Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Canon G5 X, which was introduced in September 2015 is a Large Sensor Compact camera with a 20.0MP 1-inch sensor whereas Fujifilm S1, which was introduced in January 2014 is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a 16.0MP 1/2.3-inch sensor. There is 20 months difference between G5 X and S1 so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger G5 X, especially in sensor tech.
Fortunately, you can't go wrong with any of these cameras as we rank them amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Canon G5 X is ranked #9
out of 63 Large Sensor Compact cameras with an overall score of 69 whereas Fujifilm S1 is ranked #4
out of 244 Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with an overall score of 62.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Canon G5 X and Fujifilm S1 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Canon G5 X and Fujifilm S1 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.