Notably, the G5 X II feels super responsive – this was a big weak point of its predecessor. But on the Mark II, here’s no shot-to-shot lag, it reacts to your inputs instantly, and even the 30fps Raw burst mode doesn’t slow the camera down too much. This responsiveness makes for a connected experience when you’re out and about, taking pictures.
And speaking of pictures, image quality is a strong point – JPEGs have pleasing color, but to get the most out of your shadow regions, we’d boost the Auto Lighting Optimizer to ‘high.’ The lens offers a fast aperture and a versatile zoom range, and is a good performer, if not outstanding, particularly at wider focal lengths. Raw capture is generally comparable to the competition, meaning it’s quite good, and in-camera Raw conversion lets you tweak your Raw files ‘on the go’ before Wi-Fi transferring them to your smartphone for social sharing.
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 PowerShot G7 X Mark III hands-on review at ePHOTOzine Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II hands-on review at ePHOTOzine
Upgrade Your Visual Storytelling Tools With Two Newly Enhanced PowerShot G-Series Cameras From Canon
The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II are the New Powerhouse Cameras for Visual Creators and Advanced Amateurs
MELVILLE, NY, July 8, 2019 – Ansel Adams, one of the greatest landscape photographers once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Never have truer words been spoken as digital photography has evolved and storytelling is shared through multiple mediums. Providing visual storytellers more options to bring their imaginative visions to life, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduces the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II cameras. Successors to the PowerShot G7 X II and PowerShot G5 X respectively, these new cameras usher in a plethora of new and innovative functionalities. Depending on the model, new innovative features include live-streaming available with YouTube* (via wireless connection), a pop-up electrical viewfinder (EVF) and 4K video shooting.
“Creators and photographers of all levels are reinventing the way stories are told and, as technology has progressed, so have the diverse needs of our customers,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With features such as live-stream to YouTube* and a pop-up EVF, the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II are true testaments to the company’s commitment to integrate the latest advancements for those who choose to digitally stream their journeys with the world or seek to scale and capture the highest peaks.”
Even though the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II have many individualized, unique qualities, both include many core features that are true to Canon’s imaging excellence. These features include:
DIGIC 8 Imaging Processor
20.1 Megapixel** 1.0-inch stacked CMOS sensor to achieve high image quality, high functionality and fast speeds
4K up to 30p, Full HD up to 60p, FHD up to 120p, HDR, high frame rate movie with no crop
High-speed continuous shooting at a maximum of 20 FPS
Highest ISO speed in the PowerShot category with a maximum of 12,800
Wi-Fi®1 and Bluetooth®2 connectivity
USB-C charge power supply
Craft Your Own Unique Visual Voice with the PowerShot G7 X III
Calling all YouTube creators, the PowerShot G7 X III is primed to be the next-generation vlogging camera. The PowerShot G7 X III features live-streaming to YouTube** capability via a wireless connection, allowing for creators of all levels to easily capture and post content in real time. The PowerShot G7 X III also offers vertical video support***, 4K up to 30P high-rate movie with no crop, full HD up to 120p, and an optical 4.2x lens, helping to achieve high image quality. Powered by the company’s DIGIC 8 image processor, a new 20.1 Megapixel** sensor, and wrapped within a compact body with a microphone jack, the PowerShot G7 X III offers innovative technologies, an improved user interface and Creative Assist for both video and still photography needs.
Capture on-the-go with the PowerShot G5 X Mark II
A lighter, compact and premium point and shoot camera that touts a new pop-up EVF, touch and drag AF and new optical 5x lens, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II is perfectly positioned to provide high image quality and valuable functions. From trekking through various terrains of Patagonia where users can leverage the new panoramic shot feature, to capturing key moments with loved ones, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II will satisfy the needs of advanced amateurs who regularly use and are familiar with Canon EOS cameras as a second camera or integrate it into their daily lives.
The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II have an estimated retail price of $749.99 and $899.99†, respectively and are expected to be available in August 2019. For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit http://shop.usa.canon.com/
A full list of specifications for the upcoming Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II leaked at Nokishita.
20.10 million pixels 1.0 type stacked CMOS
5x optical zoom (converted 24-120 mm f / 1.8-2.8)
It is equipped with “RAW burst mode” that can shoot RAW images continuously with high-speed continuous shooting up to approx. 30.0 fps (up to 70)
In RAW burst mode, shooting starts with the shutter halfway pressed, and “pre-shooting” is possible, which allows recording from up to about 0.5 seconds before the shutter is fully pressed
Up to about 20.0 fps (up to 118 images) can be captured continuously with AF fixed even in continuous shooting in drive mode, and up to about 8.0 fps captured continuously with AF tracking
You can keep looking at the subject without blackout during continuous shooting
The shortest shooting distance at the tele end in normal mode is reduced to 20 cm
Achieves the maximum shooting magnification of 0.47 times equivalent to half macro
4K movie (29.97 / 25 fps, up to 9 minutes 59 seconds)
First to achieve crop-free 4K video shooting with Canon’s compact digital cameras
Full HD 120 fps movie
Fastest 1/25600 second electronic shutter
3.0 type 1.04 million dots touch panel tilt type liquid crystal
0.39 type 2.36 million dots pop-up type EVF
USB Type-C terminal
3.5 mm microphone input terminal
Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1
Size: 110.9 x 60.9 x 46 mm
Expected release date: early August 2019
A product description for the PowerShot G5 X Mark II leaked earlier but was successively removed. Here it is anyway:
24mm 5x Zoom
Premium Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
20.1 Megapixel 1.0-Type Stacked CMOS Sensor
120fps Full HD Movie
Pop-Up OLED Electronic Viewfinder
The Canon Powershot G5 X Mark II is a compact camera with huge possibilities. With powerful performance you can take anywhere, this premium compact camera uses a high-quality 5x zoom for superb results whatever you’re photographing. A 20.1-megapixel 1.0-type CMOS sensor produces superior image quality in still photos and 4K movies.
Power and Portability
Enjoy sensational image quality from a 20.1-megapixel 1.0-type stacked sensor and DIGIC 8 processor which work together to deliver incredible colour and clarity.
This superb 5x zoom lens has been developed using Canon’s considerable optics expertise. It delivers pin-sharp results and boasts a fast f/1.8-2.8 aperture which means it is great for low-light shooting.
Responsive and Intuitive
From the moment you pick this camera up, the Powershot G5 X Mark II feels fast and familiar, with quick AF, 30fps RAW burst mode and a design inspired by our EOS cameras. Shoot with either a tilting screen or a pop-up EVF
Superb for Movies
It is as easy to get creative with video as it is with still photos, thanks to 4K recording and frame rates up to 120fps in Full HD modes.
Use your mobile device to shoot remotely and edit and share photos on the move. The Powershot G5 X Mark II maintains a constant Bluetooth link and transfer files using Wi-Fi.
The announcement is expected for tomorrow. Stay tuned.