The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II: pocket power with a 20MP stacked sensor

The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II: pocket power with a 20MP stacked sensor
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Canon has given its beloved G5 X a thorough revamp both inside and out to create a powerful all-round compact camera. The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II packs a newly designed exterior and plenty of new features on the interior, including a brand new lens, sensor and processor. 

The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II's most noticeable change is to the chassis; where the previous model featured more traditional SLR-styling, with an electronic viewfinder jutting out in the prism position, the new version features a sleeker and more pocket-friendly form factor with a pop-up EVF. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.