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Special Interest Groups => Photography => Topic started by: africana on October 17, 2017, 01:00:17 pm

Title: Canon G5X
Post by: africana on October 17, 2017, 01:00:17 pm
I can lay my hands on a second hand G5X but have read that the battery life is really dismal. The picture quality seems to be good (only played around the garden). Anytime as good as a normal new cell phone but more can be done with a camera like this than with a cell. A second battery will probably sort the battery life problem but before I spend money, I have two questions:
i) What are the other W/dogs experience with your G5X? Worth while or not?
ii) What would a good price price be to pay or a camera like this. I see they sell new for something close to 10k.

I have other cameras and several lenses( 20d, 70D and a old 1D ) but looking for a camera (read mik en druk) to take quick pics while on a bike trip. You all know the ritual of gloves off, helmet off, bag open etc etc. Secondly I often see interesting things/scenery/people/landscapes along the road and do not always have the bigger cameras with me. Quick stop, take my pic(s) and off again.

Your input appreciated.

Title: Re: Canon G5X
Post by: armpump on October 17, 2017, 01:06:25 pm
Canon G range of compact camera's have always been the "pro" guys compact.


If well priced buy it !


Title: Re: Canon G5X
Post by: africana on October 17, 2017, 01:40:39 pm
What is a good offer- no idea how old it is but seems fairly new - out of a deceased collection....
Title: Re: Canon G5X
Post by: armpump on October 17, 2017, 02:14:30 pm
11k camera 

Still current

Title: Re: Canon G5X
Post by: africana on October 17, 2017, 02:20:06 pm
You mean to say R 11000 ?! Ye gods! has a few bad scratch mark on the barrel but otherwise the rest worls very well except the batter as I said.

This then seems to be the bargain of the year if that is 11 grand!
Title: Re: Canon G5X
Post by: wilfwalk on November 14, 2017, 04:06:22 pm
Just been to the Orms website and the G5 X is selling new for just under R 10 000. I think Takelot is even less.
Title: Re: Canon G5X
Post by: africana on November 14, 2017, 04:08:12 pm
Thanks am using it this weekend on a long-wekend trip and will see how it works.
Title: Re: Canon G5X
Post by: roxenz on November 15, 2017, 04:45:42 pm
No expert on prices, but this is what I'll pay:

if "as new" (less than 1 year old, no scratches, appears unused): 65-70% of price when new (not current new price)

if slightly used, minor scratches, well looked after, less than 3 years old: 40-50% of price when new (not current new price)

if older, more used: hmmm... I'll pass.
Title: Re: Canon G5X
Post by: africana on November 15, 2017, 04:47:40 pm
Bought it for R 500! Still going to use this weekend ...

Thansk for your suggestion. make good sense.
Title: Re: Canon G5X
Post by: roxenz on November 15, 2017, 04:48:43 pm
That's a steal! Prepare to be impressed!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Canon G5X
Post by: Wooly Bugger on June 04, 2018, 08:04:16 am
Where are the pics?