ePHOTOzine compared the new Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II to its predecessor, the PowerShot G5 X.
From their verdict:
The Canon Powershot G5X Mark II offers a number of improvements, including high-speed continuous shooting (up to 30fps), 4K video recording, and updated white balance options, as well as an extended ISO range. There’s also a new design, that makes the camera lighter, and slightly more compact. However, if you don’t need 4K video recording, and want a flash hot-shoe, then the original G5X offers a fairly compelling package, particularly as it’s price is quite competitive.
If you need (or want) 4K video recording, then the G5 X Mark II is the one to go for out of these two cameras, and the additional zoom range of the new 5x optical zoom lens is welcome. The new 5x optical zoom lens certainly impresses, delivering sharp, detailed photos across the zoom range. If video is your primary aim, then the G7X Mark III, could be worth a look as it adds in a microphone socket.
Canon’s newest compact cameras, the G5 X II and G7 X III, have a lot in common, but with some very important differences. [DPReview TV’s] Chris and Jordan do a side-by-side comparison to help you choose the one that’s right for you.
DPReview put sample pictures galleries for both cameras online:
With the introduction of the G5 X Mark II and the G7 X Mark III being at the same time, it’s clear Canon is sending the message that it has something available for every type of consumer. The G5 X Mark II is the better option out of the two if stills photography is your main concern, while vloggers will likely be drawn towards the G7 X Mark III.
Putting all comparisons aside for the moment and looking at the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II on its own though and it’s a very likeable camera. Its small pocket-friendly size, plus the viewfinder and screen combination make it a very pleasant holiday or travel camera. It’s nice to use, with a good array of buttons and dials, plus a good handgrip for making it feel secure in the hand.