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 Sony RX10, which was introduced in March 2014 is a Large Sensor Superzoom camera with a 20.0MP 1-inch sensor. There is 18 months difference between G5 X and RX10 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 Sony RX10 is ranked #8
out of 10 Large Sensor Superzoom cameras with an overall score of 68.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Canon G5 X and Sony RX10 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 Sony RX10 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.