LCD and Viewfinder
Canon G5 X MII has a Tilting 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 selfies, self or group photos, Canon G5 X MII will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
screen. Another group of users who will take advantage of G5 X MII's LCD screen is Vloggers.
G5 X MII 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 MII can shoot continuously at max speed of 30.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec
. G5 X MII also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/25600s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately G5 X MII doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon G5 X MII features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. Canon G5 X MII also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon G5 X MII, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. This means that Canon G5 X MII provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video. Except some exotic 6K and 8K video recording cameras, 4K is the new standard in consumer video world.It is also a big step up from its predecessor G5 X
which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your G5 X and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of G5 X MII.
G5 X MII has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon G5 X MII doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large sensor compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII or Fujifilm X100F in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon G5 X MII features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.Canon G5 X MII's Bluetooth
connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our G5 X MII. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect G5 X MII to compatible devices via its HDMI port or Yes port.
Canon G5 X MII is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 230 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large sensor compact type cameras is 300 shots, Canon G5 X MII has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend G5 X MII 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 MII vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon G5 X MII Features Compared to Main Competitors