Canon PowerShot G5 X vs. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III vs. Canon EOS M5

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Oct 13, 2015
Oct 16, 2017
Sep 15, 2016
 
$799
$1299
$979 (body), $1099 (w/15-45mm lens), $1479 (w/18-150mm lens)
 
Large sensor compact
Large sensor compact
SLR-style mirrorless
 
Magnesium alloy
Metal
 
5472 x 3648
6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
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 (6000 x 4000, 3984 x 2656, 2976 x 1984, 2400 x 1600), 16:9 (6000 x 3368, 3984 x 2240, 2976 x 1680, 2400 x 1344), 4:3 (5328 x 4000, 3552 x 2664, 2656 x 1992, 2112 x 1600), 1:1 (4000 x 4000, 2656 x 2656, 1984 x 1984, 1600 x 1600)
4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
20 megapixels
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
21 megapixels
26 megapixels
26 megapixels
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
DIGIC 6
DIGIC 7
Digic 7
sRGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Primary color filter
Primary Color Filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 125-12800
Auto, 100-25600
Auto, 100-25600
7
7
6
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical
Optical
No
 
 
5-axis for video only
 
4 stop(s)
 
RAW
RAW
RAW
Super fine, fine
Fine, normal
Fine, standard
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR2, 12-bit)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon 14-bit CR2)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR2, 14-bit)
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness
  • Saturation
  • Red/Green/Blue
  • Skin tone
 
 
 
24–100 mm
24–72 mm
 
4.2×
3×
 
F1.8–2.8
F2.8–5.6
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
5 cm (1.97)
10 cm (3.94)
 
5 cm (1.97)
10 cm (3.94)
 
 
49
49
 
 
Canon EF-M
 
 
1.6×
 
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Tilting
3
3
3.2
1,040,000
1,040,000
1,620,000
Yes
Yes
Yes
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
100%
100%
100%
2,360,000
2,360,000
2,360,000
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
  • Auto
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Sports
  • Portrait
  • Smart Shutter
  • Star
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Panoramic Shot
  • Panning
  • Star
  • Handheld Night
  • Grainy B&W
  • Soft Focus
  • Fish Eye
  • Art Bold
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Toy Camera
  • Miniature Effect
  • HDR
  • Underwater
  • Fireworks
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
7.00 m (at Auto ISO)
9.00 m (at Auto ISO)
5.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes
Yes (via hot shoe)
Yes
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Auto, on, sl0w synchro, off
 
 
1/2000 sec
1/200 sec
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Remote
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Remote
 
5.9 fps
9.0 fps
9.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom, remote)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
No
 
No
 
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
 
 
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
 
Also has star time-lapse. miniature effect, and digest modes
 
 
 
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 24 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 8 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 60p / 16 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
 
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)
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth
802.11/b/g/n with Bluetooth and NFC
Yes (via cable or smartphone)
Yes (wired or smartphone)
Yes (Wired, wireless, or smartphone)
 
No
Yes
No
Battery Pack
Built-in
Battery Pack
NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
NB-13L lithium-ion battery & charger
LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
210
200
295
353 g (0.78 lb / 12.45 oz)
399 g (0.88 lb / 14.07 oz)
427 g (0.94 lb / 15.06 oz)
112 x 76 x 44 mm (4.41 x 2.99 x 1.73)
115 x 78 x 51 mm (4.53 x 3.07 x 2.01)
116 x 89 x 61 mm (4.57 x 3.5 x 2.4)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (star time-lapse)
Yes
 
None
None
None