Canon brought two new lightweight products,Canon G5XMarkII and Canon PowerShotG5XMarkII
In early July 2019, Canon brought two new lightweight products, one of which is the long-awaited Canon PowerShotG5XMarkII camera. The Canon G5XMarkII body is very compact, with a volume of 1101x61x46mm, which is unobtrusive in the palm or pocket, and the overall weight is only 340g, which is similar to two large-screen smartphones. In terms of configuration, this camera uses a 20.1 megapixel 1-inch stacked CMOS sensor, and is equipped with a DIGIC8 processing engine, which can achieve a continuous shooting speed of up to 30 frames per second. The independent mode dial and control ring enhance the professional sense of control; Equivalent to 24-120mmf/1.8-2.8 lens, optical zoom is 5 times; the back of the fuselage is a 3-inch reversible 1.04 million pixel touch screen, and pop-up EVF viewfinder. In terms of video, the camera can record 4K/30P, 1080/120P video. In addition, this product also supports WIFI and Bluetooth functions, the current official price is 6,649 yuan.
In fact, the history of Canon G series digital camera products can be traced back By the beginning of 2000, since its introduction, it has emphasized the realization of professional control and excellent picture quality in a compact body. Back in 2015, the first-generation Canon G5X equipped with a 1-inch 20.2 megapixel sensor and an equivalent 24-100mmf/1.8-2.8 lens has been widely acclaimed in the consumer digital camera market since its introduction. After 4 years of accumulation, what brand-new upgrades Canon G5XMarkII has brought, let me pass this evaluation one by one.
The body is small and the hand feels great
If you are familiar with the first generation of Canon G5X, you may be a little surprised after seeing this new product, because the second generation of products is in appearance A huge change was made, the shape of the “warship head” was cancelled and changed to a more compact body shape. Make the fuselage more integrated and thinner.
Canon PowerShotG5XMarkII camera Canon PowerShotG5XMarkII camera built-in flash and EVF viewfinderCanon PowerShotG5XMarkII viewfinder release switch on the side of the camera
After careful observation, it is not difficult to find that there is something else in such a compact body. The built-in flash and EVF viewfinder can be released through the switches on the top and side of the camera. This about 2.36 million pixel EVF electronic viewfinder provides users with a viewfinder experience similar to that of a SLR camera, and can focus more on composition and exposure control without external interference.
Canon PowerShotG5XMarkII The camera lens is equivalent to 24-120mm
The most prominent feature on the front of the fuselage is this brand new 5x zoom lens with an equivalent focal length of 24-120mm. Compared with the 24-100mm lens carried by the previous generation product, this lens has an extended focal length while maintaining its compactness, meeting a variety of shooting scenes from wide-angle scenery to blurred portrait close-ups, and continues f/1.8- The aperture value of 2.8 can easily obtain the background blur effect and ensure the amount of light required for daily shooting.
The design of 9-blade aperture can get a round spot full of dreamy effect when shooting at night. The closest focusing distance of the Canon G5XMarkII camera is only about 5 cm. Close shots can get a clear subject and blurred background. Canon G5XMarkII also supports dual detection IS, which can bring more effective hand shake compensation.
Canon PowerShotG5XMarkII camera top overview
When comes to the top of the machine, the main buttons and dials are concentrated near the right handle, which is very convenient for one-handed operation. Below the shutter is the common zoom lever of portable cameras. One side is the flash release switch, and the other side is the huge exposure compensation dial and shooting mode dial. The overall button feels hard and crisp, and the gear has a significant sense of damping. Will cause false touches.
Canon PowerShotG5XMarkII camera backCanon PowerShotG5XMarkII camera back button
occupies most of the area on the back of the Canon G5XMarkII camera is a 3-inch reversible 1.04 million pixel touch screen with clear and smooth display. On the other side are function buttons such as menu and playback. Canon has maintained the thumb wheel design on the square buttons, which is convenient for adjusting parameters at any time.
Canon PowerShotG5XMarkII camera bottom
There is an SD card slot in the battery compartment at the bottom of the camera. The battery type is NB-13L. By purchasing the USB power adapter PD-E1, it can be used with a mobile power supply to power the machine. , To eliminate the worry about battery life when using the camera for a long time.
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and Canon PowerShotG5XMarkII also launched a Canon PowerShotG7XMarkIII camera at the same time. Both have many similarities in function and configuration, and the operation methods are almost the same. It is not difficult to see from the appearance that G5XMarkII is more professional and the body is more “thick”, but the overall texture of the two cameras is very good.
sensitivity real shot test
For such a camera that emphasizes portability and portable use In terms of sensitivity, the usable range is one of the keys to determining whether this camera can control all-weather shooting. Here I took actual shots of the sensitivity performance of the Canon G5XMarkII in each block, and judged its useful value by observing the grain and noise of the screen. This time I used the JPG straight out method and zoomed in to 100% to take a screenshot. The following is the shooting result.
benefit from Equipped with a DIGIC8 processor and a 1-inch 20.2 million pixel sensor, the picture quality of Canon G5XMarkII is naturally guaranteed. Through observation, it is not difficult to find that the image quality of this camera is very pure below ISO800, and some noise does not appear until ISO1600; when the sensitivity reaches ISO6400, it can also bring good results under the suppression of noise reduction in the camera. Detailed performance. When the sensitivity reaches ISO12800, there is a lot of noise in the picture, but it is enough for emergency shooting. Overall, Canon G5XMarkII’s sensitivity performance is excellent, and the image quality below ISO3200 has useful value.
