What makes Sony Alpha A5000 better Choice

Sensor Size 15.86 27.85
Sony Alpha ILCE A5000 (16-50mm) has 75.60% bigger sensor
Weight 304 269
Sony Alpha ILCE A5000 (16-50mm) is -11.51% lighter
Maximum Shutter Speed 2000 4000
Sony Alpha ILCE A5000 (16-50mm) has 4000 Max shutter speed which is faster than 2000 Max shutter speed of Canon PowerShot G7X
Highest ISO Rating 12800 16000
Sony Alpha ILCE A5000 (16-50mm) has Max ISO Rating of 16000 which is higher than 12800 of Canon PowerShot G7X. Higher ISO rating helps in low-light photography.
ISO Rating 125 - 12800 100 - 16000
Sony Alpha ILCE A5000 (16-50mm) has base ISO Rating of 100 - 16000 which is lower than 125 - 12800 of Canon PowerShot G7X. A low base ISO Rating helps in capturing detailed images with less noise, given that there is ample light.

What makes Canon PowerShot G7X better Choice

External Flash Yes, Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2 No
Canon PowerShot G7X has $$$ whereas Sony Alpha ILCE A5000 (16-50mm) doesn't
Image Display Resolution 1040K dots 460.8K dots
Canon PowerShot G7X has 125.69% higher screen resolution
Camera Resolution 20.2 MP 20.1 MP
Canon PowerShot G7X has 0.50% higher camera resolution
Optical Zoom 4.2 3
Canon PowerShot G7X has 4.2 optical zoom which is more than 3 optical zoom of Sony Alpha ILCE A5000 (16-50mm)
Canon PowerShot G7X
Canon PowerShot G7X

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Feature Comparison of Canon PowerShot G7X Vs Sony Alpha ILCE A5000 (16-50mm)

Type Point & Shoot Mirrorless
Dimensions 103.0 x 60.4 x 40.4 mm 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm
Weight 304 g 269 g
Camera Resolution 20.2 MP 20.1 MP
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels at 60 fps 1920 x 1080 Pixels at 30 fps
ISO Rating 125 - 12800 100 - 16000
White Balancing Auto, Day Light, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2, Multi-area White Balance, White Balance Correction (Underwater mode), White Balance Correction White Balance Presets (9), Custom White Balance
Image Format JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG (Fine, Standard), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), RAW + JPEG
Video Format MPEG-4, H.264 AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Audio Formats MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo)
Face Detection Yes Yes
Image Stablizer Yes, Lens shift-type, approx. 3-stop [13]. Intelligent IS with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS No
Sensor Type back-illuminated CMOS Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8 mm 23.2 x 15.4 mm ( APS-C )
Image Ratio w:h 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 3:2, 16:9
Max Resolution 5472 x 3648 Pixels 5456 x 3632 Pixels
Processor DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology BIONZ X Image Processing Engine
Display 3.0 inch sRGB PureColor II G Touchscreen LCD (TFT) 3.0 inch TFT LCD with 180 Upward Tilt
Touch Screen Yes
Image Display Resolution 1040K dots 460.8K dots
View Finder
View Finder No No
Lens Type Canon Zoom Lens 4.2x IS Sony E (NEX)
Focal length 8.8 - 36.8 mm (35 mm Equivalent to 24 - 100 mm) 16 - 50 mm (35 mm Equivalent to 24 - 77 mm)
Auto Focus Yes, Contrast Detect, Multi-Area, Center, Selective Single Point, Single, Continuous, Touch, Face Detection, Live View Yes, Contrast Detect, Center, Multi-Area, Selective Single Point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View
Manual Focus Yes Yes
Color Filter Yes, Primary (RGB) Color filter Yes, Primary (RGB) Color filter
Optical Zoom 4.2x 3x
Digital Zoom 4x 2x
Other Focus Features Focusing Type (TTL), AF System/ Points (AiAF (31-point, Face Detection or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed centre)), AF Point Selection (Size (Normal, Small)), AF Lock (via customisable buttons), AF Assist Beam, Focus Bracketing No. Of Focus Points (25), Focal Length Multiplier (1.5x), Tilting Articulated LCD, Live View, Filter Diameter (40.5 mm), Optical SteadyShot Lens Image Stabilization, Magnification (0.215x), Lens Construction ( 8 groups, 9 elements (4 aspheric surfaces)), Min. Aperture (f/22 - F32), Aspheric Elements(1 ED element, 3 aspheric elements), 3x Optical & 4x Digital Zoom
Photography Features
Aperture Range F1.8 (W) - F2.8 (T) F3.5 (W) - F5.6 (T)
Self Timer Yes, 2 or 10 secs, custom Yes, 2 or 10 sec, Custom
Shooting Modes Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Portrait, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie, Modes in Movie (Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Manual, Portrait, Nostalgic, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie), Drive modes (Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer) Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur), Creative Style (Standard, Vivid, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Black & White Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness)
Metering Yes, Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Touch AF frame) Yes, Multi-Pattern, Center-Weighted, Spot
Camera Shutter Speed (Sec) 1/2000 sec (Max) & 1 sec (Min) 1/4000 s (Max) & 30 s (Min)
Built-In Flash Yes Yes, Built-in, Pop-up Auto
Flash Range 0.5 - 7.0 m (W), 0.4 - 4.0 m (T)
External Flash Yes, Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2 No
Flash Mode Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction
HDMI Yes, Micro HDMI Yes, Micro HDMI, Type D
TV Out Analog Video Output (NTSC, PAL)
Microphone Yes, Stereo Microphone Yes, Built-in Stereo Microphone
USB Cable Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Pictbridge Yes Yes
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I compatible) SD / SDHC / SDXC / Memory Stick Pro Duo
Upgradable Memory Yes Yes
Battery Life 210 420
Battery Type Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L InfoLITHIUM NP-FW50
Power Supply AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC110 (optional) 7.2 V DC
Camera Features
Red Eye Reduction Yes Yes
Supported Language 30
Sync Terminal Yes, 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shot Yes, 6.5 fps Yes, Continuous mode: 2.5 fps, Speed Priority Continuous mode: 3.5 fps
Additional Features Intelligent Orientation Sensor, My Camera / My Menu (My Menu customisation available), My Category (Image tagging feature), Histogram (live Histogram) Flash Coverage(16 mm), Remote Control (via smartphone), NFC Enabled, Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Operating System PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
Dust Reduction Yes, Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
Macro Mode Yes
Remote Control via smartphone

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Compare Canon PowerShot G7X Vs Sony Alpha ILCE A5000 (16-50mm) side by side for all differences and similarities in specifications and features to find which is better. Canon PowerShot G7X has a feature score of 65, whereas Sony Alpha ILCE A5000 (16-50mm) has a feature score of 80. The page was last updated on September 21, 2019.