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Canon G5 X Mark II vs Nikon Z7 II

The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II and the Nikon Z7 II are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in July 2019 and October 2020. The G5X Mark II is a fixed lens compact, while the Z7 II is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on an one-inch (G5X Mark II) and a full frame (Z7 II) sensor. The Canon has a resolution of 20 megapixels, whereas the Nikon provides 45.4 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 Z7 II
Canon G5 X Mark II Nikon Z7 II
Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
24-120mm f/1.8-2.8 Nikon Z mount lenses
20 MP, 1" Sensor 45.4 MP, Full Frame Sensor
4K/30p Video 4K/60p Video
ISO 125-12,800 (125 - 25,600) ISO 64-25,600 (32 - 102,400)
Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots) Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1040k dots 3.2 LCD, 2100k dots
Tilting touchscreen Tilting touchscreen
30 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
Lens-based stabilizationIn-body stabilization
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
230 shots per battery charge420 shots per battery charge
111 x 61 x 46 mm, 340 g 134 x 101 x 70 mm, 705 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 Z7 II? 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

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Canon G5 X Mark II and the Nikon Z7 II. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon G5 X Mark II vs Nikon Z7 II
Compare G5X Mark II versus Z7 II top
Comparison G5X Mark II or Z7 II rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Nikon Z7 II is considerably larger (100 percent) than the Canon G5 X Mark II. It is noteworthy in this context that the Z7 II 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 Z7 II is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup.

Concerning battery life, the G5X Mark II gets 230 shots out of its NB-13L battery, while the Z7 II can take 420 images on a single charge of its EN-EL15c power pack. The battery packs of both cameras can be charged via USB, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons 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 Z7 II 134 mm 101 mm 70 mm 705 g 420 Y Oct 2020 2,999 i
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 G7 X Mark II 106 mm 61 mm 42 mm 319 g 265 n Feb 2016 699i
7.
 
Canon G5 X 112 mm 76 mm 44 mm 353 g 210 n Oct 2015 799i
8.
 
Leica C-LUX 113 mm 67 mm 46 mm 340 g 370 n Jun 2018 1,049 i
9.
 
Nikon Z5 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 470 Y Jul 2020 1,399 i
10.
 
Nikon Z6 II 134 mm 101 mm 70 mm 705 g 410 Y Oct 2020 1,999 i
11.
 
Nikon Z7 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 330 Y Aug 2018 3,399i
12.
 
Panasonic LX100 II 115 mm 66 mm 65 mm 392 g 300 n Aug 2018 999 i
13.
 
Panasonic ZS200 111 mm 65 mm 45 mm 340 g 370 n Feb 2018 799 i
14.
 
Sony ZV-1 105 mm 60 mm 44 mm 294 g 260 n May 2020 799 i
15.
 
Sony RX100 VI 102 mm 58 mm 43 mm 301 g 240 n Jun 2018 1,199i
16.
 
Sony A7R III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 650 Y Oct 2017 3,199i
17.
 
Sony A99 II 143 mm 104 mm 76 mm 849 g 490 Y Sep 2016 3,199 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 naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The G5X Mark II was launched at a lower price than the Z7 II, 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.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and 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 are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon G5 X Mark II features an one-inch sensor and the Nikon Z7 II a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the Z7 II is 640 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 2.7 and 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Canon G5 X Mark II and Nikon Z7 II sensor measures

With 45.4MP, the Z7 II offers a higher resolution than the G5X Mark II (20MP), but the Z7 II nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.35μm versus 2.41μm for the G5X Mark II) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the Z7 II is a somewhat more recent model (by 1 year and 3 months) than the G5X Mark II, and its sensor might have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the Z7 II has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Nikon Z7 II implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the Z7 II for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 41.3 x 27.5 inches or 104.9 x 69.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 33 x 22 inches or 83.9 x 55.9 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 27.5 x 18.3 inches or 69.9 x 46.6 cm. The corresponding values for the Canon G5 X Mark II are 27.4 x 18.2 inches or 69.5 x 46.3 cm for good quality, 21.9 x 14.6 inches or 55.6 x 37.1 cm for very good quality, and 18.2 x 12.2 inches or 46.3 x 30.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Z7 II has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

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 Z7 II are ISO 64 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 32-102400.

