Canon PowerShot G5 X vs Fujifilm X100S Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G5 X vs X100S - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot G5 X vs Fujifilm X100S Specs

PowerShot G5 X

  • Introduced in September 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1″
  • 20 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 125 – 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-100mm (4x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112.5 x 76.4 x 44.2mm³ (4.4″ x 3.0″ x 1.7″)
  • 377g (12.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G5 X


  • Introduced in February 2013
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 200 – 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Hybrid
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor
  • Fixed lens 35mm, f2.0
  • No WiFi
  • 126.5 x 74.4 x 53.9mm³ (5.0″ x 2.9″ x 2.1″)
  • 445g (14.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X100S

PowerShot G5 X vs X100S Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

Featuring an area of 368mm² (0.59, the X100S’s sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the PowerShot G5 X employs at 116mm² (0.19 A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with 1″ sized chips.

Better choice: Fujifilm X100S

PowerShot G5 X vs X100S: Viewfinder

PowerShot G5 X has an electronic viewfinder and it’s resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.65x.

The X100S features an electronic viefinder with a resolution of 2.36 Megapixel and a magnification of around 0.50x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

PowerShot G5 X (0.65x)

X100S (0.50x)

Advantage: Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X VS Fujifilm X100S Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G5 X a better choice

PowerShot G5 X


Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

20.20 16.00
Better sensibility (4)

125 – 12800 ISO 200 – 6400 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)

Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 0.46
Articulated monitor (2)

Touch screen (2)

Weighs less (2)

(12.2 oz.)
(14.4 oz.)
More portable (2)

WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G5 X are the higher resolution, the larger sensitivity and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the PowerShot G5 X is made easy by the lower weight than the X100S, the more compact size and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PowerShot G5 X scores 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Fujifilm X100S

PowerShot G5 X


Larger sensor (5)

1″ APS-C
Auto Focus points (4)

31 49
Longer battery life (3, photos)

210 330

Conclusion: Advantages of the X100S are the larger sensor, the faster and more accurate auto focus and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 12 points for the X100S.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G5 X


Speed (frames/second)

6 6
Built-in flash

Video resolution

1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Canon PowerShot G5 X VS Fujifilm X100S Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G5 X and X100S

Top view of cameras

Total scores

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Canon PowerShot G5 X

Fujifilm X100S


We recommend Canon PowerShot G5 X as better choice.