Canon G1 X II vs. Canon G7 X II vs. Canon G9 X vs. Panasonic ZS100 vs. Panasonic LX100 vs. Sony RX100 III vs. Sony RX100 IV

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Nov 10, 2015
Feb 12, 2014
Feb 18, 2016
Oct 13, 2015
Jan 5, 2016
Sep 15, 2014
May 16, 2014
Jun 10, 2015
 
$799.99
$699
$529
$699 / £549
$899
$799
$1000/€1150
 
Large sensor compact
Compact
Compact
Large sensor compact
Large sensor compact
Compact
Compact
Magnesium alloy
 
 
Metal, composite
Aluminum
Aluminum
Aluminum
 
4160 x 3120
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3648
4112 x 3088
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3648
4352 x 2904, 4352 x 2448, 3120 x 3120, 2496 x 3120, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1840 x 2304, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1368, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536, 1232 x 1536
5472 x 3080, 4864 x 3648, 4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432, 3840 x 2880, 2304 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480, 720 x 408, 640 x 480
5472 x 3080, 4864 x 3648, 4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432, 3840 x 2880, 2304 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480, 720 x 408, 640 x 480
 
4112 x 3088, 4272 x 2856, 4480 x 2520, 3088 x 3088, 2976 x 2232, 3120 x 2086, 3840 x 2160, 2240 x 2240, 2048 x 1536, 2112 x 1408, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536
3:2 mode: 3888x2592, 2736x1824; 4:3 mode: 4864x3648, 3648x2736, 2592x1944, 640x480; 16:9 mode: 5472x3080, 2720x1528; 1:1 mode: 3648x3648, 2544x2544, 1920x1920
3:2 (3888 x 2592, 2736 x 1824), 4:3 (4864 x 3648, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944), 16:9 (5472 x 3080, 3648 x 2056, 2720 x 1528), 1:1 (3648 x 3648, 2544 x 2544, 1920 x 1920)
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
4:3, 3:2, 16:9
4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
13 megapixels
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
13 megapixels
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
15 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 megapixels
17 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 megapixels
1.5″ (18.7 x 14 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
13.1 megapixel at 4:3 12.8 megapixel at 3:2
 
 
 
 
 
 
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Digic 6
DIGIC 7
DIGIC 6
Venus Engine
Venus Engine
Bionz X
Bionz X
 
sRGB
sRGB
sRGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 100-12800
Auto, 125-12800 (expandable to 25600)
Auto, 125-12800
Auto, 125-12800 (expands to 80-25600)
Auto, 200-25600 (expands to 100-25600)
Auto, 125-12800
Auto, 125-12800
 
 
 
80
100
80
80
 
25600
 
25600
 
25600
25600
8
8
7
5
5
9
9
Yes (2 Custom settings)
Yes
Yes
Yes (4 slots)
Yes (4 slots)
Yes
Yes
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
 
 
 
Hybrid 5-axis available in movie mode
 
 
 
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Superfine, fine
Super fine, fine
Super fine, fine
Fine, standard
Fine, standard
Extra fine, fine, standard
Extra fine, fine, standard
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • RAW (14-bit Canon CR2)
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR2, 12-bit)
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR2, 12-bit)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (Panasonic RW2 format)
  • JPEG (DCF/EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (RW2)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3, DCF v2.0)
  • Raw (Sony ARW v2.3)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3, DCF v2.0)
  • Raw (Sony ARW v2.3)
 
 
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness
  • Saturation
  • Red/Green/Blue
  • Skin tone
 
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness
  • Noise Reduction
  • Saturation
  • Color Tone
  • Filter Effect
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Sharpness
  • Creative Style
  • Color space
 
 
24–120 mm
24–100 mm
28–84 mm
25–250 mm
24–75 mm
24–70 mm
24–70 mm
5×
4.2×
3×
10×
3.1×
2.9×
2.9×
F2–3.9
F1.8–2.8
F2–4.9
F2.8–5.9
F1.7–2.8
F1.8–2.8
F1.8–2.8
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (4X)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4X)
Yes (4X)
Yes (5.8x)
Yes (3.8x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
50 cm (19.69)
50 cm (19.69)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
3 cm (1.18)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
31
31
 
49
49
25
25
 
Tilting
Tilting
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Tilting
Tilting
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1,040,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
921,000
1,228,800
1,228,800
Yes (Capacitive)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
sRGB PureColor II Touchscreen LCD
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
TFT-LCD
WhiteMagic TFT-LCD
WhiteMagic TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic (optional)
None
None
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
 
 
 
100%
100%
100%
100%
 
 
 
