• 1.5 inch 261.8mm2
  • 14.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 10.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon G1X advantages over Panasonic GH5S

  • Larger sensor
    1.5 inch vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    64 mm vs 87 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    14.3 vs 10.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 120 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Panasonic GH5S advantages over Canon G1X

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~1.10 vs 1.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    9 months vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    405k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.17 vs 0.70 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.7 fps vs 4.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    600 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.5 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Large-sensor image quality. Sharp lens with useful zoom range. Tilt/swivel LCD. Twin dials. Smaller than competing interchangeable-lens cameras with a similar lens. Lots of photographer-friendly features.

  • Not as small as you might hope. Mediocre burst shooting and autofocus speed. Far too easy to accidentally change exposure compensation. Viewfinder is of surprisingly little use. Battery life could be better.

The Competition

Compared to Sigma DP1 Merrill

Canon G1X
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $576
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic GH5S
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $2298
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sigma dp2 Quattro

Canon G1X
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $576
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Newer
Panasonic GH5S
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $2298
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic G85

Canon G1X
Panasonic G85
  • $576
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Panasonic GH5S
Panasonic G85
  • $2298
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic GH5

Canon G1X
Panasonic GH5
  • $576
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Panasonic GH5S
Panasonic GH5
  • $2298
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon G1X Mark III

Canon G1X
Canon G1X Mark III
  • $576
  • 1.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GH5S
Canon G1X Mark III
  • $2298
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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