Canon G3 X vs. Canon PowerShot G5 X vs. Canon PowerShot G7 X vs. Canon G9 X vs. Sony RX100 IV vs. Sony RX10 II vs. Panasonic FZ1000

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Nov 10, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
Oct 13, 2015
Sep 15, 2014
Oct 13, 2015
Jun 10, 2015
Jun 10, 2015
Jun 12, 2014
 
$999
$799
$699
$529
$1000/€1150
$1299/€1600
$899 / £749
 
SLR-like (bridge)
Large sensor compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
Magnesium alloy
 
 
 
Aluminum
Magnesium alloy, composite
Metal, composite
 
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3648
3:2 (4320 x 2880, 2304 x 1536, 720 x 480), 16:9 (5472 x 3080, 4320 x 2432, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 408), 4:3 (4864 x 3648, 3840 x 2880, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480), 1:1 (3648 x 3648, 2880 x 2880, 1536 x 1536, 480 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
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
3:2 (3888 x 2592, 2736 x 1824), 4:3 (4864 x 3648, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944), 16:9 (5472 x 3080, 3648 x 2056, 2720 x 1528), 1:1 (3648 x 3648, 2544 x 2544, 1920 x 1920)
4864 x 3648, 5472 x 3080, 3648 x 3648, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2592, 3648 x 2056, 2544 x 2544, 2736 x 1824, 2592 x 1944, 2720 x 1528, 1920 x 1920, 640 x 480
 
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
4:3, 3:2, 16:9
4:3, 3:2, 16:9
4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 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)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
 
 
 
 
 
Stacked CMOS sensor
 
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
DIGIC 6
DIGIC 6
DIGIC 6
DIGIC 6
Bionz X
Bionz X
Venus Engine
sRGB
sRGB
sRGB
sRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 125-12800 (expands to 25600
Auto, 125-12800
Auto, 125-12800
Auto, 125-12800
Auto, 125-12800
Auto, 100 - 12800 (expands to 64-25600)
Auto, 125-12800 (expands to 80-25600)
 
 
 
 
80
64
80
25600
 
 
 
25600
25600
25600
7
7
8
7
9
9
5
Yes (2 slots)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (4 slots)
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
 
 
 
 
 
 
5-axis
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Super fine, fine
Super fine, fine
Super fine, fine
Super fine, fine
Extra fine, fine, standard
Extra fine, standard, fine
Fine, standard
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (CR2, 14-bit)
  • 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)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3, DCF v2.0)
  • Raw (Sony ARW v2.3)
  • JPEG (DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.3)
  • Raw (Sony ARW 2.3)
  • JPEG (DCF, Exif v2.3)
  • RAW (ARW)
 
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness
  • Saturation
  • Red/Green/Blue
  • Skin tone
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness
  • Saturation
  • Red/Green/Blue
  • Skin tone
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness
  • Saturation
  • Red/Green/Blue
  • Skin tone
 
 
 
 
24–600 mm
24–100 mm
24–100 mm
28–84 mm
24–70 mm
24–200 mm
25–400 mm
25×
4.2×
4.2×
3×
2.9×
8.3×
16×
F2.8–5.6
F1.8–2.8
F1.8–2.8
F2–4.9
F1.8–2.8
F2.8
F2.8–4
  • 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
  • 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
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (3.8x)
Yes (4X)
Yes (4x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
3 cm (1.18)
30 cm (11.81)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
3 cm (1.18)
3 cm (1.18)
31
 
31
 
25
25
49
 
Tilting
Fully articulated
Tilting
Fixed
Tilting
Tilting
Fully articulated
3.2
3
3
3
3
3
3
1,620,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
1,228,800
1,228,800
921,000
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
TFT-LCD
TFT LCD
WhiteMagic TFT LCD
WhiteMagic TFT LCD
TFT-LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic (optional)
Electronic
None
None
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
 
100%
 
 
100%
100%
100%
 
 
 
 
0.59×
0.7×
0.7×
 
2,360,000
 
 
2,359,296
2,359,296
2,359,000
 
30 sec
30 sec
40 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
60 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/3200 sec
1/4000 sec
 
