The Canon PowerShot G5 X is one of the most reliable cameras on our list in terms of image quality and ease of use combined. It’s perfectly suited to any underwater trip (when combined with a housing) as well as other outdoor pursuits.

A powerful 5X optical zoom allows you to capture any distant objects clearly. Plus, the macro mode is among the best available in a compact, meaning there’s little need to purchase a separate lens.

Thanks to the 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and powerful DIGIC 8 processor, the images you capture are sure to shine.

This is a solid choice and we appreciate the tweaks Canon has made to the Mark II making it even better for underwater photography. Powerful compact at a good price.

Our Overall Review

4.3

Reasons to buy:

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    DIGIC 8 processor
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    Exceptional image quality for a point and shoot
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    Macro mode
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    Good zoom
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    Exceedingly lightweight considering the features
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    Pop-up EVF

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markHousing options are slightly more limited than with other Canon models. We suggest Ikelite or Nauticam

Where to buy:

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Canon PowerShot G5

Specs & Features

  • Dimensions: 1.80 x 4.40 x 2.40 inches
  • Weight: 1.7 ounces
  • 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 5X optical zoom
  • 20 frames per second continuous shooting
  • GPS Bluetooth compatible
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Our Overall Review

4.3

Reasons to buy:

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    DIGIC 8 processor
  • check-mark
    Exceptional image quality for a point and shoot
  • check-mark
    Macro mode
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    Good zoom
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    Exceedingly lightweight considering the features
  • check-mark
    Pop-up EVF

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markHousing options are slightly more limited than with other Canon models. We suggest Ikelite or Nauticam

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