LCD and Viewfinder
Canon G5 X has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Canon G5 X will make your life easier with its selfie friendly screen.
G5 X has a built-in Electronic viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360kdots and coverage of 100%.
Canon G5 X can shoot continuously at max speed of 5.9 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec . G5 X has a built-in flash, and you can also mount your external flashes too.
Canon G5 X features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
With Canon G5 X, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon G5 X will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.G5 X has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon G5 X doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large sensor compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm X70 or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon G5 X features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, G5 X can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.
One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our G5 X. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Canon G5 X is powered by NB-13L battery which provides a shooting life of 210 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large sensor compact type cameras is 305 shots, Canon G5 X has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend G5 X owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Leica X Vario with its 450shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Canon G5 X vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Canon G5 X is $729.00