Canon G5X Review: Enthusiast-oriented compact improves on G7X’s design, but issues remain


posted Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 1:52 AM EDT

Just over a year after releasing the compact PowerShot G7X, Canon has taken the G7X's internals and put them into the well-designed PowerShot G5X. Utilizing the same 20.2-megapixel backside-illuminated 1"-type sensor and 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 equivalent lens, the G5X adds numerous features to the camera body itself while maintaining similar imaging performance of its sibling.

The first thing you'll notice is that the G5X looks a lot different than the G7X. With a 2.36-million-dot Organic LED electronic viewfinder, a front grip, numerous additional controls, and a Vari-angle touchscreen display, the Canon G5X is larger and more enthusiast-oriented than the G7X. These changes to the camera body lead to a much more comfortable and efficient shooting experience.

24mm equivalent (8.8mm), f/5.6, 1/10s, ISO 125. This image has been modified.

We have just finished our full Canon G5X review, including our image quality comparison, print quality analysis and, of course, our final verdict. The G5X delivers the same performance that you would get with the G7X, only this time with more external features and control. Although the camera is not without its faults -- as we discovered the G5X suffers from many of the same issues we found with the G7X -- the Canon G5X nevertheless proves to be a decent all-around camera that is enjoyable to use out in the field if you can get around some of its quirks and performance issues. To find out more and to see if the G5X might be right for you, read our Canon G5X review!

24mm equivalent, f/4.5, 1/640s, ISO 125, -0.67 exposure compensation.
50mm equivalent (18.6mm), f/4, 1/60s, ISO 200, Auto mode.

Canon G5X Review • Conclusion

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