Canon PowerShot G5 X

Announced Oct 13, 2015 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 100 mm (4.2×)
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Announced Oct 13, 2015

The Canon PowerShot G5 X uses the same 20.2MP 1" CMOS sensor and 24-100mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens as its G7 X sibling, but goes a step further with a built-in 2.36M dot OLED EVF. Its 3" 1.04M dot touch screen LCD is fully articulated, and true to its enthusiast class offers a top panel exposure compensation dial, front and rear command dials, as well as a control ring around the lens. A pop-up flash is provided.

Quick specs
Body type Large sensor compact
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto, 125-12800
Focal length (equiv.) 24–100 mm
Max aperture F1.8
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 353 g (0.78 lb / 12.45 oz)
Dimensions 112 x 76 x 44 mm (4.41 x 2.99 x 1.73)
GPS None

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Our review

The PowerShot G5 X is a well-designed and easy-to-use premium compact that takes good quality photos and videos and offers a nice EVF and LCD on which to compose them. It's subpar battery life, so-so lens and sluggish continuous Raw shooting keep it from being a top choice.

Good for: Those who want good image quality in a small body that has an EVF and many direct controls.

Not so good for: Those who want to shoot all day without a battery change, shoot bursts of Raw images or want to photograph moving subjects.

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