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Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera

20.2MP 4.2x CMOS Oct 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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35 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most awarded of all the cameras of a comparable type and age.

The reviewers at Expert Reviews and Dkamera.de both recommend this compact camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

In addition, the writer at PhotographyBlog.com gave this compact camera a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and the writer at Photoreview.com.au gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was fantastic.

One other expert review site thought that this Canon camera was good. This digital camera received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on twenty-three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Pocket Lint the average expert rating of this compact camera is 84%.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 71 owner reviews the average owner rating of this compact camera is 85 out of 100.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Canon PowerShot G5 X owners reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Academic Traveler said “It is small, light, stuffed full of controls has a viewfinder and an articulated screen”. David C. Johnson said on Amazon “I would occasionally use my G15 optical viewfinder in a bright situation”. Engr. Jay Mendoza wrote in his review “It also has a digital viewfinder⁽ⁿ⁰⁾, which I'll discuss below”.

Thirteen Canon PowerShot G5 X owners who bought this digital camera thought it had a good screen. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Canon PowerShot G5 X this month “The G5x has a really nice articulated touch screen that is much better than the G12” but despite that they only scored the product 60 out of 100. Engr. Jay Mendoza said on Amazon in December last year “It has a full articulating touch screen” in his review and scored it 4 stars. Engr. Jay Mendoza also wrote “I love how this thing has an articulating screen yet still managed to be compact”.

Several people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had an electronic viewfinder. Last year Joem wrote in their Canon PowerShot G5 X review “A superb EVF, plus a long-awaited” although they scored the Canon PowerShot G5 X 60 out of 100. Mysticjaguar said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon in December this year “The EVF is large and beautiful”. Mysticjaguar also said “Although when you are looking through the EVF you may think you would get the same look into your images”.

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Good Quality Lens

Several people who purchased it considered that it had a good lens. Anthony M. Zipple wrote on Amazon “The lens id fast and sharp”. Britzman mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens attached (sometimes I switch to my 50 f/1.4” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Cerise said “Sony's Zeiss lens is far superior although the ease of use” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they only scored this digital camera 1 stars.

Some customers considered that it had a good zoom. Paul wrote on Amazon in December last year “And the extra zoom range is useful”. Polandspring90 mentioned in their review on Amazon “I had many different requirements I was trying to fill including image quality, decent zoom, ease of use”. Polandspring90 also mentioned “This camera has a little extra zoom than the G9x”.

Some Canon PowerShot G5 X reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. In December last year Anthony M. Zipple mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The focusing is fast and accurate”. Last year Hazel Co mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “Autofocus works great”. Michael Mckee he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon also last year “The screen on the back is good and has touch focus, which I find I use a lot”.

Several customers who purchased it considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Unanimouse gave the Canon PowerShot G5 X a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Image stabilization is amazing and rock solid for handheld” in their review.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Canon PowerShot G5 X reviewers concluded that it was able to produce good images. Academic Traveler wrote in their review “The images simply don't stack up” but they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Academic Traveler also wrote “I guess the kicker was that my iPhone handled some of the photos better than the G5X”. Alchemist wrote this month “Canon g5x takes good enough pictures” in their Canon PowerShot G5 X review.

A number of Canon PowerShot G5 X reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had a good image sensor. Anthony M. Zipple mentioned in his review on Amazon “This plus the 1" sensor makes it a great replacement for my G16”. David C. Johnson wrote on Amazon “I was attracted by the larger sensor size and the multi-angle touchscreen LCD, even though I lost a little zoom power” but he gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Engr. Jay Mendoza wrote on Amazon in December last year “+ Accepts SDXC UHS-1 + Very fast camera + Large enough sensor (1") + Light, at only 13.3 oz / 377g (including battery” in his review.

Some Canon PowerShot G5 X owners who purchased it thought it had a good picture resolution. Bojo rated this digital camera as excellent and wrote in their Canon PowerShot G5 X review on Amazon in December this year “All LCD screens no matter how good or how bright can impose a real challenge when shooting in bright light”. N.d wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G5 X on Amazon “Tilt the screen so that you can still see what you are shooting”. R P Griffith said on Amazon in December “It makes high resolution sharp focused detail pictures” in their review and rated the Canon PowerShot G5 X as very good.

Some customers who bought the Canon PowerShot G5 X considered that it was good in low light. Jcv gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Considering how good it is in low-light, I would imagine that it might do a decent job”. Peebee scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “Similar to the RX100, this Canon has a 1” sensor which allows for better low light performance (through larger pixels)”. A few weeks ago Philip R. Olenick wrote “It has much better low light performance in a smaller body” in his review.

