• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G5X advantages over Panasonic FZ1000 II

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    44 mm vs 131 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    377g vs 808g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 20 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Panasonic FZ1000 II advantages over Canon G5X

  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    400 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 215 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 7.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.0 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Canon G5X
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • NFC

Compared to Canon G7X

Canon G5X
Canon G7X
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Canon G7X
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • NFC

Compared to Canon G7X Mark II

Canon G5X
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Canon G5X
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Canon G5X Mark II

Canon G5X
Canon G5X Mark II
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Canon G5X Mark II
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Integrated ND filter
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