 
 
 
1/32000 sec
1/32000 sec
1/16000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
  • Auto
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Auto
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Movie
  • Creative Filters
  • Scene
  • Creative Shot
  • Auto
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Auto
  • Program Auto
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual Exposure
  • Auto
  • Program auto
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Portrait
  • Smart Shutte
  • Star
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Sports
  • Portrait
  • Smart Shutter
  • Star
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Portrait
  • Smart Shutte
  • Star
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Underwater
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Portrait
  • Star
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Fireworks
  • Portrait
  • Sports Action
  • Macro
  • Landscape
  • Sunset
  • Night Scene
  • Handheld Twilight
  • Night Portrait
  • Anti Motion Blur
  • Pet Mode
  • Gourmet
  • Fireworks
  • High Sensitivity
  • Portrait
  • Sports Action
  • Macro
  • Landscape
  • Sunset
  • Night Scene
  • Handheld Twilight
  • Night Portrait
  • Anti Motion Blur
  • Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome, Panorama
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
6.80 m (with Auto ISO)
7.00 m (at Auto ISO)
7.00 m
6.00 m (at Auto ISO)
10.20 m (at Auto ISO)
10.20 m (at Auto ISO)
13.50 m (at Auto ISO)
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes (Multi-interface shoe)
Yes (via hotshoe)
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
 
Auto, fill-flash, slow sync, rear sync, off
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Remote
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Remote
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Speed priority continuous
  • Self-timer (single, continuous)
  • Single/continuous bracketing
  • WB bracketing
  • DRO bracketing
  • Single-shot
  • Continuous
  • Speed priority continuous
  • Self-timer
  • AE/WB/DRO Bracketing (single, continuous)
  • Single-shot
  • Continuous
  • AE bracket
  • Self-timer
  • Interval
5.9 fps
5.9 fps
6.5 fps
6.0 fps
16.0 fps
14.0 fps
12.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 0r 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes
Yes (2 or 10 sec, continuous)
Yes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±3
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
 
 
 
±3 (3 frames )
±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
 
No
 
No
Yes
Yes
No
 
1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p/24p/120p), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 60i, 24p) ,1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
3840x2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p) 1280x720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
MPEG-4, AVCHD
Star time-lapse, miniature effect, short clip also available
Also has star time-lapse. miniature effect, and digest modes
Also has star time-lapse. miniature effect, and digest modes
Also has star time-lapse. miniature effect, and digest modes
 
High speed modes at 240, 480, 960 fps
4K video uses MP4 (100Mbps), 1080p/720p use AVCHD (10-28Mbps)
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI with uncompressed 4K/30p output)
Yes (micro-HDMI with 4K still and uncompressed HDMI output)
Yes (microHDMI)
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n with NFC
image sharing via Canon Image Gateway
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n with NFC
Yes (wired or via smartphone)
Yes (via cable or smartphone)
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (wired or via smartphone)
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (wired)
 
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
NB-10L lithium-ion battery & charger
NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
DMW-BLC12PP lithium-ion battery and charger
300
210
210
220
280
400
360
733 g (1.62 lb / 25.86 oz)
353 g (0.78 lb / 12.45 oz)
304 g (0.67 lb / 10.72 oz)
209 g (0.46 lb / 7.37 oz)
298 g (0.66 lb / 10.51 oz)
813 g (1.79 lb / 28.68 oz)
831 g (1.83 lb / 29.31 oz)
123 x 77 x 105 mm (4.84 x 3.03 x 4.13)
112 x 76 x 44 mm (4.41 x 2.99 x 1.73)
103 x 60 x 40 mm (4.06 x 2.36 x 1.57)
98 x 58 x 31 mm (3.86 x 2.28 x 1.21)
102 x 58 x 41 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.61)
129 x 88 x 102 mm (5.08 x 3.46 x 4.02)
137 x 99 x 131 mm (5.39 x 3.9 x 5.16)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (star time-lapse)
Yes (star time-lapse)
Yes (star time-lapse)
No
No
Yes
None
None
None
None
None
None
None