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Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X
91
Reviews
324 Reviews + 11 Awards
75
Features
Good Features
88
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
79
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Age
11 Months Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A fairly new and multi award winning 4.2x optical zoom camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 10 further awards from other expert sites. A number of reviews mentioned that it has brilliant features, it's able to produce good images and very easy to use.
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Canon PowerShot G5 X Price History

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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot G5 X number 37 in best selling cameras and number 56 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
92
Reviews
75
Features
88
Popularity
79
Value for Money
88
Age

84

84
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 84?

owners report that it has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this digital 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.
With it being less than a year since it was released by Canon, this camera features some of the latest camera technology.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
Has an image stabiliser
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
Heavier than average

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 45 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for everyday photography as well being good for landscape photography, ranking number 106 in landscape photography cameras.
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Average Review Score

4.4 stars (324 reviews)

49%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
159 Reviews
4 Stars
80 Reviews
3 Stars
18 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
121
31
Viewfinder / Screen
71
14
Lens System
42
18
Features
59
10
Size and Weight
68
27
Ease of Use
75
8
Design
46
7
Video Capability
18
3
Price
26
20
Flash
5
4
Robustness
19
0
Battery
7
8
Landscape Photography
3
1
Portrait Photography
1
0
Noise Level
3
1
Exposure Controls
1
0
Sports Photography
0
1
Support
1
0
Connectivity
1
0
Most Customers Thought the Canon PowerShot G5 X Was Priced Reasonably

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

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Outstanding Value for Money
24 people agree
8 people disagree
  • 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
  • ... used. I just need to make a habit of glancing at the shutter speed value that I can easily read when I am looking through the electronic viewfinder. The ...
    Null - Bhphotovideo.com 16 Feb 2016
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    Not Expensive
    4 people agree
    13 people disagree
    Most Owners Thought it Was Reliable

    Several people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X was well made, strong and durable and reliable.

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    Well Made
    10 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... its small front grip and a thumb ‘hook on the back. It feels solid and well made, and the cont...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 12 Oct 2015
  • ... a wide aperture. It's durable and well-built so it was impossible to give it anything less than 5 stars for features and build...
    practicalphotography.com 4 May 2018
  • ... detailed. Controls similar to Canon DSLR's and menus are easy to follow. Well built and easy to carry. Fits snugly into a Ape AC145 soft case...
    Bobone - Bhphotovideo.com 18 Jul 2016
  • ... screen resolution). It seems every bit as well made as the G11 which met the challenges posed by a field biologist who travels a fair bit. I am pleased. ...
    Warren T.D. - Amazon 27 Jan 2016
  • View All Reviews About Well Built
    Strong and Durable
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Reliable
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Over 20 People Thought the Canon PowerShot G5 X Did Not Have a Long Battery Life

    Over 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X had a bad battery life.

  • ... 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
  • ... 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 ...
    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 Good in Terms of Size

    Over 40 people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X was compact and more than 10 people thought that it was also very easy to carry around. Our analysis also found that several people thought that it was a good body shape, size and was really lightweight.

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    Compact
    42 people agree
    5 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
  • 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
  • ... 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
  • View All Reviews About Compact
    Very Easy to Carry Around
    14 people agree
    5 people disagree
    A Good Body Shape
    11 people agree
    2 people disagree
    A Good Size
    10 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Really Lightweight
    4 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Not Heavy and Bulky
    2 people agree
    13 people disagree
    8 Out of 10 Customers Thought This Digital Camera Had a Good Design

    More than 30 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
    32 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... 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
    3 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Smooth
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    9 Out of 10 People Thought the Canon PowerShot G5 X Was Easy to Use

    More than 60 people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X was very easy to use and over 20 people thought that it also had good controls. Several people also thought that it was easy to handle and was comfortable and easy to hold.

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    Really Easy to Use
    62 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... camera beats both of those cameras when it comes to Quality of Pictures, Ease of Use and Ease of control. I am a Canon 5D Mark 3 user and I have been looking ...
    Ricardo - Bhphotovideo.com 22 Mar 2016
  • Easy to use and wonderful outcome. Pictures turned out great...
    Marns - Bestbuy.com 24 Sep 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
  • ... 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
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    Has Good Controls
    26 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Easy to Handle
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    2 people agree
    2 people disagree
    9 Out of 10 People Thought the Canon PowerShot G5 X Has Useful Technical Features

    More than 70 people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X had superb features and two people thought that it also had a powerful motor.

