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Overview of the PowerShot G5 X Mark II
As a photographer, it's essential to have a camera that can keep up with your vision and creativity. The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is a premium compact camera that boasts a range of advanced features and outstanding performance, making it a favorite among enthusiasts and professionals alike. In this review, we'll take a closer look at what makes the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II a standout camera. From its 20.1-megapixel sensor to its fast autofocus and intuitive controls, we'll explore the features and performance that make this camera a must-have for your photography arsenal. So, whether you're a pro or just starting, read on and discover why the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is worth the investment.
Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Pros and Cons
Now, we will look more closely at our review of the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II camera. We will see what it can do and compare it to other cameras like it. We will tell you what's good about it and what's not so good. This way, you'll know if it's the camera for you!
Build and Construction
Body and dimensions
Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II
|Dimensions||111 x 61 x 46mm|
The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is not sealed against water and dust, so it's important to be careful when using it in such conditions. If you often shoot in environments with water or dust, it's recommended to check out another camera with weather sealing.
Design and Handling
Main design features
|Screen Resolution||1,040k dots|
|Body type||Large sensor compact|
This camera has a tilting 3.00" screen, with a display resolution of 1,040k dots. This makes the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II not as suitable for those looking for a vlogging camera as you cannot view yourself while shooting selfies easily. The camera also features a touch screen, which adds to its ease of use.
PowerShot G5 X Mark II includes a electronic viewfinder with 2,360k dots of resolution with a coverage of 100% and a magnification of n/a. This feature enhances the camera's suitability for outdoor photography in bright conditions.
Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II has a 20MP sized Stacked BSI-CMOS sensor. You can shoot at maximum resolution of 20 pixels. Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II has a native ISO range of 125 - 12800 which can be boosted to null - 25600. It can also save files in RAW format which gives you a wider room for post processing.
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125 - 12800
|Extended ISO||null - 25600|
|Max resolution||5472 x 3648 pixels|
DXO Sensor Scores
Low Light ISO
DXO mark sensor scores
The DXOmark rankings indicate that the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II camera has excellent color depth performance, which refers to the number of colors the sensor can distinguish. Additionally, its dynamic range is also excellent, allowing it to retain high amounts of details in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The camera's low light ISO performance is excellent, which is an important factor to consider if you plan to use it in dimly lit indoor environments or at night. Overall the image quality of the PowerShot G5 X Mark II is excellent
Camera crop factor (or focal length multiplier) refers to how a camera's sensor size affects the apparent field of view of a lens. Crop factor is determined by comparing the size of a camera's sensor to that of a full-frame sensor, which is a standard reference size for camera sensors.
Crop factor calculator
Full frame equivalent
This camera: 1″
Connectivity, storage, battery
|Storage||SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)|
|Battery Life||230 shots|
The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II supports SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible) with 1 slots for storage. This may suffice for everyday use. However, for professional applications such as wedding photography, it is not recommended as a memory card malfunction could lead to the loss of all footage.
The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II uses the NB-13L model of battery pack. This is rated for 230 shots shots which is high. If you intend to take photos or record videos for an extended period, it might be a good idea to bring along additional batteries.
The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II has built in flash which is great for event photography and in low light situations. However it lacks an external flash shoe, which limits you to using the built-in flash.
The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II boasts a maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/2000s, which is ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects in bright environments, such as in sports photography. Faster shutter speeds enable you to freeze the action and capture every detail, making it easier to get the perfect shot.
With a continuous mechanical shutter speed of n/a or an electronic shutter speed of n/a, this camera is not capable of capturing the perfect moment more easily, making it not as suited for wedding, sports, and wildlife photography. Higher shutter speeds make it easier to capture fast-paced action, ensuring that you never miss the perfect shot.
The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II includes contrast detection autofocus (AF), with null number of focus points.
While contrast detection is generally more accurate and precise, phase detection autofocus is faster and more effective in most situations, particularly when photographing moving subjects.
Phase detection autofocus works by dividing the incoming light into pairs and then analyzing how they intersect on the camera's sensor. This method allows the camera to determine not only if a subject is in focus but also the direction and distance needed to adjust the focus to achieve perfect sharpness.
On the other hand, contrast detection autofocus works by analyzing the contrast of an image and adjusting the focus until the highest contrast is detected. While this method is very accurate, it can be slow, especially in low light conditions or when photographing moving subjects.
The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II features a Stacked BSI-CMOS sensor
No the PowerShot G5 X Mark II does not have weather sealing.
The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II was announced on Jul 09 2019
Yes the PowerShot G5 X Mark II does have in-body image stabilization that can compensate for camera shake, making it easier to shoot handheld in low light conditions.
The PowerShot G5 X Mark II has a native ISO range of 125-12800, which can be expanded to ISO null-25600 for even greater sensitivity in low light conditions.
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