Canon PowerShot G7 X vs. Canon G7 X II vs. Canon PowerShot G5 X

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Sep 15, 2014
Feb 18, 2016
Oct 13, 2015
 
$699
$699
$799
 
Compact
Compact
Large sensor compact
 
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3080, 4864 x 3648, 4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432, 3840 x 2880, 2304 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480, 720 x 408, 640 x 480
5472 x 3080, 4864 x 3648, 4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432, 3840 x 2880, 2304 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480, 720 x 408, 640 x 480
5472 x 3080, 4864 x 3648, 4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432, 3840 x 2880, 2304 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480, 720 x 408, 640 x 480
4:3, 3:2, 16:9
4:3, 3:2, 16:9
4:3, 3:2, 16:9
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 megapixels
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
DIGIC 6
DIGIC 7
DIGIC 6
sRGB
sRGB
sRGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 125-12800
Auto, 125-12800 (expandable to 25600)
Auto, 125-12800
 
25600
 
8
8
7
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical
Optical
Optical
RAW
RAW
RAW
Super fine, fine
Super fine, fine
Super fine, fine
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR2, 12-bit)
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR2, 12-bit)
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR2, 12-bit)
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness
  • Saturation
  • Red/Green/Blue
  • Skin tone
 
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness
  • Saturation
  • Red/Green/Blue
  • Skin tone
 
24–100 mm
24–100 mm
24–100 mm
4.2×
4.2×
4.2×
F1.8–2.8
F1.8–2.8
F1.8–2.8
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
31
31
 
 
Tilting
Tilting
Fully articulated
3
3
3
1,040,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
Yes
Yes
Yes
TFT-LCD
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
None
None
Electronic
 
 
100%
 
 
2,360,000
 
40 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Auto
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Movie
  • Creative Filters
  • Scene
  • Creative Shot
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Auto
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Portrait
  • Smart Shutte
  • Star
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Underwater
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Self Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Panning
  • Star Portrait
  • Star Nightscape
  • Star Trails
  • Star Time-Lapse Movie
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • High Dynamic Range
  • Underwater
  • Fireworks
  • Sports
  • Portrait
  • Smart Shutter
  • Star
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
Yes
Yes
Yes
7.00 m
7.00 m
7.00 m (at Auto ISO)
No
No
Yes
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
 
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Remote
6.5 fps
8.0 fps
5.9 fps
Yes (2 0r 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 0r 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
 
 
 
No
 
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
Also has star time-lapse. miniature effect, and digest modes
Also has time-lapse (normal and star), miniature effect, and digest modes
Also has star time-lapse. miniature effect, and digest modes
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
No
No
No
No
No
No
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
image sharing via Canon Image Gateway
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n with NFC
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (via cable or smartphone)
 
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
210
265
210
304 g (0.67 lb / 10.72 oz)
319 g (0.70 lb / 11.25 oz)
353 g (0.78 lb / 12.45 oz)
103 x 60 x 40 mm (4.06 x 2.36 x 1.57)
106 x 61 x 42 mm (4.17 x 2.4 x 1.65)
112 x 76 x 44 mm (4.41 x 2.99 x 1.73)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (star time-lapse)
Yes
Yes (star time-lapse)
None
None
None