Canon G1X Mark III vs Canon EOS M5

Both the two cameras are having same  24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 7 image processor, ensuring sharp images with exceptional details. Well, from up to down all we can see in table is that both Eos M5 as well as G1X Mark III features similar major specifications, however, we would rank EOS M5 for its tacking 5-axis I.S for video only, whereas G1X Mark III has Optical image stabilization only. Let’s go in detail comparison to find which camera is for you.

Canon G1X Mark III vs Canon EOS M5

Features / Models

Canon G1X Mark III

Canon EOS M5

Megapixel 24.2 megapixels 24.2 Megapixel
Sensor size / type APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Image processor
DIGIC 7 Digic 7
Low pass filter Yes Yes
Image stabilization Optical 5-axis Image stabilization for video only
AF System Contrast detect + Phase detect Contrast + Phase detect sensor
AF points 49 AF points 49
ISO 100-25600 100-25600
Shutter Min/Max 30sec 1/2000 sec 30 – 1/4000
Top Continuous Shooting Speed  09 fps  09 fps
Video full HD 1080p @60fps full HD 1080p @60fps
Display 3.0″ 1.44m-Dot 180° Tilting LCD 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Hot-shoe Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 200 Shots  295 Shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-in
Weather Sealed Yes No
Dimensions  115 x 78 x 51 mm 115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6 mm
Weight 399g 427g
Price  $1,299.00 $929.00

we will discuss more on the difference of these two cameras but you should know that there would probably be no difference in the image quality of these two cameras because these two employ same sensor and resolution. Then come to its AF system that is also the replica. Yes! Both use Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for blazing fast focusing performance. Means offers fast and precise autofocus and lock down onto the subject in just seconds. Moreover, the two cameras let you record Full HD video @60fps etc.

Now come to its difference!

Image stabilization

Image stabilization mechanism inside any camera protects the image from the negative effects of uncontrolled camera shakes that mostly arise while shooting in the areas where the amount of light is very low. Thankfully, to counter these unwanted and uncontrolled camera shakes Canon EOS M5 comes with 5-axis I.S mechanism that comfortably allows you to get crisp and blur-free videos. Blur due to movement in the horizontal and vertical, yaw and pitch (tilting) and roll directions are all digitally minimized in-camera. On the other hand, Canon Canon G1X Mark III features Optical image stabilizer that can also control camera shakes but not so effectively.


The EOS M5 also comes with Large 3.2″ 1.62m-dot touchscreen LCD for shooting videos and stills at a variety of angles, high or low, with up to 85° up, 180° down.

Shutter speed

Canon EOS M5 lets the users to shoot at maximum aperture without worrying about overexposing the image since the camera offers faster shutter speed of 1/4000 sec, allowing fast action to be captured, effortlessly. On the other side, Canon G1X Mark III has limited shutter speed of 1/2000 sec only.


You can take 295 shots at a time with Canon EOS M5 while only 200 shots one can take with Canon G1X Mark III.

Weather Sealed

One great advantage of Canon G1X Mark II is that it is weather sealed means it is dust and water resistant so that one can take it to the challenging shooting situations. Unfortunately, Canon EOS M5, fails to ring the bell in this matter.


Canon G1X Mark II is partly a very wonderful powershot camera yet lightweight and compact, however, in some cases it lags behind from EOS M5, but its strength is its weather sealed body that makes it way. EOS M5 is a good camera for the video lovers.

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