Canon PowerShot G5 X vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G5 X vs Cyber-shot RX100 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot G5 X vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 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

Cyber-shot RX100

  • Introduced in June 2012
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1″
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 160 – 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor
  • Zoom 28-100mm (4x), f1.8-4.9
  • No WiFi
  • 101.6 x 58.1 x 36mm³ (4.0″ x 2.3″ x 1.4″)
  • 240g (7.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G5 X vs Cyber-shot RX100 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:

Info graphic: PowerShot G5 X an Cyber-shot RX100 sensor comparison

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

The 1″ sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 116mm² (4.6 sq.in.).

Canon PowerShot G5 X VS Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G5 X a better choice

PowerShot G5 X

Cyber-shot RX100

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

20.20 20.10
Auto Focus points (4)

31 25
Better sensibility (4)

125 – 12800 ISO 160 – 12800 ISO
Articulated monitor (2)

Touch screen (2)

WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G5 X are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the articulated display, the rather comfortable touch screen and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PowerShot G5 X scores 19 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G5 X

Cyber-shot RX100

Higher speed (4, frames/second)

6 10
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 1.20
Longer battery life (3, photos)

210 330
Weighs less (2)

377g
(12.2 oz.)
240g
(7.7 oz.)
More portable (2)

380cm³
(24 cu.in.)
213cm³
(13 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are that the camera is faster, that the display has a higher resolution and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PowerShot G5 X: the lower weight than the PowerShot G5 X and the more compact size.

Yields 13 points for the Cyber-shot RX100.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G5 X

Cyber-shot RX100

Sensor format

1″ 1″
Built-in flash

Image stabilizer

Video resolution

1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Canon PowerShot G5 X VS Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G5 X and Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G5 X und Cyber-shot RX100, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot G5 X und Cyber-shot RX100, view from above

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

19
13

We recommend Canon PowerShot G5 X as better choice.

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