameras by brands Canon and Leica. There exists a significant gap among the resolutions of the G7 X MIII (20MP) and X Vario (16MP) and the G7 X MIII (1") and X Vario (APS-C) come with totally different sensor size.

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The G7 X MIII was released 6 years after the X Vario which is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Large Sensor Compact).

Before getting straight into a full comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the G7 X MIII grades vs the X Vario when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon G7 X MIII over the Leica X Vario

 G7 X MIII X Vario 
RevealedJuly 2019June 2013More modern by 74 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution1040k920kSharper display (+120k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Leica X Vario over the Canon G7 X MIII

 X Vario G7 X MIII 

Common features in the Canon G7 X MIII and Leica X Vario

 G7 X MIII X Vario 
Manually focus More precise focusing
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display size

Canon G7 X MIII vs Leica X Vario Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry around your camera regularly, you have to factor its weight and size. The Canon G7 X MIII enjoys physical dimensions of 105mm x 61mm x 41mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.6") accompanied by a weight of 304 grams (0.67 lbs) and the Leica X Vario has specifications of 133mm x 73mm x 95mm (5.2" x 2.9" x 3.7") and a weight of 680 grams (1.50 lbs).

Analyze the Canon G7 X MIII vs Leica X Vario in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you choose at the time. Following is the front view size comparison of the G7 X MIII vs the X Vario.

Canon G7 X MIII vs Leica X Vario size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the G7 X MIII and X Vario is 88 and 62 respectively.

Canon G7 X MIII vs Leica X Vario top view buttons comparison

Canon G7 X MIII vs Leica X Vario Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its hard to envision the contrast in sensor sizes merely by looking through specs. The image below might give you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the G7 X MIII and X Vario.

All in all, each of these cameras offer different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The G7 X MIII featuring a smaller sensor will make getting shallow depth of field more challenging and the Canon G7 X MIII will render greater detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop photos a little more aggressively. The younger G7 X MIII is going to have an edge with regard to sensor technology.

Canon G7 X MIII vs Leica X Vario sensor size comparison

Canon G7 X MIII vs Leica X Vario Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G7 X MIII vs Leica X Vario Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon G7 X MIII
Portrait photography with Leica X Vario
66
focusing manually
decent MP (20MP)
decent sensor size (1")
offers face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
no external flash support
74
has manual focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
features face detection autofocus
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon G7 X MIII
Street photography with Leica X Vario
85
screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
includes focus via touch
lighter than others (304 grams)
53
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
heavier than competition in class (680 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon G7 X MIII Sports photography factors
Leica X Vario Sports photography factors
65
silent shutter (1/25,600 seconds)
fast shooting (30.0 frames/s)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20MP)
decent sensor size (1")
offers tracking autofocus
terrible battery power (235 per charge)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
54
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
good battery pack (450 per charge)
continuous shooting slow (5.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon G7 X MIII
Travel photography with Leica X Vario
81
lighter than others (304g)
connects via bluetooth
includes focus via touch
decent MP (20MP)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
pretty wide (24mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
terrible battery power (235 shots)
56
good battery pack (450 per charge)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition in class (680g)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G7 X MIII Landscape photography factors
Leica X Vario Landscape photography factors
70
focusing manually
pretty wide (24mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20MP)
decent sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
terrible battery power (235 shots)
61
has manual focus
decently wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
megapixel count good (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
good battery pack (450 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
no image stabilization
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G7 X MIII Vlogging factors
Leica X Vario Vlogging factors
86
pretty wide (24mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
has external microphone port
lighter than others (304 grams)
25
decently wide (28mm)
features face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
no external mic jack
heavier than competition in class (680g)
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Canon G7 X MIII vs Leica X Vario Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G7 X MIII and Leica X Vario
 Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark IIILeica X Vario
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Leica
Model type Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Leica X Vario
Type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Released 2019-07-09 2013-06-11
Body design Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 8 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1" APS-C
Sensor dimensions 13.2 x 8.8mm 23.6 x 15.8mm
Sensor surface area 116.2mm² 372.9mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Peak resolution 5472 x 3648 4928 x 3272
Highest native ISO 12800 12500
Highest enhanced ISO 25600 -
Lowest native ISO 125 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points - 11
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-100mm (4.2x) 28-70mm (2.5x)
Maximal aperture f/1.8-2.8 f/3.5-6.4
Macro focusing range 5cm -
Crop factor 2.7 1.5
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Display resolution 1,040k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic (optional)
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Max quiet shutter speed 1/25600 seconds -
Continuous shutter speed 30.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 7.00 m -
Flash options Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync, Studio
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC 1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 304 grams (0.67 lb) 680 grams (1.50 lb)
Dimensions 105 x 61 x 41mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.6") 133 x 73 x 95mm (5.2" x 2.9" x 3.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 78
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 23.4
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 12.7
DXO Low light rating not tested 1320
Other
Battery life 235 photographs 450 photographs
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - BP-DC8
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at release $749 $2,950