The nearly four-year-old PowerShot G5 X has received a complete overhaul in the form of the G5 X Mark II. Nearly everything has changed, including the design, which is very similar to the G7 X Mark III which was also announced today. And, unless you'll miss the SLR-style of the original model, that's probably a good thing.

At the heart of the camera is a 1"-type, 20MP Stacked CMOS sensor, which up until now has been exclusive to Sony cameras, along with Canon's latest Digic 8 processor. The lens is one of the most ambitious in its class, with an equivalent focal range of 24-120mm and max aperture of F1.8-2.8. As with the G7 X III, there's a 'clicky', customizable control dial around the lens.

The Mark II's party trick is its pop-up OLED electronic viewfinder, which should look very familiar to anyone who's seen a Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III and newer. With your eye to the finder you can move the focus point via the touchscreen LCD, which can tilt upwards by 180°.

Like the G7 X III, the G5 X II can shoot Raw bursts at 30 fps with a 0.5 sec pre-buffer using its electronic shutter. If you want continuous AF, the burst speed drops to 8 fps. Video can be captured at 4K/30p (but not 24p) without a crop, with Full HD recording at up to 120p.

Other features of note include an improved UI, similar to that of EOS cameras, new 'Star modes' and 'simpler' Wi-Fi setup.

Battery life is not the camera's strong point, with a CIPA-rated 230 shots per charge using the LCD and 180 shots with the EVF. The camera does support power delivery over its USB-C socket, though.

The PowerShot G5 X Mark II will be available in August for $899.

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Press Release

UPGRADE YOUR VISUAL STORYTELLING TOOLS WITH TWO NEWLY ENHANCED POWERSHOT G-SERIES CAMERAS FROM CANON

The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II are the New Powerhouse Cameras for Visual Creators and Advanced Amateurs

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 8, 2019 – Ansel Adams, one of the greatest landscape photographers once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Never have truer words been spoken as digital photography has evolved and storytelling is shared through multiple mediums. Providing visual storytellers more options to bring their imaginative visions to life, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduces the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II cameras. Successors to the PowerShot G7 X II and PowerShot G5 X respectively, these new cameras usher in a plethora of new and innovative functionalities. Depending on the model, new innovative features include live-streaming available with YouTube* (via wireless connection), a pop-up electrical viewfinder (EVF) and 4K video shooting.

“Creators and photographers of all levels are reinventing the way stories are told and, as technology has progressed, so have the diverse needs of our customers,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With features such as live-stream to YouTube* and a pop-up EVF, the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II are true testaments to the company’s commitment to integrate the latest advancements for those who choose to digitally stream their journeys with the world or seek to scale and capture the highest peaks.”

Even though the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II have many individualized, unique qualities, both include many core features that are true to Canon’s imaging excellence. These features include:

  • DIGIC 8 Imaging Processor
  • 20.1 Megapixel** 1.0-inch stacked CMOS sensor to achieve high image quality, high functionality and fast speeds
  • 4K up to 30p, Full HD up to 60p, FHD up to 120p, HDR, high frame rate movie with no crop
  • High-speed continuous shooting at a maximum of 20 FPS
  • Highest ISO speed in the PowerShot category with a maximum of 12,800
  • Wi-Fi®1 and Bluetooth®2 connectivity
  • USB-C charge power supply

Craft Your Own Unique Visual Voice with the PowerShot G7 X III

Calling all YouTube creators, the PowerShot G7 X III is primed to be the next-generation vlogging camera. The PowerShot G7 X III features live-streaming to YouTube** capability via a wireless connection, allowing for creators of all levels to easily capture and post content in real time. The PowerShot G7 X III also offers vertical video support***, 4K up to 30P high-rate movie with no crop, full HD up to 120p, and an optical 4.2x lens, helping to achieve high image quality. Powered by the company’s DIGIC 8 image processor, a new 20.1 Megapixel** sensor, and wrapped within a compact body with a microphone jack, the PowerShot G7 X III offers innovative technologies, an improved user interface and Creative Assist for both video and still photography needs.

Capture on-the-go with the PowerShot G5 X Mark II

A lighter, compact and premium point and shoot camera that touts a new pop-up EVF, touch and drag AF and new optical 5x lens, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II is perfectly positioned to provide high image quality and valuable functions. From trekking through various terrains of Patagonia where users can leverage the new panoramic shot feature, to capturing key moments with loved ones, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II will satisfy the needs of advanced amateurs who regularly use and are familiar with Canon EOS cameras as a second camera or integrate it into their daily lives.

The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II have an estimated retail price of $749.99 and $899.99†, respectively and are expected to be available in August 2019. For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit http://shop.usa.canon.com/

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II specifications

Price
MSRP$899
Body type
Body typeCompact
Sensor
Max resolution5472 x 3648
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors21 megapixels
Sensor size1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
ProcessorDIGIC 8
Color spacesRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)24–120 mm
Optical zoom5×
Maximum apertureF1.8–2.8
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range5 cm (1.97)
Macro focus range5 cm (1.97)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder resolution2,360,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/25600 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
Scene modes
  • Self Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Panning
  • Star Portrait
  • Star Nightscape
  • Star Trails
  • Star Time-Lapse Movie
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • High Dynamic Range
  • Fireworks
  • Standard Movie
  • Short Clip
  • Manual Movie
  • Time-Lapse Movie
  • iFrame Movie
Built-in flashYes
Flash range7.50 m
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, on, slow synchro, off
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
Continuous drive30.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Modes
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
Connectivity
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth
Remote controlYes (via smartphone or wireless remote)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA)230
Weight (inc. batteries)340 g (0.75 lb / 11.99 oz)
Dimensions111 x 61 x 46 mm (4.37 x 2.4 x 1.81)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSNone