Canon G1 X II vs. Canon EOS 70D

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Feb 12, 2014
Jul 2, 2013
 
$799.99
£1079.99 / $1199 / €1099 body only. £1199.99 / $1340 / €1249 with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. £1399.99 $1549 / €1499 with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
 
Large sensor compact
Mid-size SLR
Magnesium alloy
 
 
4160 x 3120
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
3468x2432, 2736x1824, 1920x1280, 720x480, 4864x3648, 3248x2432, 2432x1824, 1696x1280, 640x480,5472x3072, 3468x2048, 2736x1536, 1920x1080, 720x408, 3648x3648, 2432x2432, 1824x1824, 1280x1280, 480x480
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
13 megapixels
20 megapixels
15 megapixels
21 megapixels
1.5″ (18.7 x 14 mm)
APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm)
13.1 megapixel at 4:3 12.8 megapixel at 3:2
 
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 6
Digic 5+
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Primary color filter
 
 
Auto, 100-12800
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)
 
25600
8
6
Yes (2 Custom settings)
Yes
Optical
No
RAW
RAW
Superfine, fine
Fine, Normal
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • RAW (14-bit Canon CR2)
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal.
  • RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit)
 
24–120 mm
 
5×
 
F2–3.9
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Yes (4X)
 
Yes
Yes
5 cm (1.97)
 
5 cm (1.97)
 
31
19
 
Canon EF/EF-S
 
1.6×
 
Tilting
Fully articulated
3
3
1,040,000
1,040,000
Yes (Capacitive)
Yes
sRGB PureColor II Touchscreen LCD
Clear View II TFT color LCD
Yes
Yes
Electronic (optional)
Optical (pentaprism)
 
98%
 
0.95× (0.59× 35mm equiv.)
 
60 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Auto
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
 
  • Portrait, Smart Shutter, Star, Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks
  • Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
6.80 m
12.00 m
Yes
Yes (Built-in flash works as wireless commander)
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
1/4000 sec
1/250 sec
  • Single, auto drive, continuous, continuous AF, self-timer
  • Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting
5.2 fps
7.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
 
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
 
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
MPEG-4, H.264
H.264
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)
 
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes
Yes (HDMI mini)
No
Yes
No
No
Built-In
Built-In
with NFC
 
Yes
Yes (RS-60E3 cable release, RC-6 wireless remote, or using smartphone over Wi-Fi)
 
No
Yes (Water and Dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
NB-12L lithium-ion battery and charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
240
920
553 g (1.22 lb / 19.51 oz)
755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)
116 x 74 x 66 mm (4.57 x 2.91 x 2.6)
139 x 104 x 79 mm (5.47 x 4.11 x 3.09)
 
Yes
Yes
 
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
None
Optional