Product Comparison: Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V


General Specifications
Brand
Canon
Sony
Model
PowerShot G1X Mark III
DSCRX100M5
Origin
Japan
China
About the Product
With many features typically found in an interchangeable lens camera and performance and image quality to match, Canon's PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera establishes itself as the new flagship in the premium G-Series lineup. The PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera breaks new ground as the first Canon compact digital camera to feature a large 24.2 Megapixel APS-C sensor for detailed images and Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast autofocus. A wealth of advanced features including a built-in electronic viewfinder, a 3.0-inch Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD with Touch and Drag AF and built-in Wi-Fi®, NFC and Bluetooth® technology offer impressive performance in virtually any situation. Whatever your need, the PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera delivers outstanding results.
Sony's RX100-series created the large-sensor compact camera category. Now, the Sony RX100 V takes it to the next level with performance that can blow away most interchangeable-lens cameras, yet in a package that can slip almost unnoticed into your pants pocket. And thanks to that big image sensor, the RX100 V's 20-megapixel stills and 4K video offer top-notch quality to boot.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
24.2 MP
20.1 MP
Sensor Type
APS-C CMOS
CMOS
Optical Zoom
3 x
2.9 x
Image Stabilization
Lens-shift
Optical

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Size & Weight
Height
2.02 in.
2.29 in.
Width
4.53 in.
4 in.
Depth
3.07 in.
1.61 in.
Weight
0.88 lbs.
0.66 lbs.

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III Digital Camera - Black
  • Good quality and feel. This supplements my DSLR Canon kit for when I don't want to lug the weight.
  • It's small size does bring some of the controls and buttons closer to each other than you might prefer, but you adjust to that very quickly.
  • The G1X III is about the size of the LX100 but using a APS-C sensor and offer a zoom lens, that can tell you a lots, and that is a very good package for travel.
  • I am used to the weight, size and girth of this equipment, and would happily pick them as a first choice.
  • My main concern was size, and this one is smaller. Still not small enough to fit in my pockets though. Not even my looser fitting jean pockets.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
  • This is another example of Sony's ground breaking technology placed into a perfect pocket size.
  • I love the size, it fits in my palante packs shoulder strap pocket, will fit nicely in a coat pocket.
  • I can easily "palm" it and hide it in my hands. I can slip it into my jacket pocket, pants, brief case.
  • In real use, this camera adds almost no weight and size to your bag. Image quality is superb.
  • The size is an issue. Not because its dimensions and weight but its hard to hold. Not ergonomically suited for man hands.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
15 mm.
8.8 mm.
Max. Focal Length
45 mm.
25.7 mm.
ISO Settings
100 - 25600
Auto (ISO 125-12800)
Aperture
F2.8 (W) - 5.6 (T)
F1.8 (W) – 2.8 (T)
Digital Zoom
4 x
11 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, DPOF, RAW
JPEG, RAW

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III Digital Camera - Black
  • The camera is very usable from ISO up to 6400. After all it's a Canon and the layouts and menu is typical.
  • The large sensor produces very usable images at higher ISOs, and the excellent image stabilization allows me to take handheld shots at low shutter speeds without blur.
  • I appreciate being able to use physical controls on the camera for most of my shooting (exposure, ISO, aperture, shutter speed), only needing to drop into the menus occasionally.
  • I wasn't expecting the lens to extend out so far when turning the power on at its widest focal length.
  • The elephant in the room is the aperture value of the zoom lens. This would limit the amount of background blur which you can achieve, if that's what you are after.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
  • It produces outstanding images with the help of a 1in sensor and the fast 24-70 Zeiss lens.
  • Consider this little camera as a dslr with a fixed zoom lens. Incredible sharp images at 24 mm focal length with mind blowing low light performance and autofocus speed.
  • Macro capability: focusing distance about 5 cm at 24 mm focal length.
  • Great user interface: dslr like functionality in manual mode, focal length, shutter speed and iso adjustments.
  • Not sharp at maximum focal length. Having a focal range of 24-70 is limiting.
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
Yes
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
1040000 dots
1228800 dots
Viewfinder
0.39-type electronic viewfinder (OLED), 2360000 dots
0.39-type electronic viewfinder(OLED), 2359296 dots
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

