When it comes to determining which camera is best, you first must have answer to: "best for what?" You need to know your needs which will based upon the types of photography you'll be doing.
The G7X Mark II is, IMHO, an overpriced point-and-shoot camera. It's intended market is advanced and...
Best answer: When it comes to determining which camera is best, you first must have answer to: "best for what?" You need to know your needs which will based upon the types of photography you'll be doing.
The G7X Mark II is, IMHO, an overpriced point-and-shoot camera. It's intended market is advanced and professional photographers who already have cameras that will meet their primary needs, but need something simple and small to bring along to parties and the like where bringing a large DSLR or even a mirrorless camera is just too big and bulky. The A5100, on the other hand, is intended for amateur & advanced photographers who want much, much more control over the image-making process than what a G7X Mark II can provide. Because the sensor is so small in the G7X Mark II, it will not have the same range of f/stops that a larger format camera will have. The focusing system in mirrorless cameras is hands down far better than anything found in a point-and-shoot camera, even one as advanced as a G7X Mark II.
Then there's the obvious things such as being able to change lenses with the A5100, while the G7X Mark II has a fixed lens. This is a major, major difference in capabilities between these two cameras. This allows you to use lenses that are significantly sharper not to mention a larger variety of focal lengths which combine to create a photographic system that the G7X Mark II simply cannot compete with, but then again, it's not designed to compete with a camera like the A5100, but rather to complement it.
Based upon their capabilities, and not even taking into account image quality, any mirrorless camera will be a far better camera for general photography than any point-and-shoot camera at any price.
If video is important to you, then the A5100 will also be the better choice by a large margin.
It's strongly recommended that you update your question with what types of photography you plan on doing and any other photographic needs you may have. While the A5100 is easily the superior camera, based upon your needs , the G7X Mark II could be a better choice for you.
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