Fujifilm X20 vs Canon PowerShot G5 X Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

X20 vs PowerShot G5 X - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Fujifilm X20 vs Canon PowerShot G5 X Specs

X20

  • Introduced in February 2013
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (See through)
  • 71.00mm (2.8") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-112mm (4x), f2.0-2.8
  • No WiFi
  • 117 x 69.6 x 56.8mm³ (4.6" x 2.7" x 2.2")
  • 353g (11.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X20

PowerShot G5 X

  • Introduced in September 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-100mm (4x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112.5 x 76.4 x 44.2mm³ (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.7")
  • 377g (12.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G5 X

X20 vs PowerShot G5 X: The sensors

X20 features a Compact sized sensor, while the PowerShot G5 X uses a 1" sensor.

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the PowerShot G5 X's sensor is somewhat larger that the chip that the X20 employs at 58mm² (0.09 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with Compact sized chips.

Better choice: Canon PowerShot G5 X

X20 vs PowerShot G5 X: Viewfinder

The PowerShot G5 X has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.65x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

X20 (0.50x)

PowerShot G5 X (0.65x)

Simulated viewfinder of the X20Simulated viewfinder of the PowerShot G5 X

Advantage: Canon PowerShot G5 X

Fujifilm X20 VS Canon PowerShot G5 X Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm X20 a better choice

X20

PowerShot G5 X

Higher speed (4, frames/second)126
Auto Focus points (4)4931
Better sensibility (4)100 - 12800 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)270210

Conclusion: Advantages of the X20 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the battery has more stamina.

The X20 scores 15 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G5 X

X20

PowerShot G5 X

Larger sensor (5)Compact1"
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)12.0020.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.461.04
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
More portable (2)463cm³
(29 cu.in.)
380cm³
(24 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G5 X are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the rather comfortable touch screen and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

Yields 20 points for the PowerShot G5 X.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

X20

PowerShot G5 X

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar weight353g377g
Fujifilm X20 VS Canon PowerShot G5 X Dimensions

Look at front view of the X20 and PowerShot G5 X

X20 und PowerShot G5 X, front viewX20 und PowerShot G5 X, front view

Top view of cameras

X20 und PowerShot G5 X, view from aboveX20 und PowerShot G5 X, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm X20

Canon PowerShot G5 X

15
20

We recommend Canon PowerShot G5 X as better choice.

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