Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Review (image quality a strong point, DPReview)

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark Ii

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II 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)

DPReview reviewed the new Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II.

From their conclusion:

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.

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Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark I vs PowerShot G5 X Mark II Comparison

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark Ii

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. 

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The Canon PowerShot G5 X (Mark I)

Canon PowerShot G5 X:

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Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II vs PowerShot G7 X Mark III Side-By-Side Comparison

Canon Powershot G5 X Mark Ii

DPReview TV compares the new Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II with the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III.

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:

Both cameras are shipping.

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Firmware Update Will Improve Autofocus Performance

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark Iii

It seems user complains are having more and more weight at Canon.

Canon will release a firmware update for the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III ($749). This firmware update will fix some annoying AF issues some users experienced.

Canon product advisory:

Service Notice: PowerShot G7X Mark III: Plans to release new firmware update to improve video autofocus performance

In response to feedback from customers about the recently launched PowerShot G7 X Mark III, Canon U.S.A. plans to issue a firmware update that can help improve video autofocus speed, accuracy and subject detection performance.

This update will be free for all customers to download from the Canon U.S.A. website at the end of October 2019.

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This Is How The Canon Powershot G5 X Mark II Works (features & functions explained)

Powershot G5 X Mark Ii

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II at a glance:

  • 20.1 Megapixel 1.0″ Stacked CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 5x Optical Zoom Lens (24-120mm f/1.8-2.8) with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 4K 30p / FHD 120p Video
  • Pop-up EVF with 2.36 Million Dots, Touch & Drag AF
  • Continuous Shooting up to 20 fps (up to 30 fps with RAW Burst Mode)
  • USB Charge / Power Supply Compatible.Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Technology
  • Panoramic Shooting and Star Shooting Mode

CanonUSA posted two short videos where they show and explain the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II features and functions.

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Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Review (Photography Blog)

Powershot G5 X Mark Ii

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II 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)

Photography Blog posted their full review of the brand new Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II camera. They gave it a rating of 4/5.

From the conclusion:

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.

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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.

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