Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Review

Overall Score

69

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-120 mm (5x) F1.8-2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 30 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 111 x 61 x 46 mm, 340g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: PowerShot G5 X

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Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Overview


First introduced in July, 2019, Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is a 20 MP Compact with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon G5 X with PowerShot G5 X Mark II. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon G5 X MII with Canon G5 X


Canon G5 X MII 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 Mark II

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

Canon G5 X MII 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 MII 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 MII


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II 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
UHS-I Memory Card Support
2360k dot Viewfinder Resolution
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Bluetooth Connectivity
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
RAW Support
12800 Max Native ISO
30.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
2.8 Lens at Tele
Timelapse Recording
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Selfie Friendly Screen
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Articulating Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F2.8
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F1.8
Low Battery Life: 230 shots
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II has an Overall Score of 69/100 and ranked #22 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #192 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon G5 X MII Scores
Imaging score
52
Features score
77
Value for money score
63
Portability score
91
Overall score
69
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 MII


Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II weighs 340g and has external dimensions of 111 x 61 x 46mm (4.37 x 2.4 x 1.81"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 389g, Canon G5 X MII is 49 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Canon G5 X MII is less by 4mm more than the average length in Large Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Canon G5 X MII
340g
Average weight
389g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
1040g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Canon G5 X MII
46mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
122mm

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

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot G5 X Mark II Dimensions PowerShot G5 X Mark II
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Sony RX100 VII 302 g 340 g 102 x 58 x 43 mm 111 x 61 x 46 mm
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Canon G7 X MIII 304 g 340 g 105 x 61 x 41 mm 111 x 61 x 46 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI Sony RX100 VI 301 g 340 g 102 x 58 x 43 mm 111 x 61 x 46 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II Panasonic LX100 II 392 g 340 g 115 x 66 x 64 mm 111 x 61 x 46 mm
Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon G5 X 353 g 340 g 112 x 76 x 44 mm 111 x 61 x 46 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Sony RX100 V 299 g 340 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 111 x 61 x 46 mm
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Canon G7 X MII 319 g 340 g 106 x 61 x 42 mm 111 x 61 x 46 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) Sony RX100 VA 299 g 340 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 111 x 61 x 46 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot G5 X Mark II
Announced July, 2019
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 Tilting
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 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 30.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.50
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 25600
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
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 Yes
Battery
Battery Life 230 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 340 g
Physical Dimensions 111 x 61 x 46 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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