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Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X
93
Reviews
342 Reviews + 11 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
72
Value for Money
Good
88
Age
14 Months Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A relatively new and multi award winning 4.2x optical zoom camera, good for everyday photography. It has an image stabiliser, a touchscreen and a GPS and supports Wi-Fi. Multiple reviews mentioned that this camera has superb features, it's able to produce good images and very easy to use.
Features We Love:
High megapixels (20.2MP)
ok optical zoom (4.2x)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Has an image stabiliser
High maximum ISO sensitivity (12,800)
DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended
20.2MP
5472 X 3648
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
4.2x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
2.8
MINIMUM
1s
CAMERA
12,800
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
353g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot G5 X number 40 in best selling cameras and number 53 across all digital cameras.

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84
Kagoo Score
93
Reviews
80
Features
91
Popularity
72
Value for Money
89
Age

84

84
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 84?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 11 awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Dkamera.de plus three other sites and a "Recommended" award from Expert Reviews plus one other site.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available.
It has some great features:
High megapixels
Ok optical zoom
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
Has an image stabiliser

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Canon digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography, ranking number 52 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for everyday photography as well being good for landscape photography.
93
Reviews

Average Review Score

4.4 stars (342 reviews)

52%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
177 Reviews
4 Stars
77 Reviews
3 Stars
19 Reviews
2 Stars
6 Reviews
1 Star
6 Reviews
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4 Highly Recommended Awards

It's received four Highly Recommended Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Camera Labs.
Highly Recommended from PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended from Ephotozine Highly Recommended from Camera Labs Highly Recommended from dkamera.de

2 Recommended Awards

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites Expert Reviews and M3.idg.se.
Recommended from Expert Reviews Recommended from M3.idg.se

5 Further Awards

It's received five Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including DP Review, amateurphotographer.co.uk and photoreview.com.au.
Silver from DP Review Gold Award from amateurphotographer.co.uk Editor's Choice from photoreview.com.au 4 Star from 01net.com 5 Star from Les Numeriques.com

What Are People Saying About the Canon PowerShot G5 X?

Picture Quality
108
31
Viewfinder / Screen
70
12
Features
61
8
Lens System
35
15
Size and Weight
67
27
Ease of Use
75
5
Video Capability
17
3
Design
41
6
Robustness
49
1
Price
26
17
Flash
4
2
Battery
8
8
Landscape Photography
1
1
Connectivity
4
0
Sports Photography
0
1
Exposure Controls
1
0
Support
2
0
Noise Level
2
0
More Than 20 People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Good Price

Four people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X wasn't expensive.

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Superb Value for Money
25 people agree
10 people disagree
  • ... still take awesome snaps almost near DSLR like quality without having to shell out big for a DLSR this is one of the best value for money all rounder available from the Canon range...
    Anonymous - Amazon.co.uk 5 Jan 2019
  • An absolute bargain at the offer price and exactly what I wanted. The WiFi capability is so handy as we don't have a decent laptop but use a tablet instead.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Oct 2018
  • ... finish of this all metal beauty makes it look and feel like it should cost a great deal more than it does. Better than some of the DSLR's out there. It ...
    1koa - Bestbuy.com 8 Feb 2017
  • ... screen is easy to use and makes shooting from low or high angle really easy. Not cheap but worth every penny if you are serious about your cameras Hide...
    Idwalton72 - Johnlewis.com 28 Nov 2017
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    Not {More} Expensive
    4 people agree
    13 people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought This Digital Camera Was Robust

    Over 30 people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X was very well-built and over 10 people thought that it was also well made. Several people also thought that it was reliable and strong and durable.

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    Really Well-Built
    35 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • With a sizeable grip, excellent build quality and comfortable ergonomics (even though the camera is comparatively large and chunkier than most of its siblings), ...
    photoreview.com.au 13 Nov 2015
  • ... camera is too thin it is much harder to hang on to for selfies. The build quality is top notch and I get complements on it all the time. The top dial next ...
    Jeff - Bhphotovideo.com 9 Nov 2015
  • Handy size and good build quality. It has many features and is a great addition to any photography kit. I bought this for the video ability. But I am using ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 5 Sep 2017
  • ... touch-screen. Great image quality and colour. Excellent EVF quality. Solid build quality and handling. Wi-Fi and NFC. USB charging. Rapid focus. Canon ...
    Ephotozine 4 Jan 2016
  • View All Reviews About Build Quality
    Well Made
    13 people agree
    No people disagree
    Reliable
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Strong and Durable
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 20 People Thought it Had a Short Battery Life

    More than 20 people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X had a bad battery life.

