CANON PowerShot G5 X High Performance Compact Camera - Black

Product code: 149841

Product features

  • Sensor type: 1” / 13.2 x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor
  • f/1.8 - f/2.8 lens
  • DIGIC 6 processor with iSAPS technology
  • Manual controls
  • Built-in WiFi / NFC

Product features

  • Sensor type: 1” / 13.2 x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor
  • f/1.8 - f/2.8 lens
  • DIGIC 6 processor with iSAPS technology
  • Manual controls
  • Built-in WiFi / NFC
Product information
Top features:

- Crisp, high-res photos with a 20.9 MP CMOS sensor

- Creative control with manual adjustment, fast autofocus and built-in hot shoe

- Easy framing with a 3” LCD screen that's ideal for awkward shooting angles

- Wireless connections with WiFi and NFC help you upload and share photos easily

20.9 MP CMOS sensor

Delivering stunning, high-resolution images, the Canon PowerShot G5 X High Performance Compact Camera combines a 1” 20.9 megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and powerful DIGIC 6 image processor, allowing for significant cropping and enlargements.

This high performance spec, along with a fast f/1.8 – f/2.8 lens, ensures the PowerShot G5 X offers impressive low-light performance with a low signal-to-noise ratio, and minimal noise and distortion.

Advanced Dynamic Image Stabilisation (IS) ensures sharp, blur-free images and smooth, detailed Full HD movies by counteracting shake caused by shooting handheld.

Creative control

Experiment with full creative control using the quick access dedicated dials, and shoot with confidence thanks to fast, accurate autofocus and a 5.9 fps capture rate.

With close shooting possible at just 5 cm plus greater control over depth of field and a 9-blade aperture, you can capture detailed subjects with beautifully blurred backgrounds.

The high performance G5 X features a built-in hot shoe for expanded options – it's compatible with all Speedlite flashes for the EOS System and other accessories.

Easy framing

A large, vari-angle 3” / 75 mm LCD screen makes it easy to compose and view images from different angles, ideal when shooting at high or low angles.

Additionally, the PowerShot G5 X boasts a high-definition electronic viewfinder that's ideal for use in bright sunlight or for those who like to hold the camera up to their eye.

Delivering 100% frame coverage, the 2.36 million dot viewfinder ensures a high-contrast, realistic and smooth edge-to-edge view for accurate image composition and adjustments.

Wireless connections

Enjoy the convenience of wireless uploading your images and videos to your PC, laptop or tablet and share them instantly via social media or email. With one-touch NFC technology, pairing the G5 X with your smart device is easy.

Available on iOS and Android, the Canon Camera Connect app allows you to add location information to your images and can also be used for remote shooting (Android only) – ideal for group shots.

Memory for high speed shooting

It is important to have the right memory card for your camera. The memory card will determine how fast an image is saved and how fast an image is uploaded.

If you're shooting high definition videos along with high resolution images then it's best to invest in a high performance memory card. A high performance memory card will get the best out of your photography, ensuring the best continuous shooting speed and high quality data capture.



Technical specifications for CANON PowerShot G5 X High Performance Compact Camera - Black

Camera type High performance compact camera
Processor DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
Resolution 20.9 megapixels
Size 1" / 13.2 x 8.8 mm
ISO sensitivity AUTO, 125 - 12800
Image stabilisation Image Stabilisation (IS)
Focal length 8.8 - 36.8 mm
35 mm equivalent 24 - 100 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.8 - f/2.8
Minimum distance 5 cm
Normal distance 5 cm to infinity
Focusing Autofocus & manual
Focus area points 31-point autofocus
Optical zoom 4.2 x
Digital zoom 4 x
Type Electronic viewfinder & Live View
Screen 3” / 76.2 mm vari-angle LCD touchscreen
Screen features Resolution: 1,040,000 dots
Viewfinder 0.39" / 10 mm OLED viewfinder
Viewfinder features Resolution: 2,360,000 dots
Shutter speed - 30 secs - 1/2000th
- Bulb mode
Continuous shooting 5.9 fps
Self-timer - 2 seconds
- 10 seconds
- Custom
Photo exposure modes Smart auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, Hybrid auto, Creative shot, SCN (Portrait, Self-portrait, Star (Star nightscape, Star trails, Star portrait, Star time-lapse movie), Handheld night scene, Fireworks, High dynamic range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye effect, Miniature effect, Toy camera effect, Background defocus, Soft focus, Monochrome, Super vivid, Poster effect), Movie
Photo effects My colours (My colours off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & white, Positive film, Lighter skin tone, Darker skin tone, Vivid blue, Vivid green, Vivid red, Custom colour)
Time lapse Yes
White balance Auto (including Face detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
Maximum photo resolution 5472 x 3648p
Photo file formats - RAW
Video mode Yes, with sound
Maximum video resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080p (60 fps)
Other video resolutions HD 1260 x 720p
Video file formats - MP4
- H.264
Audio file formats MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Memory card - SD
Number of memory card slots 1
Built-in Yes
Hot-shoe adapter Yes
Interface - USB 2.0
- Micro HDMI
WiFi connectivity Yes
App available Yes, Canon Camera Connect app
Pictbridge / direct printing Yes
GPS Yes, via smartphone
Battery type Lithium-Ion NB-13L
Battery life Approx. 210 shots
Colour Black
Box contents - Canon PowerShot G5 X High Performance Compact Camera
- Battery pack NB-13L
- Battery charger CB-2LHE
- AC cable
- Neck strap NS-DC12
- Strap adapter
- User manual kit
Dimensions 90 x 181 x 166 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 830 g
Guarantee 1 year
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GB Experienced amateur
Perfect for downsizing from a DSLR or upgrading from a mobile phone.
Soft images at full digital zoom.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 05 January 2019
Published on: 06 February 2019
(5 out of 10)


Waterlooville GB Keen amateur
Great pictures
Has a fault in software wont allow certain action ie won’t toggle from one setting to another being set back to manufacturers
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 20 July 2018
Published on: 21 August 2018
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CANON PowerShot G5 X High Performance Compact Camera - Black