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
G5 X has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
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 it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Canon G5 X features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 31 points to choose from.
Canon G5 X also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
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 X100T or Fujifilm XF10 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon G5 X features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC 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 G5 X to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Canon G5 X is powered by 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.
Canon G5 X Features Compared to Main Competitors