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Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II

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Michael Topham tests Canon’s pocket-friendly compact with a pop-up electronic viewfinder

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II: My Menu

Having the option to configure your own personalised menu from the My Menu isn’t new, however it’s a highly useful feature to have and can prevent wasting time navigating the main menu to find the same settings time and time again. By gathering together your most commonly used items in one place, you can speed up your setup, which could be the difference between getting a great shot and not.

Canon My Menu

You get the option to add six items to each tab. A maximum of five tabs can be created.

Users can register up to six items in the My Menu, reorder the position of those chosen and rename the tab to something more memorable. If more than one person is going to be using the camera, there’s the option to create separate tabs for different users up to a maximum of five.

You can sort the registered items in the tabs very easily using the four-way controller

Another idea is to setup different tabs for different genres, landscape, portrait, action and so on. It’s worth remembering that many of the settings you can register to a tab in My Menu are also available directly from the G5 X Mark II’s Quick Menu.

  • Sensor: 1in, 20.1-million-pixel CMOS sensor
  • Output size: 5472x3648 pixels
  • Image processor: DIGIC 8
  • Shutter Speeds: 1-1/2000sec (Mechanical Shutter) 30sec-1/25600sec (Electronic shutter)
  • ISO: 125-12800 (extendable to ISO 25600)
  • Exposure compensation: +/-3EV in 1/3 steps
  • Drive Mode: Up to 30fps (Raw burst mode)
  • Video: 4K/30,25fps Full HD up to 120fps
  • Viewfinder: 0.39-type EVF 2.36 million dots
  • Display: 3in, 1040k dot tilt angle touchscreen
  • Memory Card: SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
  • Power: NB-13L (up to 230 shots)
  • Dimensions: 110.9x60.9x46mm
  • Weight: 340g (with battery and memory card)

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