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Canon G3 X vs Leica V-Lux 5

Portability
60
Imaging
52
Features
76
Overall
61
Canon PowerShot G3 X front
 
Leica V-Lux 5 front
Portability
55
Imaging
55
Features
80
Overall
65

Canon G3 X vs Leica V-Lux 5 Key Specs

Canon G3 X
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Raise to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-600mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 733g - 123 x 77 x 105mm
  • Announced June 2015
Leica V-Lux 5
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 12500 (Bump to 25000)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-400mm (F2.8-4) lens
  • 812g - 137 x 97 x 132mm
  • Announced January 2020
  • Old Model is Leica V-Lux 4
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Canon G3 X vs Leica V-Lux 5 Overview

Following is a thorough analysis of the Canon G3 X versus Leica V-Lux 5, both Large Sensor Superzoom cameras by competitors Canon and Leica. The resolution of the G3 X (20MP) and the V-Lux 5 (20MP) is pretty close and both cameras have the same sensor measurements (1").

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The G3 X was introduced 5 years prior to the V-Lux 5 which is a fairly significant gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before diving right into a in depth comparison, here is a concise view of how the G3 X grades vs the V-Lux 5 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon G3 X over the Leica V-Lux 5

 G3 X V-Lux 5 
Screen dimensions3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution1620k1240kCrisper screen (+380k dot)

Reasons to pick Leica V-Lux 5 over the Canon G3 X

 V-Lux 5 G3 X 
AnnouncedJanuary 2020June 2015More modern by 55 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen

Common features in the Canon G3 X and Leica V-Lux 5

 G3 X V-Lux 5 
Focus manually Dial accurate focus
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Canon G3 X vs Leica V-Lux 5 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry around your camera often, you should factor in its weight and proportions. The Canon G3 X provides outside dimensions of 123mm x 77mm x 105mm (4.8" x 3.0" x 4.1") having a weight of 733 grams (1.62 lbs) whilst the Leica V-Lux 5 has measurements of 137mm x 97mm x 132mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2") having a weight of 812 grams (1.79 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are using at the time. Following is a front view scale comparison of the G3 X and the V-Lux 5.

Canon G3 X vs Leica V-Lux 5 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the G3 X and V-Lux 5 is 60 and 55 respectively.

Canon G3 X vs Leica V-Lux 5 top view buttons comparison

Canon G3 X vs Leica V-Lux 5 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its difficult to visualise the gap in sensor sizes purely by researching technical specs. The pic below may provide you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the G3 X and V-Lux 5.

As you can tell, each of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the exact same MP therefore you should expect comparable quality of photos but you have to take the release date of the cameras into account. The more aged G3 X will be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Canon G3 X vs Leica V-Lux 5 sensor size comparison

Canon G3 X vs Leica V-Lux 5 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G3 X vs Leica V-Lux 5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G3 X Portrait photography info
Leica V-Lux 5 Portrait photography info
71
you can focus manually
decent megapixels (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
comes with face detection focusing
exports RAW files
73
has manual focus
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1")
comes with face detection autofocus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon G3 X as a Street photography camera
Leica V-Lux 5 as a Street photography camera
73
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Optical)
good sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
supports focus via touch
weather sealing
71
screen articulates fully
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is decent (1")
supports RAW files
includes focus by touch
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Sports Comparison

Canon G3 X Sports photography factors
Leica V-Lux 5 Sports photography factors
59
incredible zoom range (24-600mm 25.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
comes with tracking autofocus
weather sealing
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.9 frames/s)
low battery power (300 shots)
doesn't have phase detect AF
70
great zoom range (24-400mm 16.7 x zoom)
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1")
comes with tracking autofocus
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon G3 X as a Travel photography camera
Leica V-Lux 5 as a Travel photography camera
65
weather sealing
supports focus via touch
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
rather wide (24mm)
great zoom (600mm)
low battery power (300 shots)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
64
has bluetooth
includes focus by touch
resolution is good (20MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
fairly wide (24mm)
great zoom (400mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G3 X Landscape photography features
Leica V-Lux 5 Landscape photography features
63
you can focus manually
rather wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3.2 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
weather sealing
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
low battery power (300 CIPA)
62
has manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1")
supports RAW files
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G3 X as a Vlogging camera
Leica V-Lux 5 as a Vlogging camera
69
rather wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
touch screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focusing
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with external mic port
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
68
fairly wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
has external microphone port
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Canon G3 X vs Leica V-Lux 5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G3 X and Leica V-Lux 5
 Canon PowerShot G3 XLeica V-Lux 5
General Information
Make Canon Leica
Model Canon PowerShot G3 X Leica V-Lux 5
Category Large Sensor Superzoom Large Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2015-06-18 2020-01-17
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 6 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1" 1"
Sensor measurements 13.2 x 8.8mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area 116.2mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 5472 x 3648 5472 x 3648
Highest native ISO 12800 12500
Highest enhanced ISO 25600 25000
Lowest native ISO 125 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 31 49
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-600mm (25.0x) 24-400mm (16.7x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/2.8-4
Macro focus distance 5cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 2.7 2.7
Screen
Display type Tilting Fully Articulated
Display sizing 3.2 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 1,620k dot 1,240k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Max quiet shutter speed - 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 5.9fps 12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 6.80 m (with Auto ISO) 13.50 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, auto w/slow sync and redeye reduction, on, off
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 733 grams (1.62 pounds) 812 grams (1.79 pounds)
Physical dimensions 123 x 77 x 105mm (4.8" x 3.0" x 4.1") 137 x 97 x 132mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 63 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 21.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 12.3 not tested
DXO Low light score 521 not tested
Other
Battery life 300 images 360 images
Style of battery Battery Pack Built-in
Battery model NB-10L -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots Single Single
Retail pricing $849 $1,550