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Canon PowerShot G5 X Compact Camera

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Canon PowerShot G5 X: Exceptional Photos & Video on the Go

Sized for your pocket but overflowing with potential, the Canon PowerShot G5 X is a compact camera for those with big imaging ambitions. Ideal for all skill levels, it’s as simple or advanced as you want to be. Enjoy point-and-shoot simplicity or assume full manual control. The Canon PowerShot G5 X’s 1.0-inch, 20.2MP sensor and bright 4.2x optical zoom lens capture stunning results, even in low light.

Compact Design with DSLR-Style Handling

With the exceptional imaging capability of a 1.0-inch, back-illuminated 20.2MP CMOS sensor and the powerful speed of a DIGIC 6 processor, the Canon G5 X compact camera is as substantial as it is stylishly compact. Impressive features, DSLR-like handling, manual controls and 14-bit RAW file support cater for more advanced shooters, while intelligent automatic modes and easy-to-use menus put stunning results within reach of beginners.

Ultra-Bright Lens with 4.2x Optical Zoom

Featuring a maximum aperture of f1.8-2.8, the ultra-bright zoom lens on the Canon G5 X captures pictures with brilliant sharpness and gorgeous background blur, even in dimmer lighting conditions. 4.2x optical zoom (equivalent to 24-100mm) provides the scope and the reach to shoot everything from sweeping landscapes and travel shots to intimate portraits.

Full HD Movies

Capture life in motion and full high definition. The Canon G5 X records 1080p video at 60 fps (frames per second), allowing you to film beautifully true-to-life movie footage. Better still, manual movie mode gives you full creative control over aperture, shutter speed and ISO. 

New Creative Possibilities 

Realise new creative possibilities with unique shooting tools such as enhanced Star Mode (for stunning star portraits, star trails and evening time-lapses) and Handheld HDR for capturing high dynamic range scenes, tripod-free. 

Built-in EVF

Keep your eyes on the action thanks to the Canon G5 X compact camera’s large, responsive 2.36 million-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF), centrally positioned to provide a natural and immersive shooting experience. The EVF reproduces colours, tones and contrast with high fidelity and automatically changes the orientation of information in its display to suit horizontal or vertical shooting.

Vari-Angle Touchscreen Functionality 

The Canon G5 X’s 3.0-inch vari-angle touchscreen monitor makes it easy to shoot from unique angles, capture self-portraits or vlogs and operate the camera’s settings. With a tap or swipe of your finger you can quickly and intuitively select autofocus points, activate the shutter and review your photos. 

Wireless Shooting & Sharing

Through the Canon Camera Connect app you can effortlessly and wirelessly share your favourite images, shoot remotely (so you can appear in group shots or take selfies), and track your travels with GPS data from your linked smartphone.

Modern buildings opposite a stately heritage building, photographed with the Canon PowerShot G5 XModern buildings opposite a stately heritage building, photographed with the Canon PowerShot G5 X

Detail of guitar and amp in background, photographed with the Canon PowerShot G5 XDetail of guitar and amp in background, photographed with the Canon PowerShot G5 X
More Information
GTIN/UPC Code 13803266986
Camera Series Canon PowerShot
Image Sensor Type / Format CMOS
Maximum Resolution 3:2 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3648, 4:3 - (RAW, L) 4864 x 3648, 16:9 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3080, 1:1 - (RAW, L) 3648 x 3648
Other Resolutions 3:2 - (M1) 4320 x 2880, (M2) 2304 x 1536, (S) 720 x 480
4:3 - (M1) 3840 x 2880, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 -(M1) 4320 x 2432, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 720 x 408
1:1 - (M1) 2880 x 2880, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480
Image Stabilization Yes
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC LC
Lens EFL: 8.8-36.8mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-100mm)
Aperture: f/1.8 (W) - 2.8 (T)
Zoom Optical: 4.2x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Wide: 2" (5.08 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 1.3' (39.62 cm) - Infinity
Macro: 2" (5.08 cm) - 1.6' (48.77 cm)
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 125-6400 (Extended Mode: 125-12800)
Shutter 30 - 1/2000 second, Bulb Mode
1 - 1/2000 second in Auto Mode
1/8 - 1/2000 second in Movie Mode
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Creative Filters, Creative Shot, Custom, Hybrid Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, SCN, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom 1, Custom 2, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Shade, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 5.9 fps at 20.2 MP
Up to 4.4 fps at 20.2 MP
Self Timer 10 Sec, 2 Sec
Interval Recording Yes
Remote Control RS-60E3 (Optional)
Built-in Flash Yes
Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.64 - 22.97' (0.5 - 7 m)
Telephoto: 1.64 - 13.12' (0.5 - 4 m)
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Built-in Memory No
Memory Card Type SD SDHC SDXC
Video Recording Yes
Video Clip Length Up to 4 GB or 29 Min 59 Sec
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder Yes
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Touch Screen Swivel (1,040,000 pixels)
Water Proof No
Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0, WiFi
Operating Storage Temperature Operating 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) Humidity: 10 - 90%
Battery 1x NB-13L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1250 mAh
AC Power Adapter ACK-DC110 (Optional)
Shipping Weight (Kg) 1.5000
Brands Canon
Choose Style Body Only

Can the Canon G5 X be charged via USB?

The Canon G5 X compact camera can be charged either via USB or the included battery charger.


How long does the Canon G5 X battery last?

The Canon G5 X battery (NB-13L) is rated to take approximately 210 shots (215 when using the inbuilt EVF), 320 shots in Eco mode, or 240 minutes playback.


Can the lens ring on the Canon G5 X be used to zoom manually?

The ring on the Canon PowerShot G5 X’s lens controls aperture by default but can be customised to control zoom.


What is the sync speed of the Canon G5 X inbuilt flash?

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a maximum inbuilt flash sync speed of 1/2000 sec.


Can the Canon G5 X camera be used with an external flash?

The Canon G5 X is compatible with Canon EX series speedlights, which provide E-TTL functionality with the camera.

The camera is also compatible with the HF-DC2 Canon High Power Flash.

  • Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera
  • NB-13L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1250mAh)
  • CB-2LH Battery Charger for NB-13L Li-Ion Batteries
  • NS-DC12 Neck Strap
  • Strap Adapter
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