A few people agreed that this digital camera was able to produce clear pictures. Unanimouse gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Amazing clarity and resolution” in their review of this digital camera. Unanimouse also mentioned “Result? Clarity is awesome when cropped”.

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Robust

A number of Canon PowerShot G5 X owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G5 X wrote that it was well made. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “This is well built, with a good finishing” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G5 X. In December this year Mokba wrote on Amazon “The handling is just ok and the quality of build is less than ok” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G5 X. Unanimouse rated this digital camera as excellent and wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G5 X a few weeks ago “Rock solid IS”.

A number of people said in their reviews that this digital camera was reliable. In December J. Mcdonald wrote “Set up, functionally reliable enough to allow me to snap away, secure in the knowledge that I'll get the results I need” and gave it a very good review. Joem wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G5 X on Amazon “Side-by-side testing with my trusty G11 showed that the G5 X lens was nice”. S. Gray said on Amazon “I was looking for a replacement for my trusty G11 and found this one that matched my must have criteria of an articulated LCD” in their review and scored the product 5 stars.

Two customers concluded that the Canon PowerShot G5 X was strong and durable. Britzman wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G5 X “The camera is very sturdy”.

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Nice Design

Some Canon PowerShot G5 X reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. In December Academic Traveler said on Amazon “The ergonomics are pretty good and the systems are similar to my 6D (awesome camera for the price by the way) so I fell right into using it” yet they only gave the product a score of 3 stars. David C. Johnson said in his Canon PowerShot G5 X review on Amazon “The EVF was pretty nice as well”. Last year Jcv said in their Canon PowerShot G5 X review on Amazon “The 24mm to 100mm optical lens is good for most applications and the digital multiplier seems pretty good at least out to 8.4x”.

Nine people wrote in their reviews that the product was ergonomic. Jcv gave the Canon PowerShot G5 X a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “The controls are in very intuitive and ergonomic locations for its size”. Mysticjaguar wrote in their review of this digital camera “Great ergonomics, quality control issues with the lens” . Mysticjaguar also said “Overall the ergonomic and control options are very workable”.

A number of Canon PowerShot G5 X reviewers reckoned that it was neat. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “I do anticipate using the neat eyepiece that shuts off the screen when you put the camera up to your face” in their review yet they rated it 60 out of 100.

One Canon PowerShot G5 X owner considered that the Canon PowerShot G5 X was luxurious. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer mentioned “I also bought the canon deluxe leather case” in their Canon PowerShot G5 X review.

One Canon PowerShot G5 X reviewer who bought it concluded that it had a good case. This month Kazu H. said on Amazon “I love the durable casing and sincere appearance” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

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Good Size

Thirty-seven Canon PowerShot G5 X reviewers agreed that the Canon PowerShot G5 X was compact. Britzman mentioned “My want out of this camera - a compact camera able to shoot in manual mode, with a usable viewfinder”. Britzman also wrote “It is still compact and will very easily fit in my purse (which is not a huge purse”. Britzman also said “After all I was after something compact”.

A few people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G5 X wrote that it was a good body shape. In December last year Engr. Jay Mendoza scored it 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon “It has quality written all over it with it's almost fully metal body”. Michael Mckee mentioned “Honestly, I doubt that anybody could do better with this size body”. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “With its pocket-sized body and fast zoom lens, this was” in their Canon PowerShot G5 X review.

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Bojo said “"bingo"! I now feel I've got the whole enchilada in a compact easy to carry camera which I can easily carry in my Canon leather belt case” in their review and scored the Canon PowerShot G5 X very highly. N.d wrote in their Canon PowerShot G5 X review on Amazon “What I like about the PowerShot range is that they are powerful little cameras which are easy to carry around”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Amazon Customer wrote in their Canon PowerShot G5 X review on Amazon in December this year “I like that it's not as heavy or big as a DSLR camera”. One customer wrote that it was a good size.

One Canon PowerShot G5 X owner who purchased the Canon PowerShot G5 X reckoned that it was thin. Ian Shine said “The camera comes with a neat thin Canon strap, battery pack”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Canon PowerShot G5 X reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good quality. In December Academic Traveler wrote in their review “I could have put up with the camera's other foibles (meh battery life, no underwater housing, external trigger missing) if only the lens had been of a better quality”. In the same month Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “Has an amazing quality” and gave this digital camera an excellent rating. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Photos have a great quality”.

Good Technical Features

Several customers who bought it reckoned that it had good features. Amazon Customer said on Amazon in December “Nice size, lots of features, good quality”. In December this year Andie Pandie wrote “Has all the features i need in a light, handbag sized body that can be carried around all day” and scored the Canon PowerShot G5 X very highly. Andie Pandie also mentioned “Has enough features and settings for the more advanced photographer”.

