46points

Canon PowerShot G5 X

95points

Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
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Canon PowerShot G5 X vs Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
46
points
Canon PowerShot G5 X
95
points
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Why is Canon PowerShot G5 X better than Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM?

  • Has a flip-out screen
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  • 296g lighter
    ?

    377gvs673g
  • Has a flash
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  • 50.35% less body volume
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    379.56cm³vs764.29332cm³
  • 14.5mm narrower
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    112.4mmvs126.9mm
  • 19.2mm shorter
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    76.4mmvs95.6mm
  • 18.8mm thinner
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    44.2mmvs63mm

Why is Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM better than Canon PowerShot G5 X?

  • 7.29x larger sensor
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    35.6 x 23.8mmvs13.2 x 8.8mm
  • 19.8% more megapixels (main camera)
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    24.2MPvs20.2MP
  • 16x higher maximum light sensitivity
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    204800 ISOvs12800 ISO
  • 440shots longer battery life
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    650shotsvs210shots
  • 3.39x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    20fpsvs5.9fps
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
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  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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Price comparison

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
4.weight

377g

673g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.viewfinder coverage

100%

100%

With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
6.is dustproof and water-resistant
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

Optics

1.sensor size

13.2 x 8.8mm

35.6 x 23.8mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.megapixels (main camera)

20.2MP

24.2MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
3.maximum light sensitivity

12800 ISO

204800 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
4.continuous shooting at high resolution

5.9fps

20fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
5.has AF tracking
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
6.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
5.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
6.supports slow-motion video recording
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.Has a zoom microphone
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.
6.has stereo speakers
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

210shots

650shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has wireless charging
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.has an external memory slot
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.Has a remote control
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
5.has an HDMI output
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
6.supports a remote smartphone
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

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