Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Overview

Announced Jul 9, 2019 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 120 mm (5×)
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Product description
Announced Jul 9, 2019

The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is a premium compact camera with a 1"-type, 20MP Stacked CMOS sensor and a stabilized 24-120mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens. The design is nearly identical to the G7 X Mark III that was announced at the same time. The G5 X has a 3" touchscreen display, which can flip upward by 180° for selfies and vlogging, and a pop-up 2.36M-dot OLED EVF. The camera can capture cropped 4K/30p and uncropped 1080 video at up to 120p. Impressively, the G5 X III can shoot Raw images at up to 30 fps with focus locked and Raw+JPEG with continuous AF at 8 fps. The camera can be powered over its USB-C port and has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Focal length (equiv.) 24–120 mm
Max aperture F1.8–2.8
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 340 g (0.75 lb / 11.99 oz)
Dimensions 111 x 61 x 46 mm (4.37 x 2.4 x 1.81)
GPS None

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Our review

The Canon PowerShot G5 X II is a solid, likable compact camera that has a lot to offer for enthusiast photographers searching for a carry-everywhere solution. It's lacking in autofocus and video chops, but this is somewhat mitigated by the excellent handling and controls, snappy performance and pleasing image quality. If you're in the market for a compact zoom camera, the G5 X II isn't the best possible option for every use case, but it is absolutely worth your consideration.

Good for: Enthusiast photographers looking for a pocketable option without compromising on handling, as well as travel, street and some landscape photographers looking for a compact but capable stills camera.

Not so good for: Photographers that need the best autofocus for action or family photography, as well as video shooters who may want a stronger feature set and better video quality.

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