  • ... can be solved with a spare battery. Proper settings can also extend the battery life a good bit.
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 4 Jul 2016
  • ... frame digital this little guygal impressed me. I actuall. Short battery life between charges. That can be solved with a spare battery. Proper settings ...
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 4 Jul 2016
  • ... frame digital this little guygal impressed me. I actuall. Short battery life between charges. That can be solved with a spare battery. Proper settings ...
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 15 Jan 2017
  • ... can be solved with a spare battery. Proper settings can also extend the battery life a good bit.
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 15 Jan 2017
  • The Majority of People Thought it Was a Good Size

    Over 40 people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X was compact and more than 10 people thought that it was also really easy to carry around. Several people also thought that it was a good body shape, size and really wasn't heavy and bulky.

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    Compact
    43 people agree
    8 people disagree
  • The Canon PowerShot G5 X is a new premium compact camera with a large CMOS image sensor and a fast lens. The metal-bodied G5 X has a 1.0-type back-illuminated ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 30 Nov 2015
  • ... whether you're recording still pictures... The G5 X is one of the more attractive compact cameras in its category and the addition of a built-in high-resolution ...
    photoreview.com.au 13 Nov 2015
  • ... but dead in the face of smartphone domination. Canon is well known for its chunky-but-capable compact cameras, with 2013's G16 seemingly representing the ...
    Pocket Lint 9 Dec 2015
  • Canon's new member of its PowerShot family G5 X is an advanced compact camera with the capabilities of a DSLR in a much smaller body.The Canon PowerShot ...
    pcquest.com 15 May 2016
  • View All Reviews About Compact
    Really Easy to Carry Around
    14 people agree
    6 people disagree
    A Good Body Shape
    10 people agree
    2 people disagree
    A Good Size
    9 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Not {More} Heavy and Bulky
    4 people agree
    13 people disagree
    Very Lightweight
    4 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Thin
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    9 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Well Designed

    Over 20 people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X was good-looking and several people thought that it was also very ergonomic, well designed and had a good case.

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    Good-Looking
    27 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... trouser pocket. So picky! Canon's two new high-end compacts have two different beautiful exteriors that almost make me forget t... The best case for the ...
    gizmodo.co.uk 20 Nov 2015
  • ... and G5 X round out Canon's top-of-the-line G-Series brand. Here's a quick look up close with them.The G9 X resides a step below the excellent PowerShot ...
    photographybay.com 21 Oct 2015
  • ... pants pocket. So picky! Canon's two new high-end compacts have two different beautiful exteriors that almost make me forget the...
    gizmodo.in 20 Nov 2015
  • ... pants pocket. We're so picky! Canon's two new high-end compacts have two different beautiful exteriors that almost make me forg...
    gizmodo.com.au 19 Jan 2016
  • View All Reviews About Look
    Very Ergonomic
    12 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Really Well Designed
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Good Case
    2 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Smooth
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Neat
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    9 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Over 70 people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X was really easy to use and more than 20 people thought that it also had good controls. Analysis of the reviews also revealed that several people thought that it was comfortable and easy to hold and was easy to handle.

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    Very Easy to Use
    71 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... just on the automatic setting. Like any recent model of digital camera there's a fairly easy to use (and familiar) menu system, once you establish which ...
    J. Mcdonald - Amazon 9 May 2016
  • ... which helps me better realise my primary goal. I'm therefore best served by a camera that's easy to use and set up, functionally reliable enough to allow ...
    J. Mcdonald - Amazon 9 May 2016
  • ... they will be familiar with. Image quality is fantastic and the variable touch screen is easy to use and makes shooting from low or high ... More The G5X ...
    Idwalton72 - Johnlewis.com 28 Nov 2017
  • ... for better sound quality. The buttons are customizable, well located and easy to use. Perfect for traveling - It doesn't take up much space but has the ...
    0117 - Bestbuy.com 27 May 2016
  • View All Reviews About Practical
    Has Good Controls
    25 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    3 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Easy to Handle
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Owners Thought This Digital Camera Had Well Designed Technical Features

    Over 80 people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X had brilliant features and two people thought that it also had a powerful motor.

