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Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera

$757.89
$646.90 $110.99 cheaper than 62 days ago
Compact Camera 20.2MP 4.2x Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Battery life shorter than a DSLR
Lacks in focusing in low light, no 4K video support
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Reviews

One Industry Award

This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review websites Camera Labs who said that this compact camera was very good.

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 34,085 expert and owner reviews (including 390 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Camera

Has an Orientation Sensor

The PowerShot G5 X has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Features Histogram

The PowerShot G5 X features histogram. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also feature histogram.

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Battery

Only 210 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most compact cameras that came out more than a year ago take between 200 and 469 battery life (CIPA standard), including the PowerShot G5 X which takes 210 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Very Long Battery Recharge Time

The battery recharge times of cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera range from 3h to 5h. At 5 hours, the PowerShot G5 X has a very long battery recharge time compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Power

Battery Life Shorter Than a DSLR

Two people who purchased the Canon PowerShot G5 X concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Two years ago Camera Labs wrote “Battery life shorter than a DSLR” in their review of this digital camera. Camera Labs also wrote “It can be frustratingly slow, with a short battery life” in their review.


Lens System

Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the PowerShot G5 X has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. Digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 24mm and 30mm.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The PowerShot G5 X has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 1.8) amongst compact cameras of this age. The minimum aperture numbers of cameras of this spec and age range from 1.7 to 4.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 75mm and 750mm. The PowerShot G5 X has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 100 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G5 X has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than a year.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot G3 X ($719.95), and the PowerShot G7X Mark II ($609.88) both from Canon is also worth considering.

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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 have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (10x), or the Olympus Stylus 1S ($549.95) (10.7x) which also has a higher rating.

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Light Exposure

Supports Nineteen ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon PowerShot G5 X is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This camera supports a 320 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "125", "160", "200", "250", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot G5 X has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a touchscreen. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The PowerShot G5 X has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot G5 X has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Sigma DP0 Quattro ($749), the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 ($448), and the Olympus Stylus 1S ($549.95) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon PowerShot G5 X supports PictBridge, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Has an HDMI

The PowerShot G5 X has an HDMI. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The PowerShot G5 X has a self-timer. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a self-timer.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The PowerShot G5 X supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot G5 X supports Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also support Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus 1S ($549.95), the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($719.95), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. 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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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a hand strap.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a battery charger included, as do most of the other compact cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Batteries Included

The PowerShot G5 X has a batteries included, as do most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot G5 X supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

There are a number of other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus 1S ($549.95), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100, or the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II ($609.88).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Canon PowerShot G5 X supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also have an image stabilizer.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at include the Olympus Stylus 1S ($549.95), the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($719.95), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 which has better reviews.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Canon digital camera has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 2560 x 1920 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(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, 2304 x 1536, 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 worst still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Support

Manual Controls Feel Great

Two owners concluded that it had good technical guidance. Camera Labs mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Manual controls feel great”.


Design

Design, Ergonomie, Capteur, Cran Articul Viseur Lectronique

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it was well designed. Camera Labs wrote “The Canon PowerShot 5 X has a great viewfinder and a comfortable shooting design for serious photographers”. Camera Labs also wrote “Design, ergonomie, capteur, cran articul viseur lectronique” in their review.

Easy to Use

One customer considered that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. One person who reviewed it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

One owner who reviewed it thought it was easy to handle.

Excellent Build

Three people who reviewed it said that it was well made. Camera Labs said two years ago “Prise en main et qualit de construction”. Camera Labs also wrote “Excellent build” in their review. Camera Labs also mentioned “Good build quality” in their review.

Good Build Quality

Four customers agreed that it was good quality. Two years ago Camera Labs mentioned “Good quality photos, several manual settings, rotatable screen”. Camera Labs also mentioned “Fantastic photo quality” in their review. Camera Labs also said “Picture quality (uniform and lots of detail” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

20 Megapixel, Mooi Gebouwde Compacte Body Met Veel Instelmogelijkheden, Lichtsterk 4x Zoomobjectief, Mooie Heldere Elektronische Zoeker, Volledig Kantelbaar Aanraakscherm, Ingebouwd Automatisch NDfilt

One owner who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G5 X concluded that it was good structurally.

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a good body shape. Camera Labs mentioned “20 megapixel, mooi gebouwde compacte body met veel instelmogelijkheden, lichtsterk 4x zoomobjectief, mooie heldere elektronische zoeker, volledig kantelbaar aanraakscherm, ingebouwd automatisch NDfilt”.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot G5 X has a relatively average weight (353 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Good Quality Lens

One owner said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G5 X had a good lens. Expert website Cameralabs.com wrote “It's the second widest prime lens in Sigma's highly acclaimed Art series which includes the 50mm, 35mm” .

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good screen. One owner who reviewed it concluded that it had a good viewfinder.

1 Inch Sensor

Four owners who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Camera Labs wrote two years ago “1 inch sensor” in their review of this digital camera. Camera Labs also mentioned “Outstanding performance in the corners of a highresolution fullframe sensor even wide open” in their review.

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Lacks in Focusing in Low Light, No 4K Video Support

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was not good for video recording. Two years ago Camera Labs wrote “Lacks in focusing in low light, no 4K video support”.


Audio

Quiet and Fast AF Operation

One person said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G5 X was quiet. Two years ago Camera Labs mentioned “Quiet and fast AF operation” in their review of this digital camera.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The PowerShot G5 X has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Canon released the PowerShot G5 X in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0510c002aa
Barcodes 00013803266986, 04549292052893, 05711783224013

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