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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.

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Sensor

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Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels 20.2 Megapixels
Total Pixels 20.9 Megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

Processor

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Processor Type DIGIC 6
HS System Yes
Face Detection Technology Yes

Still Image

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Continuous shooting mode Yes
Focal Length 8.8 – 36.8 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 100 mm)
Optical Zoom Optical 4.2x
Digital Zoom Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x
Other Zoom ZoomPlus 8.4x
Combined Zoom Combined approx. 17x
Maximum f/number f/1.8 - f/2.8
Minimum focusing distance 5 cm (Wide) from front of lens,40 cm (Tele) from front of lens
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
Image Stabilisation Type Lens-shift type, approx. 3-stop [13, Intelligent IS with 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS

Focusing

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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 [6], 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

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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 [16]
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 [15]. AUTO ISO: 125 - 12800 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change)

Shutter

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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

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

Colour Matrix

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Type sRGB

Viewfinder

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Built-in Viewfinder Yes
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 100%
Eyepoint Approx. 22 mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
Dioptre Correction -3.0 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)

Screen

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Screen Type Vari-angle 7.5 cm (3.0”) Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. Capacitive type
Screen Coverage 100%
Touch Screen Yes
Screen size 7.5 cm (3.0”) Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio
Screen Pixels 1,040,000 dots
Built-in Flash Yes
Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 7.0 m (W) / 50 cm – 4.0 m (T)
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
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
External Flash E-TTL with EX series Speedlites [2] Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

Shooting

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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 Sce
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)
Image Processing DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
Drive modes Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 5.9 shots/sec [12] with AF: Approx. 4.4 shots/sec, all speeds are until memory card becomes full) [3][4]

File Type

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Still Image File 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
Image File 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) 36
Movie File Size (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
Movie Length (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. [7], (L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour [4], (Star Time-Lapse Movie) up to 128 sec
Compression RAW, Superfine, Fine

Wi-Fi Function

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Wi-Fi Frequency 2.4 GHz
wireless networking transmission methods IEEE802.11b/g/n

Other Features

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Red-Eye Correction Yes
My Camera / My Menu My Menu customisation available
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Playback zoom Yes, enabled in 10 steps
Histogram Yes, live histogram
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, Hi
Self timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom

Interface

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

Direct Print

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

Storage

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

Software

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PC Supported Operating system Windows 10 / 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 [18], 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
Image Processing Digital Photo Professional for RAW development
Other Software CameraWindow DC, Map Utility, Image Transfer Utility, Camera Connect available on iOS and Android devices

Power Source

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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
Power Supply & Battery Chargers Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC110, Charging via USB available with Compact Power Adaptor CA-DC30 [17]

Physical Specifications

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Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 112.4 x 76.4 x 44.2 mm
Camera Weight Approx. 377 g (including battery and memory card)
Barcode 4549292052930
General All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated. Subject to change without notice.
Effective Pixels [14] Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Zoom [1] Depending on the image size selected.
Image Stabilisation [13] Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
AF Modes [6] Some settings limit availability.
External Flash [2] Not all functions of the flash are supported.
Continuous Shooting [3] Under conditions where the flash does not fire. [4] Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.AZ2 [12] Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames cap
Movie Length [7] 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.
Operating Environment [18] Software applications compatible with Windows 10 in Windows 10 Desktop Mode only
Computer/Other [11] 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

What's included

  • PowerShot G5 X Camera
  • Battery Charger CB-2LHE
  • Battery NB-13L
  • PowerShot Camera Strap
  • Getting started booklet
  • Canon warranty card

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