Apparently, the PowerShot G5 X is a real deal, according to a glimpse we’ve gotten earlier today. But, not only that – Canon has also announced a new member of its PowerShot series, the G9 X. Both of these cameras offer 1-inch, 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, image processor Digic 6, and ISO up to 25.600 (extended).
The greatest difference between the two is mainly on the outside. While the G5X features a built-in electronic viewfinder and a tilting LCD on the back; the G9 X features a fixed screen and doesn’t offer EVF (electronic viewfinder). However, the G9 X is significantly lighter, 209 grams as opposed to the 370 grams of the G5 X. Both feature WiFi and NFC, allowing you the control over your camera from your computer and an easy transfer of images to your smartphone, using Canon’s app.
You’re able to shoot videos at up to 60 fps; you can capture RAW files and of course you have the full access to manual controls.
Canon goes even further by announcing an improved Star Mode for those who wish to capture some stars.
It is expected that both PowerShot G5 X and G9 X will be released in November this year, for $799 and $529 respectively.