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 TG-860, which was introduced in February 2015 is a Waterproof camera with a 16.0MP 1/2.3-inch sensor. There is only 7 months difference between G5 X and TG-860 so we are expecting this to be a fair comparison regarding age and technology level.
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 TG-860 is ranked #10
out of 75 Waterproof cameras with an overall score of 50.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Canon G5 X and Olympus TG-860 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 TG-860 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.