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Canon PowerShot G5 X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 223 reviews of Canon PowerShot G5 X. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the image quality and size. The performance and portability also get good views. The reliability and price get mixed comments. There are some less positive opinions about the memory and battery.

usability, portability, performance, size, image quality

battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G5 X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot G5 X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G5 X from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and size. The performance and portability also get good feedback. The reliability and lens get negative comments, and views about the battery and screen are mixed.

usability, portability, performance, size, design

image quality, lens, reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot G5 X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G5 X from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and size. The design and lens are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the reliability and usability are mixed, while the performance and viewfinder get less positive views.

image quality, lens, design, size, portability

viewfinder, performance

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II

 

The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is a pocket camera that will make enthusiasts happy, with a solid zoom range, a 1-inch sensor, and an electronic viewfinder.

Larger image sensor than phones. 5x zoom lens. Excellent ergonomics. Built-in EVF and flash. Selfie LCD with touch support. In-lens ND filter. 4K video.

No mic input. Autofocus not as advanced as some competitors.

Bottom Line: The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is a pocket camera that will make enthusiasts happy, with a solid zoom range, a 1-inch sensor, and an electronic viewfinder.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot G5 X

 

The Canon PowerShot G5 X is a bulkier twin to the G7 X, adding an EVF, a hot shoe, and a vari-angle display. It's an excellent choice if you want a beefier compact.

Big 1-inch image sensor. Wide aperture zoom lens. Vari-angle touch display. EVF and hot shoe. Quick focus. Wi-Fi with NFC. Raw capture.

Expensive. Burst rate slows when shooting Raw. Lacks 4K video support.

Conclusions There has never been a better time to buy a high-quality compact digital camera—assuming you're willing to spend some money. There are numerous models of varying shapes, sizes, and capabilities on the market, and for the most part they're...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot G5 X review: Good, but for the price it lags behind the best

 

Canon's more feature-packed enthusiast compact has all the right hardware, but doesn't really stand out from the crowd.

The Canon PowerShot G5 X has a great viewfinder and a comfortable shooting design for serious photographers.

It can be frustratingly slow, with a short battery life.

Sluggish performance and a more limited feature set than similarly priced competitors hold the Canon PowerShot G5 back from being a leading contender among its peers.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted

 

The Canon PowerShot G5 X is a higher-end version of last year's G7 X and inherits its predecessor's 24-100mm lens and 20.2MP 1"-type BSI CMOS sensor and puts it into an SLR-style body with a built-in EVF, fully articulating LCD, three control dials and...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Kyle Schurman (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot G5 X

 

The Canon PowerShot G5 X is similar to other models in the G series of PowerShot cameras, but it does offer an electronic viewfinder and an articulated display screen, both of which make this model easier to use than others in the G series. And the G5...

Excellent image quality in most types of scenes with 1-inch image sensor ; Good mix of automatic and manual control shooting options ; Maximum aperture of f/1.8 is good for shooting portraits ; Having a viewfinder is a great option in this price range...

Optical zoom is limited to 4.2x ; Camera is chunky with an odd-shaped design, making it tough to fit in a standard pocket ; Some control buttons are a bit too small to be used comfortably ; Battery life is well below average ; Built-in flash unit only...

The Canon PowerShot G5 X is similar to other models in the G series of PowerShot cameras, but it does offer an electronic viewfinder and an articulated display screen, both of which make this model easier to use than others in the G series. And the G5...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Canon Powershot G5X digital camera wins Award

 

Canon Powershot G5X honored with DFA Design for Asia Award : Canon proudly announced that the Powershot G5 X premium digital compact camera was recognized for design excellence by the Hong Kong Design Centre, winning a DFA Design for Asia Awards Bronze...

The DFA Design for Asia Awards celebrate design excellence, honoring and acknowledging companies and individuals for outstanding designs that offer commercial and societal success and have the potential to impact Asia. Launched in Hong Kong in 2003,...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Canon PowerShot G5 X

 

Canon PowerShot G5 X Compact Digital Camera : Canon has recently introduced the all-new PowerShot G5X camera. Incorporating a bright, built-in high-resolution Electronic View Finder (EVF) that allows photographers to more easily compose and take...

The Canon PowerShot G5X price in US dollar is set at $799.99. Prices may vary from country to country. The retail sales package contains the following accessories: Canon PowerShot G5X digital camera, Canon NS-DC12 neck strap, Canon NB-13L battery pack,...

Oct, 2015

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot G5 X Review

 

The Canon PowerShot G5 X is a new premium compact camera with a large CMOS image sensor and a fast lens. The metal-bodied G5 X has a 1.0-type back-illuminated 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, an f/1.8-2.8, 4.2x lens with 9-blade aperture, full manual...

The Canon PowerShot G5 X is an excellent compact camera for enthusiast photographers, offering a very good built-in viewfinder, a fast lens, a wealth of options for shooting both stills and video, excellent image quality, speedy auto-focusing,...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Canon G5X Review

 

The Canon G5X proves to be a more user-friendly and enhanced version of the G7X. With many more controls, a vari-angle LCD, an OLED viewfinder, a flash hot shoe, and additional enhancements to the camera body design and layout, the G5X takes what's...

Photographer-friendly controls; Good OLED viewfinder; Good image quality with sharp detail especially with RAW; Vari-angle touchscreen display

Only 31 autofocus points; Subpar continuous shooting performance; Soft corners at wide-angle; Flare issues and fringing shooting wide-open; No 4K video; Poor battery life

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Jan, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (computershopper.com)

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II

 

Larger image sensor than phones. 5x zoom lens. Excellent ergonomics. Built-in EVF and flash. Selfie LCD with touch support. In-lens ND filter. 4K video.

No mic input. Autofocus not as advanced as some competitors.

The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is a pocket camera that will make enthusiasts happy, with a solid zoom range, a 1-inch sensor, and an electronic viewfinder.

Oct, 2019

Price comparison for Canon PowerShot G5 X

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