Canon PowerShot G5 X Specification Guide (en)

Type of Camera
Digital camera with built-in flash, 4.2x Optical, 4x Digital and 17x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
Image Capture Device
20.2 Megapixel*, 1.0-inch CMOS (sensor aspect ratio: 3:2)        
* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Effective Pixels: Approx. 20.2 Megapixels
Total Pixels: Approx. 20.9 Megapixels
Focal Length
8.8 (W) – 36.8 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24–100mm)
Optical Zoom
Approx. 4.2x
Digital Zoom
Approx. 4x
Focusing Range
Auto/Manual: 2.0 in. (5cm) – infinity (W), 1.3 ft. (40cm) – infinity (T)
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) – infinity (W), 1.3 ft. (40cm) – infinity (T)
Macro: 2.0 in. – 1.6 ft. (5–50cm) (W)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
Viewfinder & Monitor
Electronic Viewfinder (Approx. 2.36 million dots)
LCD Monitor
3.0-type TFT color liquid crystal (Vari-angle)
LCD Pixels
Approx. 1.04 million dots
LCD Coverage 
Approx. 100%
Aperture & Shutter
Maximum Aperture 
f/1.8 (W), f/2.8 (T)
Shutter Speed
1–1/2000 sec. (in Auto mode)
30–1/2000 sec. (in Tv, M, and Manual Movie Modes) 
BULB (in M mode only)
1/8 minimum in Manual Movie Mode
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/ 
5000/6400 (When in Auto mode)
Max. ISO Speed 12800 (When in P mode)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center Weighted Average, Spot
Exposure Control 
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
Still Images: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments 
Videos: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments