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Canon Powershot G5 X review (Imaging Resource)

Powershot G5 X
The Canon PowerShot G5 X (Mark I)

Canon’s new PowerShot G5 X, featuring a large 1″ sensor and a slew of manual controls and functionalities, gets a lot of attention from review sites. While this camera is not perfect (no camera is), it appears Canon made a lot right with it. This time I feature Imaging Resource’s field test of the Powershot G5 X. From the conclusion:

The Canon G5X improves upon the G7X in numerous ways by adding an electronic viewfinder, front grip, and an articulating rear display. Building upon a familiar DIGIC 6 processor and 1″-type 20.2-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor, the G5X provides good performance with a few shortcomings. RAW image performance is good, although the files don’t have a lot of detail or dynamic range. Continuous shooting performance ranges from decent to poor and leaves a lot to be desired. With that said, the G5X does provide good overall performance, and if you want a small, lightweight camera that includes many features, then the G5X may be an excellent option for you. Read the review…

I noticed that many reviews of recent Canon APS-C and 1″ cameras praise the very good metering. That’s something I also observed and wrote in my EOS M3 review. I guess it’s safe to assume that Canon developed a new metering algorithm that now finds its way in all new consumer cameras.

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Canon PowerShot G5 X core specs:

  • 20.2MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Multi-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • ISO 12800 & 5.9 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Manual Control Dials, Star Shooting Mode
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