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canon5x Review

Tom Maxwell




Canon cameras have always set benchmarks in DSLR photography to provide the best available technologies for super crispy and high-resolution shoots. One such DSLR camera the Canon G5X has certainly become a most favorite tool for pro grade photographers owing to its powerful yet novel features, and honestly the camera is certainly my favorite.

To start off the camera comes with an effective 20MP sensor with 24–100 mm aperture and f / 1.8–2.8 focal range. Although statistically the lens parameters are not appealing but the camera provides super stable and high-resolution shoots for the entire length range. Precisely this means that the camera will not provide blurry or distorted images specifically for wide angle shoots.

A striking point the camera holds is a powerful OLED viewfinder with the ability to capture shallow depth of fields. The camera is designed on angular body and the viewfinder, efficiently placed on the center axis of the lens, provides modernized shooting angles as compared to counterpart models. Based on a pentaprism-like structure, loaded with approximately 2.36 million dots the viewfinder offers the same performance as, PowerShot G1X Mark II, but since Canon always introduces new trends in the newer models, the OLED technology replaces the LCD panel technology, to offer brighter and colorful colors.

However, the camera only comes with 31 auto focus points, but generally speaking, the images provided by the camera are certainly no less than that provided by high end DSLR cameras.

RAW shooting, angle touchscreen display and flash hot shoe add enhance the photographical image capturing abilities of the camera by leaps and bounds.

The image processing engines are powered by DIGIC 6 processor as available on the G3X and G7X. The ISO range provided by the camera is only limited to sensitivity range of ISO 125 to 12,800, but the powerful sensor hardware compensates for this shortcoming.

The Canon G5X offers more user-friendly operation than G7X. Although both the models house a 720 x 480-pixel range, 3.0 ” high-resolution LCD, but Canon G5X has been upgraded to provide version-angle design LCD structure that provides better and easy viewing.

Similar to the conventional models of Canon series the camera provides both Wi-Fi and NFC wireless connectivity, along with a versatile wired connectivity powered by micro HDMI (Type-D) port, wired remote jack and USB 2.0 micro-B port.

The main drawbacks of the camera include the absence of 4K video, a bad battery life powered by NB-13L lithium-ion battery with only 210 shots per charge. Although this issue can be resolved by battery packs easily.

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