Canon G5 X
- 20MP - 1" Sensor
- 3" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 125 - 12800
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 24-100mm (F1.8-2.8) lens
- 353g - 112 x 76 x 44mm
- Announced September 2015
- Replacement is Canon G5 X MII
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon G5 X overview
Canon G5 X is Canon's Large Sensor Compact camera originally introduced on September of 2015. The camera features a 20MP, BSI-CMOS 1" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 5472 x 3648.
Canon released the updated Canon G5 X MII (Read Full Comparison) to improve this camera.
The G5 X comes in at #29 out of 63 in Large Sensor Compact cameras and all round #295 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. Remember to check our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your custom requirements.
Below is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon G5 X family
The Canon G5 X is part of a family of products. You can view the complete list underneath.
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Canon G5 X Gallery
You can view the G5 X from several angles in the gallery below.
Canon G5 X Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of advantages and disadvantages of the Canon G5 X based on features which are often viewed as useful in a camera.
Canon G5 X Sensor features
The Canon G5 X is powered by the DIGIC 6 processor chip. The sensor specification on the Canon G5 X is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 5472 x 3648 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter may produce cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 20MP and includes a native ISO range of 125 to 12800. RAW format is supported which means that you have more margin for error.
The picture underneath shows the G5 X's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The G5 X sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.7 and is outlined in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon G5 X dimensions
Canon G5 X weighs about 0.78 lb (353 gr or 12.45 oz) and the size of the camera is 112mm x 76mm x 44mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.7"). The weight of normal Large Sensor Compact camera is 392 gr and the Canon G5 X is on par as compared with various competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a shot of the Canon G5 X next to a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will illustrate the button arrangement on the G5 X.
Canon G5 X Lens features
The G5 X houses a built in lens giving a focal range of 24-100mm making it a 4.2 x zoom which is not at all huge but it is likely to be convenient in a few conditions.
At it's widest 24mm, it provides an aperture of f1.8 making it amazing in low light situations and capturing a shallow depth of field. It would also make it easier to go with a lower ISO to get clearer pictures. On the long end, 100mm comes to f2.8 making it pretty good and will allow you to keep higher shutter speeds.
Canon G5 X Connectivity
The G5 X has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to copy photos and oftentimes alter settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Certain apps also stream a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB socket.
Canon G5 X Video features
The maximum video quality on the Canon G5 X is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality provides a good balance for quality vs file size but FULL HD will not give you much room to crop. The body doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone jack which means you have got zero control over your audio. It is probably best to shop for a different model should you need better audio in your video clips.
Canon G5 X Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing on the Canon G5 X so you have to be cautious in wet and dusty conditions.
Canon G5 X Display and Viewfinder
The Canon G5 X features a 3" fully articulated screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots.
The display is selfie friendly to get self portraits as well as group photos if required. Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means that you will be able to switch focus points plus adjust settings by using your fingertips.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder details regarding Canon G5 X are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 2,360k dots
- Coverage 100 percent
In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders are quite useful.
Canon G5 X Shutter features
Canon G5 X continuous shooting rate is 5.9 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Canon G5 X Flash and Hot shoe features
Canon G5 X has got both integrated flash and also external flash ability.
Canon G5 X Autofocusing features
Canon G5 X has got only Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker and accurate compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera features Face detect which makes it helpful for taking photos of people.
The Sensor features 31 focus points to choose from. Canon G5 X has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers to shift focus. It also boasts Tracking AF for things that move. Canon G5 X has the ability to use manual focus in case it is required for low light situations or you want more exact focus control.
Canon G5 X Battery life
The battery (NB-13L) on the Canon G5 X is designed to last for 210 pictures according to the CIPA requirements making it lesser as compared to its rivals. The general Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 301. Leica X-U comes with the highest possible (450) battery life for this class of cameras.
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Canon G5 X for varying kinds of photography
The following illustration presents a analysis of the Canon G5 X for varying kinds of photography. To find out more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon G5 X Portrait photography info
The Canon G5 X receives a points tally of 71 which is nice, meaning that it is a fine choice for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, support for RAW files together with the option to use off-camera lighting.
Canon G5 X Street photography info
Getting a impressive points tally of 84, the Canon G5 X is a great choice to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Canon G5 X Sports photography information
A moderate sports photography score of 55 suggests the Canon G5 X is fairly acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs fantastic focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon G5 X as a Travel photography camera
Size is super crucial in picking a travel camera. Over-all, the Canon G5 X gets a tremendous 78 for a travelling camera which makes it a wonderful pick for your holidays.
Canon G5 X Landscape photography info
If you find yourself looking to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Canon G5 X at it's very good score of 69 for a landscape camera is a good choice within the current marketplace.
Canon G5 X Vlogging information
A camera for vlogging ought to have a articulating screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Canon G5 X is a superb fit for vlogging as it receives a terrific score of 79.
Canon G5 X Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the G5 X, here is a collection of the top placed cameras that fall into the class of Large Sensor Compact.
The diagram underneath offers you an overview of the G5 X versus it's highest ranked competitors mentioned above.
There are more cameras you may have a look at as alternatives. To go through a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.