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Canon G5 X Mark II vs Nikon D1

The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II and the Nikon D1 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in July 2019 and June 1999. The G5X Mark II is a fixed lens compact, while the D1 is a DSLR. The cameras are based on an one-inch (G5X Mark II) and an APS-C (D1) sensor. The Canon has a resolution of 20 megapixels, whereas the Nikon provides 2.6 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon G5 X Mark II
versus
Nikon D1
Canon G5 X Mark II   Nikon D1
Fixed lens compact camera Digital single lens reflex
24-120mm f/1.8-2.8 Nikon F mount lenses
20 MP, 1" Sensor 2.6 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video no Video
ISO 125-12,800 (125 - 25,600) ISO 200-1,600 (200 - 6,400)
Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots) Optical viewfinder
3.0 LCD, 1040k dots 2.0 LCD, 120k dots
Tilting touchscreen Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
30 shutter flaps per second 1.5 shutter flaps per second
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
111 x 61 x 46 mm, 340 g 157 x 153 x 85 mm, 1100 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II and the Nikon D1? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Canon G5 X Mark II and the Nikon D1 is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon G5 X Mark II vs Nikon D1
Compare G5X Mark II versus D1 top
Comparison G5X Mark II or D1 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Nikon D1 is considerably larger (255 percent) than the Canon G5 X Mark II. It is noteworthy in this context that the D1 is splash and dust-proof, while the G5X Mark II does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the G5X Mark II has a lens built in, whereas the D1 is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the D1 and their specifications in the Nikon Lens Catalog.

As can be seen in the images above, the D1 has a battery grip built in. This facilitates image-taking in portrait orientation and gives it additional battery power. The power pack in the G5X Mark II can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon G5 X Mark II 111 mm 61 mm 46 mm 340 g 230 n Jul 2019 899 i
2.
 
Nikon D1 157 mm 153 mm 85 mm 1100 g .. Y Jun 1999 5,499i
3.
 
Canon G7 X Mark III 105 mm 61 mm 41 mm 304 g 235 n Jul 2019 749 i
4.
 
Canon M50 116 mm 88 mm 59 mm 390 g 235 n Feb 2018 779i
5.
 
Canon SX740 110 mm 64 mm 40 mm 299 g 265 n Jul 2018 399 i
6.
 
Canon G5 X 112 mm 76 mm 44 mm 353 g 210 n Oct 2015 799i
7.
 
Leica C-LUX 113 mm 67 mm 46 mm 340 g 370 n Jun 2018 1,049 i
8.
 
Nikon D4 160 mm 157 mm 91 mm 1340 g 2600 Y Jan 2012 5,999i
9.
 
Nikon D2Xs 158 mm 150 mm 86 mm 1252 g 3800 Y Jun 2006 4,699i
10.
 
Nikon D2X 158 mm 150 mm 86 mm 1252 g 3800 Y Sep 2004 4,999i
11.
 
Nikon D1H 157 mm 153 mm 85 mm 1100 g 1200 Y Feb 2001 4,499i
12.
 
Nikon D1X 157 mm 153 mm 85 mm 1100 g 1200 Y Feb 2001 5,999i
13.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II 136 mm 97 mm 131 mm 810 g 350 n Feb 2019 899 i
14.
 
Panasonic LX100 II 115 mm 66 mm 65 mm 392 g 300 n Aug 2018 999 i
15.
 
Panasonic TZ200 111 mm 65 mm 45 mm 340 g 370 n Feb 2018 799 i
16.
 
Sony ZV-1 105 mm 60 mm 44 mm 294 g 260 n May 2020 799 i
17.
 
Sony A6400 120 mm 67 mm 50 mm 403 g 410 Y Jan 2019 899 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The G5X Mark II was launched at a lower price than the D1, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon G5 X Mark II features an one-inch sensor and the Nikon D1 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the D1 is 219 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 2.7 and 1.5. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Canon G5 X Mark II and Nikon D1 sensor measures

Despite having a smaller sensor, the Canon G5 X Mark II offers a higher resolution of 20 megapixels, compared with 2.6 MP of the Nikon D1. This megapixels advantage comes at the cost of a higher pixel density and a smaller size of the individual pixel (with a pixel pitch of 2.41μm versus 11.93μm for the D1). However, it should be noted that the G5X Mark II is much more recent (by 20 years) than the D1, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that make it possible to gather light more efficiently.

