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 Nikon D4s, which was introduced in February 2014 is a Pro DSLR camera with a 16.0MP Full frame sensor. There is 19 months difference between G5 X and D4s 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.
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 G5 X is ranked #9
out of 63 Large Sensor Compact cameras with an overall score of 69 whereas Nikon D4s is ranked #6
out of 36 Pro DSLR cameras with an overall score of 75.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Canon G5 X and Nikon D4s 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 Nikon D4s compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.