Canon G5 X vs Samsung ST600

Portability
85
Imaging
54
Features
75
Overall
62
Canon PowerShot G5 X front
 
Samsung ST600 front
Portability
95
Imaging
38
Features
40
Overall
38

Canon G5 X vs Samsung ST600 Key Specs

Canon G5 X
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-100mm (F1.8-2.8) lens
  • 353g - 112 x 76 x 44mm
  • Launched September 2015
  • New Model is Canon G5 X MII
Samsung ST600
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-135mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 150g - 104 x 60 x 20mm
  • Launched January 2010
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Canon G5 X vs Samsung ST600 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Canon G5 X versus Samsung ST600, former being a Large Sensor Compact while the latter is a Ultracompact by companies Canon and Samsung. There is a large difference between the resolutions of the G5 X (20MP) and ST600 (14MP) and the G5 X (1") and ST600 (1/2.3") use different sensor sizes.

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The G5 X was manufactured 5 years later than the ST600 and that is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras come with different body type with the Canon G5 X being a Large Sensor Compact camera and the Samsung ST600 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before going through a in-depth comparison, below is a brief synopsis of how the G5 X scores vs the ST600 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon G5 X over the Samsung ST600

 G5 X ST600 
LaunchedSeptember 2015January 2010Fresher by 70 months
Manual focus Dial precise focusing
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung ST600 over the Canon G5 X

 ST600 G5 X 
Screen dimension3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution1152k1040kCrisper screen (+112k dot)

Common features in the Canon G5 X and Samsung ST600

 G5 X ST600 
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Canon G5 X vs Samsung ST600 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to carry your camera, you will have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Canon G5 X features physical dimensions of 112mm x 76mm x 44mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.7") along with a weight of 353 grams (0.78 lbs) while the Samsung ST600 has dimensions of 104mm x 60mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you use at that moment. Below is the front view dimensions comparison of the G5 X and the ST600.

Canon G5 X vs Samsung ST600 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the G5 X and ST600 is 85 and 95 respectively.

Canon G5 X vs Samsung ST600 top view buttons comparison

Canon G5 X vs Samsung ST600 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's hard to imagine the gap between sensor sizing only by reading through specifications. The photograph here will help give you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the G5 X and ST600.

To sum up, each of the cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The G5 X because of its bigger sensor is going to make shooting bokeh simpler and the Canon G5 X will give more detail due to its extra 6MP. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop pictures much more aggressively. The newer G5 X provides an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon G5 X vs Samsung ST600 sensor size comparison

Canon G5 X vs Samsung ST600 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G5 X vs Samsung ST600 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G5 X Portrait photography factors
Samsung ST600 Portrait photography factors
72
has manual focus
resolution is good (20MP)
decent sensor size (1")
features face detection focus
saves RAW formats
30
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon G5 X Street photography info
Samsung ST600 Street photography info
84
fully articulated screen
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor size (1")
saves RAW formats
includes focus via touch
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
boasts focus via touch
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
heavier than competitors in class (150g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon G5 X Sports photography features
Samsung ST600 Sports photography features
55
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (1")
features tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (5.9 frames per second)
bad battery (210 CIPA)
no phase detect auto focus
44
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon G5 X as a Travel photography camera
Samsung ST600 as a Travel photography camera
79
includes focus via touch
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
fairly wide (24mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
bad battery (210 CIPA)
65
boasts focus via touch
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
rather wide (27mm)
no Time Lapse mode
heavier than competitors in class (150g)
does not have selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G5 X Landscape photography information
Samsung ST600 Landscape photography information
70
has manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
nice screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20MP)
decent sensor size (1")
saves RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
bad battery (210 CIPA)
44
rather wide (27mm)
screen larger than average (3.5")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G5 X Vlogging info
Samsung ST600 Vlogging info
79
fairly wide (24mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
selfie friendly screen
touch screen
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lack of external microphone socket
30
rather wide (27mm)
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
does not have selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
no mic jack
heavier than competitors in class (150 grams)
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Canon G5 X vs Samsung ST600 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G5 X and Samsung ST600
 Canon PowerShot G5 XSamsung ST600
General Information
Make Canon Samsung
Model Canon PowerShot G5 X Samsung ST600
Category Large Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Launched 2015-09-11 2010-01-06
Body design Large Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 6 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 13.2 x 8.8mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 116.2mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 5472 x 3648 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 12800 4800
Max enhanced ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 125 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 31 -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-100mm (4.2x) 27-135mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/1.8-2.8 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focus distance 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 2.7 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3.5 inch
Screen resolution 1,040k dot 1,152k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 8 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 5.9 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 7.00 m (at Auto ISO) 5.00 m
Flash settings Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 353 gr (0.78 lb) 150 gr (0.33 lb)
Dimensions 112 x 76 x 44mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.7") 104 x 60 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 62 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 21.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 12.3 not tested
DXO Low light score 471 not tested
Other
Battery life 210 images -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery model NB-13L SLB07
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Storage slots One One
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