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Canon PowerShot G5 X review

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The Canon PowerShot G5X looks like the ultimate halfway house between a compact camera and a DSLR. On the one hand, it's relatively small and light with a versatile built-in lens, making it a handy, take-anywhere camera. On the other, it has a large 1-inch 20Mp sensor, an advanced autofocus system, a good-sized grip and a viewfinder, promising better photo quality and more DSLR-like handling. Is this a killer combination? We put the G5X through some extensive testing to find out.

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  • What is it?
  • What's it great for?
  • What's the picture quality like?
  • What's it like to use?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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We have tested 62 compact cameras and found that there are 10 Don't Buys and 18 Best Buys.
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