The resolution advantage of the Canon G5 X Mark II implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the G5X Mark II for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 27.4 x 18.2 inches or 69.5 x 46.3 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 21.9 x 14.6 inches or 55.6 x 37.1 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 18.2 x 12.2 inches or 46.3 x 30.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Nikon D1 are 10 x 6.6 inches or 25.4 x 16.7 cm for good quality, 8 x 5.2 inches or 20.3 x 13.3 cm for very good quality, and 6.7 x 4.4 inches or 16.9 x 11.1 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 125-25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Nikon D1 are ISO 200 to ISO 1600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 200-6400.

G5X Mark II versus D1 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon G5 X Mark II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.212.458365
2.
 
Nikon D1 APS-C 2.6 2000 1312none........
3.
 
Canon G7 X Mark III 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.212.458365
4.
 
Canon M50 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/24p23.813.3168481
5.
 
Canon SX740 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p20.612.1105051
6.
 
Canon G5 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.811.922761
7.
 
Leica C-LUX 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.112.348164
8.
 
Nikon D4 Full Frame 16.2 4928 32801080/30p24.713.1296589
9.
 
Nikon D2Xs APS-C 12.2 4288 2848none22.210.948959
10.
 
Nikon D2X APS-C 12.2 4288 2848none22.110.947659
11.
 
Nikon D1H APS-C 2.6 2000 1312none........
12.
 
Nikon D1X APS-C 5.9 3008 1960none........
13.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.112.454665
14.
 
Panasonic LX100 II Four Thirds 16.8 4736 35524K/30p22.812.797972
15.
 
Panasonic TZ200 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.012.244964
16.
 
Sony ZV-1 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.212.666966
17.
 
Sony A6400 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.013.6143183
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. The G5X Mark II indeed provides movie recording capabilities, while the D1 does not. The highest resolution format that the G5X Mark II can use is 4K/30p.

Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the G5X Mark II has an electronic viewfinder (2360k dots), while the D1 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Canon G5 X Mark II and Nikon D1 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon G5 X Mark II2360 n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 30 Y Y
2.
 
Nikon D1optical Y2.0 / 120 fixed n 1/16000s 1.5 n n
3.
 
Canon G7 X Mark IIInone n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 30 Y Y
4.
 
Canon M502360 n3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 10.0 Y n
5.
 
Canon SX740none n3.0 / 922 tilting n 1/3200s 10.0 Y Y
6.
 
Canon G5 X2360 n3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/2000s 5.9 Y Y
7.
 
Leica C-LUX2330 n3.0 / 1240 fixed Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
8.
 
Nikon D4optical Y3.2 / 921 fixed n 1/8000s 11.0 n n
9.
 
Nikon D2Xsoptical Y2.5 / 230 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
10.
 
Nikon D2Xoptical Y2.5 / 235 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
11.
 
Nikon D1Hoptical Y2.0 / 120 fixed n 1/16000s 5.0 n n
12.
 
Nikon D1Xoptical Y2.0 / 120 fixed n 1/16000s 3.0 n n
13.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II2360 n3.0 / 1240 swivel Y 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
14.
 
Panasonic LX100 II2764 n3.0 / 1240 fixed Y 1/4000s 11.0 n Y
15.
 
Panasonic TZ2002330 n3.0 / 1240 fixed Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony ZV-1none n3.0 / 922 swivel Y 1/2000s 24.0 n Y
17.
 
Sony A64002359 n3.0 / 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The G5X Mark II has one, while the D1 does not. While the built-in flash of the G5X Mark II is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The G5X Mark II has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the D1 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the G5X Mark II is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Canon G5 X Mark II has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The G5X Mark II writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the D1 uses Compact Flash cards.

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II and Nikon D1 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Mic / Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon G5 X Mark II-stereo / mono--micro3.1Y-Y
2.
 
Nikon D1Y- / ----FW---
3.
 
Canon G7 X Mark III-stereo / monoY-micro3.1Y-Y
4.
 
Canon M50Ystereo / monoY-micro2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Canon SX740-stereo / mono--micro2.0Y-Y
6.
 
Canon G5 XYstereo / mono--mini2.0YY-
7.
 
Leica C-LUX-stereo / mono--micro2.0Y--
8.
 
Nikon D4Ymono / monoYYmicro2.0---
9.
 
Nikon D2XsY- / ----2.0---
10.
 
Nikon D2XY- / ----2.0---
11.
 
Nikon D1HY- / ----FW---
12.
 
Nikon D1XY- / ----FW---
13.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 IIYstereo / monoY-micro2.0Y-Y
14.
 
Panasonic LX100 IIYstereo / mono--micro2.0Y-Y
15.
 
Panasonic TZ200-stereo / mono--micro2.0Y-Y
16.
 
