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The Canon G5-X: Initial Tests

April 18, 2018  •  1 Comment

On the 4th April 2018 I had a rare day off. The timing was great because I couldn't wait to take the Canon G5-X out on a walk through the city just to take some random street shots to see how it performs.

I was on a bus at 5.01am as I wanted to be around Circular Quay for those early morning sun lights and reflections that greet our city each day. Arrived in the city at about 6.05am with a lot of anticipation.

I'll say right up front that as far as the light went, it was a challenging day. It would go from dark and cloudy to bright and sunny in an instant.

The Canon held up very well. It accepted and met every task I threw at it.

The battery life was not great, but I was aware of this from the reviews I had read so I had already purchased a second battery so I was fine. It does not have the colour vibrancy I was used to from my Canon 7D, but again not an issue as I don't like over saturated shots, and you can always push the vibrancy up a little in post processing if you really need to.

Speaking of post processing, this was the biggest challenge for me as my workflow for the 7D differs greatly from what I have to do with the G5-X. Once I worked that out, I could easily get what I wanted out of each shot.

Overall this is a great little camera that you can put in your pocket and have it available to capture special moments or people on the street at any time.

Here are a few more shots from the G5-X's maiden voyage.


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