Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera Review

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon is well known for its compact cameras and is now moving aside to make way for its Canon PowerShot G5 X. It comes with 20.2MP 1” CMOS sensor and 24-100mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens. Let’s have a close look at its features.


PowerShot G5 X is the first G series camera that comes with an OLED electronic viewfinder along with a large sensor, touchscreen and wide aperture lens. The exterior of the camera is a blend of tough plastic and metal. The mode and adjustment dials are a bit chunky and camera features a useful touch functionality.

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Powerful Processor

The camera comes with a large 20.2MP 1” High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor. It comes with enhanced low-light performance with top sensitivity of ISO 12800. This premium camera comes with a large CMOS image sensor and a fast lens. This camera has a 1.0-type back-illuminated 20.2MP CMOS sensor, full manual controls, built-in OLED EVF with 2,360K dots and 3-inch tilting LCD touchscreen.

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Ease of use

Canon PowerShot G5 X features a metal body with solid construction. It comes with extreme controls that offer the right amount of stiffness and resistance. It features a host of controls for quick and accurate settings and adjustments. There’s a front dial for quick operation with index finger, thumb-operated exposure compensation dial, and a control ring around the camera’s lens.

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Intelligent IS

The PowerShot G5 X camera is equipped with innovative intelligent IS to help you capture clear and steady images even in low light without using a tripod. You can choose various options from still image shooting, video recording and more. The system automatically analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for shooting situation.

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Sharing is quick and easy

The built-in Wi-Fi technology allows you to easily post images to social networking and media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Google Drive and more. You can also connect directly to both iOS and Android devices and upload images directly via the free Canon Camera connect app. In addition to tthis, the camera also comes with built-in NFC technology that eliminates the need to manually find and open the app on your mobile device.

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Technical Details

Here are the technical details about Canon PowerShot G5 X Camera.

Canon PowerShot G5 X

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  • Decent grip
  • Many direct controls
  • High quality images
  • Quality sensors


  • Quite bulky
  • Battery life is ordinary

Wrapping Up

Canon PowerShot G5 X is a powerful compact camera that makes it easier to compose images in bright light and follow moving subjects. It comes with an intuitive interface and you don’t have to adjust your shooting style. It comes with a subpar battery life and offers good quality images.

You can purchase it from at the discounted price of $749.
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