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Canon G5X vs Canon G7X

Canon-PowerShot-G5-X-vs.-Canon-PowerShot-G7-X-2The canon G5X and G7X uses the same 1″ sensor, now let’s find out the best camera for you.

Canon G5 X vs. Canon G7 X Specification Comparison Table.

Features / Models Canon G5 X Canon G7 X
Megapixel 20.2 megapixels 20.2 megapixels
Sensor size / type 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Low –Pass filter Yes Yes
Optical zoom 4.2x 4.2x
Aperture Range F1.8 – F2.8 F1.8 – F2.8
Macro 5cm 5cm
Image stabilization Optical Optical
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) Contrast Detect (sensor)
ISO 125-12800 125-12800
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/2000 sec 15 sec 1/2000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5.9fps 6.5fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p)
Display 3.0″ LCD Rear Touch Screen Swivel (1,040,000 pixels) 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder EVF 100% No
Hot-shoe Yes No
Battery Life (CIPA) 210 short 210 shots
Environmentally sealed No No
Wireless connectivity Built-In with NFC Built-In with NFC
Dimensions  112 x 76 x 44 mm 103 x 60 x 40 mm
Weight 353g 304g

As you can see both camera core specification is almost identical.

Both the camera uses

  1. same sensor
  2. Same image processor and
  3. Same Lens

The Canon G5X look similar to Canon G7X expect a Grip and a pentaprism viewfinder type construction. However don’t get confused the Canon added a EVF on th rear side of the camera and a pop-up flash.

Along with the control ring similar to G7X the Canon added a front mode dial button for more customization control.

The large LCD display screen now move all the way you want and you can add external microphone in G5X via mic input.

Verdict: Canon G5X is better than G7X by some marginal features and at the same time we also recommend Canon G16 users to go ahead and finally upgrade their camera with Canon G9X or Canon G1X Mark II.

Buy Canon G5X from B&H and Amazon |   | Buy Canon G7X from Amazon | B&H

1 comment to Canon G5X vs Canon G7X

  • Praful

    My requirements are pocket friendly, background defocus and DSLR like image quality. Kindly suggest between Canon G7X and Canon G9X.


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