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Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera

20.2MP 4.2x CMOS Dec 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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14 Reasons For

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Canon compact cameras have good reviews as do all digital cameras manufactured by Canon.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot G5 X.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price], or the PowerShot G9 X[pl_3061433_price] both from Canon or the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot G5 X supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price], the Fujifilm X70[plb_3212675_price], or the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot G5 X supports wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot G5 X also support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which support wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to consider include the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price], the Fujifilm X70[plb_3212675_price], or the Ricoh GR II[plb_3018931_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The PowerShot G5 X has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this type and age. The image formats supported "JPG" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution(s)

The PowerShot G5 X has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s 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, 2304 x 1536, 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 comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot G5 X ranges from 640 x 360 to 6016 x 4000.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of 0.39 inches, the PowerShot G5 X has a quite large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot G5 X. Digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G5 X have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.2" and 0.46", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.29".

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Has Ten White Balances

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

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot G5 X. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Skin tones" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Nineteen ISO Sensitivitys

The PowerShot G5 X has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports 6 and 400 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot G5 X. The ISO sensitivitys "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000" and "12800" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Canon 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 common video resolution supported by compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot G5 X. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Canon digital camera also supports a video resolutions 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all compact cameras that were released one year ago.

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

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports an AVC|H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a better display than most compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras of this age and type have an LCD display. 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 in fact the best display amongst all similar spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

Digital cameras of this age and type have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 4. With a minimum aperture number of only 1.8, the Canon PowerShot G5 X has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

The PowerShot G5 X is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than a year are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G5 X, the PowerShot G5 X is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot G5 X, the PowerShot G5 X does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The PowerShot G5 X does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not support video capability.

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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 digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot G5 X also do not have a built-in flash.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot G5 X is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Two Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the PowerShot G5 X is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Canon camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on similar spec cameras that have been available for more than a year. The light exposure modes "Auto" is also found on this camera.

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Only Electronic Viewfinder Type

This digital camera has an Electronic viewfinder type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Only Has Four Camera Playbacks

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

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Only Two Number of Aspheric Elementss

Most compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago have between two and four number of aspheric elementss, including the PowerShot G5 X which has two number of aspheric elementss.

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Quite Long Battery Recharge Time

The PowerShot G5 X has one of the longer battery recharge times (5 hours) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot G5 X the battery recharge times range from 1.6h to 5h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.9h.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot G5 X

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Canon released the PowerShot G5 X.

Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot G5 X has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot G5 X.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Ricoh GR II[plb_3018931_price], the Canon PowerShot G9 X[plb_3061433_price], and the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel

The PowerShot G5 X has a pretty standard megapixel (20.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 20.2MP digital cameras currently available including the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price], or the PowerShot G9 X[pl_3061433_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Sigma DP3 Quattro[plb_3287026_price] (29MP) which is also higher rated.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable 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 think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price], or the PowerShot G9 X[pl_3061433_price] both from Canon or the Ricoh GR II[plb_3018931_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G5 X has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G5 X.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price], or the PowerShot G9 X[pl_3061433_price] both from Canon.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 353 grams, the PowerShot G5 X has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to look at include the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price], or the PowerShot G9 X[pl_3061433_price] both from Canon or the Ricoh GR II[plb_3018931_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

The PowerShot G5 X has a pretty standard optical zoom (4.2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot G5 X.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price] (10.7x) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
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
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Orientation Sensor
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Data Network
Technical Details
Self-Timer

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803266986, 04549292052893, 05711783224013

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