Sony ZV-1Ystereo / monoY-micro2.0YYY
17.
 
Sony A6400Ystereo / monoY-micro2.0YYY

It is notable that the G5X Mark II offers wifi support, while the D1 does not. Wifi can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Nikon D1 (unlike the G5X Mark II) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

The G5X Mark II is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Canon. In contrast, the D1 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the D1 was succeeded by the Nikon D1X. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon and Nikon websites.

Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Which of the two cameras – the Canon G5 X Mark II or the Nikon D1 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Reasons to prefer the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (20 vs 2.6MP) with a 175% higher linear resolution.
  • Broader imaging potential: Can record not only still images but also 4K/30p movies.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.0" vs 2.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1040k vs 120k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (30 vs 1.5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Ready to shoot: Comes with a built-in lens, while the D1 requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (111x61mm vs 157x153mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter even though it comes with a built-in lens (unlike the D1).
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Sharper images: Has hand-shake reducing image stabilization built-in.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More modern: Reflects 20 years of technical progress since the D1 launch.

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Advantages of the Nikon D1:

  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/16000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • More flexible: Makes it possible to change lenses and thus to use specialty optics.
  • More portrait friendly: Features an integrated vertical grip for easier portrait shooting.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in June 1999).

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the G5X Mark II is the clear winner of the match-up (21 : 9 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

G5X Mark II 21:09 D1

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon G5 X Mark II and the Nikon D1 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Travel-Zoom Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the G5X Mark II or the D1 perform in practice. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], digitalcameraworld [DCW], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DCW 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon G5 X Mark II4/5+4/582/100..4/5 Jul 2019 899 i
2.
 
Nikon D1......+ +.... Jun 1999 5,499i
3.
 
Canon G7 X Mark III..+ +4/581/1004/5.. Jul 2019 749 i
4.
 
Canon M50..+4/579/100..3.5/5 Feb 2018 779i
5.
 
Canon SX740..+3.5/5..4/54/5 Jul 2018 399 i
6.
 
Canon G5 X5/5+ +..78/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2015 799i
7.
 
Leica C-LUX....3.5/5..4.5/54/5 Jun 2018 1,049 i
8.
 
Nikon D4........4.5/54.5/5 Jan 2012 5,999i
9.
 
Nikon D2Xs............ Jun 2006 4,699i
10.
 
Nikon D2X......+ +.... Sep 2004 4,999i
11.
 
Nikon D1H......+ +.... Feb 2001 4,499i
12.
 
Nikon D1X......+ +.... Feb 2001 5,999i
13.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II......83/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2019 899 i
14.
 
Panasonic LX100 II4.5/5+4.2/582/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2018 999 i
15.
 
Panasonic TZ200..+ +..81/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2018 799 i
16.
 
Sony ZV-14/5..4.5/585/1004/54.5/5 May 2020 799 i
17.
 
Sony A64004/5+4/585/1004.5/54/5 Jan 2019 899 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Canon G5 X Mark II vs Nikon D1

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon G5 X Mark II Nikon D1
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens 24-120mm f/1.8-2.8 Nikon F mount lenses
    Launch Date July 2019 June 1999
    Launch Price USD 899 USD 5,499
    Sensor Specs Canon G5 X Mark II Nikon D1
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CCD
    Sensor Format 1" Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8 mm 23.7 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 116.16 mm2 369.72 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 15.9 mm 28.4 mm
    Crop Factor 2.7x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 20 Megapixels 2.6 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5472 x 3648 pixels 2000 x 1312 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 2.41 μm 11.93 μm
    Pixel Density 17.18 MP/cm2 0.71 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video no Video
    ISO Setting 125 - 12,800 ISO 200 - 1,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 125 - 25,600 ISO 200 - 6,400 ISO
    Screen Specs Canon G5 X Mark II Nikon D1
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 96%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.53x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2360k dots
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 2.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots 120k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon G5 X Mark II Nikon D1
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peakingno Peaking Feature
    Continuous Shooting 30 shutter flaps/s 1.5 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/25600sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards CF cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    Connectivity Specs Canon G5 X Mark II Nikon D1
    External Flash no Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 3.1 Firewire
    HDMI Port micro HDMI no HDMI
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Canon G5 X Mark II Nikon D1
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NB-13L EN-4
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 111 x 61 x 46 mm
    (4.4 x 2.4 x 1.8 in)
    157 x 153 x 85 mm
    (6.2 x 6.0 x 3.3 in)
    Camera Weight 340 g (12.0 oz) 1100 g (38.8 oz)

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