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Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II review
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Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II review

Dpreview has completed its comprehensive review of the G5X Mark II.  Overall they gave it a good grade, with a silver award and at 82% mark.

At a glance the G5X Mark II;

  • 20.2MP 1" Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 5x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • 24-120mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2.36m-Dot Pop-Up Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p Video
  • 20-fps Shooting, 30-fps Raw Burst Mode
  • Built-In Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • Manual Control Dials, Star Shooting Mode

Pros;

  • Good image quality, particularly in Raw
  • Versatile, good-quality lens
  • Great dynamic range
  • Stabilized 4K video
  • Built-in 3-stop neutral density filter
  • Mostly solid build quality
  • Excellent grip and control layout
  • Very responsive
  • Pop-up electronic viewfinder
  • Silent fully electronic shutter with limited rolling shutter
  • 30fps Raw burst mode is a neat feature
  • In-camera Raw conversion
  • Good wireless connectivity
  • Can be charged or powered via USB-C

Cons;

  • Autofocus tracking unavailable while shooting bursts
  • Limited capture aids and overall video feature set, softer footage than rivals
  • JPEG noise reduction at high ISO values lags the competition
  • Low ISO JPEGs can have fine detail smeared due to noise reduction
  • No 24p video capture
  • Poor autofocus while shooting video
  • Somewhat limited customization
  • No intervalometer
  • No microphone socket
  • Poor battery life
  • Picky about USB chargers

Their conclusion;

The Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II is a solid, likable compact camera that has a lot to offer for enthusiast photographers searching for a carry-everywhere solution. It's lacking in autofocus and video chops, but this is somewhat mitigated by the excellent handling and controls, snappy performance and pleasing image quality. If you're in the market for a compact zoom camera, the G5X Mark II isn't the best possible option for every use case, but it is absolutely worth your consideration.

Read their full review here

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