Canon has bolstered its line of PowerShot compacts with the PowerShot G5 X and G9 X.

Compact 2 (3).webDue out in November, the PowerShot G5 X and G9 X feature a 20.2-million-pixel, 1.0-type back-illuminated imaging sensor. Boasting DSLR-like handling, the G5 X carries a 4.2x f/1.8 lens (24mm wideangle), while the G9 X features a 3x (28mm wideangle) f/2 zoom. Canon claims: ‘The PowerShot G5 X is ideal for serious enthusiasts wanting professional levels of DSLR-like control and quality, whilst the PowerShot G9 X is perfect for those why want to unleash their creativity with a premium, pocket-sized camera capable of capturing spontaneous moments.’ The G9 X, which features a 3in touchscreen, is designed to be 25% slimmer than the G7 X.Both models incorporate an lens control ring which can be assigned functions such as aperture and shutter speed. They also feature built-in Wi-Fi and NFC. The PowerShot G5 X is due to cost £629.99, while the PowerShot G9 X comes with a £399.99 pricetag.

Press release
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 13 October 2015 – Canon today expands its prestigious PowerShot G-series with two new additions, the PowerShot G5 X and PowerShot G9 X. Both models offer uncompromising image quality and exceptional speed and power, combining a 1.0-type back-illuminated 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC 6 processor – all packaged into beautifully compact and pocketable bodies.

The PowerShot G5 X is ideal for serious enthusiasts wanting professional levels of DSLR-like control and quality, whilst the PowerShot G9 X is perfect for those who want to unleash their creativity with a premium, pocket sized camera capable of capturing spontaneous moments.

Pocketable power for stunning images
From sweeping landscapes, to up-close portraits, the PowerShot G5 X’s 24mm wide-angle, ultra-bright f/1.8 – 2.8, 4.2x zoom lens, with 9-blade aperture, makes it easy to capture stunning shots with beautiful bokeh and background blur. The PowerShot G9 X’s 28mm wide-angle f/2 – 4.9, 3x optical zoom lens allows you to capture sharp, high-detailed images, even when on the move or in challenging light conditions.

Intuitive control, timeless design
Oozing the iconic G-series DNA, the PowerShot G5 X allows you to explore a wider number of photography features and settings, all in a conveniently compact body. For the more advanced photographer, the PowerShot G5 X’s high resolution, centred OLED electronic viewfinder offers DSLR-like handling, maximum comfort when shooting, and is ideal for photographers wanting to keep their eye on the scene. Whether you’re getting up-close shooting architecture on a city break, or capturing sweeping vistas in the countryside, the PowerShot G5 X’s vari-angle flip-out touchscreen makes it easy to take unique shots from a variety of unique angles.

The PowerShot G9 X gives you all the features you need to express your creativity and capture unexpected moments. 25 per cent slimmer than the

PowerShot G7 X, it is even more compact and perfectly suited for photographers who want premium image quality whilst shooting on the move. The camera’s intuitive and large 3.0” high-resolution touchscreen allows for simple creative fingertip control, with easy access to camera settings and functions, in a stylish lightweight body. On both models, the Lens Control Ring can be quickly assigned to control various photographic functions including aperture and shutter speed.

Make friends and family the cast of your next movie
Become a budding videographer with the PowerShot G5 X and PowerShot G9 X – unleash your creativity with Manual Movie and capture stunning-quality Full HD movie footage at 60p, with full control over aperture, shutter speed and ISO. For rock steady footage when running or moving at pace, both cameras include 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS. In addition, for those after even greater levels of control, you can achieve perfect focus with MF peaking, create cinematic focus pulls via the touchscreen and tailor your video with variable frame rates.

Share your creativity
The PowerShot G5 X and PowerShot G9 X feature a host of advanced creative modes and connectivity features, allowing you to express yourself – whether capturing twinkling nightscapes and star trails with improved Star Mode or automatically adding retro filters at the press of the shutter with Creative Shot. Remote Shooting via Wi-Fi lets you access full manual control of the camera’s key functions from your smart device and gives you the freedom to explore more creative shooting set ups. Built in Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC connectivity makes it easy to transfer your photos and movies to your smart device and share directly with social networks – or even back-up images to cloud services like irista and Google Drive straight from the camera, so you never lose any precious memories.

PowerShot G5 X key features:
• Premium image quality with classic DSLR-like handling
• Share your beautiful images with the world – instantly
• Express your creativity with expert speed and control
• Create compelling movies in stunning Full HD
• Professional tools to support your creative style

PowerShot G9 X key features:
• Slim, pocket-sized camera with premium image quality
• Share your creativity with the world – instantly
• Built for spontaneity and creativity
• Create compelling movies in stunning Full HD
• Beautifully simple control

Pricing and availability:
• The PowerShot G5 X will be available from November 2015 with an RRP of £629.99/€899.99.
• The PowerShot G9 X will be available from November 2015 with an RRP of £399.99/€569.99.

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