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    Has Brilliant Features
    73 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
    Some People Thought it Was Easy to Connect to Other Devices

    Two 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
  • One Customer Thought it Had Good Technical Guidance
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    One Person Thought This Digital Camera Did Not Have an Environmentally Responsible Design
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    8 Out of 10 People Thought the Canon PowerShot G5 X Had an Acceptable Noise Level

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

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    Very Noisy
    4 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... 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 Low Capacity
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    7 Out of 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Good Lens

    Over 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X had a good lens, had a superb zoom and autofocus. Five people also thought that it had an outstanding image stabiliser.

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    Has a Good Lens
    19 people agree
    12 people disagree
  • ... 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 20.2 Megapixel ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 30 Nov 2015
  • ... prosumer compact camera with good image quality, great handling and a convenient fast lens...
    straitstimes.com 23 Dec 2015
  • ... chunky compact cameras have had their day. The Canon G5 X helps to counter that argument with a decent lens and capable 1-inch sensor, yet it doesn't offer ...
    Pocket Lint 9 Dec 2015
  • ... sensor, an Electronic Viewfinder, tiltable touchscreen and a versatile lens with a wide aperture. It's durable and well-built so it was impossible to give ...
    practicalphotography.com 4 May 2018
  • View All Reviews About Lens
    Has a Superb Zoom
    17 people agree
    10 people disagree
    Has an Outstanding Autofocus
    16 people agree
    8 people disagree
    Has an Excellent Image Stabiliser
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    More than 40 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. Analysis of the reviews also revealed that more than 10 people thought that it had an electronic viewfinder and over 10 people thought that it also had a good touch-screen.

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    Has a Good Viewfinder
    48 people agree
    14 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
  • ... just slip away from me at any given moment. Plus, the viewfinder is better than the Sony RX100 III/IV and it has a hot shoe. This camera is still small ...
    Kelly - Amazon 13 Nov 2015
  • ... 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
  • View All Reviews About Viewfinder
    Has a Good Screen
    33 people agree
    8 people disagree
    Has an Electronic Viewfinder
    17 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has a Good Touch-Screen
    10 people agree
    No people disagree
    Over 200 People Thought the Canon PowerShot G5 X Produced Good Quality Pictures

    Over 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. Over 10 people also thought that it had a good image sensor and picture resolution. Our analysis also found that several people thought that it was superb 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
    145 people agree
    23 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 Pictures
    Has a Brilliant Picture Quality
    35 people agree
    8 people disagree
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    16 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    14 people agree
    14 people disagree
    Outstanding in Low Light
    9 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Has a Good ISO Range
    3 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Able to Produce Clear Pictures
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 10 People Thought the Canon PowerShot G5 X 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
  • 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
  • ... 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
  • ... many features and is a great addition to any photography kit. I bought this for the video ability. But I am using as a travel camera for it's ease of use. ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 5 Sep 2017
  • Nine People Thought it Had a Good Flash

    Nine 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
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    Three People Thought it Takes Good Landscape Photos

    Two people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X was good for macro photography.

  • ... the images that come from this camera - I'm pretty impressed myself! I love the macro, street and landscape shots I've taken so far with this camera. The ...
    Kelly - Amazon 13 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
  • Two People Thought it is Good for Portraits

    Two people thought that the Canon PowerShot G5 X takes good portraits.

  • ... various scene modes, the portrait was very good. The HDR seemed to only be marginally better than the portrait mode. There are a number of artistic effect ...
    JCV - Amazon 25 Nov 2015
  • ... mode, so much of that is lost on me. In the various scene modes, the portrait was very good. The HDR seemed to only be marginally better than the portrait ...
    JCV - Amazon 25 Nov 2015
  • One Person Thought This Digital Camera is Not Good for Sports Photography
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    How Good Are Canon Cameras?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Higher than average megapixels
    Has an image stabiliser
    Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
    Smaller than average minimum aperture number
    Has a built-in flash
    Has a GPS
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Has a touchscreen
    Has an HDMI
    Smaller than average maximum aperture number
    Has a vari-angle LCD display
    Has an orientation sensor
    Higher than average display resolution
    Has a flash exposure lock
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    Has a self-timer
    1/1 to 1/1.5" image sensor size
    Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Shorter than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    Features flash exposure compensation
    Average optical zoom
    Average camera shutter speed
    Average display diagonal
    Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Heavier than average
    Very small digital zoom
    Longer than average battery recharge time
    Only 210 battery life

