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Canon PowerShot G5 X

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A multi award winning 20.2 megapixel 4.2 times zoom factor camera, great for portrait photography
Compact Camera 20.2MP 4.2x Yes Oct 2015
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Canon PowerShot G5 X Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot G5 X number 440 across all digital cameras.
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186 Reviews + 8 Awards
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Poor
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24 Great Features
73
1 Year Old
Overall Score
72
Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received eight awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com and two other sites and a "Recommended" from Expert Reviews.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports video recording
Features histogram
Only two aspherical lenses
Fairly long battery recharge time
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Excellent
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Mediocre
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Average
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Average

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Canon PowerShot G5 X In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

The experts at review websites PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Dkamera.de all strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Three more expert review sites all endorsed this Canon digital camera. This high megapixel digital camera received a "Recommended" award from review website Expert Reviews, confirming their endorsement and website Photoreview.com.au gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and thought it was terrific. This Canon camera also received a DP Review "Silver" award.

The writers at two additional expert review sites both decided that this Canon digital camera was very good. This camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com and it received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 38 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 82 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

PowerShot G5 X owners on average rated this camera 87 out of 100. 67 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Good Quality Pictures

51 people considered that the Canon PowerShot G5 X was able to produce good images, four owners thought this digital camera had a good picture resolution and two customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good image sensor. two customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was able to produce clear pictures.

Canon Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 35,238 expert and user reviews (including 3,063 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically within its high megapixel digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Easy to Use

21 customers said that it was easy to use, five people who purchased this digital camera thought it was easy to use the menus and two owners who purchased the product considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Great Technical Features

Five owners concluded that the Canon PowerShot G5 X had good features.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

13 customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good viewfinder and nine owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good screen.

Good Video Capture

Three customers concluded that the product was good for video recording.

Good Flash

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good flash.

Excellent Design

Four customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking and four customers mentioned in their reviews that it was ergonomic.

Robust

Nine owners who reviewed it concluded that it was well made and two people wrote that it was strong and durable.

Great Product Quality

18 owners who purchased the product considered that it was good quality.

Superior Battery Life

Seven customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good battery life.

  • The battery life is good…
  • Big downside is battery life, consider expense of getting aftermarket batteries when deciding on this purchase.
    Hazel Co (Amazon) - December 2015
  • When they say you will only get 200 to 250 shots before needing to recharge the battery, believe it! If you plan to use this camera on vacation, bring several extra batteries with you…
  • The battery is only good for about 200 shots, maybe a bit more…
    Michael McKee (Amazon) - November 2015
  • By the end it was still saying plenty of battery life…
    Paul (Amazon) - December 2015
  • Battery life is not that good, only takes about 60 shots before it has…
    Mr B. (Amazon) - April 2016
  • Battery life is not that good, only takes about 60 shots before it has to be replaced…
    Mr B. (Amazon) - April 2016
  • Which has drawn the battery down quickly (375 pictures…
    Britzman (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Battery life is not as bad as mentioned…
  • Another inexcusable aspect of this camera is battery life and its small battery…

Good Quality Lens

Seven people said that it had a good lens, four owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good autofocus and four customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. three people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser.

Good Size

16 owners said in their reviews that it was compact, three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape and three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to carry around.

Reasonably Priced

Five owners who bought this digital camera thought it was good value for money.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The PowerShot G5 X supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also support video recording.

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Features Histogram

The PowerShot G5 X features histogram. Most of the other new digital cameras also feature histogram.

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Only Two Aspherical Lenses

The PowerShot G5 X is a two aspherical lens camera.

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20.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.2 megapixels camera.

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Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

The shortest battery recharge time of latest cameras is 2.2h, the longest is 5h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.5h. With a battery recharge time of 5 hours, the Canon PowerShot G5 X has a quite long battery recharge time compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

High megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 4. At only 1.8, the PowerShot G5 X has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon PowerShot G5 X is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Canon camera also supports a video resolutions 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. The worst video resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports 25, 125 and 22 More ISO Sensitivities

The PowerShot G5 X has a greater number of ISO speeds than most recently released high megapixel digital cameras. This Canon digital camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by recently released similar spec cameras. The ISO sensitivities "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this camera.

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Only 210 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The PowerShot G5 X is a camera that takes 210 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a built-in microphone. Most of the other latest high megapixel digital cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 1,040,000 pixel, the PowerShot G5 X has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of high megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera is 18 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 640,000 pixels.

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Has a Batteries Included

The PowerShot G5 X has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Has an HDMI

The PowerShot G5 X has an HDMI. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon PowerShot G5 X supports PictBridge, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The PowerShot G5 X has a higher image resolution than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Canon camera has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of this age and spec have a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all new digital cameras is 5184 x 3888 pixels and the worst is 5184 x 3456 pixels.

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Has a Self-Timer

The PowerShot G5 X has a self-timer, as do most of the other new high megapixel digital cameras.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The PowerShot G5 X has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other recently released high megapixel digital cameras.

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Has a Hand Strap

The PowerShot G5 X has a hand strap. Most of the other recently released digital cameras also have a hand strap.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot G5 X supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has an image stabilizer. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 4.2 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot G5 X has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera. The optical zooms of high megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera range from 1x to 60x, and the average optical zoom is 17x.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G5 X has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 353 grams, the PowerShot G5 X has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a battery charger included. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the PowerShot G5 X has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot G5 X has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other new high megapixel digital cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Touchscreen

The PowerShot G5 X has a touchscreen, as do most of the other new similar spec digital cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PowerShot G5 X supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G5 X has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most recently released similar spec digital cameras. Most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 480 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera 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 best still image resolution of all new digital cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Supports Full HD Video

The Canon PowerShot G5 X supports Full HD video, as do most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This camera has been on the market since October 2015.


Value for Money

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We found a cheaper price for the Canon PowerShot G5 X of £456.00 ($456.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $131.00.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 0510c002aa

Barcodes:

00013803266986, 04549292052893, 05711783224013

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