0.46×
1.39×
0.59×
0.59×
 
 
 
1,166,000
2,764,000
1,440,000
2,359,296
 
60 sec
30 sec
30 sec
60 sec
60 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
 
 
 
1/16000 sec
1/16000 sec
 
1/32000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
  • Auto
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Auto
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Superior Auto
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Program Auto
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual Exposure
  • Auto
  • Program Auto
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual Exposure
  • Portrait, Smart Shutter, Star, Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks
  • Self Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Panning
  • Star Portrait
  • Star Nightscape
  • Star Trails
  • Star Time-Lapse Movie
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • High Dynamic Range
  • Underwater
  • Fireworks
  • Portrait
  • Star
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Fireworks
  • Clear Portrait
  • Silky Skin
  • Backlit Softness
  • Clear in Backlight
  • Relaxing Tone
  • Sweet Child's Face
  • Distinct Scenery
  • Bright Blue Sky
  • Romantic Sunset Glow
  • Vivid Sunset Glow
  • Glistening Water
  • Clear Nightscape
  • Cool Night Sky
  • Warm Glowing Nightscape
  • Artistic Nightscape
  • Glittering Illuminations
  • Handheld Night Shot
  • Clear Night Portrait
  • Soft Image of a Flower
  • Appetizing Food
  • Cute Dessert
  • Freeze Animal Motion
  • Clear Sports Shot
  • Monochrome
 
  • Portrait, sports action, macro, landscape, sunset, night scene, handheld twilight, night portrait, anti motion blur, pet, gourmet, fireworks, high sensitivity
  • Portrait
  • Sports Action
  • Macro
  • Landscape
  • Sunset
  • Night Scene
  • Handheld Twilight
  • Night Portrait
  • Anti Motion Blur
  • Pet Mode
  • Gourmet
  • Fireworks
  • High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
6.80 m
7.00 m
6.00 m (at Auto ISO)
8.00 m (at Auto ISO)
7.00 m (with included external flash at ISO 100)
 
10.20 m (at Auto ISO)
Yes
No
No
 
Yes (via hot shoe)
No
No
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
 
 
1/4000 sec
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Single, auto drive, continuous, continuous AF, self-timer
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Remote
 
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Speed priority
  • Self-timer
  • Single bracket
  • Continuous bracket
  • WB bracket
  • DRO bracket
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Speed priority continuous
  • Self-timer (single, continuous)
  • Single/continuous bracketing
  • WB bracketing
  • DRO bracketing
5.2 fps
8.0 fps
6.0 fps
10.0 fps
11.0 fps
10.0 fps
16.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 0r 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3 shots @ 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, self-portrait, continuous)
Yes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
 
±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±3
±3 (3 frames )
 
 
No
 
 
Yes
Yes
 
1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
4K/UHD (3840 x 2160 @ 30p/24p), 1920 x 1080 @ 60p/60i/30p/24p, 640 x 480 (30p)
3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480
1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p/24p/120p), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p/24p/120p), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Star Time-Lapse: 1920 x 1080 (15 or 30 fps), Digest Movie: 1280 x 720 (30 fps), Minature Effect: 1280 x 720 or 640 x 480 (1.5 - 6 fps)
Also has time-lapse (normal and star), miniature effect, and digest modes
Also has star time-lapse. miniature effect, and digest modes
 
 
Supports XAVC S with 50MBps bit rate
 
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
 
 
 
Yes
 
 
 
Yes
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (microHDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI with uncompressed 4K/30p output)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
with NFC
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n with NFC
Yes
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (via smartphone)
No
Yes (with RM-VPR1 wired remote)
Yes (wired or via smartphone)
 
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
NB-12L lithium-ion battery and charger
NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
Lithium-ion battery & charger
 
NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
240
265
220
300
300
320
280
553 g (1.22 lb / 19.51 oz)
319 g (0.70 lb / 11.25 oz)
209 g (0.46 lb / 7.37 oz)
312 g (0.69 lb / 11.01 oz)
393 g (0.87 lb / 13.86 oz)
290 g (0.64 lb / 10.23 oz)
298 g (0.66 lb / 10.51 oz)
116 x 74 x 66 mm (4.57 x 2.91 x 2.6)
106 x 61 x 42 mm (4.17 x 2.4 x 1.65)
98 x 58 x 31 mm (3.86 x 2.28 x 1.21)
111 x 65 x 44 mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 1.73)
115 x 66 x 55 mm (4.53 x 2.6 x 2.17)
102 x 58 x 41 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.61)
102 x 58 x 41 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.61)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes (star time-lapse)
 
Yes
No
No
None
None
None
None
None
None
None