G5X Mark 2 review unboxing (in Japanese) and new specs
The first review of the G5X Mark 2 (G5X Mark II) has surfaced in Japan. Yes, the review is in Japanese, but you get to see the camera in action.
The big news here is that copies are already hitting the street in Japan and that means that grey market versions should be available within days.
We already know that the camera is slated to be released officially sometime in August, but people getting itchy and want to get their hands on it ASAP might have a chance very soon on eBay and the like.
The G5X Mark 2 is the long-awaited refresh of the first G5X which was released way back in late 2015. We see the main physical difference is the big hotshoe hump in the middle is gone.
Those who want to use an external flash might be disappointed, but they’ve now included a popup flash which makes the G5X Mark 2 more compact. We also see they’ve gotten rid of the front dial.
Feature-wise, the G5X Mark 2 gets updated to the latest Canon processor, Digic 8. Video improvements include 4K@30P video with no crop, slow-mo 1080P@120fps. The sensor remains a very respectable 20.1MP but is now upgraded to a stacked sensor. This adds DRAM directly to the rear of the sensor, which allows for much quicker readout and is key in achieving 4K, high FPS video, and burst shooting.
The G5X Mark 2 can now also be charged by USB. Very handy for battery-incorporated gimbals and charging with powerbanks in a pinch.
Perhaps the most interesting news for some is the updated lens which now extends to 5x zoom (8.8-44.00mm / 24-120mm equivalent). The previous version went out to 4.2x. Canon has also managed to keep the lens at f1.8-f2.8 which, in combination with the 5x lens should give a nice step up to bokeh at the long end.https://gizbeat.com/13055/g5x-mark-2-review-unboxing-in-japanese/https://gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/ZPR-CANON-G5X-II-FRONT-FLASH-600-450x299.jpghttps://gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/ZPR-CANON-G5X-II-FRONT-FLASH-600-150x150.jpgCamerasCanonFeaturedRecentThe first review of the G5X Mark 2 (G5X Mark II) has surfaced in Japan. Yes, the review is in Japanese, but you get to see the camera in action. The big news here is that copies are already hitting the street in Japan and that means that grey market...Damian Parsonshttps://plus.google.com/107879368390224447304 [email protected]AdministratorHi, I'm Damian Parsons. I've been working with Android phones since the first Droid came out. I'm fascinated by computers and technology. My first BBS were ran on an old Apple IIc and Commodore 64. I work hard to bring the latest updates to you every day - without all the boring fluff. Please subscribe to keep up on the newest China tech. See our forum -> www.chinaphonearena.comGizBeat