Canon PowerShot G5 X vs. Canon G1 X III vs. Canon EOS M50 vs. Canon EOS M5 vs. Canon EOS M6

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Oct 13, 2015
Oct 16, 2017
Feb 26, 2018
Sep 15, 2016
Feb 15, 2017
 
$799
$1299
$779 (body only), $899 (w/15-45mm lens), $1249 (w/15-45 and 55-200mm lenses)
$979 (body), $1099 (w/15-45mm lens), $1479 (w/18-150mm lens)
$779 (body only), $899 (w/15-45mm lens), $1279 (w/18-150mm lens)
 
Large sensor compact
Large sensor compact
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
 
Magnesium alloy
Composite
Metal
Metal
 
5472 x 3648
6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
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)
3:2 (6000 x 3368, 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
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
20 megapixels
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
21 megapixels
26 megapixels
26 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)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
DIGIC 6
DIGIC 7
Digic 8
Digic 7
Digic 7
sRGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Primary color filter
Primary Color Filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 125-12800
Auto, 100-25600
Auto, 100-25600 (expands to 51200)
Auto, 100-25600
Auto, 100-25600
 
 
51200
 
 
7
7
6
6
6
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical
Optical
No
No
No
 
 
 
5-axis for video only
5-axis for video only
 
4 stop(s)
 
 
 
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Super fine, fine
Fine, normal
 
Fine, standard
Fine, standard
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR2, 12-bit)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon 14-bit CR2)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.31)
  • Raw (Canon CR3 14-bit)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR2, 14-bit)
  • 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
  • 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
Yes
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
 
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
5 cm (1.97)
10 cm (3.94)
 
 
 
5 cm (1.97)
10 cm (3.94)
 
 
 
 
49
143
49
49
 
 
Canon EF-M
Canon EF-M
Canon EF-M
 
 
1.6×
1.6×
1.6×
 
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Tilting
Tilting
3
3
3
3.2
3
1,040,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
1,620,000
1,040,000
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic (optional)
100%
100%
100%
100%
 
2,360,000
2,360,000
2,360,000
2,360,000
 
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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
  • 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
Yes
Yes
7.00 m (at Auto ISO)
9.00 m (at Auto ISO)
5.00 m (at ISO 100)
5.00 m (at ISO 100)
5.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes
Yes (via hot shoe)
Yes (via hot shoe)
Yes
Yes
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Auto, on, sl0w synchro, off
 
 
 
 
1/2000 sec
1/200 sec
1/200 sec
1/200 sec
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Remote
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Remote
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Remote control
5.9 fps
9.0 fps
10.0 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)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom, remote)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom, remote)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3
±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, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
No
 
 
No
No
 
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
 
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
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 120p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 60p / 26 Mbps, MOV, 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
  • 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
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)
SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-I compatible)
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
 
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
No
 
 
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth
802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth
802.11/b/g/n with Bluetooth and NFC
802.11/b/g/n with Bluetooth and NFC
Yes (via cable or smartphone)
Yes (wired or smartphone)
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (Wired, wireless, or smartphone)
Yes (Wired, wireless, or smartphone)
 
No
Yes
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Built-in
Built-in
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
NB-13L lithium-ion battery & charger
LP-E12 lithium-ion battery & charger
LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
210
200
235
295
295
353 g (0.78 lb / 12.45 oz)
399 g (0.88 lb / 14.07 oz)
390 g (0.86 lb / 13.76 oz)
427 g (0.94 lb / 15.06 oz)
390 g (0.86 lb / 13.76 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 88 x 59 mm (4.57 x 3.46 x 2.32)
116 x 89 x 61 mm (4.57 x 3.5 x 2.4)
112 x 68 x 45 mm (4.41 x 2.68 x 1.77)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (star time-lapse)
Yes
 
 
 
None
None
None
None
None