WIFI experience sharing fun at any time
Sharing photos anytime, anywhere is the trend of today’s imaging trends, here you can also see the design of Canon G5XMarkII The above considerations for daily use. Using CanonCameraConnect in a mobile phone can easily automatically transfer photos during shooting to a smart phone, which improves sharing efficiency. At the same time, it supports Bluetooth low energy technology, eliminating the trouble of using cables, and is convenient for sharing between multiple devices. Easily expand the fun of photos.
Canon G5XMarkII camera WIFI link interface
After opening the CanonCameraConnect software, the software The interface is easy to use, and the overall operation is very smooth, especially the WIFI search process and connection speed are very fast. With the WIFI button on the side handle of the Canon G5XMarkII camera, you can connect and disconnect the WIFI at any time.
Using CanonCameraConnect software It can be easily linked to the camera WIFIUse CanonCameraConnect software to remotely control camera shooting in real time, and transfer photos to mobile phone
When using CanonCameraConnect software to remotely control camera shooting in real time, tap the phone screen to complete the focus Switching and focusing, as well as adjusting the parameters, are also very convenient. All operations are concentrated at the bottom of the screen. When the shooting is completed, the speed of transferring photos to the mobile phone is also very fast, which can be completed in the blink of an eye, which is very convenient when sharing pictures.
non-cut 4K video display
The popularity of Vlog makes many people want to have a lightweight and convenient camera that can record daily stories in life easily, so Canon G5XMarkII also There is a lot of potential in video shooting. The first thing to say is its 4K30P non-cropped video shooting capability, and it can obtain a wide shooting angle of view consistent with the lens focal length, which provides more possibilities for short film creation.
Canon G5XMarkII also supports the single-frame capture function of 4K video clips, which can save the wonderful moments in 4K clips as still photos. In FullHD resolution, through 120P/100P high frame rate shooting, users can also easily obtain slow-motion video clips. It also has the HDR movie function, which can restore the details of the bright and dark parts of the picture to a greater extent, making the movie more broad Dynamic Range.
Canon G5XMarkII4K video screenshot
In the process of shooting video, the shaking of the screen will affect the feeling when watching the image. Here, the IS anti-shake lens of Canon G5XMarkII can effectively suppress Shake hands. In addition, the camera also supports dual detection IS, which can bring more effective hand shake compensation.
More samples and summary
When taking a Canon G5XMarkII camera for shooting, it’s light The volume brings a lot of convenience to daily travel. At the same time, it also has the ability of 24-120mm 5x zoom, and the wide-angle end of the largest f/1.8 large aperture design, which ensures all-weather shooting of different themes, for everyday “hands-on shooting” enthusiasts It is a very convenient and good choice. The following samples are all shot in JPG format, and are completed straight out of the camera.
Focal length: 11mm Aperture: f/4.0 ISO sensitivity: 125 Exposure time: 1/1000s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 14mm Aperture: f/4.0 ISO sensitivity: 125 Exposure time: 1/1000s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
focal length: 44mm aperture: f/2.8 ISO sensitivity: 160 Exposure time: 1/250s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 9mm Aperture: f/4.0 ISO sensitivity: 125 Exposure time: 1/500s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 9mm aperture: f/ 4.0 ISO sensitivity: 125 Exposure time: 1/1250s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 14mm aperture: f/4.0 ISO sensitivity: 125 exposure time: 1/250s exposure compensation: 0EV white balance: automatic
Focal length: 44mm Aperture: f/4.0 ISO sensitivity: 125 Exposure time: 1/800s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Automatic
Focal length: 40mm aperture: f/2.8 ISO sensitivity: 125 exposure time: 1/250s exposure compensation: 0EV white balance: auto
Focal length: 12mm Aperture: f/4.0 ISO sensitivity: 125 Exposure time: 1/100s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 17mm aperture : F/2.5 ISO sensitivity: 320 Exposure time: 1/100s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 36mm Aperture: f/3.5 ISO sensitivity: 125 Exposure time: 1/200s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 27mm Aperture: f/2.8 ISO sensitivity: 320 Exposure time: 1/200s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
focal length: 16mm aperture: f /2.5 ISO sensitivity: 200 Exposure time: 1/100s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 9mm Aperture: f/2.5 ISO sensitivity: 125 Exposure time: 1/60s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 13mm Aperture: f/2.2 ISO sensitivity: 125 Exposure time: 1/80s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
focal length: 11mm aperture: f/2.2 ISO sensitivity: 200 exposure time: 1/60s exposure compensation: 0EV white balance: automatic
Focal length: 17mm Aperture: f/4.0 ISO sensitivity Degree: 125 Exposure time: 1/100s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 27mm Aperture: f/2.8 ISO Sensitivity: 800 Exposure time: 1/160s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 20mm Aperture: f/2.5 ISO sensitivity: 800 Exposure time: 1/50s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 27mm Aperture: f/2.8 ISO sensitivity : 400 Exposure time: 1/160s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
”Strong sense of control” is what this Canon PowerShotG5XMarkII brought me the most Intuitive feeling. Although the body is small and exquisite, it is very convenient to adjust all the parameters related to shooting at any time with the touch screen and the lens control ring back dial. When shooting, fast and stable focus and dual detection IS can also make the capture more accurate and flexible; the large-aperture lens covers the focal length from wide-angle to telephoto, which can meet a variety of subjects such as scenery and portraits; 22.0 million pixels The solid picture quality brought by the 1-inch sensor + DIGIC8 processor is a stage for them to show their talents whether they are sweeping the street or traveling.
The current price of Canon G5XMarkII is 6,649 yuan, which is very high for such a portable digital camera with comprehensive functions, strong controllability and excellent performance. Appeal. After a series of real shooting experience, I believe that Canon G5XMarkII is a good choice for a portable camera that can be easily put in a pocket and traveled all over the world.
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