• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX100 III advantages over Canon G5X

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 320 vs 215 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    287g vs 377g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.15 vs 0.27 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    48 vs 8 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    6.7 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon G5X advantages over Sony RX100 III

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • More telephoto lens reach
    100 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 26 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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

  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Pocket-friendly design; Popup electronic viewfinder; Bright lens across the zoom range; Great performance with very fast autofocus; Very high resolution gives lots of detail in good light; High ISO noise levels much better than most pocket camera rivals; Wi-Fi wireless networking

  • Feels a little unbalanced without an accessory grip; Not as much telephoto reach as its siblings; Noise processing is heavier-handed than in earlier models; Quite pricey for a fixed-lens camera

  • 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.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Sony RX100 III
Sony RX100
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon G5X
Sony RX100
  • $763
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony RX100 II

Sony RX100 III
Sony RX100 II
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon G5X
Sony RX100 II
  • $763
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon G7X

Sony RX100 III
Canon G7X
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $637
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Canon G5X
Canon G7X
  • $763
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $637
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Sony RX100 III
Panasonic LX100
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon G5X
Panasonic LX100
  • $763
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony RX100 IV

Sony RX100 III
Sony RX100 IV
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon G5X
Sony RX100 IV
  • $763
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
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