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 Z5, which was introduced in July 2020 is a Advanced Mirrorless camera with a 24.0MP Full frame sensor. As you can see, G5 X is 5 years older than Z5. Let's see if this age difference between two cameras makes a big difference.
Comparing an interchangeble lens camera to a fixed lens camera is a bit tricky 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 Z5 is ranked #1
out of 54 Advanced Mirrorless cameras with an overall score of 86.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Canon G5 X and Nikon Z5 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 Z5 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.