Leica Q-P vs Canon PowerShot G5 X Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Q-P vs PowerShot G5 X - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica Q-P vs Canon PowerShot G5 X Specs


  • Introduced in November 2018
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 50000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 28mm, f1.7
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130 x 80 x 93mm³ (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.7")
  • 640g (20.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Q-P

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

Q-P vs PowerShot G5 X Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: Q-P and PowerShot G5 X sensor area comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

Boasting an area of 864mm² (1.38 sq.in.) the sensor of the Q-P is a lot larger than the PowerShot G5 X's chip at 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (e.g. interior images), a clear disadvantage of the 1" format.

Better choice: Leica Q-P

Q-P vs PowerShot G5 X: Viewfinder

Q-P has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.68 megapixel with magnification of 0.70x.

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.

Q-P (0.70x)

PowerShot G5 X (0.65x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Q-PSimulated viewfinder of the PowerShot G5 X

Advantage: Leica Q-P

Leica Q-P VS Canon PowerShot G5 X Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica Q-P a better choice


PowerShot G5 X

Larger sensor (5)Full frame1"
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2020.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)106
Auto Focus points (4)4931
Better sensibility (4)100 - 50000 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.682.36
Longer battery life (3, photos)300210

Conclusion: Advantages of the Q-P are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Leica are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like that the battery has more stamina.

The Q-P scores 29 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G5 X


PowerShot G5 X

Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Weighs less (2)640g
(20.6 oz.)
(12.2 oz.)
More portable (2)967cm³
(61 cu.in.)
(24 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G5 X are the built-in flash, the optical image stabilizer and the articulated display. A recommendation of the PowerShot G5 X is made easy by the lower weight than the Q-P and the more compact size.

Yields 11 points for the PowerShot G5 X.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


PowerShot G5 X

Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Leica Q-P VS Canon PowerShot G5 X Dimensions

Look at front view of the Q-P and PowerShot G5 X

Q-P und PowerShot G5 X, front viewQ-P und PowerShot G5 X, front view

Top view of cameras

Q-P und PowerShot G5 X, view from aboveQ-P und PowerShot G5 X, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica Q-P

Canon PowerShot G5 X


We recommend Leica Q-P as better choice.

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