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Canon PowerShot G5 X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 reviews of Canon PowerShot G5 X. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The performance and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the memory and battery. Opinions about the reliability and price are mixed.

usability, portability, performance, size, design

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 93/100 = 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. Reviewers really like the design and size. The performance and portability also get good comments, but there are mixed opinions on the battery and screen. Many are critical about the reliability and lens.

usability, portability, performance, size, design

image quality, lens, reliability

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

Dec, 2020

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. Reviewers really like the design and lens. The size and usability also get good views. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability. There are some negative reviews about the viewfinder and performance.

portability, usability, size, lens, design

performance, viewfinder

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

Dec, 2020

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 : Jeff Keller , Samuel Spencer , Rishi Sanyal (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...

The Canon PowerShot G5 X is the 'enthusiast' entry in the company's 1"-type camera lineup. In most respects, it's the same camera as the compact G7 X that preceded it, but with an electronic viewfinder, two extra dials and a fully articulating LCD...

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

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Expert review by : Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Canon G5X review

 

The Canon PowerShot G5X is a compact DSLR-styled bridge camera with a 1in sensor, built-in viewfinder and 4.2x zoom. Announced in October 2015 alongside the slim G9X, they extend the PowerShot G series to five models. The chunky G1X Mark II officially...

Large and detailed built-in viewfinder ; Fully-articulated screen with great touch interface ; 1in sensor delivers a good balance of quality vs size ; Flexible 24-100mm f1.8-2.8 zoom with 5cm macro ; Built-in Wifi with NFC and good smartphone app ;...

Larger and less pocketable than rival models ; No 4k video, nor 1080p above 60p ; No in-camera panorama mode ; Burst speed in RAW is very slow

Canon's PowerShot G5X is one of the most capable compacts around, delivering much of the experience of a larger camera in a smaller, lighter and often cheaper form factor. The really clever part is it's essentially based on the best-selling PowerShot...

Mar, 2016

Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Kyle Looney (reviewed.com)

Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera Review

 

Canon's newest point-and-shoot finds its niche.

With the G5 X, Canon now has four distinct—if not entirely different—options for people looking for a dedicated point-and-shoot camera. It's a bold move from the market leader, and it's one that we think customers will respond positively to. With the...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Marcus Wong (hardwarezone.com)

First looks: Canon’s PowerShot G5 X with a 20MP 1” sensor and built-in EVF

 

There sure are a lot of PowerShot G-something X cameras suddenly. Check out what makes the G5 X different, and how it compares against the rest of Canon's PowerShot G-series cameras.

Oct, 2015

Price comparison for Canon PowerShot G5 X

  Store     Price
Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Digital Camera w/ 1...
20.1 Megapixel 1.0 inches Stacked CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor
$849.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera w/ 1 Inch Sensor...
1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with Canon's powerful DIGIC 6 Image...
$699.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera w/1 Inch Sensor...
This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing...
$449.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Digital Camera - Wi-Fi...
24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor.
$999.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot G5 X 20.2MP Point and Shoot Digital...
20.2MP 1" High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor || DIGIC 6 Image Processor
$669.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Compact Digital Camera...
1.0 Inch, 20.1 Megapixel High sensitivity CMOS sensor
$429.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot Digital Camera [G7 X Mark II] with...
The advanced video capabilities of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II camera can capture moments in the quality...
$499.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot G5 5MP Digital Camera w/ 4x Optical...
5 megapixel sensor (2592 x 1944 pixels) for enlargements up to 20 x 30 inches
$54.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera 20.1MP...
This Canon camera bundle comes complete with all manufacturer supplied accessories and includes 1 year...
$599.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot Digital Camera G7 X Mark II with Wi...
This Canon G7x Mark II value bundle includes 11 items that will have you snapping pics like a pro in no time
$549.00 TO SHOP

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