Canon G5X vs. G1 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G5 X vs. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II 1

Will G5x 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 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

Megapixel- If G5X megapixel is more then on the other side Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II sensor is more. G5X employed 20.2 mp of resolution but the sensor size is smaller in compared to G1 X Mark II. So if we think which camera will give us the best images including sharpness and clarity then it must be G1 X Mark II, since the camera has big and stable sensor size of 1.5″ (18.7 x 14 mm), must be justifying with your photography by providing you the sharp images that you generally desire of.

Optical Zoom- The 5x of optical zoom offered by G1 X Mark II that normally assists you in taking a picture of a landscape, or to get a closer view of a subject, without affecting the quality of the entire image. On the other hand G5x manages only 4.2x of optical zoom.

Image stabilization- optical image stabilization (hybrid) within the Canon G1 X Mark II, which helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake to provide you help with longer shutter speeds of as well as greater focal lengths. Whereas, the G5x has not use Hybrid optical image stabilizer.

Canon PowerShot G5 X vs. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II 2

Shutter speed- 60 – 1/4000 in Manual Mode offered by G1 X Mark II, through which all the actions of the desire subjects will easily be captured. Whereas, G5x has only 30 sec 1/2000 sec of shutter speed.

Video- You can record the stunning 1080p Full HD video (at 24p, 30p, and 60p in MP4 format) in G1 X Mark II.

Display- A three-inch, 1.04 million dot touch panel LCD screen fitted on the rear side of the G5x to provide a much light, clear display and features a Vari-Angle design through which a photographers can shoot videos from many shooting angles.

Shots- Maximum number of shots is more possible with G1 X Mark II in compared to G5x.

Verdicts- Going with G1 X Mark II will be a wise decision since the camera will give you the best image quality, more optical zoom, hybrid image stabilizer etc. So G5x is not a good competitor at all but has amused us with its some vibrant core specifications.

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