Easy to Use

Some people considered that this digital camera was easy to use. Alchemist mentioned in December “For me, some of them are either not useful or too difficult to use” . This month Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera “The battery looks tiny (although with USB charging, i'll probably bring one of those handy cell phone recharges around just in case” but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Andie Pandie mentioned in December this year “Also very easy to use as a point” .

Some customers said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. In December last year Kelly mentioned “It felt better in my hands” in his review of the Canon PowerShot G5 X. This month Peebee said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Finally, I like the way the Canon feels in my hands – it’s a great (compact) size with really nice balance”. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au said “With a sizeable grip, excellent build quality and comfortable ergonomics (even though the camera is comparatively large” and gave the Canon PowerShot G5 X a rating of 4 stars.

Several Canon PowerShot G5 X owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G5 X reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Engr. Jay Mendoza gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned last year “Goodbye mini-USB! + A control ring (lens) to set the aperture/shutter settings.⁽ⁿ¹⁾ + Built-in multi-photo composition”. Ian Shine scored the product 5 stars and he said in his Canon PowerShot G5 X review on Amazon “The screen can be made into a touchscreen, which is really useful when flicking through menus or checking out your photos at the end of the day”.

One Canon PowerShot G5 X owner who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to handle. David C. Johnson mentioned in his Canon PowerShot G5 X review on Amazon last year “Once again, Amazon was great handling the return” but even so he rated the product 60 out of 100.

One Canon PowerShot G5 X reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. N.d rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon in December “The camera is then excellent at setting up the shot, without you having to do a thing accept press the shutter button” in their Canon PowerShot G5 X review.

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Good Support

Seven Canon PowerShot G5 X owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Britzman gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said on Amazon “I always shoot in RAW, usually in manual mode, sometimes in quick situations (i.e” in their review of this digital camera. Britzman also mentioned “For this reason I do not see myself being able to shoot in full manual mode easily during most of the situations that I would be using this camera”. G. Simpson mentioned on Amazon this month “The thing I like about it the most is the manual controls” and gave the Canon PowerShot G5 X a rating of 5 stars.

Good Video Capture

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Last year Hazel Co said in her Canon PowerShot G5 X review “Love the selfie screen! Great for video/youtube”. Kelly wrote “The video is also really great” . In December Nina Kruse gave the product a rating of 5 stars and she said on Amazon “The photos are amazing as is the video”.

Good Flash

A few customers said in their reviews that the product had a good flash. Engr. Jay Mendoza scored the Canon PowerShot G5 X 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon “It also has a hot-shoe for flash”. Jcv said in their review of this digital camera “If you use continuous in flash mode, you need to hit the button multiple times”. Jcv also said “The flash can be easily opened and closed with either index finger without hunting for it”.

Good Battery Life

A number of Canon PowerShot G5 X owners who bought it agreed that it had a good battery life. Last year Britzman mentioned “Which has drawn the battery down quickly (375 pictures”. Engr. Jay Mendoza scored it 4 stars and he wrote “PACKAGE │ ✓ ✗ │ ✓ Canon PowerShot G5 X camera ✓ Sleek black compact box ✓ Battery NB-13L (3.6V 1250mAh 4” in his review. Last year Hazel Co wrote “Big downside is battery life, consider expense of getting aftermarket batteries when deciding on this purchase.”.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Canon compact cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Canon is one of the superior brands.

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Good Connectivity

One customer considered that the Canon PowerShot G5 X was easy to sync. Doreen scored it very highly and she said in December “Only fault I've come across is syncing wirelessly (that's the default way to upload to computer) with my Mac; it doesn't support the latest iOS”.

One Canon PowerShot G5 X reviewer said in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on Steve's Digicams “Other helpful features include Wi-Fi & NFC capability, intelligent image stabilization” in their review of this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot G5 X supports Full HD video, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price] is also worth considering.

Alternative cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1[plb_2912864_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G5 X.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price].

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Canon PowerShot G5 X supports WiFi connectivity, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G5 X.

We compared all the other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1[plb_2912864_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G5 X has one of the biggest digital zooms amongst cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of cameras of this age and type is 1.8x and the biggest is 4x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price].

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The PowerShot G5 X has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this Canon camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The PowerShot G5 X has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Canon camera supports a RAW image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot G5 X. The image format "JPG" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Lens Image Stabilizer

This digital camera has a Lens image stabilizer, which is the most commonly found image stabilizer on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Canon PowerShot G5 X is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Canon camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on comparable spec cameras that came out more than a year ago. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Resizing" are also found on this camera.

