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Canon G5X vs. G1 X Mark II

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Will Canon G5x Mark II can be a good competitor of G1 X Mark II. It will be cleared with this details comparison. Let’s see.

Major Difference

Canon PowerShot G5 X vs. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Specification Comparison Table.

Features / Models Canon G5 X Canon G1 X Mark II
Megapixel 20.2 megapixels 12.8 megapixels
Sensor size / type 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) 1.5″ (18.7 x 14 mm)
Low –Pass filter Yes Yes
Optical zoom 4.2x 5x
Aperture Range F1.8 – F2.8 F2.0 – F3.9
Macro 5cm 5cm
Image stabilization Optical (hybrid) Optical (hybrid)
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) Contrast Detect (sensor)
ISO 125-12800 100-12800
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/2000 sec 60 sec 1/4000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5.9fps 5fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p) 1920 x 1080 (30p)
Display 3.0″ LCD Rear Touch Screen Swivel (1,040,000 pixels) 3.0″ LCD Rear Touch Screen Tilt (1,040,000 pixels)
Viewfinder EVF 100% No
Hot-shoe Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 210 short 240 shots
Environmentally sealed No No
Wireless connectivity Built-In with NFC Built-In with NFC
Dimensions 112 x 76 x 44 mm 116 x 74 x 66 mm
Weight 353g 553g

 

Sensors:- Canon G5X has resolutions of 20.2MP where as Canon G1 X Mark II has the less resolution of 12.8MP.

Canon G5 X has used the high-sensitivity Sony-made 1″ sensor and the same sensor sported inside the RX 100 M III, while Canon G1 X Mark II has utilized a larger Canon made CMOS sensor of 1.5”. keep in mind that Canon G1X mark II sensor is made by Canon.

The 1″ sensor of G5X combined with DIGIC 6 image processor that supports the camera to perform better in low-light conditions with reduced image noise. While the large 1.5″ CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor helps the Canon G1 X Mark II produces noiseless images during the low-light shooting.

Here, Canon G5X has small 1″ sensor and more resolution compare to G1X Mark II but due to the implementation of advanced technology and BSI CMOS Sensor, the G5X manages to gain the similar ISO range comparative to G5X. Both the cameras maintained the similar expanded ISO of 12800. Canon G5X captures 20.2MP files @ 5.9fps while Canon G1 X Mark II captures 12.8MP files @ 5fps.

Low pass filter:- Both the cameras have Low pass filter which eliminates the problem of moiré by blurring what actually reaches the sensor.

Optical Zoom:- Canon G1 X Mark II has more optical zoom of 5x compare to Canon G5 X, which has optical zoom of 4.2x. So due to large optical zoom of Canon G1 X Mark II, it is beneficial for those users who want to capture the far subjects.

Aperture Range:- Canon G5X has the bright aperture range of F1.8-2.8 while Canon G1 X Mark II has the aperture of F2.0-3.9. However the Canon G1X Mark II has large 1.5 inch sensor that will sure give you more depth of field compared to G5X camera by having 1″ sensor.

Image Stabilization:- Both the camera has advance HS system inside it that helps you to compensate the camera shake all the way.

AF System:– Both the cameras G5 X and Canon G1 X Mark II have similar contrast detect AF system, however by the nature of lens and the size of sensor the G5X will do bit faster AF than the Canon G5X camera.

ISO:– Canon G5X has the ISO range of 125-12800 while Canon G1 X Mark II has the ISO of 100-12800. Despite of mimicking the ISO range of Canon G1X Mark II we don’t expect the Canon G5X will give same high ISO out-put as of G1X Mark II.  Not only low-light sensor the camera will also give more dynamic range compared to G5X.

Shutter speed:- As we know the camera with more shutter speed gains more capacity in capturing the fast action subjects. so, looking at specification comparison Canon G1 X Mark II has better shutter speed compare to G5 X. Not only fast shutter speed the G5 X has better continuous shooting speed of 5.9fps compare to Canon G1 X Mark II.

Videos:- Both have common video specification. Canon G1 X Mark II supports Full HD 1080p movie recording at 30 fps in the Internet-friendly MP4 format while G5X offers full HD 1080p video recording at multiple frame rate including 60, 30, and 24 fps.Hence, G5X offers magnificent and superior images compare to G1 X Mark II.

View finder:- Canon G5 X has EVF viewfinder, which provides 100% frame coverage and also supports the users a better experience of live view image during photography and also allows the users to shoot better images in bright conditions without facing any problems.

But viewfinder is absent in Canon G1 X Mark II.

Verdict: Based on specification review we recommend you to buy Canon G1X Mark II camera that feature large 1.5″ sensor and will give you better image quality compared to Canon G5X camera.

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4 comments to Canon G5X vs. G1X Mark II

  • Sale

    zoom range 35mm equivalent?

  • marcus

    >Based on specification review we recommend you to buy Canon G1X Mark II camera that feature large 1″ sensor and will give you better image quality.<

    Eh?
    – You commented on the sensors to be equal in quality.
    – The larger sensor is 1.5"

  • admin

    Thanks for the suggestion. We are updating the information.

  • Gerry Doe

    “AF System:– Both the cameras G5 X and Canon G1 X Mark II have similar contrast detect AF system, however by the nature of lens and the size of sensor the G5X will do bit faster AF than the Canon G5X camera.”

    Can this be re-written to make sense please?

    plus under the heading “Shutter Speed”

    Not only fast shutter speed the G5 X …… ??????

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