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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
By B&H Photo's

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.

Canon G5 X Mark II Specs

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 20.9 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel (5472 x 3648)
Image Sensor
1"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Focal Length
8.8 to 44mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 120mm)
Optical Zoom
5x
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8 to 2.8
ISO Sensitivity Range
125 to 12,800 in Auto Mode
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 29.97 fps [120 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 29.97/59.94 fps [30 to 120 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 59.94 fps [26 Mb/s]
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Wireless
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Display Size
3.0"
Display Type
180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Battery Type
1x 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
Weight
11.99 oz / 340 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 20.9 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel (5472 x 3648)
Image Sensor
1"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Lens
Focal Length
8.8 to 44mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 120mm)
Optical Zoom
5x
Digital Zoom
4x Maximum (20x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8 to 2.8
Focus Range
Normal
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
Shutter Speed
1/2000 to 15 Second
1/2000 to 1 Second in Auto Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
125 to 12,800 in Auto Mode
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous Shooting
Up to 20 fps at 20.1 MP
Up to 8 fps at 20.1 MP
Up to 30 fps at 8.8 MP
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Special Options
Panorama
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 29.97 fps [120 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 29.97/59.94 fps [30 to 120 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 59.94 fps [26 Mb/s]
Recording Limit
Up to 10 Minutes in 4K
Up to 8 Minutes in 1080p HFR
Up to 30 Minutes in 1080p
Broadcast Output
NTSC
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
AAC LC Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
No
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
1,040,000 Dot
Display Type
180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (OLED)
Resolution
2,360,000 Dot
Coverage
100%
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Flash Modes
Auto, Forced On, Off, Slow Sync
Effective Flash Range
1.6 to 24.6' / 0.5 to 7.5 m (Wide)
1.6 to 14.8' / 0.5 to 4.5 m (Telephoto)
External Flash Connection
No
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
10 to 90%
General
Battery Type
1x 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
Weight
11.99 oz / 340 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.285 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.25 x 5.95 x 3"

Canon G5 X Mark II Reviews

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Does it have any capabilities for closeups, e.g. ...

Does it have any capabilities for closeups, e.g. parallax correction?
Asked by: David
I have never run into an issue that required a parallax correction. I've had the camera for better than a year now. I do shoot closeups of flowers. I have the camera for those times when I'm driving around and I see something interesting and I don't have an SLR with me.
Answered by: Renette
Date published: 2020-07-16

Does it have internal memory or you *must* insert ...

Does it have internal memory or you *must* insert a SD Card to take pictures? Thanks!
Asked by: ELBIO
You must use a card.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-03-06

Can a neck strap be used with this camera? If ...

Can a neck strap be used with this camera? If yes, what would you recommend. Thank you.
Asked by: WAYNE J
You could use a camera strap, as there is an anchor point on each side of the camera. I would use a Peak Design Leash, as the Peak Design anchor links will fit onto the G5X Mark II camera.
Answered by: Howard
Date published: 2021-02-09

Can the battery be charged in-camera by a ...

Can the battery be charged in-camera by a computer using a standard USB cable? Or is some kind of special cable needed?
Asked by: Paul
Canon recommends this charger for USB charging a battery in the camera. https://bhpho.to/39M17Mw
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2020-03-12

a neck strap for Canon G5x ?

a neck strap for Canon G5x ?
Asked by: Bonnie
I use a Peak Design Leash with the Canon G5X Mark II. It works great. However, the eyelets on the G5X are tiny and I could not thread the Peak Design connectors through the eyelets. This was frustrating. I eventually found a pair of split O-rings to connect to the camera first, and then I attached the Peak Design connectors to the split O-rings.
Answered by: Adam
Date published: 2021-01-19

What is the function of retracting the ...

What is the function of retracting the viewfinder?
Asked by: Greet
Retracting viewfinder helps keep the camera compact when not using it
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-03

Is there a Kaiser push-on cap that will slip on ...

Is there a Kaiser push-on cap that will slip on the control ring when the lens is retracted?
Asked by: Andrew
it got its own cap its not push on its build inside the lens
Answered by: sergey
Date published: 2021-06-25

Can you bend the flash to bounce off of the ...

Can you bend the flash to bounce off of the ceiling (like the RX100 series)? Previous versions of the flash only bent back 45 degrees. I was hoping this one bent back the full 90 degrees to achieve a nice ceiling bounce.
Asked by: Jordan
Contrary to what B&H staff reported, you can indeed bend the popup flash backward and bounce it. I was surprised after reading here that you can't, but it absolutely does work!
Answered by: Taylor
Date published: 2022-06-01
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