Canon PowerShot G9 X

In addition to a 20-megapixel 1inch CMOS sensor, Wi-Fi and NFC, a compact metal casing in silver (and tan) or black, and a 3-times optical zoom lens, the Canon Powershot G9 X also includes an electronic viewfinder. An attractive leather-effect handle, manual controls, a 3-inch touch screen, and a control wheel surrounding the lens add to the camera’s overall appeal.

In terms of focal length, the 3x optical zoom lens has an equivalent focal length range of 28mm to 84mm and is quite bright at the wide-angle end with an f/2.0 aperture, which increases to f/4.9 when utilizing the whole zoom range. The lens has optical image stabilization to assist maintain picture stability in low-light conditions.

Canon PowerShot G9 X

The Canon Powershot G9 X is likely the most comparable to the Canon Powershot S120, albeit it now includes a 3x optical zoom lens instead of the 5x optical zoom lens found on the S120. The Canon Powershot G9 X is also the most expensive of the two cameras. The G7 X and G5 X, both of which have a 4.2x optical zoom lens and the same 1inch sensor as the G9 X, are good options if you need greater zoom but don’t want to spend as much money. In this section, we provide a high-level summary of the changes between the new cameras and the S120.

Although it is somewhat bigger and heavier than the S120, which has a smaller sensor, the Canon Powershot G9 X is still one of the smallest cameras on the market with a 1inch BSI CMOS sensor (with the exception of the Panasonic Lumix CM1), and it is tiny enough to slip comfortably into trouser pockets.

With complete manual controls, as well as a variety of scene settings (including HDR mode), creative effects, and auto modes, the camera makes it simple for both beginning and expert photography students and professionals to get the most out of their photography equipment. Raw shooting is also supported, and the camera can shoot at speeds of up to 6 frames per second while capturing JPEGs.

The camera has built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connection, which allows you to operate the camera from your smartphone or tablet using the Canon Camera Connect application. In addition, you may share photographs and annotate photos with GPS position information.

FullHD video recording at 50/25 frames per second (60/30 frames per second in NTSC) is possible, and stereo sound, optical zoom, and manual controls are included. Using the touch screen, you may also adjust the focus position while the video is being recorded.

Because the camera has a metal body and dials, the build quality is superb. Additionally, the leather effect grips on the camera serve to improve handling by providing sticky areas for your hands to rest on when shooting. Unfortunately, they have a distinct plastic hardness to them that makes them stand out, and it would have been lovely if they had a leather-like feel to them instead. Because of the camera’s tiny size, we recommend that you use the wrist strap that comes with it to prevent it from being dropped.

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Canon PowerShot G9 X Specs

Body typeCompact
Max resolution5472 x 3648
Other resolutions5472 x 3080, 4864 x 3648, 4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432, 3840 x 2880, 2304 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480, 720 x 408, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors21 megapixels
Sensor size1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
ProcessorDIGIC 6
ISOAuto, 125-12800
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsSuper fine, fine
Focal length (equiv.)28–84 mm
Optical zoom
Maximum apertureF2–4.9
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range5 cm (1.97″)
Macro focus range5 cm (1.97″)
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject / scene modesYes
Built-in flashYes
Flash range6.00 m (at Auto ISO)
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, on, slow synchro, off
Continuous drive6.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Videography notesAlso has star time-lapse. miniature effect, and digest modes
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA)220
Weight (inc. batteries)209 g (0.46 lb / 7.37 oz)
Dimensions98 x 58 x 31 mm (3.86 x 2.28 x 1.21″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes (star time-lapse)

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