Product Comparison: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V


General Specifications
Brand
Canon
Sony
Model
PowerShot G7 X Mark II
Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
Origin
Japan
China
About the Product
Stay inspired with the PowerShot G7 X Mark II camera, which combines exhilarating speed and performance with a smart, compact design. It can be ideal for travel, events and anywhere on the go, or as a secondary camera, and features a high-performance 1.0-inch 20.1 Megapixel* CMOS sensor as well as a bright f/1.8-2.8 lens to help capture impressive images whenever your creativity sparks, even in low light conditions. The new DIGIC 7 Image Processor immediately pays dividends with improved auto focus tracking, enhanced IS and superb image clarity even when shooting with a high ISO.
Meet the RX100 V — the ultimate compact for capturing movies and stills in captivating detail. This camera inherits the RX100 series’ renowned 1.0-type image sensor, and advances with blazing-fast 0.05-second3 autofocus, 315 AF points for the world’s most1 comprehensive phase-detection coverage of its kind, continuous shooting up to 24 fps4 with AF/ AE tracking, as well as outstanding 4K movie capabilities.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20.1 MP
20.1 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
Exmor R® CMOS
Optical Zoom
4.2 x
2.9 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Electronic

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Size & Weight
Height
2.40 in.
2.38 in.
Width
4.15 in.
4 in.
Depth
1.65 in.
1.6 in.
Weight
11.3 oz.
10.5 oz.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera w/1 Inch Sensor and tilt LCD screen
  • The weight. So much power in a package you can bring with you just about anywhere.
  • The size! It is a little bigger than pocket size, but fits great in a purse and definitely in cargo short pockets.
  • It is super light weight. I took this camera along with me on a day out and it didn't feel like I was holding a brick when I was filming.
  • It might be small, but the metal body makes it a little on the heavy side.
  • It is a little larger and heavier than the much less expensive point and shoot it replaces but the difference in performance more than makes up for it.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V 20.1 MP Digital Still Camera with Premium Jacket Case
  • Very practical, true pocket size camera with excellent lens/ sensor combo.
  • This camera is very handy. It takes good quality photos and is perfect in size. I love it.
  • Very very small size and fast to shot pictures. but the battery life is too short.
  • The size makes it easy to always carry.
  • This camera does everything I wanted and I use it more because of the size and convenience
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
8.8 mm.
8.8 mm.
Max. Focal Length
36.8 mm.
25.7 mm.
ISO Settings
125 – 6400, expandable to 12800
125 - 12800, expandable to 25600
Aperture
f/1.8 (W) - 2.8 (T)
f/1.8 (W) - 2.8 (T)
Digital Zoom
4 x
11 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW
AVCHD, MP4, JPEG, RAW

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera w/1 Inch Sensor and tilt LCD screen
  • Focus is quick and accurate (unless your subject is a 4yo that moves faster than a running back).
  • Picture quality is excellent for the sensor size (or for any camera really).
  • he image stabilization saved my bacon a time or two. Not the 4 stops you see on a $2k lens, but still pretty good.
  • Having full manual mode as well as the semi-auto modes (Av, Tv) is great for those of us that want that level of control.
  • The picture quality is top notch. I went from using a Go Pro and my cell phone, and this was a huge step up. Clear picture on both video and pictures.
  • There is only one fully auto mode - no "Sports", "Landscape", or "Portrait" modes.
  • High speed continuous mode in Raw+JPEG fills the buffer in a hurry (I know, a bit nitpicky).
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V 20.1 MP Digital Still Camera with Premium Jacket Case
  • Super easy to use. Very fast focus. Can take lots of pics and not worry about focus slow down
  • This is an amazing camera very compact, auto focus is super fast. Amazing product!!
  • The auto focus is simply amazing! The sound is not as bad as some reviews say it's actually fine with me
  • I have used this up to an iso of 6400 and have been happy with the results using Photoshop and noise minimizing software.
  • Excellent choice for my wife with mostly automatic settings including auto ISO covering most of her needs, but I have many other features which I have come to expect from DSLRs.
Display
Display Type
LCD TFT
LCD TFT
Touch Screen
Yes
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
1040000 dots
1228800 dots
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes
Viewfinder
0.39-type electronic viewfinder (OLED), 2,359,296 dots

