Australian Review: Canon Powershot G5X – A DSLR in a point-and-shoot suit

Despite automatically changing depending on what mode you’re in, they feel familiar and intuitive. For example, while in aperture priority mode, the dial nearest to the shutter adjusts aperture, but in full manual, it adjusts shutter speed. Importantly, they also allow for enough controls to use the camera in manual mode without the need to hunt through menus for options.

If, for some reason, you don’t want to use the marvelous controls, the G5X also features a flipping, rotating touchscreen where you can access all the camera’s manual options. While the most obvious use for flipping the screen is to protect it during transport, the screen can flip to face the subject (great for selfies) and rotate for shooting at odd angles.

Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity gives you a quick option for sharing photos from the G5X without the need to plug it (or its microSD card) into a computer. The camera can be paired with iOS or Android devices via Canon’s Camera Connect app, which then gives you remote control, and the ability to beam photos over to your handset. In my experience, the app provided a smooth experience; pairing was painless, transfers were easy, and remotely shooting didn’t add unnecessary lag.

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