G1X or NEX7 Comparison Pro's Cons for me anyway.

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Vaughn T.Winfree
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G1X or NEX7 Comparison Pro's Cons for me anyway.
Jan 18, 2012
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I love the S100 for a pocket camera.. I have had the G11 for quite some time as a carry everywhere camera attached to my belt using a Tamrac 5691 bag.

Now the G1x and the Sony NEX-7 will exceed size for a belt bag and I will have to go back to a small carry camera bag for either one from what I see on the size specs. That all being said I am on the fence on which one to get. Or maybe eventually first. I expect I will now sell my G11...

But here are some things that I have gathered that are important to me in one way or another to decide on for my next camera for the next few years:

Sony NEX-7
24.3 MP CMOS APS-C Sensor (They crammed the pixels in this one)
ISO Range up to 16,000
EVF 100% coverage w/image data (This is a high end EVF)
10 frame per sec Burst
Full HD Video up to 60fps (I like 60fps ability)
Panorama Feature (Great feature Canon should emulate)
HDR Hand Held Ability (Darn sure want this)
External Mic
Remote Shutter Infrared (Hate this.. Should be plug wired or wireless)
Battery up to 430 shots
Interchangeable Lenses (More Costs)
Price Tag $1350 with kit lens (Costs much more then G1X)

Canon G1X
14.3 MP CMOS (Smaller than APS-C and larger than 4/3)
ISO Range 12,500
OVF 75% coverage approx. (For me a waste of space)
4.5 frame per sec Burst (Really Canon)
Full HD Video 24fps (Glad to see Full HD at least)
NO Pano Feature
HDR Requires tripod (HDR Tripod restricted)
No External Mic
Remote Shutter Wired or Wireless (Love this Feature)
Battery up to 250 shots (Large Camera Smaller battery..Hmm)
Single Zoom Lens
Price Tag $800 (Better price tag than Sony for sure)

Did I miss anything to compare?
I truly like both cameras but they are apples and oranges...
Just hard to decide at this time.

Vaughn T. Winfree

'See what the camera see's. Let the lens interpret what can be. Capture a moment in time telling a story.'--Vaughn T. Winfree

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Canon PowerShot G11 Canon PowerShot S100 Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN
Sony Alpha NEX-7
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