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 PowerShot G5X 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.
Featuring a maximum aperture of f/1.8-2.8, the ultra-bright zoom lens on the Canon G5X 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 to intimate portraits.
Capture life in motion and full high definition. The Canon G5X records 1080p video at 60 fps, 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.
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 scenes with high dynamic range, tripod-free.
Keep your eyes on the action thanks to the Canon G5X’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.
The Canon G5X’s 3.0-inch vari-angle touchscreen monitor makes it easy to shoot from unique angles, capture self-portraits and operate the camera’s settings. With the tap or swipe of your finger you can quickly and intuitively select autofocus points, activate the shutter and review your photos.
Through the Canon Camera Connect app you can wirelessly and effortlessly 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.
|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
|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)
|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|
|Remote Control||RS-60E3 (Optional)|
|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|
|Memory Card Type||SD SDHC SDXC|
|Video Clip Length||Up to 4 GB or 29 Min 59 Sec|
|Audio Recording||Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo|
|Screen||3.0" LCD Rear Touch Screen Swivel (1,040,000 pixels)|
|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)|
The Canon PowerShot G5 X can be charged either via USB or the included battery charger.
The Canon G5X 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.
The ring on the Canon PowerShot G5 X’s lens controls aperture by default but can be customised to control zoom.
The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a maximum inbuilt flash sync speed of 1/2000 sec.
The Canon PowerShot G5 X is compatible with Canon EX series speedlights, which provide E-TTL functionality with the camera.
The PowerShot G5 X is also compatible with the HF-DC2 Canon High Power Flash.