• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-WX5 advantages over Canon G5X Mark II

  • Thinner
    21 mm vs 46 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    146g vs 340g
    Lighter weight

Canon G5X Mark II advantages over Sony DSC-WX5

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/2.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Fast startup
    ~1.50 vs 2.1 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
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Newer
    3 months vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.15 vs 0.32 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    122 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/25600 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-WX1

Sony DSC-WX5
Sony DSC-WX1
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $337
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon G5X Mark II
Sony DSC-WX1
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $337
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony DSC-WX10

Sony DSC-WX5
Sony DSC-WX10
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • $245
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon G5X Mark II
Sony DSC-WX10
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $245
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX90

Sony DSC-WX5
Panasonic DMC-FX90
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $163
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Shoots 1080p video
Canon G5X Mark II
Panasonic DMC-FX90
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $163
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Canon G7X Mark II

Sony DSC-WX5
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
  • $612
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G5X Mark II
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $612
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Canon G7X Mark III

Sony DSC-WX5
Canon G7X Mark III
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
  • $749
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G5X Mark II
Canon G7X Mark III
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $749
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • External Mic Jack
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