Canon G3 X vs Sony RX10 II Comparison

Here is a quick review and comparison for the Canon G3 X vs Sony RX10 II digital premium compact cameras.

To see the difference between Canon G3 X vs Sony RX10 II cameras we have put together Canon G3 X vs Sony RX10 II specs comparison table below.

The Canon Powershot G3 X is the company’s first superzoom compact camera to feature a 1.0-type back-illuminated 20.2 MP CMOS sensor.

The Sony RX10 II (DSC-RX10M2) features the world’s first 1″-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor and a Zeiss branded 24-200mm (eq.) f/2.8 lens.

Specifications Comparison of Canon G3 X vs Sony RX10 II Cameras


Below you can see the specs comparison table of Canon G3 X vs Sony RX10 II digital cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature Canon G3 X Sony RX10 II
Sensor Resolution 20 MP 20 MP
Sensor Type 1-inch type 1-inch type
Sensor Size 13.2×8.8mm 13.2×8.8mm
AA Filter Yes Yes
Optical Zoom 25x 8.3x
Aperture Range f/2.8 f/2.8
Macro 5cm 3cm
Image Stabilization Optical Optical
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) Contrast Detect (sensor)
AF Point 31 25
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 to 30 sec 1/2000 to 30 sec
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 125-25,600 ISO 64-25600
Continuous Shutter Speed 5.9fps 11fps
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 (60p) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p)
LCD Size 3.2″ Tilting TFT-LCD 3″ RearScreen Tiltin LCD
LCD Resolution 1,620,000 dots 1,229,600 dots
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 300 shots 400 shots
Dimensions 123 x 77 x 106 mm 129 x 88 x 102 mm
Weight 733g 813g

As a verdict, we can say both cameras features the same type of sensor but we can say the technology inside the sensor is different. Sony RX10 uses Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor while the Canon G3 X uses CMOS sensor which is the same as the current RX100 M3 camera.

Even both cameras look very identical and Canon G3 X provides more optical zoom lens, we recommend you to go with Sony RX10 II digital camera. This camera has better AF with 4K video recording capability which makes it an all-round shooter for both stills and video.

Canon Powershot G3 X Compact Camera Price

The Canon Powershot G3 X premium compact camera will be available in July for $999.

Buy Canon Powershot G3 X Compact Camera
Canon Powershot G3 X Compact Camera $999.00 Amazon | Adorama

Sony RX10 II Bridge Camera Price

The new Sony RX10 II high-zoom camera will be available this July for about $1,300.

Buy Sony RX10 II Bridge Camera
Sony RX10 II Bridge Camera $1,300.00 Amazon | Adorama

  • Tina Edwards

    According to Canon’s specs. the G3 X weighs 733g with battery/media card. Your details are incorrect.

    • dcnadmin

      Corrected! Thx 🙂