• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G5X advantages over Sony RX10 III

  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $1298
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/2.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    44 mm vs 127 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    377g vs 1095g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 29 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Sony RX10 III 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
  • More telephoto lens reach
    600 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 420 vs 215 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.2 fps vs 7.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    44 vs 8 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.0 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 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
  • 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.
  • 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 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

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.

  • Versatile all-in-one replacement for a DSLR or mirrorless camera; Great handling and build; Excellent image quality; Spectacular zoom reach; Swift performance with generous buffer depths; Extremely capable video capture; Comprehensive remote control; Quick-and-easy image sharing

  • Extremely expensive for a fixed-lens camera; Fairly heavy for fixed-lens camera; Somewhat soft in the corners at wide-angle or tele; Noise reduction intrudes at higher sensitivities; No built-in ND filter; Not as fast when shooting raws; Slow buffer clearing

The Competition

Compared to Canon G7X

Canon G5X
Canon G7X
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $604
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
Sony RX10 III
Canon G7X
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $604
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sony RX100 IV

Canon G5X
Sony RX100 IV
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony RX10 III
Sony RX100 IV
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon G7X Mark II

Canon G5X
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video
Sony RX10 III
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Canon G5X
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony RX10 III
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony RX10 IV

Canon G5X
Sony RX10 IV
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony RX10 III
Sony RX10 IV
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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