Canon G9 X vs Nikon B700

Canon PowerShot G9 X front
Nikon Coolpix B700 front

Canon G9 X vs Nikon B700 Key Specs

Canon G9 X
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-84mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 209g - 98 x 58 x 31mm
  • Introduced October 2015
  • Later Model is Canon G9 X II
Nikon B700
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-1440mm (F3.3-6.5) lens
  • 565g - 125 x 85 x 107mm
  • Revealed February 2016
Handle those 8K RED files like a boss

Canon G9 X vs Nikon B700 Overview

Here is a detailed comparison of the Canon G9 X and Nikon B700, former being a Large Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by manufacturers Canon and Nikon. The image resolution of the G9 X (20MP) and the B700 (20MP) is very comparable but the G9 X (1") and B700 (1/2.3") use different sensor sizes.

Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

The G9 X was launched 4 months before the B700 which means that they are both of a similar age. The two cameras come with different body type with the Canon G9 X being a Compact camera and the Nikon B700 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before we go through a full comparison, below is a simple synopsis of how the G9 X scores against the B700 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

Reasons to pick Canon G9 X over the Nikon B700

 G9 X B700 
Display resolution1040k921kCrisper display (+119k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon B700 over the Canon G9 X

 B700 G9 X 
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Canon G9 X and Nikon B700

 G9 X B700 
RevealedOctober 2015February 2016Same age
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Display dimension3"3"Identical display dimensions

Canon G9 X vs Nikon B700 Physical Comparison

If you're going to carry your camera regularly, you're going to have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Canon G9 X comes with outer dimensions of 98mm x 58mm x 31mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.2") with a weight of 209 grams (0.46 lbs) while the Nikon B700 has dimensions of 125mm x 85mm x 107mm (4.9" x 3.3" x 4.2") accompanied by a weight of 565 grams (1.25 lbs).

Analyze the Canon G9 X and Nikon B700 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are working with during that time. Underneath is the front view dimensions comparison of the G9 X vs the B700.

Canon G9 X vs Nikon B700 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the G9 X and B700 is 92 and 65 respectively.

Canon G9 X vs Nikon B700 top view buttons comparison

Canon G9 X vs Nikon B700 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its hard to imagine the gap in sensor sizing merely by seeing a spec sheet. The visual here might provide you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the G9 X and B700.

As you can see, the 2 cameras posses the exact same MP but different sensor sizing. The G9 X has got the larger sensor which should make obtaining shallow depth of field easier.

Canon G9 X vs Nikon B700 sensor size comparison

Canon G9 X vs Nikon B700 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G9 X vs Nikon B700 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon G9 X
Portrait photography with Nikon B700
you can focus manually
good megapixels (20MP)
sensor size is nice (1")
offers face detection focusing
saves RAW files
cannot use external flash
focusing manually
good resolution (20MP)
provides face detection autofocus
delivers RAW files
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
Instagram's $20 billion Ad success

Street Comparison

Canon G9 X as a Street photography camera
Nikon B700 as a Street photography camera
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is nice (1")
saves RAW files
has touch focus
lighter than others (209 grams)
no articulating screen
fully articulated screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
heavier than competition in class (565g)
Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

Sports Comparison

Canon G9 X Sports photography features
Nikon B700 Sports photography features
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (1")
offers tracking autofocus
low fps (6.0 frames/s)
low battery (220 per charge)
doesn't have phase detect AF
excellent zoom range (24-1440mm 60.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
better than average battery life (350 CIPA)
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business

Travel Comparison

Canon G9 X Travel photography information
Nikon B700 Travel photography information
lighter than others (209g)
has touch focus
good megapixels (20MP)
built-in flash
decently wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
low battery (220 shots)
display isn't selfie friendly
better than average battery life (350 CIPA)
connects via bluetooth
good resolution (20MP)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
decently wide (24mm)
great zoom (1440mm)
heavier than competition in class (565g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Landscape Comparison

Canon G9 X Landscape photography details
Nikon B700 Landscape photography details
you can focus manually
decently wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
nice screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20MP)
sensor size is nice (1")
saves RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low battery (220 CIPA)
focusing manually
decently wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20MP)
delivers RAW files
better than average battery life (350 CIPA)
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down

Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon G9 X
Vlogging with Nikon B700
decently wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than others (209g)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have external microphone socket
decently wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
great video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
missing external mic support
heavier than competition in class (565g)
Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos

Canon G9 X vs Nikon B700 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G9 X and Nikon B700
 Canon PowerShot G9 XNikon Coolpix B700
General Information
Make Canon Nikon
Model Canon PowerShot G9 X Nikon Coolpix B700
Class Large Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2015-10-12 2016-02-23
Physical type Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 6 -
Sensor size 1" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 13.2 x 8.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 116.2mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Peak resolution 5472 x 3648 5184 x 3888
Highest native ISO 12800 3200
Minimum native ISO 125 100
RAW format
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-84mm (3.0x) 24-1440mm (60.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.0-4.9 f/3.3-6.5
Macro focus range 5cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 2.7 5.8
Display type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 1,040 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 921 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Minimum shutter speed 30s 15s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate 6.0 frames per sec 5.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 6.00 m (at Auto ISO) 7.50 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off -
Hot shoe
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p, 25p)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Wireless Built-In Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 209g (0.46 lb) 565g (1.25 lb)
Dimensions 98 x 58 x 31mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.2") 125 x 85 x 107mm (4.9" x 3.3" x 4.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 63 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 21.5 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 12.3 not tested
DXO Low light score 495 not tested
Battery life 220 shots 350 shots
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-13L EN-EL23
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2, 5, 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Card slots One One
Pricing at release $399 $500