    View All Reviews About Features
    Has Superb Features
    82 people agree
    9 people disagree
  • ... We find this much better than other compacts we... Canon smartly balanced features in a compact body. Canon PowerShot G5 X comes with several features ...
    pcquest.com 15 May 2016
  • ... sensors. Most of these cameras are small (and sometimes pocketable) and feature fast (but short... Google is holding a competition that could see your ...
    DP Review 23 Apr 2017
  • ... Most of these cameras are small (and sometimes pocketable) and feature fast (but short) lenses. They also vary in...
    DP Review 23 Nov 2016
  • ... viewfinder) as well as a 3.0" LCD vars-angle touchscreen display. Other helpful features include Wi-Fi & NFC capability, intelligent image stabilization, ...
    Steve's Digicams 11 Oct 2015
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    Has a Powerful Motor
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought it Had Good Connectivity

    Four people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X had wifi capacity.

  • ... the offer price and exactly what I wanted. The WiFi capability is so handy as we don't have a decent laptop but use a tablet instead.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Oct 2018
  • I am a Canon user with a DLSR so this purchase was to provide a compact high quality camera with lots of features including WiFi. It meets all my requirements, ...
    Yiannis02 - Johnlewis.com 4 May 2017
  • ... compacts as SLR-alternatives. Instead, I use a Sony RX100 iii Sony DSCRX100M3 Advanced Digital Compact Premium Camera (Wi-Fi, NFC, 180 Degrees Tiltable ...
    PeeBee - Amazon.co.uk 19 May 2016
  • Canon PowerShot G5 X Compact System Camera (Wi-Fi, NFC) I was really looking forward to receiving this camera, but after just three days of using it the ...
    Silver - Amazon.co.uk 17 Dec 2015
  • One Person Thought it Had Good Technical Guidance
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    One Person Thought it Had Been Designed Without Much Conisderation to Environmental Issues
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    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought it Was OK When it Came to Noise Level

    Several people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X was really noisy and was quiet.

    View All Reviews About Noise Level
    Very Noisy
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... difficult to see the screen. The hot boot feature is great for adding an external flash or a microphone for better sound quality. The buttons are customizable, ...
    0117 - Bestbuy.com 27 May 2016
  • ... the G5 X gives more o...4.2x optical zoom lens. 20mp 1inch sensor. Good noise performance. Tilting vari-angle touch-screen. Great image quality and colour. ...
    Ephotozine 4 Jan 2016
  • ... up to IS 2500. The Digital Photo Professional 4 RAW converter automatically applies discreet noise reduction which doesn't blur fine detail. The sensorprocessor ...
    reviewed.com 11 Dec 2015
  • ... up to IS 2500. The Digital Photo Professional 4 RAW converter automatically applies discreet noise reduction which doesn't blur fine detail. The sensorprocessor ...
    dpexpert.com.au 10 Dec 2015
  • View All Reviews About Sound Quality
    Quiet
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Person Thought it Had a Poor Capacity
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    More Than 50 People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Lens That Was Good

    Over 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X had an outstanding zoom and had a good autofocus. Analysis of the reviews also revealed that more than 10 people thought that it had a good lens and five people thought that it also had a very good image stabiliser.

    View All Reviews About Lens System
    Has an Excellent Zoom
    19 people agree
    9 people disagree
  • ... features the same large 20 megapixel 1inch BSI CMOS sensor, and bright 4.2x optical zoom f/1.8-2.8 lens, but adds a tilting vari-angle touch-screen, electronic ...
    Ephotozine 4 Jan 2016
  • ... which comes in handy to compose your shot.. Also has a better zoom range then the Sony RX 100 series cameras.....but yet has the same sensor as the Sony ...
    Houdini528tech - Bestbuy.com 10 Jun 2016
  • ... board a lot of comments from co... Large sensor compared to camera size. Fast zoom lens. Great colour rendition in JPEG. Excellent electronic viewfinder. ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 9 Dec 2015
  • ... auto-focus. Good Image Quality. Good Image Stabilization. Good in Low Light. Great Zoom. Large Clear LCD. Nice Body Color. Short Lag Time. Small Compact.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 5 Dec 2015
  • View All Reviews About Zoom
    Has a Good Autofocus
    16 people agree
    9 people disagree
    Has a Good Lens
    15 people agree
    11 people disagree
    Has an Excellent Image Stabiliser
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    Over 100 People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Over 50 people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X had a good viewfinder and more than 30 people thought that it also had a good screen. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that more than 10 people thought that it had a electronic viewfinder and several people thought that it also had a good touch-screen and was mirrorless.

