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Mar 14, 2012

So Canon takes a G12, stuffs in a large sensor, adds a relatively compact zoom to complement the larger sensor, makes a few other small improvements, and bumps the price up to $800. Does it add up? Is it worth it? You mean to tell me for the price, Canon couldn't have at least stuck the cheap little 202K-dot EVF from the SX30/SX40 in there?

For exactly the same price, Here are 10 enhancements offered in the latest model on the market, the Sony SLT-A57:

1. Excellent 16MP APS-C Exmor sensor
2. 1,440,000-dot, full-info EVF
3. 10fps continuous AF shooting
4. Auto ISO 100-3200
5. 1080p60 video with manual control
6. Larger, 50% more powerful battery (compared to predecessor),
shared with more expensive models, not cheaper, smaller ones.
7. 55mm filter ring, built into the lens.
8. Sweep panorama mode
9. Substantial hand grip
10. Fast object tracking AF

The low-noise, higher DR, higher res 16MP sensor somewhat balances out the slightly slower 3x kit zoom lens.

What won't you get? You won’t get it in your pocket, for starters! I should point out that the new A57 is also noticeably bigger and heavier than the A55, let alone the G1 X (though the G1 X ain't exactly petite).

So, are the G1 X features worth the extra cash, or are reviewers justified in their criticism of the G1 X “value vs. the competition”?

Canon PowerShot G1 X Canon PowerShot G12 Sony SLT-A55 Sony SLT-A57
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