Currently various types of digital cameras are increasingly appearing in the camera market. From DSLRs to mirolles. In fact, it is not uncommon for one brand to issue more than one of their cameras at close range. Canon has recently released a new camera. They call it the Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II. Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II is a DSLR camera.
This camera is included in the ranks of the G-Series. Along with the launch of the Canon G5X Mark II, the PowerShot G7 X Mark III was also launched. This time we will discuss about the Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II. Following are the features of the PowerShot G5X Mark II.
Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II Design
The design of the PowerShot G5X Mark II has a significant change compared to its predecessor. The Canon G5X Mark II has a light weight and compact size. In addition, the design is also argonomic. Thus, the Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II is easily inserted into women’s pouches, pouches & bags, and is ideal as a daily all-in-one camera.
The uniqueness of the Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II is in the electronic viewfinder (EVF). Because the EVF has a pop-up mechanism so the camera body looks simple when you don’t use EVF. This EVF has an OLED panel technology. You can still determine focus even if you do composition via EVF via the LCD touch screen.
The Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II touch screen is 0.39 inches in size and can be folded up to 180 degrees to the front, which is very useful when you want to take a selfie.
The Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II has a 1-inch CMOS sensor & a DIGIC 8 Image processor. The sensor embedded in the Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II is larger than most compact camera sensors. This technology improves camera performance with faster autofocus.
Resulting in bright and sharp images in various light conditions. Low-light shots during cloudy weather, at night. Shooting in low light rooms is also not a problem because the ISO range is expanded to 25,600, the resulting noise is also very minimal.
G5X Mark II lens
The lens used in this camera is a 24-120mm lens with 5x optical zoom. Lenses with openings from f / 1.8 to f / 2.8. The Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II also has a ring around the lens. ring around the lens that can be used to adjust various parameters. depends on the shooting mode and what is selected in the main menu. For example it is used to adjust the aperture, which is conveniently accessed by conventional photographers who are accustomed to using DSLR cameras. This ring can also be used to adjust exposure compensation, ISO, white balance, zoom and more. By default, 5x optical zoom is controlled by a lever around the on / off button on the top of the camera.
Capability of Shooting and Recording
Next we will discuss the ability to photograph the Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II. This model is capable of shooting Raw burst formats up to 30 fps with an initial buffer of 0.5 seconds using an electronic shutter. If activating continuous AF, the burst speed drops to 8 fps. You can record 4K / 30p resolution video and Full HD up to 120p.
Other features available on this camera are the upgraded interface that is claimed to be similar to the EOS camera system, Star Mode and Wi-Fi connectivity. The battery power it provides is capable of taking up to 230 photos when using the LCD and 180 photos when using an EVF.
The devices can record 4K video without crop. 24mm wide lens can also maximize to take landscape video. By recording 4K video in JPEG format, certain frames can be taken, making it possible to review footage at any time, sort out moments from the video and save them as high-quality 8MP JPEG images.
This camera also features Live Streaming on Youtube that supports video streaming from the camera to YouTube, amainstay feature for vloggers.
That’s a review of the features of the Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II. Canon sells this model at a price of USD899. The Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II features the latest Digic 8 image processor exclusively from Canon. One of the advantages highlighted from this new camera lies in the lens.