    View All Reviews About Viewfinder / Screen
    Has a Good Viewfinder
    54 people agree
    13 people disagree
  • ... excellent compact camera for enthusiast photographers, offering a very good built-in viewfinder, a fast lens, a wealth of options for shooting both stills ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 30 Nov 2015
  • The PowerShot G5X becomes the first in the current lineup with a built-in electronic viewfinder. It's a good one too with a large magnification, 2.36 Million ...
    Camera Labs 11 Feb 2016
  • ... than it appears in photos, but takes outstanding photos. The electronic viewfinder is excellent, bright and detailed. Controls similar to Canon DSLR's ...
    Bobone - Bhphotovideo.com 18 Jul 2016
  • ... bulk. This camera is the perfect blend of DSLR and point-and-shoot! Love the viewfinder and the rotating screen!
    KLM3 - Bestbuy.com 1 Aug 2016
  • View All Reviews About Viewfinder
    Has a Good Screen
    35 people agree
    9 people disagree
    Has a Electronic Viewfinder
    17 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Good Touch-Screen
    11 people agree
    No people disagree
    Mirrorless
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought the Canon PowerShot G5 X Produced Good Quality Photos

    More than 100 people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X was able to produce good images and over 30 people thought that it also had a superb picture quality. Our analysis also found that more than 10 people thought that it had a good image sensor and picture resolution. Several people also thought that it was brilliant in low light, had a good ISO range and was able to produce clear pictures.

    View All Reviews About Picture Quality
    Able to Produce Good Images
    155 people agree
    26 people disagree
  • ... it's usually the smartphone for easy sharing capabilities. If I want a better quality photo, I bust out the DSLR. But in the words of Old El Paso, “por ...
    cybershack.com.au 7 Mar 2016
  • ... Digic 6 proce... It's good to see electronic viewfinders returning to compact cameras – it makes it easier to compose images in bright light and follow ...
    Techradar 13 Oct 2015
  • ... PowerShot G5 X comes with several features and modes to click good quality images in various shooting conditions.Canon's new member of its PowerShot family ...
    pcquest.com 15 May 2016
  • ... electronic... 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 ...
    DP Review 14 Dec 2015
  • View All Reviews About Pics
    Has a Superb Picture Quality
    35 people agree
    8 people disagree
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    16 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    15 people agree
    14 people disagree
    Superb in Low Light
    9 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Has a Good ISO Range
    3 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Able to Produce Clear Pictures
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    6 Out of 10 People Thought it Took Good Videos

    Over 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X was good for video recording.

  • ... need be. I use it for photography and vlogging. Great stabilization, high quality videos and photos and great light balance. This is really such a good ...
    Marina - Bhphotovideo.com 19 Jan 2017
  • Fab camera and video easy to use not bulky brilliant. Good quality photos...
    Tina - Amazon.co.uk 27 Dec 2018
  • ... fine. It is definitely not comparable to DSLR quality. I however love the video quality and the selfie mode (wayyyy better than most smart phones). Great ...
    Lilninja - Amazon 26 Sep 2016
  • Im a black guy and it exposes a bit more therefore I show up in low light situations better for video. Vlog Status...
    PractechalReviews - Bestbuy.com 4 Jan 2017
  • Six People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Good Flash

    Six people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X had a good flash.

  • ... use. Settings are easy. The twisting screen is a great feature. The flash works perfectly and adjusts easily...
    Liza - Bestbuy.com 10 Jan 2017
  • ... features of SLR - but of course mirrorless. Digital viewfinder. Dedicated flash or mic. Well constructedFully adjustable screen. Fps low when using AFISO ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 20 Aug 2017
  • ... through the viewfinder. Good performance at mid-level ISO meaning you can take good indoor shots without flash (great for museums); good weight and size; ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 10 Sep 2017
  • ... modes are everything you'd expect out of a Canon. Has a super small yet amazingly powerful built in flash and a shoe should you want to throw your Speedlite ...
    Derrick - Bestbuy.com 17 Apr 2016
  • One Person Thought it Had Good Exposure Controls
    View All Reviews About Exposure Controls
    Two People Thought it Takes Good Landscape Photos
    View All Reviews About Landscape Photography
    One Person Thought it is Not Good for Sports Photography
    View All Reviews About Sports Photography

    How Good Are Canon Cameras?

