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Canon PowerShot G5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 728 reviews of Canon PowerShot G5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the price and portability are overall positive. The image quality and performance are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the contrast and viewfinder are different, and many are critical about the control panel and shutter.

usability, performance, image quality, portability, price

focus, shutter, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot G5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the lens and performance are generally positive. The price and portability also get good views, whereas the contrast and focus get negative views.

usability, portability, price, performance, lens

shutter, focus, contrast

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot G5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 248 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the price and portability. The performance and image quality are also appreciated, but the shutter and focus get negative views.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, price

focus, shutter

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Canon Powershot G5

 

Building on the popularity and prowess of the G3, Canon's latest high-end compact is the G5, a five mega pixel camera. While the camera is basically a black G3 with an increase in the mega pixel count from 4mp to 5mp, the extra resolution will be...

good image quality, plenty of manual controls

large compared to competition,

The Canon G5 is larger than the Olympus C-5050 and the Nikon 5400. As well as that, this is really only an upgrade from the G3 in the mega pixel count and some believe nine months too late in the coming, wishing that this instead of the G3 had been...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by : Dave Stevenson (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II: The best compact ever made?

 

If you're after a camera that's minuscule in size, and want the best possible image quality and control, the G5 X Mark II is probably it

Convenient, take-anywhere build ; Great image quality ; Excellent EVF

Very expensive ; Non-interchangeable lens

If you’re after a camera about the size of a box of matches, and want the best possible image quality and control, the G5 X Mark II is probably it, not least because of the big price difference between it and its Sony rival, the RX100 VI. If you’re...

Aug, 2019

Expert review by (ixbtlabs.com)

Canon PowerShot G5

 

Photo: Casio QV4000, Canon G5, rangefinder film Kiev 4 and reflexCanon EOS ( in this case it is the digital D60, but in this respect thedigital and film cameras of this series are almost identical).

Oct, 2003

Best Buy!

Expert review by : Simon Eccles (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

PowerShot G5

 

If you need a quality digital camera with full professional controls but don't want the bulk and extra expense of an interchangeable-lens SLR model, the PowerShot G5 hits the mark

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the Canon PowerShot G5 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

Sibling of the earlier G3, there were high hopes for this camera...

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot G5

 

Fast lens ; Long battery life ; Support for add-on lenses and flashes ; Saves favorite settings to mode wheel ; Great photo quality ; Full manual controls ; AF illuminator

Subpar movie mode ; Too much purple fringing for a camera in this class ; Lens is visible through optical view-finder at wide angle ; Red-eye can be a problem

Oct, 2003

Expert review by : Les Freed (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot G5

 

The Canon PowerShot G5 gets you close to the digital SLR feel at roughly half the price.

The one drawback is inherited from the G3: At the widest zoom setting, the camera's lens blocks part of the view in the optical viewfinder. But for many users, the great images and excellent battery life will be enough to compensate.

Sep, 2003

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Canon USA Powershot G5 Digital Camera Camera

 

WHAT'S HOT: Sometimes, small changes are best: Canon's G5, for example, is not much different from its predecessor, the G3, but it does improve on the G3 in one essential way: Canon upped the megapixel count from 4 to 5. The only other obvious change...

ArcSoft's Camera Suite 2.0, a competent image and video editingpackage, is included with the G5. The camera takes all of the same accessoriesas the G3, including an external flash and wide-angle and telephoto converterlenses

Aug, 2003

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot G5 Digital Camera (Canon-8398A001)

 

An upgrade to 5 megapixels keeps this powerful, flexible camera up to snuff with competing models from Nikon and Olympus.

Aug, 2003

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G5

 

How much bigger?

Excellent resolution, as good as we could expect of a compact five megapixel ; Good metering, good tonal balance which maintains shadow detail ; Good natural light white balance, strong and balanced colours ; Fast lens (F2.0 - F3.0) ; Control over...

Chromatic aberrations visible at wide angle or maximum apertures ; Noise above ISO 50 worse than the competition ; Shallow angle jaggies' visible on resolution chart ; Viewfinder partially obstructed by lens barrel ; Control dial doesn't work well if...

The PowerShot G3 built on the success of the G2, it has gained a huge following and proves to be very popular among the prosumer 'shutterbug' photographer as well as those wanting to develop their photography skills. The G5 should have no problem in...

Jul, 2003

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