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Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera

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20.2MP 4.2x CMOS Oct 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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14 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Camera Reviews

Canon compact cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Canon is one of the better rated brands.

Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot G5 X, the Canon PowerShot G5 X has an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P340, and the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($749.00) is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon PowerShot G5 X supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ($699.99), the Nikon Coolpix P340, or the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($749.00).

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot G5 X supports WiFi connectivity, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might also want to look at include the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ($699.99), the Nikon Coolpix P340, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 which has better reviews.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Canon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact cameras that were released more than a year ago. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G5 X. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Resizing" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of 0.39 inches, the PowerShot G5 X has a fairly large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Similar spec cameras that were released one year ago have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.2" and 0.5".

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Has Ten White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot G5 X is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Shade", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The PowerShot G5 X has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This Canon digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G5 X. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot G5 X supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Canon camera also supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot G5 X.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has Four Shooting Modes

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Aperture priority shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The shooting modes "Lens priority", "Manual" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the PowerShot G5 X is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G5 X. The auto focus "Face detection", "Servo Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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TFT Display

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a better display than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot G5 X.

The worst display amongst similar types of camera is LCD.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most cameras of this spec and age do not support video recording. The Canon PowerShot G5 X is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video recording which you might want to consider including the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ($699.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot G5 X, the PowerShot G5 X does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The PowerShot G5 X does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G5 X also do not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to consider including the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ($699.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P340 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G5 X are not 3D compatible. The PowerShot G5 X is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G5 X are not waterproof. The PowerShot G5 X is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The PowerShot G5 X has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot G5 X. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the PowerShot G5 X is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most frequently supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats LC-AAC are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Has Four Playback Modes

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a greater number of camera playback modes than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most commonly found playback mode is Thumbnails, but this playback mode is not found on this camera. The playback modes Highlights, Movie, Single image and Slide show are also found on this Canon camera.

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Only 2304 X 1536 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G5 X has a 2304 x 1536 still image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 still image resolution found on most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera also have still image resolutions of 16:9 - L: 5472 x 3080; M: 4320 x 2432, 1920 x 1080; S: 720 x 408, 3:2 - L: 5472 x 3648, M: 4320 x 2880, S: 720 x 480, 4:3 - L: 4864 x 3648, M: 3840 x 2880, 2048 x 1536, S: 640 x 480 and 1:1 - L: 3648 x 3648; M: 2880 x 2880 and 1536 x 1536; S: 480 x 480. The best still image resolution of all cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot G5 X is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only Two Aspheric Elements

Most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G5 X have between two and eight aspheric elements, including the Canon PowerShot G5 X which has two aspheric elements.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot G5 X range from 80 to 130, and the average minimum ISO speed is 100. The PowerShot G5 X has one of the bigger minimum ISO speed (125) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot G5 X

Released Over a Year Ago

Canon released the PowerShot G5 X over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The PowerShot G5 X has a relatively standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P340, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ($699.99), or the Sigma DP0 Quattro ($999.00) which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.2 megapixels, the PowerShot G5 X has a relatively average megapixel count compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

There are a number of other 20.2MP cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($749.00) which has better reviews.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Sigma DP3 Quattro ($899.00) (29MP) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Coolpix P340, and the Coolpix P340 both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($749.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ($699.99) (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot G5 X has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

Other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix P340, or the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($749.00) which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 353 grams, the PowerShot G5 X has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot G5 X.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P340, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ($699.99), or the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($749.00).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 4.2 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G5 X has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G5 X.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (5x).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Manual Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Technical Details

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Expert Reviews

(37)
13 January 2016

Some performance issues, but the Canon G5 X has outstanding image quality and ergonomics for such a small camera...

Expert Reviews

4 January 2016

Specifications...

24 December 2015

The Canon PowerShot G5 X is the bigger brother of last year's G7 X prosumer compact camera. The G5 X uses the same 20.2-megapixel 1-inch image sensor and 24-100mm f/1.8-f/2.8 lens as the G7 X.... Read more…

23 December 2015

The Canon PowerShot G5 X is the bigger brother of last year's G7 X prosumer compact camera.The G5 X uses the same 20.2-megapixel 1-inch image sensor and 24-100mm f/1.8-f/2.8 lens as the G7 X.... Read more…

14 December 2015

The PowerShot G5 X is one of the latest members of Canon's 1"-type sensor family, which began with the G7 X in 2014. It takes what made that camera appealing - namely its sensor, lens, and direct... Read more…

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User Reviews

(70)
Reviewed 28 October 2015 by Tony
Tony would recommend the Canon PowerShot G5 X

I just got mine a couple of days ago. My initial reaction is generally positive. I mostly shoot 5D Canon SLRs and gave used Powershots G8-16 as my pocket cameras. I think that the G5X is a better... Read more…

Reviewed 28 October 2015 by Bradfordean

I've just started to bond with one of these, but I can already tell you it's everything I've hoped for in a truly pocketable camera. It struck me as being a bit smaller than expected (no... Read more…

Reviewed 10 November 2015 by B&Hbuyer
B&Hbuyer would recommend the Canon PowerShot G5 X (Verified Purchase)

The G5X is a very small camera. I used an Olympus OM-1, and that was small by film SLR standards. This is even smaller. A lot of buttons on the cam that are easy to accidentally hit. But the small... Read more…

Good Image Quality
Good in Low Light
Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Good Image Stabilization
Small controls
Short Battery Life
Limited Zoom
Lag Shutter Delay
Reviewed 5 November 2015 by Jim the Hiker
Jim the Hiker would recommend the Canon PowerShot G5 X

My normal cameras are a 70D and 7D Mk II. I've wanted a decent pocket camera to complement those two. I tried a G1X II and a G3X. The add-on EVF for those cameras made them not pocketable, and it... Read more…

Reviewed 7 November 2015 by Michael
Michael would recommend the Canon PowerShot G5 X (Verified Purchase)

This is a great little camera - very solid build, lots of controls, and great image quality. Based on reviews, it seems there may in fact be slightly better P & S's for image quality - like the... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon psg5, canon psg5x, canon 0510c001, canon cnd0510c001, canon powershot 0510c001, celltime inc ctcang5x041316
Barcodes 00013803266986, 00684031495785, 00740812190390, 00789961971030, 04549292052893, 04549292052916, 05711783224013

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