• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G3X advantages over Sony RX10 IV

  • Less expensive
    $849 vs $1698
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Lighter weight
    739g vs 1095g
    Lighter weight

Sony RX10 IV advantages over Canon G3X

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.4 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    24.0 fps vs 7.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    24.0 fps vs 0.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Good overall optical performance from the 24-600mm eq. lens; Very good image quality and high ISO performance for this class, especially with RAW; Lots of external controls; Comfortable grip; Shoots 1080/60p video; Includes both mic and headphone jack, Focus peaking for video; Clean HDMI.

  • No built-in EVF; Mediocre AF speeds; Sluggish burst rate with RAW/RAW+JPG and with servo AF; Below average battery life; No 4K video unlike competitors.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm HS35EXR

Canon G3X
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $540
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony RX10 IV
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $540
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Canon G3X
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $858
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony RX10 IV
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen
  • $858
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Canon G3X
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony RX10 IV
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony RX10 III

Canon G3X
Sony RX10 III
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1398
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony RX10 IV
Sony RX10 III
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1398
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Canon G3X
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1172
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony RX10 IV
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $1172
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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