The New Canon G5 X Large-Sensor Compact

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With the holiday giving season just around the corner, Canon hopes to elbow its way on to your wish list with the launch of the Canon G5 X compact camera. While the market for compact, large-sensor cameras is definitely getting busy - especially with the praise-worthy Sony RX100 line - the G5 X deserves your attention. Boasting a full-featured, multi-angle 2.36 million dot electronic viewfinder, the Canon G5 X camera makes it simple to set and capture high-quality pictures and video without taking your eye away from the camera. On top of that, helpful features like a built-in accessory hot shoe and a multi-angle, capacitive touch screen monitor serve to create an experience as unique as the subject being recorded. Inside, there is a large, 20.2 Megapixel 1" imaging sensor paired with a 35mm optical zoom lens with a focal length of 24-100mm. The new Canon G5 X is available now for $799 online, arriving with a range of accessories and optional lenses.