    What the Reviews Say

    Most owners thought it was reliable
    The majority of people thought it was good in terms of size
    8 out of 10 customers thought this digital camera had a good design
    9 out of 10 people thought the Canon PowerShot G5 X was easy to use
    9 out of 10 people thought the Canon PowerShot G5 X has useful technical features
    Some people thought it was easy to connect to other devices
    8 out of 10 people thought the Canon PowerShot G5 X had an acceptable noise level
    7 out of 10 people thought this digital camera had a good lens
    The vast majority of customers thought it had a good screen or viewfinder
    Over 200 people thought the Canon PowerShot G5 X produced good quality pictures
    More than 10 people thought the Canon PowerShot G5 X took good videos
    Nine people thought it had a good flash
    Over 20 people thought the Canon PowerShot G5 X did not have a long battery life
    Higher Than Average Megapixels

    Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP. The megapixels of the PowerShot G5 X of 20.2MP is higher than 87% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Average Optical Zoom

    The optical zoom of the PowerShot G5 X of 4.2x is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 40% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

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

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    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The PowerShot G5 X has an image stabiliser, as do 69% of digital cameras.

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    Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the PowerShot G5 X of 12,800 is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 34% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Smaller Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

    The minimum aperture number of the PowerShot G5 X of only 2.8 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 24% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Average Camera Shutter Speed

    The camera shutter speed of the Canon PowerShot G5 X of 0.0005s is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 37% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The PowerShot G5 X has a built-in flash, as do 70% of digital cameras.

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    Heavier Than Average

    Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the PowerShot G5 X of 353g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 70% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has a GPS
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    The PowerShot G5 X has a GPS. 91% of digital cameras do not have a GPS.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The PowerShot G5 X supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 74% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Very Small Digital Zoom

    Digital cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The PowerShot G5 X's digital zoom of only 4x is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is smaller than 70% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has a Touchscreen
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    The PowerShot G5 X has a touchscreen. 84% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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    Average Display Diagonal
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    The display diagonal of the PowerShot G5 X of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 53% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has an HDMI
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    The PowerShot G5 X has an HDMI. 63% of cameras do not have an HDMI.

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    Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

    The PowerShot G5 X's maximum aperture number of only 1.8 is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

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

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    Has an Orientation Sensor

    The PowerShot G5 X has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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    Higher Than Average Display Resolution

    The Canon PowerShot G5 X's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 90% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels.

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    Has a Flash Exposure Lock

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

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    Longer Than Average Battery Recharge Time

    Across all the digital cameras the battery recharge times range from 1.5h to 8h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.2h. The PowerShot G5 X's battery recharge time of 5h is longer than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 10% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

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

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    Only 210 Battery Life

    The PowerShot G5 X is a camera that takes 210 shots battery life.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a self-timer, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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    1/1 to 1/1.5" Image Sensor Size

    The Canon PowerShot G5 X has an 1/1 to 1/1.5" image sensor size which is bigger than most cameras. Most digital cameras have a 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size. Digital cameras image sensor sizes range from 1/3 or less" (worst) to 4/3" (best).

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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 78% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The PowerShot G5 X's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24mm is shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the shortest 22% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

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

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam

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

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    Features Flash Exposure Compensation

    The PowerShot G5 X features flash exposure compensation, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Canon PowerShot G5 X has been listed on Kagoo since January 2019 and is currently ranked number 56 out of 467 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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    What the Reviews Say

    Most customers thought the Canon PowerShot G5 X was priced reasonably
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    Age

    Canon PowerShot G5 X Release Date

    May 2018

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

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    Canon digital cameras tend to depreciate faster than most digital cameras.

    Most digital cameras drop in price by 5% in the first 6 months after release. On average Canon cameras drop in price by 7% in the first 6 months after release. That means a saving of £65 on a typical £931 new Canon digital camera if you wait 6 months before buying.

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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
    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
    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
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Flash
    Flash Exposure Compensation
    Flash Modes
    Flash Range (Tele)
    Flash Range (Wide)
    Flash Exposure Lock
    Flash Exposure Correction
    Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    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
    Image Processor
    GPS
    White Balance
    Shooting Modes
    Photo Effects
    Self-Timer Delay
    Histogram
    Orientation Sensor
    Image Editing
    Camera File System
    Camera Playback
    Scene Modes
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Weight (Including Battery)
    Battery
    Power Source Type
    Battery Technology
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    Battery Life
    Battery Recharge Time
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    System Requirements
    Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
    Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Wi-Fi Standards
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    Other Features
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    Manufacturer Part Numbers

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