Canon launches PowerShot G5 X Mark II with 4K video and pop-up EVF

Jul 9, 2019

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Canon launches PowerShot G5 X Mark II with 4K video and pop-up EVF

Jul 9, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Canon has announced another new member of its family compact camera family. The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is an upgrade to the four years old G5 X. While the two models are similar in design and some specs, there are certain upgrades that could make you go for the new version: 4K video, a larger focal length range, up to 20-fps continuous shooting, or a pop-up EVF, to name just a few.

Compared to its big brother, the G5 X Mark II has certain upgrades that you may find significant. Just like the newly announced G7 X Mark III, G5 X Mark II could be interesting particularly to vloggers. It packs a 20.1MP 1″ stacked CMOS sensor, along with a DIGIC 8 image processor. It enables up to 20-fps continuous shooting, a 30-fps raw burst mode, and UHD 4K 30p and Full HD 120p video recording. It features the 180° tilting touchscreen LCD, and it has both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for wirelessly connecting to a mobile device.

When it comes to the lens, the G5 X Mark II features a wider zoom range than its predecessor. It comes with a 5x zoom lens (24-120mm equivalent focal length) and f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture range. It has an electronic viewfinder with a 2.36m-dot resolution, just like the G5 X. The difference is in the design, and the G5 X Mark II has the pop-up EVF.

Here are the full specs:

Imaging
Pixels 20.1 Megapixel
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1″
Image File Format JPEG, RAW
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Image Stabilization Optical
Lens
Focal Length 8.8 to 44mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 120mm)
Optical Zoom 5x
Maximum Aperture f/1.8 to 2.8
Exposure Control
Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation -3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Continuous Shooting Up to 20 fps at 20.1 MP
Up to 30 fps at 8.8 MP (Raw)
Special Options Panorama
Video
Recording Modes UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 120p
Viewfinder and Monitor
Viewfinder Type Electronic (OLED)
Viewfinder Resolution 2,360,000 Dot
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Monitor Type Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes
Interface
Memory Card Slot 1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC
Wireless Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
GPS None
Physical
Battery 1 x NB-13L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC, 1250 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.4 x 2.4 x 1.8″ / 111.76 x 60.96 x 45.72 mm
Weight 12.00 oz / 340 g

The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is ready for preorders at the price of $899 and it’s expected to start shipping on 2 August 2019.

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One response to “Canon launches PowerShot G5 X Mark II with 4K video and pop-up EVF”

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    Roger Machin

    Looks like a Sony ?