Canon G5 X MII summary
Canon G5 X MII is Canon's Large Sensor Compact digital camera initially released on July of 2019. It includes a 20 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1" size sensor with a full resolution of 5472 x 3648.
The G5 X MII is ranked #20 out of 62 in Large Sensor Compact cameras & over all #225 out of 1431 for digital cameras in our list. Please try our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your personalized criteria.
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Canon G5 X MII history
The Canon G5 X MII has a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can see all older and latest models as well as main specifications.
Canon G5 X MII Gallery
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Canon G5 X MII Pros and Cons
Here is a list of good and bad points of the Canon G5 X MII based on criterias that are oftentimes regarded as crucial in a digital camera.
Canon G5 X MII Sensor features
The Canon G5 X MII features the DIGIC 8 processor chip. The sensor specification in the Canon G5 X MII is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 5472 x 3648 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can cause cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 20MP and features a standard ISO range of 125 - 12800. The ISO can be extended electronically to a maximum of 25600. RAW photos are saved therefore you have more margin for error.
The image below shows the G5 X MII's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The G5 X MII sensor has a crop factor of 2.7 and is outlined in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon G5 X MII dimensions
Canon G5 X MII weighs in at 0.75 lbs (340 gr / 11.99 ounces) & the size of the camera is 111mm x 61mm x 46mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.8"). The weight of average Large Sensor Compact camera is 394 gr so the Canon G5 X MII is less heavy compared to its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Below is a photo of the Canon G5 X MII next to a soft drink to help you get a feel for its size.
The top view here will show the button arrangement on the G5 X MII.
Canon G5 X MII Lens features
The G5 X MII has a fixed lens giving a focal range of 24-120mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be huge nevertheless it will be convenient in certain conditions.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f1.8 making it good for low light occasions and getting good bokeh. It will also enable you to choose a much lower ISO in order to get crisper photos. For the long end, 120mm comes to f2.8 making it pretty good and enables you to set higher shutter speeds.
Canon G5 X MII Connectivity
The G5 X MII has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy files and at times adjust settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
A few apps also stream a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. A lot of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Canon G5 X MII Video features
The highest possible video resolution in the Canon G5 X MII is 3840 x 2160 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 2160p delivers a fantastic resolution for video. You can downsample to 1080p in order to get better video. Be wary of the considerable file sizes and ensure you own decent SD cards with good write speeds. The body does not offer a microphone or headphone socket which means that you have zero control over the sound. It is probably best to buy a different camera in case you want good sound for your videos.
Canon G5 X MII Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing in the Canon G5 X MII so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.
Canon G5 X MII Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon G5 X MII includes a 3 inch tilting display screen with a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
It possesses a selfie friendly screen to take self portraits and group shots when needed. Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means you can adjust focus point and change settings by using your fingertips.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The View Finder specifications for Canon G5 X MII are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
- Coverage 100%
Viewfinders can be quite helpful for bright outdoor situations which can make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.
Canon G5 X MII Shutter features
Canon G5 X MII continuous shooting speed is 30.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds. The camera also offers silent electronic shutter of 1/25600 seconds. Beware that the electronic shutter can produce "rolling shutter" under some situations.
Canon G5 X MII Flash and Hot shoe features
Canon G5 X MII comes with just built in flash with no external flash support.
Canon G5 X MII Autofocus features
Canon G5 X MII comes with only Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & accurate compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera includes Face detection which can be valuable for portraits.
Canon G5 X MII has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to switch where you focus. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Canon G5 X MII has got manual focusing when needed for low light or you need to have more accurate control on focusing.
Canon G5 X MII Battery life
The battery life in the Canon G5 X MII is fashioned to last for 230 photos as per the CIPA standards which is lower as compared to it's competition. The average Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 300. Leica X-U features the best (450) battery life for this group of cameras.
Here is a collection of Large Sensor Compact cameras that come with the best battery life:
Canon G5 X MII for different styles of photography
The following bar chart shows a outline of the Canon G5 X MII for different styles of photography. To find out more, have a look at the specific section below.
Canon G5 X MII Portrait photography details
The Canon G5 X MII receives a score of 66 which is above average, and means the camera is a respectable pick to use for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW files along with the ability to use off-camera flash.
Canon G5 X MII as a Street photography camera
Having a fantastic points total of 85, the Canon G5 X MII is a awesome choice for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon G5 X MII Sports photography highlights
A above average sports photography rating of 65 indicates the Canon G5 X MII is a very decent choice for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have very good focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon G5 X MII as a Travel photography camera
Portability is pretty crucial when choosing a camera for travel. All things considered, the Canon G5 X MII gets a wonderful 80 as a travelling camera which is a tremendous choice for your holidays.
Canon G5 X MII Landscape photography features
For anybody who is looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the most important factor will be image quality. The Canon G5 X MII with it's above average score of 71 for a landscape camera is a fine choice among its competitors.
Vlogging with Canon G5 X MII
A vlogging camera really should posses a articulating screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Canon G5 X MII is a terrific fit as a vlog camera as it delivers a very high score of 80.
Canon G5 X MII Alternatives
If you need replacements to the G5 X MII, below is a list of the top rated cameras which fall within the family of Large Sensor Compact.
The graph listed below shows you a summary of the G5 X MII compared to it's top ranking competitors listed earlier.
Following are several cameras you might have a look at as alternate options. To read a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.