What customers say about "Display"
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III Digital Camera - Black
  • I like that you can flip the touch screen to hide and protect it; no need to buy a touchscreen cover.
  • It does delivery on picture quality, especially in low light, I like the touch screen, and it is much smaller and lighter than a DLSR, which also means it’s a lot more discreet.
  • The LCD screen functionality is great, as is the electronic viewfinder.
  • LOVE the touchscreen focus, which I do with my thumb when I'm looking through the viewfinder.
  • Screen that has the unfortunate and awkward flip out to the side design instead of the more user friendly and useful compact tilt.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
  • The included optical finder is however a nice feature as the rear display is not usable in bright sunlight.
  • In terms of use, it is fairly easy to take photos. You can use the EVF or LCD screen.
  • Excellent high contrast and bright LCD screen that can be turned to face forward, and a very useful pop-up viewfinder which is terrific if you don't like framing your subject in the back panel LCD.
  • The LCD display shows "Unable to disply". I can not see the pictures I take.
  • When vlogging w/ this camera, over time though the screen has developed a scratch line, horizontally, across the entire screen where a piece of metal sticks out.
Features
Water Resistant
Yes
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
Smart Auto, Shutter Priority, Program AE Mode, Hybrid Auto, SCN, C1 (Custom), C2 (Custom), Manual Exposure, Aperture Priority, Handheld Night Scene, Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fish-eye Effect, Art Bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, HDR, Underwater, Movie Mode
Intelligent Auto, Superior Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, Movie Mode, HFR Mode, Panorama Shot Mode, Scene Selection
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, White Fluorescent, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Flash, Underwater, Color Temperature
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, Underwater Auto, C.Temp./Filter, Custom
Shutter Speeds
30" – 1/2000
30" – 1/2000
What customers say about "Features"
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III Digital Camera - Black
  • The camera also has a dedicated macro button on the back dial, which is for me, important, as i shoot a lot of macro shots.
  • I like the scene mode functions and have used the night scene as well as fireworks. And it’s great.
  • Color is typical of Canon, which means realistic skin tones, slightly on the warm side. I like this, but it's easily altered in the white-balance settings in camera or during post-processing.
  • The Canon PS-G1XMK3 has a slight shutter lag that i noticed right away.
  • I wish I could assign the aperture, shutter and iso function to the top exposure compensation dial. To make it easier to manage them.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
  • Takes stunning photos, and punches well above its weight. Nice fast auto-focus.
  • This camera has the ability to shoot 4K at up to 30p 100mbps. The 4K image is stellar, sharp, very detailed and color is great.
  • A great compact camera that I can get into all of the concert venues. It shoots great in low light and the microphone for recording audio is decent.
  • I can control every setting I need to, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, WB and the ND filter, excellent.
  • Copying forward from other reviews from various sources: poor battery life(220 pictures), overheating when shooting 4K within 5 minutes.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
No
NFC Enabled
Yes
Yes
Integrated GPS
Yes
No
Output(s)
Micro HDMI, USB 2.0 Micro-B, Remote Switch
Multi/Micro USB Terminal, USB (USB 2.0), Micro HDMI
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

What customers say about "Connectivity"
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III Digital Camera - Black
  • It takes terrific pictures, and is a pleasure to handle and to use, with an excellent interface.
  • Nifty little camera. Bluetooth is ok for image transfer to phone.
  • Geotagging linked to a smartphone by bluetooth is also incredibly useful. It takes some getting used to, and sometimes you have to turn it off and back on in the camera to get it to link.
  • Excellent function of printing photos directly from the camera. But I can easily transfer photos to the phone using the NFC or bluetooth.
  • I wish bluetooth had what the newer m50 has where images automatically transfer to the phone while shooting with the camera.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
  • The battery is tiny, but the camera does have the option to plug in USB power, which is nice.
  • Can run USB power if your battery is low. Good for those who want to use this as a time-lapse.
  • Niggle is that the video can't be read from the SD card without using the Sony software, unlike (say) the Panasonic Lumix cameras.
  • Wifi sync can't find computers connected to a Wifi 5Ghz network because it's only standard 2.4GHz itself.
  • I was upset by the lack of PictBridge technology because I liked to print directly from the camera.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
Yes
Yes
Battery Model
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Number of Batteries
1
1
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
1299.00 $
899.99 $


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