Canon PowerShot G5X
Great Images Are in Your View
The first PowerShot G-Series camera to incorporate a full-featured 2.36 million dot electronic viewfinder, the amazing PowerShot G5 X camera makes it simple to compose, set and capture high-quality stills and video without taking your eye away from the camera. For photography in the glare of bright sunlight, recording HD Video in an auditorium and other situations where the lighting is difficult or using the LCD monitor is inconvenient, the PowerShot G5 X’s electronic viewfinder helps enable unfettered operation. Full control is made simple with dedicated dials situated around the camera that let you easily customize and control the settings.
What’s more, helpful features like a built-in accessory hot shoe and a multi-angle, capacitive touch screen monitor serve to create an experience as unique as the subject being recorded. With its phenomenal and large imaging sensor, its marvelous electronic viewfinder and comprehensive operation, the PowerShot G5 X can deliver performance that’s easy to see.
Digital camera with built-in flash, 4.2x Optical, 4x Digital and 17x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
Image Capture Device
20.2 Megapixel*, 1.0-inch CMOS (sensor aspect ratio: 3:2)
*Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Approx. 20.9 Megapixels
Approx. 20.2 Megapixels
8.8 (W) - 36.8 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-100mm)
Auto/Manual: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 1.3 ft. (40cm) - infinity (T)
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 1.3 ft. (40cm) - infinity (T)
Macro: 2.0 in. - 1.6 ft. (5-50cm) (W)
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
Electronic Viewfinder (Approx. 2.36 million dots)
3.0-type TFT color liquid crystal (Vari-angle)
Approx. 1.04 million dots
Aperture and Shutter
f/1.8 (W), f/2.8 (T)
1-1/2000 sec. (in Auto mode)
30-1/2000 sec. (in Tv, M, and Manual Movie Modes)
BULB (in M mode only)
1/8 minimum in Manual Movie Mode
125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400 (When in Auto mode)
Max. ISO Speed 12800 (When in P mode)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center Weighted Average, Spot
Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Still Images: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments Videos: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto, Day Light, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom1-2
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
1.6 (50cm) -23 ft. (7.0m) (W), 1.6 ft. (50cm) - 13 ft. (4.0m) (T)
Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
C, M, Av, Tv, P, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Creative Shot, Portrait, Self Portrait, Star Portrait, Star Nightscape, Star Trails, 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, Standard Movie, Short Clip, Manual Movie, iFrame Movie
C, M, Av, Tv, P, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Creative Shot, Sports, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Movie*3
- Shooting movies is done with the movie button.
*1 Portrait, Smart Shutter *4, Star *5, Handheld Night Scene, Snow, Fireworks
*2 High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
*3 Standard Movie, Short Clip, Manual Movie, iFrame Movie
*4 Smile, Wink Self-Timer, Face Self-Timer
*5 Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color
Off, Approx. 2 sec. delay, Approx. 10 sec. delay, Custom
One Shot: Approx. 5.9 shots/sec.
Servo: Approx. 4.4 shots/sec.
SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards
SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards
Image Recording Format
Superfine / Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.3 (DCF 2.0), RAW (Canon original: 14-bit, CR2)
Video: MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC [Stereo])
Number of Recording Pixels
1) 16:9 - Large: 5472 x 3080; Medium 1: 4320 x 2432; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 720 x 408
2) 3:2 - Large: 5472 x 3648, Medium 1: 4320 x 2880, Medium 2: 2304 x 1536, Small: 720 x 480
3) 4:3 - Large: 4864 x 3648, Medium 1: 3840 x 2880, Medium 2: 2048 x 1536, Small: 640 x 480
4) 1:1 - Large: 3648 x 3648; Medium 1: 2880 x 2880; Medium 2: 1536 x 1536; Small: 480 x 480
Full HD 1920 x 1080: 59.94 fps
Full HD iFrame: 1920 x 1080: 29.97 fps
Full HD Star Time-Lapse Movie: 1920 x 1080: 14.985 fps / 29.97 fps
HD 1280 x 720: 29.97 fps
640 x 480: 29.97 fps
Miniature Effect: 1280 x 720: 6 fps (5x speed) / 3 fps (10x speed) / 1.5 fps (20x speed)
Miniature Effect: 640 x 480: 6 fps (5x speed) / 3 fps (10x speed) / 1.5 fps (20x speed)
Short Clip: 1280 x 720: 29.97 fps
Number of Recordable Images
Approx. Number of Shots Recordable to 16 GB Memory Card
|Medium 1 (M1)||SF||3,374||2,857||3,217||4,262|
|Medium 2 (M2)||SF||13,497||8,377||9,344||12,459|
Note: SF=Superfine F=Fine
• The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.
Time of Recordable Movies
|Shooting Modes||Pixels||Frame Rate||Movie Size (KB/sec.)||Approx. Total Movie Time Recordable to 16 GB Memory Card||Single Clip Approx. Recording Time*1||Video Recording Bit Rate|
|Standard Movie||1920 x 1080 (Full HD)||59.94 fps||59.94 fps||4288||59 min. 30 sec.||29 min. 59 sec.||Approx. 35 Mbps|
|29.97 fps||29.97 fps||2945||1 hr. 26 min. 5 sec.||29 min. 59 sec.||Approx. 24 Mbps|
|23.98 fps*2||23.98 fps*2||2945||1 hr. 26 min. 5 sec.||29 min. 59 sec.||Approx. 24 Mbps|
|1280 x 720 (HD)||29.97 fps||29.97 fps||992||4 hr. 5 min. 15 sec.||29 min. 59 sec.||Approx. 8 Mbps|
|640 x 480 (VGA)||29.97 fps||29.97 fps||382||10 hr. 22 min. 35 sec.||1 hr.||Approx. 3 Mbps|
*1 Using an SD Speed Class 10 / UHS-I compatible memory card.
• Recording stops automatically once the file size reaches 4 GB or the memory card becomes full.
• Recording may stop unexpectedly if a memory card with a low Speed Class is used.
*2 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.
Playback Modes File
Playback Function Menu:
Story Highlights, Protect, Favorites, Erase, Print, Group Playback, Play Movie, List/Play Digest Movies, Image Search, Slideshow, Rotate, Album Playback, Play Creative Shot Movies, Short Clip Mix, i-Contrast, Resize, Cropping, Red-Eye Correction, My Colors, Face ID Info, Print Settings, Photobook Set-up, Transition Effect, Index Effect, Scroll Display, Group Images, Auto Rotate, Resume, Image Jump with Control Ring/Front Dial, Set Touch Actions
Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images
USB (Micro-B), HDMI (Type D)
Specifications: IEEE 802. 11b/g/n
Frequency: 2.4 GHz
Security: WEP, WPA-PSK (AES/TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES-TKIP)
Remote switch terminal available; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Battery Pack NB-13L, AC Adapter Kit CA-DC10 (ACK-DC110)
In-Camera Charging via USB Cable available through Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30 (Charging time: Approx. 5 hr.)*
* Charging time varies considerably depending on the remaining battery power.
Approx. 210 shots with Screen On
Approx. 215 shots with Viewfinder On
Approx. 320 shots with ECO Mode
Approx. 4 hr.
32-104°F / 0-40°C
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.43 x 3.01 x 1.74 in. / 112.4 x 76.4 x 44.2mm
13.3 oz. / 377g (including battery and memory card)
12.5 oz. / 353g (camera body only)
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