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Canon Announces PowerShot G5 X Mark II
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, July 9, 2019 @ 11:00 AM (EST)
Source: DPReview

Alongside the launch of the PowerShot G7 X Mark III, Canon has announced the follow-up to the almost-four-year-old G5 X. And if you’ve just read about the new G7 X Mark III, you’re probably thinking the G5 X Mark II is already looking rather familiar: It’s basically the same camera—except for a few differences that most underwater shooters aren’t likely to care much about.

The DSLR-esque design of the original G5 X has been thrown out completely, with the Mark II bearing a much closer resemblance to the G7 X series. Indeed, the close resemblance isn’t just skin deep, as evidenced by the fact that the G7 X III and G5 X II appear together in the same press release (see below). Their shared features include a new 1-inch 20MP stacked CMOS sensor, Digic 8 image processor, 20fps maximum burst shooting with AE/AF locked (dropping to 8fps with continuous AF), and 4K/30p as well as 1080p/120p video with no crop.

The two major selling points of the G5 X II over the G7 X III are the former’s 2.36-million-dot, 0.39-inch pop-up OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF), and a built-in lens with a slightly longer reach—24–120mm (equiv.) f/1.8–f/2.8 versus 24–100mm (equiv.) f/1.8–f/2.8. The G7 X III has one up on the G5 X II though: its ability to stream YouTube Live straight from the camera. Both cameras have 3-inch touchscreens that tilt all the way up. You get 230 shots per charge (CIPA) with the G5 X II, a handful less than with the G7 X III, but both models can be powered using a portable battery pack via USB-C.

The G5 X Mark II ships in August for an MSRP of $900 ($150 more than the G7 X Mark III).
 



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PRESS RELEASE

UPGRADE YOUR VISUAL STORYTELLING TOOLS WITH TWO NEWLY ENHANCED POWERSHOT G-SERIES CAMERAS FROM CANON
The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II are the New Powerhouse Cameras for Visual Creators and Advanced Amateurs

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 8, 2019 – Ansel Adams, one of the greatest landscape photographers once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Never have truer words been spoken as digital photography has evolved and storytelling is shared through multiple mediums. Providing visual storytellers more options to bring their imaginative visions to life, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduces the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II cameras. Successors to the PowerShot G7 X II and PowerShot G5 X respectively, these new cameras usher in a plethora of new and innovative functionalities. Depending on the model, new innovative features include live-streaming available with YouTube* (via wireless connection), a pop-up electrical viewfinder (EVF) and 4K video shooting.

“Creators and photographers of all levels are reinventing the way stories are told and, as technology has progressed, so have the diverse needs of our customers,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With features such as live-stream to YouTube* and a pop-up EVF, the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II are true testaments to the company’s commitment to integrate the latest advancements for those who choose to digitally stream their journeys with the world or seek to scale and capture the highest peaks.”

Even though the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II have many individualized, unique qualities, both include many core features that are true to Canon’s imaging excellence. These features include:

  • DIGIC 8 Imaging Processor
  • 20.1 Megapixel** 1.0-inch stacked CMOS sensor to achieve high image quality, high functionality and fast speeds
  • 4K up to 30p, Full HD up to 60p, FHD up to 120p, HDR, high frame rate movie with no crop
  • High-speed continuous shooting at a maximum of 20 FPS
  • Highest ISO speed in the PowerShot category with a maximum of 12,800
  • Wi-Fi®1 and Bluetooth®2 connectivity
  • USB-C charge power supply

Craft Your Own Unique Visual Voice with the PowerShot G7 X III

Calling all YouTube creators, the PowerShot G7 X III is primed to be the next-generation vlogging camera. The PowerShot G7 X III features live-streaming to YouTube** capability via a wireless connection, allowing for creators of all levels to easily capture and post content in real time. The PowerShot G7 X III also offers vertical video support***, 4K up to 30P high-rate movie with no crop, full HD up to 120p, and an optical 4.2x lens, helping to achieve high image quality. Powered by the company’s DIGIC 8 image processor, a new 20.1 Megapixel** sensor, and wrapped within a compact body with a microphone jack, the PowerShot G7 X III offers innovative technologies, an improved user interface and Creative Assist for both video and still photography needs.

Capture on-the-go with the PowerShot G5 X Mark II

A lighter, compact and premium point and shoot camera that touts a new pop-up EVF, touch and drag AF and new optical 5x lens, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II is perfectly positioned to provide high image quality and valuable functions. From trekking through various terrains of Patagonia where users can leverage the new panoramic shot feature, to capturing key moments with loved ones, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II will satisfy the needs of advanced amateurs who regularly use and are familiar with Canon EOS cameras as a second camera or integrate it into their daily lives.

The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II have an estimated retail price of $749.99 and $899.99†, respectively and are expected to be available in August 2019. For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit http://shop.usa.canon.com/

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