Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera - Black - G5X

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Premium quality and expert control with classic handling. Enjoy expert results, ultimate control and superb usability with the premium Wi-Fi Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera, which features a bright f/1.8-2.8 lens and large 1.0-type sensor. A large, high quality viewfinder gives the G5 X DSLR-like handling, and by combining the Camera’s large, vari-angle touchscreen, Optical Image Stabilisation, fast 0.12 sec autofocus and 31-point Auto Focus, with a host of other high-level specs, shooting is made possible in all kinds of situations.

  • Large 1.0-type 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 processor
  • Super bright f/1.8-2.8 4.2x optical zoom lens
  • Centrally positioned, large and responsive, 2360K dots electronic viewfinder
  • 3.0" (1040K dots) vari-angle touchscreen
  • Fast, accurate 0.12 sec autofocus and 31-point AF
  • Optical Image Stabilisation and 5 axis Advanced Dynamic IS for movie
  • Manual Focus Peaking and Touch AF
  • Depth of Field Control
  • 14-bit RAW file support


Superb Shots in Any Light
Crisp, clear shots even in any light thanks to a 1.0-type 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 processor.

Optical Image Stabilizer
An Intelligent optical Image Stabilizer delivers beautiful, crisp, clear, steady shots in stills and movies - even in handheld or in low light. Combine premium Canon optics with a superbly bright f/1.8-2.8 lens and 4.2x optical zoom and shooting is enhanced in many lighting conditions.

Electronic Viewfinder
The centrally positioned, large and responsive, 2360K dots electronic viewfinder of the GX5 offers high resolution and DSLR-like handling.

Vari-angle Touchscreen
Shoot from different angles and enjoy intuitive fingertip operation with a large 3.0" (1040K dots) vari-angle touchscreen.

Shoot Confidently
Shoot confidently with fast, accurate 0.12 sec autofocus and 31-point AF frames plus high speed 5.9 fps sustained continuous shooting.

Professional Features
Frame and focus perfectly with MF Peaking or use Touch AF to produce cinematic focus pulls.

Depth of Field Control
Enjoy great control over depth of field thanks to the large aperture lens and large sensor. Shoot with a large aperture for beautiful bokeh in bright conditions or capture stunning light trails using the in-built Auto ND filter.

Realistic Movies
Create realistic Full HD 60p movies with creative control of aperture, shutter speed and ISO using Manual Movie.

Smooth Movies
Keep shooting even when running thanks to 5 axis Advanced Dynamic IS, which counteracts shake for incredibly steady movie footage.

Remote Shooting
Shoot remotely from your smartphone, with full creative control and Touch AF, using the Canon Camera Connect app.

Simple Image Back Up
Automatically back up your images to cloud services like Flickr, Google Drive and irista via Wi-Fi with Image Sync.

Versatile Charging
Easily charge your camera via standard USB smartphone chargers or via your PC while working or surfing the internet.

Creative Control
Enjoy creative control with a Lens Control Ring plus an extensive range of dials and customisation options.

Easy Creativity
Enhanced Star Mode and Handheld HDR effortlessly deliver professional style results.

RAW Support
14-bit RAW file support further increases your creative options during photo editing via Digital Photo Professional.


Type 1.0 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 20.2M (Aspect ratio 3:2) [14]
Effective / Total Pixels Approx. 20.9M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
Type DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 8.8 – 36.8 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 100 mm)
Zoom Optical 4.2x
  ZoomPlus 8.4x
  Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x [1])
  Combined approx. 17x
Maximum f/number f/1.8 - f/2.8
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 (lens-shift type), approx. 3-stop [13].
  Intelligent IS with 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS
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
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)
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)
Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
   Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto
  White Balance Compensation
  Colour adjustment in Star mode
Type sRGB
Viewfinder EVF (0.39 type), Approx. 2,360K dots, OLED
Coverage Approx. 100%
Eyepoint / Dioptre Correction Approx. 22 mm (from eyepiece lens centre) -3.0 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)
Monitor Vari-angle 7.5 cm (3.0”) Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. Capacitive type
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
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 (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX, 430EX II. 22 levels with 430EX III-RT, 580EX II and 600EX-RT [2]) 
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
Built-in Flash Range

50 cm – 7.0 m (W) / 50 cm – 4.0 m (T)

External Flash E-TTL with EX series Speedlites [2]
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
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 Scene, Fireworks, High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie
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) 

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]
Image 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) 3648 x 3648, (M1) 2880 x 2880, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480
    Resize available in playback (M2, S) for JPEG images
Compression RAW, Superfine, Fine
Movies (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 fps
  iFrame Movie (Full HD) 29.97 / 25 fps
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
Still Image 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

MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)
GPS GPS via Mobile (linked to a compatible smartphone)
Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu My Menu customisation available
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes, live histogram
Playback zoom Yes, enabled in 10 steps
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
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, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) DIGITAL connector
Other HDMI Micro Connector, Remote Switch Connector
Computer/Other Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support [11]
Type SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)
PC & Macintosh 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
Other CameraWindow DC
  Map Utility
  Image Transfer Utility
  Camera Connect available on iOS and Android devices
Image Manipulation Digital Photo Professional for RAW development
Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life Approx. 210 shots
  Eco mode approx. 320 shots
  Approx. 240 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC110
  Charging via USB available with Compact Power Adaptor CA-DC30E [17]
Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 112.4 x 76.4 x 44.2 mm
Weight Approx. 377 g (including battery and memory card)

Box Contents

  • Canon PowerShot G5 X Digital Camera
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC12
  • Strap Adapters
  • Battery Pack NB-13L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LHE, CB-2LHT

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

[1] Depending on the image size selected.
[2] Not all functions of the flash are supported.
[3] Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
[4] Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
[6] Some settings limit availability.
[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.
[11] Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit
[12] Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject.
[13] Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
[14] Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
[15] ISO sensitivity denotes Recommended Exposure Index
[16] Auto ND Filter not avaliable in Movie Mode.
[17] Charging via USB requires Interface Cable IFC-600PCU (Sold seperately) or similar cable with USB Micro-B to USB type-A connectors
[18] Software applications compatible with Windows 10 in Windows 10 Desktop Mode only