Canon G5X Digital Camera

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Compact Design. Complete Manual Control.

The PowerShot G5 X combines uncompromising image quality from a 1.0-type back-illuminated 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with the exceptional speed of a DIGIC 6 processor, all packaged into beautifully compact body. For the more advanced photographer, the PowerShot G5 X’s range of manual controls and high resolution OLED electronic viewfinder offers DSLR-like handling and maximum comfort when shooting.

 

Built-in Electronic Viewfinder

Built in 2.36 Million pixel Electronic Viewfinder, for shooting in bright conditions

 

Vari-angle LCD

3.0-type 1.04 million dot vari-angle LCD screen allows for shooting at high or low angles and self-portraits

 

USB Charging

Connect to your computer to charge the battery via USB. Alternatively, a standalone battery charger is supplied

 

Touch Screen

Touch Panel LCD allows you to quickly select AF points, take photos via Touch Shutter & review your images simply by swiping

 

Social Sharing and Connectivity

Built in NFC & Wi-Fi makes it easy to transfer your images onto a smartphone for sharing to social media

 

Detailed Specifications

Image Sensor

Type
1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels
Approx. 20.2M (Aspect ratio 3:2) (10)
Effective / Total Pixels
Approx. 20.9M
Colour Filter Type
Primary Colour

Image Processor

Type
DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology

Lens

Focal Length
8.8 – 36.8 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 100 mm)
Zoom
Optical 4.2x ZoomPlus 8.4x Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x (1)) Combined approx. 17x
Maximum f/number
f/1.8 - f/2.8
Construction
11 elements in 9 groups (1 double sided aspherical lens, 1 single sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single sided aspherical lens and 1 UD lens)
Image Stabilisation
Yes (lens-shift type), approx. 3-stop (9). Intelligent IS with 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS

Focusing

Type
TTL
AF System/ Points
AiAF (31-point, Face Detection or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed centre)
AF Modes
Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE (5), Touch AF
AF Point Selection
Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock
Yes, via customisable buttons
AF Assist Beam
Yes
Manual Focus
Yes, plus MF Peaking
Focus Bracketing
Yes
Closest Focusing Distance
5 cm (Wide) from front of lens 40 cm (Tele) from front of lens

Exposure Control

Metering modes
Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Touch AF frame)
AE Lock
Yes, via customisable buttons
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments Manual and automatic dynamic range correction Automatic shadow correction ND Filter (3-stop) On/ Auto/ Off (12)
AEB
1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO sensitivity
125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800 (11) AUTO ISO: 125 - 12800 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change)

Shutter

Speed
1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default) 1/8 - 1/2000 sec. (Movie Mode) BULB, 30 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

White Balance

Type
TTL
Settings
Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2 Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto White Balance Compensation Colour adjustment in Star mode

Colour Matrix

Type
sRGB
Viewfinder
EVF (0.39 type), Approx. 2,360K dots, OLED
Viewfinder / Coverage
Approx. 100%
Eyepoint / Dioptre Correction
Approx. 22 mm (from eyepiece lens centre) -3.0 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)

LCD Monitor

Monitor
Vari-angle 7.5 cm (3.0”) Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. Capacitive type
Coverage
Approx. 100%
Brightness
Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

Flash

Modes
Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed
Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction
Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock
Yes
Manual Power Adjustment
3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX, 430EX II. 22 levels with 430EX III-RT, 580EX II and 600EX-RT (2))
Second Curtain Synchronisation
Yes
Built-in Flash Range
50 cm – 7.0 m (W) / 50 cm – 4.0 m (T)
External Flash
E-TTL with EX series Speedlites (2) Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

Shooting

Modes
Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Portrait, Self-Portrait, Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Portrait, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Fireworks, High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie
Modes in Movie
Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Manual, Portrait, Nostalgic, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Fireworks, Short Clip, iFrame Movie
Photo Effects
My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes
Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 5.9 shots/sec (8) with AF: Approx. 4.4 shots/sec (all speeds are until memory card becomes full) (3)(4)

