Canon PowerShot G5 X Overview
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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.
|Body type||Large sensor compact|
|Max resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Effective pixels||20 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)|
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–100 mm|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Max shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|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″)|
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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