Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Canon G1 X III, which was introduced in October 2017 is a Large Sensor Compact camera with a 24.0MP APS-C sensor whereas Nikon D500, which was introduced in January 2016 is a Advanced DSLR camera with a 21.0MP APS-C sensor. There is 22 months difference between G1 X III and D500 so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger G1 X III, especially in sensor tech.
Comparing a DSLR camera to a Fixed Lens camera is not an easy task but we will do our best to make this a fair comparison. Fortunately, you can't go wrong with any of these cameras as we rank them amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Canon G1 X III is ranked #6
out of 63 Large Sensor Compact cameras with an overall score of 71 whereas Nikon D500 is ranked #9
out of 93 Advanced DSLR cameras with an overall score of 81.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Canon G1 X III and Nikon D500 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Canon G1 X III and Nikon D500 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.