Canon Powershot G5X I Vs G5X II Comparison Review - Performance

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Canon Powershot G5 X Mark II Vs G5 X Mark I Performance

Here is a selection of full-size sample images from both cameras. You can view more sample photos from each camera in the Canon Powershot G5X Mark II review, or in the Canon Powershot G5X review



Canon PowerShot G5 X II ISO test images


Canon PowerShot G5 X ISO test images


Noise Performance - When we reviewed the original G5 X we suggested that ISO3200 would be the highest ISO speed we'd really want to use, and the same can be said about the G5X Mark II, with ISO6400 and above causing some concern. The G5 X gives stronger white balance correction in these mixed light shots. The noise processing is slightly stronger on the G5X. 



Canon PowerShot G5 X II White-balance test images


Canon PowerShot G5 X White-balance test images


White Balance Performance - The G5 X Mark II now offers a "Cool" auto white balance (AWB) option, giving the choice of stronger white balance correction. However, the G5 X has stronger auto white balance correction, which is particularly noticeable in fluorescent and mixed lighting (see noise test shots above). 



Video Performance

The G5X Mark II offers 4K video at 30 or 25fps, with a 10 minute limit. The G5X II also offers HDR FullHD video recording (at 25fps), as well as high-speed FullHD video recording at 120/100fps. Both cameras feature optical image stabilisation. 


The G5X (Mark I) offers FullHD video at 60fps, but does not offer 4K video recording.


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18 Sep 2019 5:07PM
The specifications give the impression that the Mk II has the same sensor as the Mk I. This is not the case as the Mk II has the new Sony stacked sensor.

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