    80
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    High megapixels
    ok optical zoom
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Has an image stabiliser
    High maximum ISO sensitivity
    Smaller than average minimum aperture number
    Has a touchscreen
    Has a GPS
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Has a built-in flash
    Supports Full HD video
    Has an HDMI
    Has a shoe mounting point
    Features flash exposure compensation
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    1/1 to 1/1.5" image sensor size
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Smaller than average closest focusing distance
    Has a vari-angle LCD display
    Has a flash exposure lock
    High display resolution
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Supports direct printing
    Has a self-timer
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    Tiny maximum aperture number
    Has an orientation sensor
    ok camera shutter speed
    ok display diagonal
    Not waterproof
    Heavy
    Tiny digital zoom
    Long battery recharge time
    Only 210 battery life

    What the Reviews Say

    The vast majority of customers thought this digital camera was robust
    The majority of people thought it was a good size
    9 out of 10 people thought it was well designed
    9 out of 10 people thought it was easy to use
    The vast majority of owners thought this digital camera had well designed technical features
    The vast majority of customers thought it had good connectivity
    The vast majority of customers thought it was OK when it came to noise level
    More than 50 people thought this digital camera had a lens that was good
    Over 100 people thought it had a good screen or viewfinder
    The vast majority of people thought the Canon PowerShot G5 X produced good quality photos
    6 out of 10 people thought it took good videos
    Six people thought this digital camera had a good flash
    More than 20 people thought it had a short battery life
    High Megapixels

    The PowerShot G5 X's sensor megapixels of 20.2MP is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 14% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP.

    What does "megapixels" mean? Less Edit
    ok Optical Zoom

    The optical zoom of the PowerShot G5 X of 4.2x is ok compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 51% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

    A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

    What does "maximum video resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The PowerShot G5 X has an image stabiliser, as do 70% of digital cameras.

    What is an image stabiliser? Less Edit
    High Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The maximum ISO sensitivity of the PowerShot G5 X of 12,800 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 66% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 100 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

    What does "maximum ISO sensitivity" mean? Less Edit
    Smaller Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

    The Canon PowerShot G5 X's minimum aperture number of only 2.8 is in the smallest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "minimum aperture number" mean? Less Edit
    ok Camera Shutter Speed

    The camera shutter speed of the PowerShot G5 X of 0.0005s is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 59% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "camera shutter speed" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Touchscreen
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    The PowerShot G5 X has a touchscreen, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

    What is a touchscreen? Less Edit
    Has a GPS
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    The PowerShot G5 X has a GPS, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have a GPS.

    What is a GPS? Less Edit
    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Canon PowerShot G5 X supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

    What is Wi-Fi? Less Edit
    Not Waterproof

    Like most other cameras, the PowerShot G5 X is not waterproof. 94% of cameras are not waterproof.

    What does "waterproof" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The PowerShot G5 X has a built-in flash. 75% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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    Heavy

    The PowerShot G5 X's weight of 353g is in the heaviest 30% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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    Supports Full HD Video
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    The PowerShot G5 X supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 71% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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    Tiny Digital Zoom

    The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x. The PowerShot G5 X's digital zoom of only 4x is in the smallest 29% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    ok Display Diagonal
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    The PowerShot G5 X's display diagonal of 3" is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 45% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has an HDMI
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    The Canon PowerShot G5 X has an HDMI, which is unusual. 62% of cameras do not have an HDMI.

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    Has a Shoe Mounting Point

    The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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    Features Flash Exposure Compensation

    The Canon PowerShot G5 X features flash exposure compensation. 83% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The PowerShot G5 X has an Auto Focus (AF) lock, unlike 71% of cameras which do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.

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    Long Battery Recharge Time

    Across all the cameras the battery recharge times range from 1.5h to 8h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.2h. The battery recharge time of the Canon PowerShot G5 X of 5h is very long compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 8% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    1/1 to 1/1.5" Image Sensor Size

    The PowerShot G5 X has an 1/1 to 1/1.5" image sensor size which is bigger than the 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size found on most cameras. Cameras image sensor sizes range from 1/3 or less" (worst) to 4/3" (best).

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

    The PowerShot G5 X has an auto Exposure (AE) lock. 73% of cameras do not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.