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

What customers say about "Display"
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera w/1 Inch Sensor and tilt LCD screen
  • Fantastic touch screen that's very responsive. I haven't owned many past cameras that use a touch screen for so many settings, but this guy is able to deal with most everything right on the screen.
  • The swivel screen is nice, and I've found myself using the downward tilt for high shots more than I expected.
  • The flip screen makes life SO much easier.
  • Touch screen that works great and the touch to focus is awesome and quick.
  • The bright touch screen tilts down which helps make it more visible in sunlight or visible when the camera is being held over my head.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V 20.1 MP Digital Still Camera with Premium Jacket Case
  • Very high picture quality and I love the fact that the screen flips back to see yourself.
  • What I like about the RX100V: Very fast and accurate AF, exceptional image considering sensor size, versatile viewing screen plus popup viewfinder, size, available lens lengths and lens speed.
  • The electronic viewfinder is excellent for daytime shots when you can't see the display on the back of the camera.
  • The included optical finder is however a nice feature as the rear display is not usable in bright sunlight.
  • The display says turn off Camera+ and turn the camera back on because the lens will not retract our expand properly.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
Hybrid Auto, C, M, Av, Tv, Portrait, Scene, Movie, Creative Filters
AUTO (Intelligent Auto / Superior Auto), Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR(Memory Recall), Movie Mode, HFR Mode, Scene Selection
White Balance Modes
Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Fluorescent H, Flash, Tungsten, Underwater WB, Custom 1, Custom 2, Kelvin Settings
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, C.Temp. / Filter, Custom
Shutter Speeds
1 - 1/2000
30" - 1/2000
What customers say about "Features"
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera w/1 Inch Sensor and tilt LCD screen
  • An incredible amount of presets for multiple shooting situations make it so the novice will not need to fiddle with manual settings much (if ever).
  • The low light performance on this camera is absurdly good. I'm frankly not sure how they do it. I was sitting in a chair in my living room in what was nearly pitch black, and the camera was able to light the shot to the point that it looked like the room was fully lit.
  • Unlike the first edition, with the Mark II you can shoot in the "film quality" 24p, which I tend to enjoy.
  • The bokeh is good on this camera for the most part, getting very high quality bokeh/background blur if your foreground and background images are 6 or more feet apart.
  • The battery is simply not capable of supporting what this camera can do. They probably needed a battery twice its size, so buy at least one extra battery.
  • The touchscreen manual focus is nice, but trying to adjust it without touch focusing is very cumbersome.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V 20.1 MP Digital Still Camera with Premium Jacket Case
  • The onboard mic works really well and has lots of features DSLR and mirroless cameras have.
  • Bought this for a gift. Had the features my friend wanted. Good camera with a lot of features.
  • Slow motion feature is good.
  • Tons of features and it's inexpensive to download RX100 V how-to books to take full advantage if its advanced features.
  • Still uncovering all its features but it’s pricey but a really compact way to got all that’s in a larger DSLR
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
No
NFC Enabled
Yes
Yes
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
Hi-Speed USB, Micro HDMI
Hi-Speed USB, Micro HDMI, Multi / Micro USB Terminal
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera w/1 Inch Sensor and tilt LCD screen
  • Very simple wifi connection to your phone or computer makes getting shots on instagram (or wherever) a breeze.
  • The Wi-Fi works well and the mobile app (on Android at least) works great.
  • Wish it had GPS or at least a compass built in.
  • My rating would be 5 stars but the fact that Canon deliberately omitted equipping this camera with GPS is immensely disappointing.
  • I do wish it came with a USB cable but that's not a big deal.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V 20.1 MP Digital Still Camera with Premium Jacket Case
  • The Apple earbuds have always fir my ears well. Now they are wireless. You can choose to use just one of you want. The battery life is more than ample. They connect very quickly.
  • Very easy to connect to transfer via bluetooth on phone and share on social media
  • Wireless transfer need me connect with phone every time, which means I need to choose the photo I want to transfer - open app on my phone, scan the QR code on camera, install something, exit phone app, go to phone wifi setting connect to camera wifi, then photo transferred.
  • The camera seems a bit half-baked. The software seems ancient (really, T9 keyboard) while also offering some modern features like NFC and wifi sync. Oh but wifi sync can't find computers connected to a Wifi 5Ghz network because it's only standard 2.4GHz itself.
Power
Battery Life
265 shots
210 shots
Battery Model
Battery Pack NB-13L
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Number of Batteries
1
1

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
949.99 $


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