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Stereo Audio System

This camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has Ten White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon PowerShot G5 X is more than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera has a Shade white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. The white balance modes "Auto", "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The PowerShot G5 X has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of this spec and age. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Nineteen ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon PowerShot G5 X is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 100, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400 and 12800 are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot G5 X supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact cameras that were released more than a year ago. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G5 X.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Very Narrow

Across all the cameras of this type and age the widths range from 110mm to 170mm. The Canon PowerShot G5 X is quite narrow (only 112.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Very Thin

At only 44.2 millimeters, the PowerShot G5 X is quite thin compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than a year. The thinnest camera of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot G5 X is 21mm deep, the thickest is 130mm, and the average depth is 69mm.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the PowerShot G5 X is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Canon camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot G5 X. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is actually the best display amongst all compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot G5 X.

The worst display amongst comparable types of digital camera is LCD.

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15 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Eight customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was not cheap. A few weeks ago Academic Traveler said on Amazon “It is too expensive for what it is” and gave the Canon PowerShot G5 X a score of 60 out of 100. Amazon Customer said in their review of this digital camera in the same month “I think it's overpriced for it's features”. Andy Sweeney mentioned “The most expensive camera I have ever owned, with my last one having an 8 megapixel picture quality, so obviously upgrading to a 20 megapixel quality camera is a massive step up” in his review of the Canon PowerShot G5 X.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the product was not good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Manual in the box is useless for the price £579”. Amazon Customer also said “Just the price is too high for what it offers”. This month Warren T.d. wrote on Amazon “I knock a star off because Canon set the price too high” but despite that he still scored this digital camera 80 out of 100.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Several Canon PowerShot G5 X reviewers who bought this digital camera considered that it was not noisy. Anthony M. Zipple wrote in his review of the Canon PowerShot G5 X “It starts to get noisy at ISO above 1600 (although 3200 is quite usable” yet he gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Cerise mentioned “The pictures are noisy and the focus is a bit soft” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G5 X.

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot G5 X, the PowerShot G5 X is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon PowerShot G5 X is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon PowerShot G5 X does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot G5 X also do not have a GPS.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1[plb_2912864_price].

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G5 X do not support video recording. The PowerShot G5 X is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The PowerShot G5 X does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G5 X also do not have a built-in flash.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The audio formats LC-AAC are also supported by this camera.

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Only Has Four Playback Modes

The PowerShot G5 X has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Canon digital camera has a Highlights playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. The playback modes "Movie", "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this camera.

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Only 2304 X 1536 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G5 X has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a 2304 x 1536 still image resolution, whereas most comparable spec cameras that were released one year ago have a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution. In addition, this Canon digital camera have still image resolutions of 16:9 - L: 5472 x 3080; M: 4320 x 2432, 1920 x 1080; S: 720 x 408, 3:2 - L: 5472 x 3648, M: 4320 x 2880, S: 720 x 480, 4:3 - L: 4864 x 3648, M: 3840 x 2880, 2048 x 1536, S: 640 x 480 and 1:1 - L: 3648 x 3648; M: 2880 x 2880 and 1536 x 1536; S: 480 x 480. The still image resolution of all digital cameras that were released more than a year ago ranges from 640 x 360 to 6016 x 4000.

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Only Two Aspheric Elements

Most cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot G5 X have between two and four aspheric elements, including the PowerShot G5 X which has two aspheric elements.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G5 X is 6,400, the highest is 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 22,000. With a maximum ISO speed of only 12,800, the PowerShot G5 X has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Very Big Minimum ISO Speed

The average minimum ISO speed of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot G5 X is 100. The PowerShot G5 X has a very big minimum ISO speed (125) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot G5 X.

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Very Large Closest Focusing Distance

When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G5 X that we have checked, the closest focusing distance of the PowerShot G5 X of 0.05 meters is one of the largest. The closest focusing distances of digital cameras that were released one year ago range from 0.01m to 0.05m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.02m.

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Very Long Battery Recharge Time

The battery recharge times of similar spec cameras that have been available for more than a year range from 1.6h to 5h. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot G5 X that we have assessed, the PowerShot G5 X's battery recharge time of 5 hours is one of the longest.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot G5 X

Released Over a Year Ago

Canon released the PowerShot G5 X over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The PowerShot G5 X has a fairly average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G5 X.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.2 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot G5 X has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot G5 X.

There are a number of other 20.2MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price], and the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot G5 X has a pretty typical weight (353 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G5 X.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price] (690g) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that came out more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 4.2 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot G5 X has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Manual Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Orientation Sensor
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type
Technical Details
Self-Timer

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803266986, 04549292052893, 05711783224013

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