Canon PowerShot G5 X vs Fujifilm X30 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G5 X vs X30 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot G5 X vs Fujifilm X30 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 August 2014
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 – 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 28-112mm (4x), f2.0-2.8
  • No WiFi
  • 118.7 x 71.6 x 60.3mm³ (4.7″ x 2.8″ x 2.4″)
  • 423g (13.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X30

PowerShot G5 X vs X30: The sensors

PowerShot G5 X features a 1″ sized sensor, while the X30 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 the sensor of the PowerShot G5 X is somewhat larger than the X30’s chip at 58mm² (0.09 In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Canon PowerShot G5 X

PowerShot G5 X vs X30: Viewfinder

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

The X30 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it’s magnification is 0.65x.

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)

X30 (0.65x)

Better choice: Draw

Canon PowerShot G5 X VS Fujifilm X30 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G5 X a better choice

PowerShot G5 X


Larger sensor (5)

1″ Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

20.20 12.00
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 0.92
Touch screen (2)

Weighs less (2)

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

WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G5 X are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the lower weight than the X30 and the more compact size. Finally, there’s the the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PowerShot G5 X scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Fujifilm X30

PowerShot G5 X


Higher speed (4, frames/second)

6 12
Auto Focus points (4)

31 49
Better sensibility (4)

125 – 12800 ISO 100 – 12800 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)

210 470

Conclusion: Advantages of the X30 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 15 points for the X30.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G5 X


Built-in flash

Image stabilizer

Articulated screen

Video resolution

1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Canon PowerShot G5 X VS Fujifilm X30 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G5 X and X30

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Fujifilm X30


We recommend Canon PowerShot G5 X as better choice.