Canon today announced the PowerShot G5 X equipped with a built-in, high-resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF), and the slim, lightweight PowerShot G9 X. Featuring high-quality optics and the all-important large one-inch image sensors, both new models are ideal for advanced amateur photographers looking for a highly portable, advanced point-and-shoot camera equipped with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capability. Both new models feature a one-inch, 20.2 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor that delivers optimal performance with an ISO range of 125 – 12,800.

The PowerShot G5 X

The PowerShot G5 X camera features a f/1.8 – f/2.8 4.2x Canon Optical Zoom Lens (focal length range equivalent to 24-100mm) and a nine-blade iris diaphragm as well as an Intelligent Image Stabilization (IS) system that provides virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of shooting conditions. Canon also says the sensor should perform very well in low light situations.

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The PowerShot G5 X camera’s 2.36-million-dot high-definition OLED electronic viewfinder provides high-quality viewing from edge-to-edge, especially useful when composing an image or shooting in bright sunlight. Additionally, a three-inch, 1.04 million dot touch panel LCD screen provides a bright, clear display that enables one-touch control of many camera settings and features a Vari-Angle design that enables easy viewing from various shooting angles while protecting the screen from inadvertent scratching when the camera is stored.

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Housed in a classic black body, the enhanced controls include top-mounted mode and exposure compensation dials, front and rear control dials, and a control ring around the lens, which can all be customized to best suit different shooting styles. The PowerShot G5 X camera also features a built-in flash plus a dedicated hot shoe providing full compatibility with Canon’s powerful range of EX-series Speedlites and related accessories. There is also a 3.5mm mini-jack for compatibility with Canon’s Remote Switch RS-60E3.

The PowerShot G9 X

Advertised as slim and lightweight, the G9 X features a bright f/2.0 – f/4.9, 3x Canon Optical Zoom Lens (focal length range equivalent to 28-84mm) along with Canon’s Intelligent Image Stabilization (IS) system for virtually shake-free images.

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The camera’s intuitive three-inch LCD touch panel with a new user interface allows for quick and easy changes to camera settings even while taking pictures. In addition to the touch panel, a lens-mounted control ring can be utilized to adjust several functions, including customizable manual focus. For shooting fast-moving subjects from kids at birthday parties to athletic events, the PowerShot G9 X camera has continuous shooting speeds up to six frames per second (fps) so none of the action is missed. It is available in classic black, or in a retro-style, silver-gray body with brown stitched leather accents.

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Both the PowerShot G5 X and PowerShot G9 X models feature three convenient ways to charge the NB-13L lithium-ion battery pack: (1) via an optional USB cable connected to a powered USB socket to charge the battery while it is still in the camera body, (2) via an optional USB-connected AC Adapter to charge the battery while it is still in the camera body, and (3) via the standalone external battery charger that is supplied with both cameras as standard equipment.

Both new PowerShot models incorporate a broad range of exposure modes from fully automatic to full manual, and both offer users the choice of RAW as well as JPEG recording modes for still photos. Additionally, both new models incorporate a built-in ND filter for enhanced exposure control in bright shooting conditions.

 

The PowerShot G5 X and PowerShot G9 X camera kits are scheduled to begin shipping in November 2015 at suggested retail prices of $799.99 and $529.99, respectively.