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Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Digital Camera

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Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 20.2MP 1" Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 5x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • 24-120mm (35mm Equivalent)
Packing apt imaging capabilities within a svelte-yet-versatile design, the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is an advanced compact camera featuring a large sensor, fast processing, and a flexible zoom lens. The 20.1MP 1" CMOS sensor uses a stacked design, which couples with the DIGIC 8 image processor to realize fast autofocus performance, quick full resolution shooting up to 20 fps, and UHD 4K30p video recording. Complementing the sensor and processor is a 5x zoom lens, which covers a 24-120mm equivalent focal length range for wide-angle to short-telephoto fields of view. An f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture range suits working in difficult lighting conditions as does an Optical Image Stabilizer, which compensates for the effects of camera shake. Rounding out the G5 X Mark II's design, the camera features a pop-up 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder, 180° tilting touchscreen LCD, and has both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for wirelessly connecting to a mobile device.
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Canon G5 X Mark II Overview

  • 1Description
  • 220.2MP 1" Stacked CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Processor
  • 35x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 4Body Design and Wireless Connectivity
  • 5Other Camera Features

Packing apt imaging capabilities within a svelte-yet-versatile design, the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is an advanced compact camera featuring a large sensor, fast processing, and a flexible zoom lens. The 20.1MP 1" CMOS sensor uses a stacked design, which couples with the DIGIC 8 image processor to realize fast autofocus performance, quick full resolution shooting up to 20 fps, and UHD 4K30p video recording. Complementing the sensor and processor is a 5x zoom lens, which covers a 24-120mm equivalent focal length range for wide-angle to short-telephoto fields of view. An f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture range suits working in difficult lighting conditions as does an Optical Image Stabilizer, which compensates for the effects of camera shake. Rounding out the G5 X Mark II's design, the camera features a pop-up 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder, 180° tilting touchscreen LCD, and has both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for wirelessly connecting to a mobile device.

20.2MP 1" Stacked CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Processor
Featuring a large 20.1MP 1" stacked CMOS sensor, along with a DIGIC 8 image processor, the G5 X Mark II offers notable imaging performance characterized by high speed and low noise. The stacked sensor design, coupled with the DIGIC 8 processor, affords especially quick focusing speeds, up to 20-fps continuous shooting, a 30-fps Raw Burst mode, and UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p video recording.
5x Optical Zoom Lens
The versatile 5x optical zoom lens covers a wide-angle to short telephoto 24-120mm equivalent focal length range and features an f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture along with image stabilization to benefit handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions. The fast-maximum aperture also affords greater control over depth of field for working with selective focus.
Body Design and Wireless Connectivity
  • Pop-up electronic viewfinder features a 2.36m-dot resolution for sharp and clear eye-level viewing. The pop-up/retractable design also helps to retain a sleek overall form factor when the camera is not in use.
  • Rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen offers a large means for live view monitoring, reviewing imagery, and navigating the menu. Its intuitive touch design also permits working with Touch & Drag AF for easy focus point selection. Additionally, a 180° upward tilting design suits front facing vlogging and selfie shooting needs.
  • An exposure compensation dial, as well as physical control rings and control dials, lend easily accessible, direct control over various shooting settings.
  • In-camera battery charging, from a power bank, outlet, or computer, is possible via the USB port.
  • Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi permit wirelessly transferring images to a linked mobile device and also afford remote camera control via the Canon Camera Connect app.
Other Camera Features
  • Dedicated Star Shooting modes can be used to capture photos and videos of the nighttime sky with enhanced brilliance and clarity. Star Nightscape, Star Trails, and Star Time-Lapse Movies can be recorded, with auto or manual settings, and support functions, such as Night Display, Color Adjustment, and Star Emphasis, offer greater control over the final results.
  • Panorama mode lets you pan about the scene to automatically produce stitched panoramic images.
UPC: 013803306316

Canon G5 X Mark II Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 20.9 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel (5472 x 3648)
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type1"-Type CMOS
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Image StabilizationOptical
Lens
Focal Length8.8 to 44mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 120mm)
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x Maximum (20x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperturef/1.8 to 2.8
Focus RangeNormal
1.97" to Infinity / 5 cm to Infinity (Wide)
7.87" to Infinity / 20 cm to Infinity (Telephoto)
Macro
1.97" to 1.64' / 5 cm to 50 cm (Wide)
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 125 to 12800
Shutter Speed1/2000 to 15 Second
1/2000 1 Second in Auto Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous ShootingUp to 20 fps at 20.1 MP
Up to 8 fps at 20.1 MP
Up to 30 fps at 8.8 MP (Raw)
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Special OptionsPanorama
Internal Recording ModesMP4/H.264
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 29.97 fps [120 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 29.97/59.94/119.88 fps [30 to 120 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 59.94 fps [26 Mb/s]
Recording LimitUp to 10 Minutes in 4K
Up to 8 Minutes in 1080p HFR
Up to 30 Minutes in 1080p
Broadcast OutputNTSC
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
Audio File FormatAAC LC
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
Resolution2,360,000 Dot
Coverage100%
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution1,040,000 Dot
Display Type180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Forced On, Off, Slow Sync
Effective Flash Range1.64 to 24.61' / 0.5 to 7.5 m (Wide)
1.64 to 14.76' / 0.5 to 4.5 m (Telephoto)
External Flash ConnectionNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
ConnectivityHDMI D (Micro), USB-C (USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1)
WirelessBluetooth
Wi-Fi
GPSNo
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 90%
Physical
Battery Type1 x NB-13L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC, 1250 mAh (Approx. 320 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.37 x 2.4 x 1.81" / 110.9 x 60.9 x 46 mm
Weight11.99 oz / 340 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.285 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.25 x 5.95 x 3"