Recording Pixels / Compression

Image Size
3:2 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3648, (M1) 4320 x 2880, (M2) 2304 x 1536, (S) 720 x 480 4:3 - (RAW, L) 4864 x 3648, (M1) 3840 x 2880, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480 16:9 - (RAW, L) 5472 x 3080, (M1) 4320 x 2432, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 720 x 408 1:1 - (RAW, L) 3648 x 3648, (M1) 2880 x 2880, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480 Resize available in playback (M2, S) for JPEG images
Compression
RAW, Superfine, Fine
Movies
(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 59.94 / 50 / 29.97 / 25 / 23.98 fps (HD) 1280 x 720, 29.97 / 25 fps (L) 640 x 480, 29.97 / 25 fps Star Time-Lapse Movie (Full HD) 29.97 / 25 / 14.99 / 12.5 fps Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6 / 3 / 1.5 fps Hybrid Auto (HD) 29.97 / 25 fps iFrame Movie (Full HD) 29.97 / 25 fps
Movie Length
(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. (6) (L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour (4) (Star Time-Lapse Movie) up to 128 sec

File Types

Still Image Type
JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), RAW+JPEG
Movies
MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)] iFrame

Direct Print

Canon Printers
Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge
Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

Other Features

GPS
GPS via Mobile (linked to a compatible smartphone)
Red-Eye Correction
Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu
My Menu customisation available
Intelligent Orientation Sensor
Yes
Histogram
Yes, live histogram
Playback zoom
Yes, enabled in 10 steps
Self Timer
Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Menu Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew

Interface

Computer
Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) DIGITAL connector
Other
HDMI Micro Connector Remote Switch Connector
Computer/Other
Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support (7)

Memory Card

Type
SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)

Supported Operating System

PC & Macintosh
Windows 10 / 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 (14) Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 For Wi-Fi connection to a PC: Windows 10 / 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 For Image Transfer Utility: Windows 10 / 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10

Software

Other
CameraWindow DC Map Utility Image Transfer Utility Camera Connect available on iOS and Android devices
Image Manipulation
Digital Photo Professional for RAW development

Power Source

Batteries
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life
Approx. 210 shots Aprrox. 215 shots with in-built EVF Eco mode approx. 320 shots Approx. 240 min. playback
A/C Power Supply
Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC110 Charging via USB available with Compact Power Adaptor CA-DC30 (13)

Accessories

Cases / Straps
Camera Jacket DCC-1850 Neck Strap NS-DC12 PowerShot Accessory Organizer
Flash
Canon Speedlite (including 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III-RT, 580EX, 580EX II and 600EX-RT (2)) Speedlite Transmitter (ST-E3-RT, ST-E2) Speedlite bracket SB-E2 Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3 Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
Remote Controller/ Switch
Remote Switch RS-60E3
Power Supply & Battery Chargers
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC110, Compact Power Adaptor CA-DC30, Battery Charger CB-2LHE
Other
Interface cable IFC-600PCU

Physical Specifications

Operating Environment
0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)
112.4 x 76.4 x 44.2 mm
Weight
Approx. 377 g (including battery and memory card)

Footnotes

PowerShot G5 X
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.Subject to change without notice.(1) Depending on the image size selected.(2) Not all functions of the flash are supported.(3) Under conditions where the flash does not fire.(4) Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.(5) Some settings limit availability.(6) The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.(7) Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts(8) Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject.(9) Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.(10) Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.(11) ISO sensitivity denotes Recommended Exposure Index(12) Auto ND Filter not avaliable in Movie Mode.(13) Charging via USB requires Interface Cable IFC-600PCU (Sold seperately) or similar cable with USB Micro-B to USB type-A connectors(14) Software applications compatible with Windows 10 in Windows 10 Desktop Mode only
 

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