Canon PowerShot G5 X Review

Overall Score

71

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-100 mm (4.2x) F1.8-2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 112 x 76 x 44 mm, 353g.
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  • Replaced by: PowerShot G5 X Mark II

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Canon PowerShot G5 X Overview


First introduced in September, 2015, Canon PowerShot G5 X is a 20 MP Compact with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

Canon replaced PowerShot G5 X with Canon G5 X MII. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon G5 X with Canon G5 X MII


Canon G5 X comes with a 13.2 x 8.8 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 15.86 mm (0.62").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot G5 X

Sensor resolution of Canon G5 X ~ 5477 x 3651 pixels.

Canon G5 X has Crop Factor: 2.73

The sensor has a surface area of 116.2 mm².

There are approximate 19,996,527 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon G5 X Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Canon G5 X MII 2019 20MP 125 - 12800 340g 111 x 61 x 46mm
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Canon G7 X MIII 2019 20MP 125 - 12800 304g 105 x 61 x 41mm
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Canon G9 X II 2017 20MP 125 - 12800 206g 98 x 58 x 31mm
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Canon G7 X MII 2016 20MP 125 - 12800 319g 106 x 61 x 42mm
Canon PowerShot G9 X Canon G9 X 2015 20MP 125 - 12800 209g 98 x 58 x 31mm

Proc and Cons of Canon G5 X


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot G5 X with competitors in large sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1040k dots Screen Resolution
Manual Focus
Timelapse Recording
31 Focus Points
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
NFC Connectivity
Articulating Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
12800 Max Native ISO
5.9 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
2.8 Lens at Tele
2360k dot Viewfinder Resolution
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Selfie Friendly Screen
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Tele: F2.8
No Articulating Screen
Slow Lens at Wide: F1.8
Low Battery Life: 210 shots
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot G5 X has an Overall Score of 71/100 and ranked #18 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #163 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon G5 X Scores
Imaging score
51
Features score
80
Value for money score
84
Portability score
90
Overall score
71
Average Scores in Large Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
70
Portability Score
85
Overall score
59

Physical Dimensions of Canon G5 X


Canon PowerShot G5 X weighs 353g and has external dimensions of 112 x 76 x 44mm (4.41 x 2.99 x 1.73"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 389g, Canon G5 X is 36 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Canon G5 X is less by 3mm more than the average length in Large Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Canon G5 X
353g
Average weight
389g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
1040g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Canon G5 X
44mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
122mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot G5 X with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Specifications of Canon PowerShot G5 X


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot G5 X
Announced September, 2015
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2360
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 31
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.9 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.00
Flash Modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Sensor Area 116.2 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 210 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NB-13L
Physical
Weight 353 g
Physical Dimensions 112 x 76 x 44 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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