Canon G5 X Mark II Reviews

Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II

By Jeff
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-18

I got the G5X Mark II a few weeks ago and used it today and this camera is absolutely amazing. Very well built, feels good in the hand, sharpness is razor sharp and the exposure and color is top notch. I would definitely recommend this camera for anyone who wants a great point and shoot camera.

Very Nice Camera

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-07

This is a fine camera. We have owned quite a few Powershot G series cameras over the years. I have been using a G5 X and decided to upgrade to the G5 X Mk2. In my opinion the image quality is very good. Noise is pretty good. You have the option of turning off high ISO noise reduction, but after quite a bit of testing, I have found that the standard setting works just fine for what I want. The controls are very handy. If you are familiar with the G series controls, they are pretty similar. The dial around the lens is used in place of the previous wheel under the shutter. Easy to use. The pop up viewfinder works just fine. In my experience, I very seldom use the viewfinder, but it does come in handy sometimes. The camera fits into you hand nicely. It is nice having the little ridge on the front of the camera because it gives a positive grip. There is also a little ridge where your thumb goes which helps the grip even more. It is a sleek looking design. There is no hot shoe, but I never used the hot shoes on the previous powershots. The pop up flash is just fine for a little flash fill when needed. All in all it is a great camera to have with you. I bought a neck strap for it because the supplied wrist strap, which works fine, is not my style. I look forward to having lots of fun with it.

Almost Perfect

By Francisco
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-04

This is a great little camera with excellent features and lens quality. It has plenty of features to help everyone who wants a camera to do everything for beginners to advanced amateurs who want full control. I bought it because I wanted to have a camera with me as often as possible without it being a bother and which gave me better images than a phone can. It is small enough to be carried comfortably and so it becomes the best camera in the world which is the one you have with you when you need one. For me, the sharpness of the images it captures is the most important feature as I hardly take it out of P mode with A and T only used for a sporadically. I hardly use the video capability but I understand from other reviews that it is has very usable features. I should point out that I make my living as a free lance photographer who has pretty much shot everything as long as it was meant for advertising purposes. My main cameras are Canon 5Ds and lighting is Profoto and Hensel with RAW processing done in Capture ONE. www.pacomarquez.com What I don't like about the camera is the somewhat slow auto focusing and the fact that the electronic viewfinder takes 2 steps to activate; ejecting it and pulling the screen out. This I can live with because I tend to keep it out always. The slow auto focus will become a bother if you only need to shoot fast moving subjects. The other 2 similar point and shoot cameras I considered buying were the Sony and the Leica. I did buy the Leica but much to my amazement the lens on that camera did not turn out to be what I expected so I returned it. The Sony is a monster of a little machine but I don't need all that it has to offer. Nevertheless, if quick focusing and great video is what you need, I'd go for that one. All in all I am very happy with the G5 and carry it often. Hope this helps you make up your mind if thinking about getting this one. All the best!

A nice upgrade

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-01

When our previous Nikon point and shoot was destroyed we did a lot of research to find a new camera (Nikon no longer offered anything in with the features we were looking for). I've only had a chance to play with this a little but so far it's nice. The menu is surprisingly not that different from before. The focus has been quick in low light and capturing my son who is always moving has been great.

The workhorse point and shoot

By Alexandria
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-02

I've been using this series of canon camera (or the equivalent) since 2005 when I started shooting! I've had all kinds of other brands and styles but continue to go to this one when I need to throw something in my bag before heading out. It's undeniably my workhorse camera next to my SLR. I put a ton of miles on this (these over the years) and it's incredibly reliable and performs in any scenario (night with flash or low light, day time, on trips, in a club, on the street, you name it). The focus is fast and firing is fast, which I need doing a bit of photojournalism from time to time. This is the camera I rely upon to make sure I don't miss important moments because for me there's never been a performance glitch. This series has always lasted me several years with rough daily use and when one finally burns out it's because I've worked it to the bone. I recommend this to all of my friends who are casual shooters as well looking for a great personal point and shoot. Highly recommend to anyone. Easy to use with a beautiful result.

Great compact!

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-13

This little cam has amazing power. A good alternative to a dslr. The IQ is amazingly sharp. I like the touch screen feature. THis is a great camera for street and landscape photography.

amazing , clear , portrait , compact ,

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-31

the pictures is just beautiful it is worth it professional and compact too

Not a camera for USA

By Timberly
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-02

Purchased this camera as a Christmas gift. Opened it Christmas morning and went to charge it only to discover it does not have the USA type plug. It looks like a European plug. Contacted B&H to get a new cord or to exchange it and haven't gotten a response yet. This store is in NY and I live in MA so not sure why they thought I would want a camera meant for use in Europe.

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