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 Olympus E-M10 II, which was introduced in August 2015 is a Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with a 16.0MP Four Thirds sensor. There is only 1 months difference between G5 X and E-M10 II so we are expecting this to be a fair comparison regarding age and technology level.
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 Olympus E-M10 II is ranked #8
out of 111 Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras with an overall score of 74.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Canon G5 X and Olympus E-M10 II 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 Olympus E-M10 II compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.