Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II is an ultra-compact camera with a 1″-type CMOS sensor that is bigger than the industry standard. This model, which is the entry-level model in Canon’s Gx-X series, has an MSRP of $529 and is available for purchase now.

Because it is the entry-level model, Canon has equipped the camera with a touchscreen-based interface that will be familiar to smartphone owners who are eager to upgrade to a more sophisticated camera system.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

PROS

  • Crisp lens.
  • 1-inch image sensor.
  • 8.1fps image capture.
  • Touch LCD.
  • Built-in ND filter.
  • In-camera art filters.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Quite compact.

CONS

  • Pricey.
  • Short zoom.
  • Narrow aperture when zoomed.
  • No 60fps video option.

The original G9 X had a number of performance issues that were the primary source of concern. In addition to being slow, especially when using Raw or continuous focusing, continuous shooting was also unresponsive, and the camera’s battery didn’t survive for very long.

The G9 X Mark II was able to resolve the majority of the performance issues, thanks mostly to its upgraded DIGIC 7 CPU. The burst rate has been increased, the buffer has been increased, and the interface has been made snappier.

While battery life has been increased, it is still not exceptional, however, an ‘Eco mode’ allows you to shoot an additional 80 photos beyond the industry-standard CIPA estimate of 235. Canon also upgraded the image stabilization for video recording and included in-camera Raw processing, as well as Bluetooth functionality.

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Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Specifications

Body typeCompact
Sensor
Max resolution5472 x 3648
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors21 megapixels
Sensor size1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
ProcessorDIGIC 7
Color spacesRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 125-12800
Boosted ISO (maximum)12800
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsSuper fine, fine
File formatJPEG (EXIF v2.3)Raw (Canon CR2)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)28–84 mm
Optical zoom
Maximum apertureF2–4.9
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range5 cm (1.97″)
Macro focus range5 cm (1.97″)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Exposure modesSceneAutoHybrid AutoProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManualCustom
Scene modesPortraitPanningStar PortraitStar NightscapeStar TrailsStar Time-Lapse MovieHandheld Night SceneFireworks
Built-in flashYes
Flash range6.00 m (at Auto ISO)
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, on, slow synchro, off
Drive modesSingleContinuous H/LSelf-timer
Continuous drive8.1 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Videography notesAlso has star time-lapse. miniature effect, and digest modes
Modes1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1280 x 720 @ 30p / 8 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1280 x 720 @ 30p / 3 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with NFC and Bluetooth
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA)235
Weight (inc. batteries)206 g (0.45 lb / 7.27 oz)
Dimensions98 x 58 x 31 mm (3.86 x 2.28 x 1.22″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes (star time-lapse)
GPSNone

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