G5X Mark II versus Z7 II MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). 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/30p........
2.
 
Nikon Z7 II Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/60p........
3.
 
Canon G7 X Mark III 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p........
4.
 
Canon M50 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/24p........
5.
 
Canon SX740 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
6.
 
Canon G7 X Mark II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p........
7.
 
Canon G5 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p........
8.
 
Leica C-LUX 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p........
9.
 
Nikon Z5 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40164K/30p........
10.
 
Nikon Z6 II Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/60p........
11.
 
Nikon Z7 Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/30p26.314.6266899
12.
 
Panasonic LX100 II Four Thirds 16.8 4736 35524K/30p........
13.
 
Panasonic ZS200 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p........
14.
 
Sony ZV-1 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p........
15.
 
Sony RX100 VI 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p........
16.
 
Sony A7R III Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.014.73523100
17.
 
Sony A99 II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p25.413.4231792

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the Z7 II provides a faster frame rate than the G5X Mark II. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/60p, while the Canon is limited to 4K/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. The two cameras under review are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the Z7 II offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the G5X Mark II (3690k vs 2360k dots). The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Canon G5 X Mark II, the Nikon Z7 II, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(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 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 30 Y Y
2.
 
Nikon Z7 II3690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
3.
 
Canon G7 X Mark IIInone n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 30 Y Y
4.
 
Canon M502360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 10.0 Y n
5.
 
Canon SX740none n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/3200s 10.0 Y Y
6.
 
Canon G7 X Mark IInone n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 8.0 Y Y
7.
 
Canon G5 X2360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/2000s 5.9 Y Y
8.
 
Leica C-LUX2330 n 3.0 1240 fixed Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
9.
 
Nikon Z53690 n 3.2 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 4.5 n Y
10.
 
Nikon Z6 II3690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 14.0 n Y
11.
 
Nikon Z73690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
12.
 
Panasonic LX100 II2764 n 3.0 1240 fixed Y 1/4000s 11.0 n Y
13.
 
Panasonic ZS2002330 n 3.0 1240 fixed Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
14.
 
Sony ZV-1none n 3.0 922 swivel Y 1/2000s 24.0 n Y
15.
 
Sony RX100 VI2359 n 3.0 1229 tilting Y 1/2000s 24.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony A7R III3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
17.
 
Sony A99 II2400 Y 3.0 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0 n Y

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The G5X Mark II has one, while the Z7 II 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 Z7 II 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, both cameras under consideration feature an 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 and the Nikon Z7 II both have 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 Z7 II uses CFexpress or SDXC cards. The Z7 II features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the G5X Mark II only has one slot. The Z7 II supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the G5X Mark II can use UHS-I cards (up to 104 MB/s).

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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 Z7 II 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
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon G5 X Mark II-stereomono--micro3.1Y-Y
2.
 
Nikon Z7 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
3.
 
Canon G7 X Mark III-stereomonoY-micro3.1Y-Y
4.
 
Canon M50YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Canon SX740-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
6.
 
Canon G7 X Mark II-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
7.
 
Canon G5 XYstereomono--mini2.0YY-
8.
 
Leica C-LUX-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
9.
 
Nikon Z5YstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
10.
 
Nikon Z6 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
11.
 
Nikon Z7YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
12.
 
Panasonic LX100 IIYstereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
13.
 
Panasonic ZS200-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
14.
 
Sony ZV-1YstereomonoY-micro2.0YYY
15.
 
Sony RX100 VI-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
16.
 
Sony A7R IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
17.
 
Sony A99 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY

It is notable that the Z7 II has a microphone port, which can help to improve the quality of audio recordings by attaching an external microphone. The G5X Mark II does not feature such a mic input.

Both the G5X Mark II and the Z7 II are recent models that are part of the current product line-up. The G5X Mark II replaced the earlier Canon G5 X, while the Z7 II followed on from the Nikon Z7. 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.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is there a clear favorite between the Canon G5 X Mark II and the Nikon Z7 II? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Arguments in favor of the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (30 vs 10 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Ready to shoot: Has a lens built-in, whereas the Z7 II requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (111x61mm vs 134x101mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter even though it comes with a built-in lens (unlike the Z7 II).
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in July 2019).

