• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G5X advantages over Canon G9X

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    100 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.6 fps vs 6.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Canon G9X advantages over Canon G5X

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $729
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    30 mm vs 44 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 377g
    Lighter weight

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
  • 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.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Photographer-friendly controls; Good OLED viewfinder; Good image quality with sharp detail especially with RAW; Vari-angle touchscreen display.

  • Only 31 autofocus points; Subpar continuous shooting performance; Soft corners at wide-angle; Flare issues and fringing shooting wide-open; No 4K video; Poor battery life.

  • Smallest 1-inch sensor camera available; Slips in a pants pocket almost unnoticed; Bright lens at wide-angle; Great image quality; Swift 6.5 fps JPEG burst shooting; Intuitive touch-screen control; In-camera Wi-Fi gets images onto your phone easily

  • Limited 3x zoom range; Tighter wide-angle than competitors; JPEG buffer limited to 10 frames; very slow bracketing / raw burst shooting; Touch-screen menus take lots of tapping; Poor battery life

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Canon G5X
Sony RX100
  • $763
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon G9X
Sony RX100
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon G7X

Canon G5X
Canon G7X
  • $763
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
Canon G9X
Canon G7X
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony RX100 IV

Canon G5X
Sony RX100 IV
  • $763
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon G9X
Sony RX100 IV
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Canon G7X Mark II

Canon G5X
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $763
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $679
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video
Canon G9X
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $679
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon G9X Mark II

Canon G5X
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $763
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Canon G9X
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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