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Canon PowerShot G5 X

£642.97
£456.00 £186.97 cheaper than 18 days ago
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A 2 year old compact digital camera with good features
Compact 20.2MP 4.2x Yes Oct 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon PowerShot G5 X Review

With good features and at nearly 2 years old, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot G5 X number 328 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 46?

It has received a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs. Canon cameras have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixels sensor
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Only two aspherical lenses

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. However good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being average for wildlife photography, ranking number 9999999 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Canon PowerShot G5 X Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon PowerShot G5 X?

The Canon PowerShot G5 X is 112.4mm wide and 76.4mm tall. It is 44.2mm deep and weighs 353g.

Canon PowerShot G5 X front dimensions

Canon PowerShot G5 X size in context

Canon PowerShot G5 X In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at review site Camera Labs strongly endorse this Canon camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 35,686 user and expert reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The PowerShot G5 X's sensor megapixels of 20.2MP is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 15% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the PowerShot G5 X is 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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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 digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot G5 X has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The PowerShot G5 X's minimum aperture number of 1.8 is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the PowerShot G5 X of 353g is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the PowerShot G5 X of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital 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. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The PowerShot G5 X's closest focusing distance of only 0.05m is in the smallest 23% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon PowerShot G5 X features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PowerShot G5 X supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PowerShot G5 X of only 100mm is in the shortest 15% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot G5 X's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only Two Aspherical Lenses

The Canon PowerShot G5 X is a two aspherical lens camera. Most of the other digital cameras only have one aspherical lens.

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Fairly Big Image Sensor Size

The image sensor sizes of digital cameras range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5". The image sensor size of the PowerShot G5 X of 1" is in the biggest 6% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a touchscreen. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon PowerShot G5 X is 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. This camera also supports still image resolutions of 5472 x 3080 pixels, 3648 x 3648 pixels, 4320 x 2880 pixels plus 8 more values. Digital cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The PowerShot G5 X supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a self-timer. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Canon PowerShot G5 X of 1,040,000 pixels is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 9% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Very Long Battery Recharge Time

The shortest battery recharge time of cameras is 1.8h, the longest is 5h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.1h. The PowerShot G5 X's battery recharge time of 5h is in the longest 5% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. 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.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot G5 X supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Only 210 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the PowerShot G5 X which takes 210 battery life.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This camera has been on the market since October 2015.


Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by £187 (29%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon PowerShot G5 X and the United Kingdom price of £456.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $587.00 (£764.04).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon powershotg5x, canon 0510c012aa, canon n149841w

Barcodes:

00009608235591, 00013803266986, 00635131601002, 04549292052893, 05711783224013, 08714574632971

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