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Canon PowerShot G5 X Compact Digital Camera

Product Code: 1010074R
The Canon PowerShot G5 X digital camera offers excellent image quality with exceptional speed in a portable compact body and boasts a 20.2 MP sensor, 4.2x Optical Zoom, and brilliant EVF.


Canon PowerShot G5 X Compact Camera Summary

  • 20.2 Megapixel 1.0 inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor
  • 2.36 million dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0” Touchscreen LCD
  • 4.3x Optical Zoom
  • 31-point AF
  • Wide focal range 28–84mm equivalent
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC
  • Full HD 1080p video
Our Verdict

The first thing you notice when you pick up the Canon PowerShot G5 X has nothing to do with the technology inside, but with its build quality instead. The camera’s look and feel is something that has clearly had a lot of thought put in to it; every button press and dial movement has a satisfying tactile sensation when used. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at its diminutive frame, it has the appearance and styling of larger cameras, but packed in to a small and very sleek body.

Like most modern snappers there are a whole host of technological functions to assist you with your photographic requirements. Canon has included a plethora of shooting modes for a variety of scenes, and the menus can all be accessed via the very intuitive touchscreen, which also features touch to focus.

All this comes in a stylish black body, adorned with leather-esque gripping areas and hard wearing dials and buttons in a matching colour.

We Love
  • High quality EVF
  • Compact design is great for handholding
  • Shooting modes aplenty
  • Easy to use touchscreen menus
  • Charge via USB cable

Canon PowerShot G5 X features in detail

Expanding on the prestigious G-series, Canon’s Powershot G5 X offers uncompromising image quality and exceptional speed and power. A beautifully compact and thoughtfully designed body encloses a 1” back-illuminated 20.2 MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 processor. The PowerShot G5 X is ideal for serious enthusiasts wanting professional levels of DSLR-like control and quality.

Stunning images

From sweeping landscapes, to up-close portraits, the PowerShot G5 X’s 24mm wide-angle, ultra-bright f/1.8 - 2.8, 4.2x zoom lens, with 9-blade aperture, makes it easy to capture stunning shots with beautiful bokeh and background blur.

Intuitive control, timeless design

Oozing the iconic G-series DNA, the PowerShot G5 X allows you to explore a wider number of photography features and settings, all in a conveniently compact body. For the more advanced photographer, the PowerShot G5 X’s high resolution, centred OLED electronic viewfinder offers DSLR-like handling, maximum comfort when shooting, and is ideal for photographers wanting to keep their eye on the scene. Whether you’re getting up-close shooting architecture on a city break, or capturing sweeping vistas in the countryside, the PowerShot G5 X’s vari-angle flip-out touchscreen makes it easy to take unique shots from a variety of unique angles.

High Definition Video

Become a budding videographer with the PowerShot G5 X—unleash your creativity with Manual Movie and capture stunning-quality Full HD movie footage at 60p, with full control over aperture, shutter speed and ISO. For rock steady footage when running or moving at pace, the camera includes 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS. In addition, for those after even greater levels of control, you can achieve perfect focus with Manual Focus peaking, create cinematic focus pulls via the touchscreen and tailor your video with variable frame rates.


The PowerShot G5 X features a host of advanced creative modes and connectivity features, allowing you to express yourself—whether capturing twinkling nightscapes and star trails with improved Star Mode or automatically adding retro filters at the press of the shutter with Creative Shot. Remote Shooting via Wi-Fi lets you access full manual control of the camera’s key functions from your smart device and gives you the freedom to explore more creative shooting set ups. Built in Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC connectivity makes it easy to transfer your photos and movies to your smart device and share directly with social networks—or even back-up images to cloud services like irista and Google Drive straight from the camera, so you never lose any precious memories.

What else is included in the box?
Canon PowerShot G5 X Compact Camera Accessories

Buy Canon PowerShot G5 X Compact Digital Camera - price £599.00

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Canon PowerShot G5 X Compact Digital Camera Specifications

Sensor Type 1.0" back-illuminated CMOS
Megapixels 20.2MP
Focal length range 8.8 – 36.8 mm (35mm equivalent: 24 – 100 mm)
Zoom 4.2x Optical Zoom, up to 17x Digital
Maximum Aperture f/1.8–2.8
ISO range 125 – 12800
Focus points 31 point
Continuous shooting 5.9fps (4.4 with AF)
Video resolution Full HD 1080p
LCD screen 3.0" Touchscreen
Viewfinder 2.36 million dot OLED EVF
Wireless connectivity Yes
GPS via smartphone app
Storage type SD Card
Dimensions 112.4mm x 76.4mm x 44.2 mm
Weight 377g
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