Canon G1X Mark III vs Sony RX10 IV


Canon G1X Mark III vs Sony RX10 IV – After looking at the stellar specs of Sony RX10 IV we could confidently say that this is the camera that can do everything! Well this is not exaggerating…Almost true. Sony RX10 IV costs you more than Canon G1X Mark III but gives you astounding level of specs inside, such as 315 AF points, faster shutter speed and moreover 4K video capability. On the other hand, what we like most of G1X Mark II is its 24.3- megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Canon’s revolutionary Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Auto-Focus) technology.

We will dive deeper into the comparison of Canon G1X Mark III vs Sony RX10 IV

Features / Models Canon G1X Mark III
Sony RX10 IV
Megapixel 24 megapixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size / type APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Image processor DIGIC 7 Bionz X
Image stabilization Optical Optical
Optical Zoom 3X 25X
AF System Contrast + Phase Detect sensor Contrast Detect + Phase Detect
AF points 49 points 315 AF
ISO 64-25600 64-25600
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/2000 sec 30 sec 1/32000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 09 24fps
Video 1080p @60fps 3840 x 2160 (30fps)
Display 3.0″ 1.44m-Dot 180° Tilting LCD 3.0″ 1.228m-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Battery Life (CIPA) 200 shots 400 shots
Weather Sealed Yes Yes
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-In
Dimensions  115 x 78 x 51 mm 133 x 94 x 145 mm
Weight 399g 1095g
Price $1,299.00

 Image quality

In terms of image quality, Canon G1X Mark III looks superior it features a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 7 image processor that works together to produce sharper images compared to 1″ sensor from Sony. As Sony RX10 IV using the 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor but it is lagging behind in sensor term. On the other hand, Canon G1X III employs 24 MP effective resolution, ensuring large print of the subjects compared to 20 MP of Sony.

 Zoom Lens

This is why the photographers look confident to spare more bucks on RX10 IV that utilizes 25x Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens, which spans an impressive 24-600mm equivalent focal length range, helping it achieve outstanding image quality throughout the entire zoom range. On the other hand, Canon G1X Mark III offers 3 X only, so that the lens of the camera won’t be able to provide you distance coverage of the target subject.

AF system

You should know that G1X Mark III is Canon’s first PowerShot camera to feature the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system (A dedicated AF technology) provides extremely fast and smooth autofocus capabilities across nearly the entire focal plane, which is equally beneficial for both photos and videos. But both contrast as well as phase detects AF system helps RX10 IV to quickly focus over the subjects with  accuracy. In addition, RX10 IV has creative 315 AF points that can also cover 65% of the sensor for extra accuracy along with 25 phase AF points. The RX10 IV is able to lock onto subjects quickly, in just 0.03 seconds. On the other hand, Canon G1X Mark III gives you 49 AF points only.

Shutter speed

The RX10 IV has a high speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum speed of 1/32000 second) that is too useful to minimize the “rolling shutter”the effect which is commonly experienced with fast moving subjects. This fast shutter speed also allows the camera to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture at brightness levels up to EV199. On the other hand, Canon G1X Mark III does avail the faster shutter of only 1/2000 sec that is somewhere not so great for capturing the fast moving subjects.

Continuous shooting speed

With the faster burst rate of 24 PFS you can capture even the split second action in great way with Sony RX10 IV. On the other hand, Canon G1X 3 avails 09 fps (remember, that’s with focus locked) that excellently seizes each action of the subjects and provide you the sharp images with blur less results (very crucial while covering the sports event).


Sony RX10 IV lets you take 400 shots at a time, while Canon G1X Mark III lets you take around 200 shots only.


If you manage to get Sony RX10 IV then you have one solid compact camera with you that gives you next level shooting experience. The camera offers 4K, faster shutter speed, brilliant AF system etc. So we must suggest you to get Sony RX10 IV. Canon G1X Mark III is supposed to be lighweight and compact camera can be used to get better image quality.

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