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Reasons to prefer the Nikon Z7 II:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (45.4 vs 20MP), which boosts linear resolution by 51%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better image quality: Is equipped with a larger and more technologically advanced sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (4K/60p versus 4K/30p).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (3690k vs 2360k dots).
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2100k vs 1040k dots).
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • More flexible: Takes interchangeable lenses and can thus be used with specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (420 versus 230) out of a single battery charge.
  • 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.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.2 vs 3.1).
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More modern: Was introduced somewhat (1 year and 3 months) more recently.

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the Z7 II is the clear winner of the contest (23 : 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 sports photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a street photog, and a person interested in family portraits has distinct needs from a landscape shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

G5X Mark II 09:23 Z7 II

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon G5 X Mark II and the Nikon Z7 II place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Travel-Zoom Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the G5X Mark II or the Z7 II. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], 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 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon G5 X Mark II4/5+82/100..4/5 Jul 2019 899 i
2.
 
Nikon Z7 II4.5/5....4.5/54.5/5 Oct 2020 2,999 i
3.
 
Canon G7 X Mark III..+ +81/1004/5.. Jul 2019 749 i
4.
 
Canon M50..+79/100..3.5/5 Feb 2018 779i
5.
 
Canon SX740..+..4/54/5 Jul 2018 399 i
6.
 
Canon G7 X Mark II4.5/5+ +81/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2016 699i
7.
 
Canon G5 X5/5+ +78/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2015 799i
8.
 
Leica C-LUX......4.5/54/5 Jun 2018 1,049 i
9.
 
Nikon Z54/5..89/1004.5/54/5 Jul 2020 1,399 i
10.
 
Nikon Z6 II4.5/5..89/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2020 1,999 i
11.
 
Nikon Z75/5+89/1004.5/55/5 Aug 2018 3,399i
12.
 
Panasonic LX100 II4.5/5+82/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2018 999 i
13.
 
Panasonic ZS200..+ +81/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2018 799 i
14.
 
Sony ZV-14/5..85/1004/54.5/5 May 2020 799 i
15.
 
Sony RX100 VI4.5/5+ +83/1004/54.5/5 Jun 2018 1,199i
16.
 
Sony A7R III..+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2017 3,199i
17.
 
Sony A99 II....85/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2016 3,199 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. 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 Z7 II

    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 Z7 II
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens 24-120mm f/1.8-2.8 Nikon Z mount lenses
    Launch Date July 2019 October 2020
    Launch Price USD 899 USD 2,999
    Sensor Specs Canon G5 X Mark II Nikon Z7 II
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format 1" Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8 mm 35.9 x 23.9 mm
    Sensor Area 116.16 mm2 858.01 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 15.9 mm 43.1 mm
    Crop Factor 2.7x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 20 Megapixels 45.4 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5472 x 3648 pixels 8256 x 5504 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 2.41 μm 4.35 μm
    Pixel Density 17.18 MP/cm2 5.30 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 4K/60p Video
    ISO Setting 125 - 12,800 ISO 64 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 125 - 25,600 ISO 32 - 102,400 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC 8 DUAL EXPEED 6
    Screen Specs Canon G5 X Mark II Nikon Z7 II
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.80x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2360k dots 3690k dots
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.2inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots 2100k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon G5 X Mark II Nikon Z7 II
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/2000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 30 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/25600sup to 1/8000s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens-based stabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards CFexpress or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Canon G5 X Mark II Nikon Z7 II
    External Flash no Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 3.1 USB 3.2
    HDMI Port micro HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Canon G5 X Mark II Nikon Z7 II
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NB-13L EN-EL15c
    Battery Life (CIPA)230 shots per charge420 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 111 x 61 x 46 mm
    (4.4 x 2.4 x 1.8 in)
    134 x 101 x 70 mm
    (5.3 x 4.0 x 2.8 in)
    Camera Weight 340 g (12.0 oz) 705 g (24.9 oz)

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