Updated 26 Jun 2018

Canon

PowerShot G5X (with 8.8-36.8mm lens)

Snapshot: The Canon PowerShot G5X (with 8.8-36.8mm lens) compact camera has a touchscreen, has a manual focus option and can shoot Full-HD video. But how's the image quality?

PowerShot G5X (with 8.8-36.8mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1092

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Test results

Overall score
71
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • Good image quality.
  • Very good screen.
  • Good video quality.
  • OK flash.
  • Has a high resolution articulated monitor, a large sensor, a fast f/1.8 lens, PASM modes and a connection for an external flash.
  • Can shoot Full-HD video and manually focus.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Prices are from a June 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1092

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
20
Sensor
1 inch" Back Illuminated CMOS
ISO range
125 - 12800
Optical zoom
4.2
Aperture range
1.8 - 2.8
Zoom range
25 - 101
Shutter range
1/2000 - 30
Dimensions (cm)
114 x 53 x 81
Weight (g)
406
Depth (mm)
53

Features

Water resistant
No
Raw support
Yes
GPS tagging
No
PASM modes
Yes
Manual focus option
Yes

Monitor

Size (inches)
2.9
Monitor pixels
1,040,000
Touchscreen
Yes
Articulated monitor
Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder pixels
2,360,000

Video

Video
1920 x 1080
Microphone input
No

Memory

Memory card
SDHC, SDXC

Flash

Flash type
Switch on by hand
Connection for external flash
Yes

More info

Notes

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