Sony RX10 IV vs Canon G1X Mark II

Look at the table where Sony RX10 IV is comfortably edging out Canon G1X Mark II in every single aspect! Firstly, it has very sharp AF system with distinctive 315 AF points, 24 FPS and blazing fast 1/32000 sec shutter speeds.

Have a look at the specification comparison of these two cameras:

Features / Models Sony RX100 IV
Canon G1X Mark II
Megapixel 20 megapixels 12.8 megapixels
Sensor size / type 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) 1.5″ CMOS Sensor
Image processor Bionz X Digic 6
Image stabilization Optical Optical
Optical zoom 25X 3x
AF System Contrast + Phase Detect sensor Contrast Detect sensor
AF points 315 points 31 points
ISO 64-25600 125-25600
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/32000 sec 60sec 1/4000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 24fps 5fps
Video 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p) 1920 x 1080 (30p )
Display 3.0″ 1.44m-Dot 180° Tilting LCD 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen (1,040,000 pixels)
Viewfinder Electronic No
Battery Life (CIPA) 440 shots 240 shots
Weather Sealed Yes No
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-In with NFC
Dimensions  133 x 94 x 145 mm 116 x 74 x 66 mm
Weight 1095 g 553 g

Image quality

Bigger sensor means maximum light falls onto the sensor. You can see Canon G1X Mark II has marginally bigger sensor. So it is fair to expect sharper images from Canon G1X Mark II, but RX100 V utilizes stacked image sensor with DRAM chip along with a powerful BIONZ X image processor and front-end LSI. So we do greatly believe Sony RX10 IV would provide us stunning sharp images with large detail, even in the lowlight conditions.

Optical zoom

Photographers can spend more bucks on Sony RX10 IV because the camera 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 II offers 5X only, so that the lens of the camera won’t be able to provide you coverage distance of the target subject.

AF system

Faster shooting needs faster focusing of the subjects and that is this new camera from Sony is offering us. The new camera with 315 dedicated AF points, ensuring that the photographers will be able to capture the desired subjects with enough speed and accuracy — and moreover, the 315 AF points of RX100 V can also cover 65% of the sensor. Also, we can clearly see from the table sketched above that Sony RX100 V features a Fast Hybrid AF system that combines focal-plane phase detection AF and contrast detection AF, enables the camera to lock focus in as little as 0.05 seconds ultimately. Unfortunately, the AF system of Canon G1X Mark II has only contrast detect AF sensor bears only 31 AF points as well as the camera doesn’t come with Hybrid AF solution.

Shutter speed

One of the best advantages of faster shutter speed is it leads the photographers to take crisp and blur-free stills and videos with sharply focused subjects and defocused backgrounds. And you can see that Sony RX10  IV offers blazing fast 1/32000 seconds of shutter speed also ensuring that the users will not have to face the distortion issue in the images. But, Canon G1X 2 has very little shutter speed of 1/4000 only.

Continuous drive

The Sony RX10 IV offers higher frame rates of 24 fps, ensuring that camera can capture much more of the action each second, reducing the opportunity for action to blur. This results in producing sharper images in any kind of shooting (basically used in capturing the sports action of the intended players or subjects). Only 5fps of continuous frame rates Canon G1X Mark II offering us (very little for shooting faster actions of the target subjects).


Taking the benefits of Bionz X, the Sony RX10  IV offers you the advantages of recording 4K videos with finer details with minimal moiré and noises. But, you can capture only full HD video with Canon G1X Mark II.

Battery Life

You can take around 440 shots with RX10 IV at a single time charge, whereas with G1X Mark II can let you capture 240 shots at a time.


Well, Sony RX10 IV has got the sharp side, but its price is around 1700 USD. However, Sony RX10 IV is the camera who want a compact camera instead of Heavy DSLR in solid price. On the other hand, Canon G1X Mark II is a camera best for Entry-Level shooter. Decide yourself!

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