Canon - PowerShot G5 X 20.2-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black

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Capture clear, detailed photos of important moments in your life with this Canon PowerShot G5 X digital camera, which features a 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC (near-field communication) technology simplify file sharing.

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What's Included


  • Battery charger (CB-2LH)
  • Battery pack (NB-13L)
  • Neck strap (NS-DC12), strap adapter
  • Owner's manual
  • PowerShot G5 X 20.2-Megapixel Digital Camera

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (56 out of 60)

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Features


20.2-megapixel 1" CMOS sensor

Captures high-resolution images up to 5472 x 3648 pixels.

4.2x optical/4x digital/16.8x total zoom

Through a 24-100mm (35mm equivalent) lens for precise zooming and accuracy.

3" LCD touch screen

Makes it easy to review stored photos and select settings.

Electronic viewfinder

Helps you set up your shot.

Optical image stabilization

Minimizes the effects of camera shake and vibration to reduce blurring and ghosting.

Shooting modes

Include C, M, Av, Tv, P, hybrid auto, auto, creative shot, portrait, self portrait, star portrait, star nightscape, star trails, star time-lapse movie, handheld night scene, fireworks, high dynamic range, nostalgic and more.

Built-in flash

With on, off, auto and slow synchro modes lets you add light to scenes when necessary.

Autofocus

Along with face detection helps bring your subjects into clear view.

Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC (near-field communication) technology

Make it easy to pair with your wireless devices, so you can easily share stored photos. Also PictBridge-enabled.

Card slot

Accepts SD, SDHC and SDXC formats (card not included).

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Overall customer rating

4.5
94%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

4.2

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great prosumer camera

    Posted
    1koa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this for travel use mainly. I wanted something that fit in a pocket and yet took photos that were better than a phone or point and shoot could produce. I'm very happy to report that this camera excels in that regard! Picture quality, sharpness, color accuracy, low light/night shots are excellent. The tilting/pivoting screen, hot shoe and the viewfinder are major pluses also. Many of the cameras in this class and price range have one or even two of the above but not all three! I've been shooting mostly in auto mode (the camera does a fine job all by itself) with the occasional aperture or shutter priority thrown in. I found that a much higher percentage of my shots were keepers compared to my point and shoots, almost on par with my dslr. Fit and finish of this all metal beauty makes it look and feel like it should cost a great deal more than it does. Better than some of the DSLR's out there. It feels good in my hand, with all buttons and dials right where they should be. If there was one thing I could wish for it would be for a longer zoom. All in all I am very pleased with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great travel camera for pros

    Posted
    TechMom
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is a great camera - it feels and handles a lot like my old Canon G12 that served me well for many years (and which I was seeking to replace). I tried both this and the Canon Powershot G7X Mark ii, and in the end, I kept the G7X Mark II and returned this one. Nothing really wrong with the G5 X, but I felt the G7X was superior for my needs and preferences, particularly low light indoor action shots (basketball). I also think the G7X produces richer tones and colors - more of the Canon "pop" with high saturation that I prefer. These differences were very subtle, but those were the deciding factors for me personally. Both cameras are great though, and it really just comes down to preference. If you prefer an actual viewfinder, then the G5X is the camera for you... I will also add that Best Buy handled the refund / exchange for me flawlessly, with a smile! Great service - thank you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best compact Camera

    Posted
    ayleen
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I recently started a blog and a vlog so I decided to downsize from my Canon T6i to a point and shoot camera, I needed something small enough that I could take everywhere with me and that also provided good quality pictures and video so I started my research and obviously it HAD to be Canon (to me Canon is the best brand out there) it came down to the G7X Mark ii or the G5X. As you know I went with the g5x for many reasons like I preferred the flip out screen to the flip up screen because there are so many angle varieties and you can also flip the screen to where it's hidden so you won't get any scratches. It has a more classical DLSR look to me which made me feel comfortable since that's the type of camera I started with. I could babble on about this item because I really love it the picture and video quality is amazing!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Missing Key Features

    Posted
    LifeOfChase
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I use this camera everyday for video, and there are a couple of annoying things: 1. There is a 3-5 second wait period for the audio to fade in, so you always have to let it record for a few seconds before you get anything usable audio-wise. 2. No external mic input. I mean, the thing has a has a hot shoe but no mic input? It even has a remote shutter release which is essentially useless. Other than that, I continue to use it because the video looks nice, I like the dedicated exposure compensation wheel (and it actually works while recording video, unlike the Canon G7x), I love the swivel screen (being able to protect it when it's in my pocket by facing the screen inward is crucial....hint, hint Sony), the touch functionality, the easy menu system, etc. At first I didn't like the recessed record button but once you get used to it it's nice to prevent accidentally stopping the recording.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Surprisely Poor Perforer

