Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk. III vs Zeiss ZX1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G1 X Mk. III vs ZX1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk. III vs Zeiss ZX1: Specifications at a glance

PowerShot G1 X Mk. III

  • Introduced in October 2017
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 100 – 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-72mm (3x), f2.8-5.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 115 x 77.9 x 51.4mm³ (4.5″ x 3.1″ x 2.0″)
  • 399g (12.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G1 X Mk. III

ZX1

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 37 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 80 – 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 110.00mm (4.3″) Monitor
  • Fixed lens 35mm, f2.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 142 x 93 x 66mm³ (5.6″ x 3.7″ x 2.6″)
  • 800g (25.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for ZX1

PowerShot G1 X Mk. III vs ZX1: The sensors

PowerShot G1 X Mk. III features a APS-C sized sensor, while the ZX1 uses a Full frame sensor.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Advantage: Zeiss ZX1

PowerShot G1 X Mk. III vs ZX1: The viewfinders

PowerShot G1 X Mk. III has an electronic viewfinder and it’s resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.60x.

The ZX1 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 6.20 megapixel, it’s magnification is 0.74x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

PowerShot G1 X Mk. III (0.60x)

ZX1 (0.74x)

Better choice: Zeiss ZX1

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk. III VS Zeiss ZX1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk. III a better choice

PowerShot G1 X Mk. III

ZX1

Sensor cleaning (3)

Higher speed (4, frames/second)

9 3
Built-in flash (2)

Image stabilizer (3)

Articulated monitor (2)

Weighs less (2)

399g
(12.9 oz.)
800g
(25.8 oz.)
More portable (2)

460cm³
(29 cu.in.)
872cm³
(55 cu.in.)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mk. III are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, that the camera is faster and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the optical image stabilizer, the articulated display and the lower weight than the ZX1. Another advantage over the ZX1: the more compact size.

The PowerShot G1 X Mk. III scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Zeiss ZX1

PowerShot G1 X Mk. III

ZX1

Larger sensor (5)

APS-C Full frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

24.20 37.40
Auto Focus points (4)

49 255
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 25600 ISO 80 – 51200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)

2.36 6.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 2.76
Better Video (2)

1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160
External microphone (2)

Longer battery life (3, photos)

200 500
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the ZX1 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Zeiss are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PowerShot G1 X Mk. III: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today’s image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 33 points for the ZX1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G1 X Mk. III

ZX1

Touch screen

WiFi

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk. III VS Zeiss ZX1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G1 X Mk. III and ZX1

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk. III

Zeiss ZX1

18
33

We recommend Zeiss ZX1 as better choice.

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