Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II

The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is a powerful compact camera with a big sensor, rapid processing, and a versatile zoom lens. It is designed for professional photographers.

The layered architecture of the 20.1MP 1″ CMOS sensor, along with the DIGIC 8 image processor, allows for rapid AF performance, high-speed full-resolution photography at up to 20 frames per second, and UHD 4K30p video recording.

A 5x zoom lens, which spans a 24-120mm equivalent focal length range for wide-angle to short-telephoto fields of view, is included as an additional feature to complement the sensor and CPU.

Canon G5 X Mark II

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A maximum aperture range of f/1.8-2.8 is ideal for working in challenging lighting circumstances, and an Optical Image Stabilizer, which compensates for the impacts of camera shake, is also included.

The G5 X Mark II’s design is completed with a pop-up 2.36 million dot electronic viewfinder, a 180-degree tilting touchscreen LCD, and the ability to connect wirelessly to a mobile device through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

To look at it, the G5 X Mark II is a complete departure from the previous model. It’s significantly smaller now that the permanent viewfinder fixture has been removed.

In spite of the fact that it is concealed within the body, the camera still has a viewfinder, which can be activated by pressing the side of the camera’s trigger. The element must be manually moved into place in order for the camera to function properly.

Hiding the finder has resulted in a smaller overall camera, but other design considerations have also contributed to this reduction: the LCD screen, for example, is now a tilt-angle design rather than an on-a-hinge vari-angle design as was the case with the previous edition.

Although this means that the screen of the Mark II cannot be folded inwards for protection, the 180-degree upwards (and forward for selfies) and 45-degree downwards tilts will be sufficient for the majority of users.

Canon G5 X Mark II Specifications

Body typeCompact
Max resolution5472 x 3648
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors21 megapixels
Sensor size1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
ProcessorDIGIC 8
Color spacesRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
File formatJPEG (Exif v2.3)Raw
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)24–120 mm
Optical zoom
Maximum apertureF1.8–2.8
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range5 cm (1.97″)
Macro focus range5 cm (1.97″)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder resolution2,360,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/25600 sec
Exposure modesProgramAperture priorityShutter priorityManual
Scene modesSelf PortraitPortraitPanningStar PortraitStar NightscapeStar TrailsStar Time-Lapse MovieHandheld Night SceneHigh Dynamic RangeFireworksStandard MovieShort ClipManual MovieTime-Lapse MovieiFrame Movie
Built-in flashYes
Flash range7.50 m
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, on, slow synchro, off
Drive modesSingleContinuousSelf-timer
Continuous drive30.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Modes3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
USBUSB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth
Remote controlYes (via smartphone or wireless remote)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA)230
Weight (inc. batteries)340 g (0.75 lb / 11.99 oz)
Dimensions111 x 61 x 46 mm (4.37 x 2.4 x 1.81″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes

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