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Canon’s Pocket-sized G5X Gives You 20.2-megapixel Sensor, DSLR-like settings

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A flexible, compact camera

Canon has recently announced their new G5X camera that has most of the DSLR controls that budding shooters are used to but without the associated bulk. The G5X sports a control layout that’s similar to most DSLR’s out there, and has its own 2.36 million-dot electronic view-finder, along with a 20.2-megapixel high sensitivity CMOS sensor.

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The lens obviously is non-removable┬ábut is more than adequate for everyday shooting as it’s a 24-100mm (35mm equivalent) with an aperture of f/1.8-2.8. There’s also a hot shoe on the top of the tiny camera for flash and other accessories.

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If the G5X isn’t for you, then its even smaller brother, the G9X, may tickle your fancy. It has similar controls to the G5X though Canon has omitted the larger lens and the EVF in favor of a smaller footprint. The G9X also has less dials, though you can still configure your settings through the tilting LCD display. The lens is a 28-84mm f/2.8-4.9. It still has a 20.2-megapixel sensor of its bigger brother.

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The G5X is expected to be priced at $800 (Php 36K) while the G9X is expected to retail at $530 (Php 24.3K).

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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