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    Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The PowerShot G5 X's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 100mm is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 83% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Smaller Than Average Closest Focusing Distance

    The Canon PowerShot G5 X's closest focusing distance of only 0.05m is in the smallest 10% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

    The PowerShot G5 X has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 86% of digital cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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    Has a Flash Exposure Lock

    The PowerShot G5 X has a flash exposure lock, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not have a flash exposure lock.

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    High Display Resolution

    The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 570,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The PowerShot G5 X's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is higher than 89% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

    The Canon PowerShot G5 X supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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    Supports Direct Printing

    The Canon PowerShot G5 X supports direct printing, which is unusual. 85% of digital cameras do not support direct printing.

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    Only 210 Battery Life

    Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the PowerShot G5 X which takes 210 battery life.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a self-timer, which is unusual. 81% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam

    The PowerShot G5 X has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam. 71% of digital cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam.

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    Tiny Maximum Aperture Number

    The PowerShot G5 X's maximum aperture number of only 1.8 is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 33% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has an Orientation Sensor

    The Canon PowerShot G5 X has an orientation sensor, unlike 94% of cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Canon PowerShot G5 X has been listed on Kagoo since January 2019 and is currently ranked number 53 out of 448 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A digital camera with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Canon PowerShot G5 X, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This digital camera is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    More than 20 people thought this digital camera had a good price
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    Age

    Canon PowerShot G5 X Release Date

    May 2018

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    Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any evident pattern in the release month for new Canon cameras.

    In August 2018, five new Canon digital cameras were released making it the biggest month that year for new Canon camera releases. The biggest month in 2017 for new Canon camera releases was January, with four new Canon cameras released that month. January was also the biggest month in 2016 for new Canon digital cameras, with five new Canon digital cameras released that month.

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    How Fast Do Canon Digital Camera Prices Drop After Release?

    Most digital cameras drop in price by 5% in the first 6 months after release, however Canon cameras tend to depreciate faster.

    On average, in the first 6 months after release, Canon cameras drop in price by 7%. On a typical new Canon digital camera costing £716, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £50.

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    Canon PowerShot G5 X Specification

    Key Features
    Optical Zoom
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Image Stabiliser
    Image Sensor Size
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Total Megapixels
    Image Stabilizer Location
    Design
    Waterproof
    Colour
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Focal Length Range (F-F)
    Lens Structure (Elements/groups)
    Combined Zoom
    Focusing
    Closest Focusing Distance
    Smile Detection
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Auto Focus (AF) Lock
    Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
    Macro Focusing Range (Wide)
    Auto Focus (AF) Points
    Manual Focusing Range (Wide)
    Auto Mode Focusing Range (Wide)
    Manual Focusing Range (Tele)
    Focus Adjustment
    Auto Mode Focusing Range (Tele)
    Focus
    Normal Focusing Range (Wide)
    Normal Focusing Range (Tele)
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Light Exposure Control
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Flash
    Flash Exposure Compensation
    Shoe Mounting Point
    Flash Modes
    Flash Range (Tele)
    Flash Range (Wide)
    Flash Exposure Lock
    Flash Exposure Correction
    Flash Metering Modes
    Video
    Full HD Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    Video Resolution
    Video Formats Supported
    HD Type
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Audio System
    Audio Formats Supported
    Memory
    Compatible Memory Card
    Memory Slots
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Vari-Angle LCD Display
    Field of View
    Touchscreen
    Display Resolution
    Display Aspect Ratio
    Display
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type
    Ports & Interfaces
    PictBridge
    HDMI
    USB Version
    HDMI Connector Type
    USB Connector
    Camera
    Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
    Image Processor
    Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
    GPS
    White Balance
    Shooting Modes
    Photo Effects
    Self-Timer Delay
    Histogram
    Orientation Sensor
    Image Editing
    Camera File System
    Camera Playback
    Direct Printing
    Scene Modes
    Tripod Thread
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Weight (Including Battery)
    Battery
    Battery Technology
    Battery Type
    Battery Life
    Battery Recharge Time
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Wi-Fi Standards
    Data Network
    Other Features
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    Built-in Flash
    Minimum Processor
    Interface
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    Panorama
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    Lens System
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    Size
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    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    0510c001 3648pixels, canon powershotg5x, canon manufacurer, canon 0510c012aa, canon 234958309, canon 1010074r, canon 10139953, canon 0510c001, canon 1583742, 0510c001 42x, 0510c001 g5x, canon f1828, canon 42x, canon g5x

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     00635131601002,  04549292052893,  08030207007115,  08714574632971

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