Canon PowerShot G5 X Review

Announced Oct 13, 2015 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 100 mm (4.2×)
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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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Build quality
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Image quality (jpeg)
Low light / high ISO performance
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Movie / video mode
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Canon PowerShot G5 X Review
By: Mike Tomkins, Imaging Resource (Feb 3, 2016)

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While it's easy to dismiss the G5X as a repackaged G7X, Canon's made significant additions to justify its position in the lineup. Indeed with the built-in viewfinder, fully-articulated screen, chunkier grip, better controls and USB-charging, it's a great all-rounder and become my favourite model in the G-series. As noted earlier though, the viewfinder hump, side-hinged screen and deeper grip...

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