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Canon PowerShot G5 X
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Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera

20.2MP 4.2x CMOS Dec 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Canon compact cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras produced by Canon.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot G5 X has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at include the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot G5 X which do not support Full HD video, the PowerShot G5 X supports Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot G5 X supports wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot G5 X.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot G5 X is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot G5 X. The image formats supported "JPG" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Has Three Image Editings

The number of image editing modes found on the PowerShot G5 X is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has a Resizing image editing, which is the most frequently found image editing found on cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G5 X. The image editings "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Ten White Balances

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Canon camera has a Shade white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot G5 X. The white balances "Auto", "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this camera.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the PowerShot G5 X is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Skin tones" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The PowerShot G5 X has a fairly big optical zoom (4.2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than a year ago. Digital cameras that were released one year ago have optical zooms of between 1x and 25x, and the average optical zoom is 6x.

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Supports Nineteen ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot G5 X is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera supports 6 and 400 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The ISO sensitivitys "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000" and "12800" are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for more than a year. 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.

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31 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

31 auto Focus (AF) pointss

Most of the other cameras of this age and spec only have between 9 and 30 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the PowerShot G5 X has 31 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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TFT Display

This camera has a TFT display, which is the most commonly found display on cameras that came out more than a year ago. 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.

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11 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

The PowerShot G5 X is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot G5 X are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras of this age and spec are not 3D. The PowerShot G5 X is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot G5 X does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot G5 X also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot G5 X do not support video capability. The PowerShot G5 X is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than a year, the Canon PowerShot G5 X does not have a built-in flash.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that were released more than a year ago. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot G5 X. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Canon PowerShot G5 X is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds LC-AAC are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

Across all the similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G5 X the combined zooms range from 12x to 200x. At only 17 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot G5 X has a quite small combined zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G5 X.

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Only Has Four Camera Playbacks

The number of camera playback modes found on the PowerShot G5 X is more than most comparable spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This camera has a Highlights camera playback, which is the most frequently found camera playback found on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The camera playbacks "Movie", "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Only 2304 X 1536 Still Image Resolution(s)

The PowerShot G5 X has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec cameras that came out more than a year ago. This digital camera has a 2304 x 1536 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that were released one year ago have a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s 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. Across all similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 6016 x 4000.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The PowerShot G5 X has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) (125) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G5 X. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of cameras that were released one year ago range from 100 to 130.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot G5 X

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the PowerShot G5 X has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the DP3 Quattro[pl_3287026_price], and the DP0 Quattro[pl_2980895_price] both from Sigma is also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel

The PowerShot G5 X has a relatively average megapixel (20.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 20.2MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price].

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Sigma DP3 Quattro[plb_3287026_price] (29MP) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the DP0 Quattro[pl_2980895_price], and the DP3 Quattro[pl_3287026_price] both from Sigma or the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than a year ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 353 grams, the PowerShot G5 X has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DP0 Quattro[pl_2980895_price], or the DP3 Quattro[pl_3287026_price] both from Sigma or the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Orientation Sensor
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Data Network
Technical Details
Self-Timer

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon p233217, canon n149841, canon 0510c012, canon p233217p, canon n149841w, canon 0510c001, canon 0510c012a, canon 0510c012aa, canon powershotg5, canon powershotg5x, canon 4549292052893
Barcodes 00006536089031, 00013803266986, 00635131601002, 04549292052893, 05711783224013, 08714574632971

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