    Posted
    Student1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Macro capability was surprisingly terrible. I was unable to get reliable close up shots. The camera was nearly unusable in the sunlight despite the handy viewfinder. I’ve have great success with a 12 year old Canon, but it simply can’t do macro close ups so I figured this camera would be a major upgrade. It turned out to be a $700 failure for me. I was very disappointed in the stability and anti-shake features since the camera was hypersensitive to every breath I took and every hand movement I made. I consulted with Geek Squad to make I was simply not following directions correctly, but even the sure handed 28 year old Geek Squad supervisor encountered similar problems. On the other hand, kudos to Best Buy for great customer service.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great features for an affordable price

    Posted
    0117
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Canon G5 X is a great portable alternative to a DSLR. It has a multi-angle LCD screen plus an electronic viewfinder for times when it is difficult to see the screen. The hot boot feature is great for adding an external flash or a microphone for better sound quality. The buttons are customizable, well located and easy to use. Perfect for traveling - It doesn't take up much space but has the features to capture amazing pictures. I compared this to all of the other cameras in this class before purchasing. This had every feature I needed, and some extras that the more expensive cameras lacked.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent camera

    Posted
    Louie
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I wanted to love this camera, but I merely like it. These are the reasons why I did not give this camera five stars. It is not intuitive and the directions are unclear at times. For example, in setting up wifi, we finally quit using the directions and used trial and error. There's too much time lag when shooting single photos. For an expensive point and shoot camera I expected fairly perfect color in the auto setting. Not so. Too often I get sun-bleached pics even when the pic looks great on the screen. The camera does take good pictures most of the time. We've used lots of the features which turned out to be handier than I expected. We're still getting used to the quirks and expect we'll like it better eventually.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome camera for a beginning vlogger!

    Posted
    BeccaLoLo
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've recently joined the vlogging bandwagon and needed a camera with a viewfinder that I can see while I film (gotta make sure I'm actually in the frame) and wanted a fairly lightweight camera...this camera has been perfect! It focuses fairly easily and captures clear video/picture. I love the touchscreen too. When it does go out of focus, all I have to do is tap the screen and I'm good to go. The overall quality of the camera is nice and sturdy. I can set it down without having to worry about scratching it. I'll eventually upgrade to a higher quality camera, but due to the amazing quality of this camera, I'll be able to either keep using it as a spare or pass it down to my kids to use. I love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about glare, optics, storage and flash. Editors are less positive about memory and battery and have mixed opinions about reliability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 90/100 = Excellent quality.
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    Canon Powershot G5X digital camera wins Award
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  • CameralabsGordon Laing on March 7, 2016
    Canon G5X review
    The Canon PowerShot G5X is a compact DSLR-styled bridge camera with a 1in sensor, built-in viewfinder and 4.2x zoom. Announced in October 2015 alongside the slim G9X, they extend the PowerShot G series to five models. The chunky G1X Mark IIFull Review
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    Canon G5X Review
    The Canon G5X proves to be a more user-friendly and enhanced version of the G7X. With many more controls, a vari-angle LCD, an OLED viewfinder, a flash hot shoe, and additional enhancements to the camera body design and layout, the G5X takesFull Review
  • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5Jim Fisher on January 26, 2016
    Canon PowerShot G5 X
    The Canon PowerShot G5 X is a bulkier twin to the G7 X, adding an EVF, a hot shoe, and a vari-angle display. It's an excellent choice if you want a beefier compact.Full Review
  • CNETRating, 3.5 out of 5Lori Grunin on January 23, 2016
    Canon PowerShot G5 X review
    With the same 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor and 24-100mm f1.8-2.8 lens as the G7 X , the Canon PowerShot G5 X targets basically the same enthusiast photographers, but with a photo-nerdier design that includes a very nice high-resolution built-in OLEDFull Review
  • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Ben Pitt on January 13, 2016
    Canon G5 X review - An SLR in your pocket?
    Some performance issues, but the Canon G5 X has outstanding image quality and ergonomics for such a small camera.Full Review
  • Steve's DigicamsKyle Schurman on January 11, 2016
    Canon PowerShot G5 X
    The Canon PowerShot G5 X is similar to other models in the G series of PowerShot cameras, but it does offer an electronic viewfinder and an articulated display screen, both of which make this model easier to use than others in the G series. AndFull Review
  • ePHOTOzine (UK)Joshua Waller on January 4, 2016
    Canon Powershot G5 X Review
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