Canon G9 X II
- 20MP - 1" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 125 - 12800
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 28-84mm (F2-4.9) lens
- 206g - 98 x 58 x 31mm
- Released January 2017
- Replaced the Canon G9 X
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon G9 X II summary
Canon G9 X II is Canon's Large Sensor Compact camera initially announced on January of 2017. The camera comes with a 20MP, BSI-CMOS 1" size sensor with a max resolution of 5472 x 3648.
Canon introduced this camera to update the previous Canon G9 X (Read Full Comparison)
The G9 X II is positioned #37 out of 63 in Large Sensor Compact cameras and over all #329 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should try out our Advanced camera filter to find camera ratings based on your customized requirements.
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Canon G9 X II family
The Canon G9 X II is part of a family of cameras. You can view the complete list below.
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Canon G9 X II Gallery
You can view the G9 X II from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon G9 X II Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of positives and negatives of the Canon G9 X II based on criterias that are usually considered crucial in a camera.
Canon G9 X II Sensor features
The Canon G9 X II houses the DIGIC 7 chip. The measurement of the sensor on the Canon G9 X II is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor can capture 5472 x 3648 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 20MP and gives a native ISO range of 125 to 12800. RAW photos are supported therefore the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The picture below illustrates the G9 X II's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The G9 X II sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.7 and is pointed out in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon G9 X II dimensions
Canon G9 X II is 0.45 lb (206g or 7.27 oz) and the overall size of the camera is 98mm x 58mm x 31mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.2"). The weight of typical Large Sensor Compact camera is 392g and the Canon G9 X II is less heavy than various competitors.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Listed below is a visual of the Canon G9 X II with a soda to help you to have a sense of its size.
The top view directly below will highlight the button design on the G9 X II.
Canon G9 X II Lens features
The G9 X II has got an inbuilt lens with a focal range of 28-84mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which may not be perfect however it can be valuable in a few scenarios.
At it's widest 28mm, it offers an aperture of f2 which will be fantastic in low light situations and getting a shallow depth of field. It will also allow you to use a lower ISO to capture better photographs. For the long end, 84mm comes to f4.9 which is really slow and you may have to go with slow shutter speeds.
Canon G9 X II Connectivity
The G9 X II has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily transfer pictures and usually adjust camera settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Many apps also provide a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Canon G9 X II Video features
The max video quality on the Canon G9 X II is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality will provide a decent balance in quality and file size but 1080p is not going to leave you with much room to crop. The body does not have a mic or headphone jack which means that you have got zero control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to purchase a different camera should you need decent sound in your video clips.
Canon G9 X II Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Canon G9 X II so you have to be careful in rainy and dusty conditions.
Canon G9 X II Display and Viewfinder
The Canon G9 X II comes with a 3" fixed display screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means you can easily shift focus point and adjust settings by using your finger.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Canon G9 X II are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders will be pretty useful.
Canon G9 X II Shutter features
Canon G9 X II continuous shooting speed is 8.2 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Canon G9 X II Flash and Hot shoe features
Canon G9 X II includes just inbuilt flash without external flash support.
Canon G9 X II Autofocusing features
Canon G9 X II includes only Contrast Based Auto Focus and lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster and accurate than Contrast Based focusing. The camera comes with Face detect making it valuable for taking photos of people.
Canon G9 X II has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers to adjust where you focus. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for subjects on the move. Canon G9 X II has manual focusing in case it is required in low light situations or you require more precise focusing control.
Canon G9 X II Battery life
The battery pack on the Canon G9 X II is built to last for 235 photographs with respect to the CIPA measurements making it less than its competitors. The usual Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 301. Leica X-U comes with the maximum (450) battery life in this type of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Large Sensor Compact cameras with the best battery life:
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Canon G9 X II for varying kinds of photography
The following chart indicates a rundown of the Canon G9 X II for varying kinds of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Canon G9 X II Portrait photography details
The Canon G9 X II has a rating of 65 which is nice, and means the camera is a very decent fit for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support along with the ability to use off-camera flash.
Canon G9 X II as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a impressive points tally of 81, the Canon G9 X II is a terrific choice to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Canon G9 X II Sports photography advice
A modest sports photography score of 60 suggests the Canon G9 X II is fairly adequate for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have good focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon G9 X II Travel photography information
Weight is really important when picking a camera for travel. In general, the Canon G9 X II gets a impressive 78 as a travel camera which is a terrific choice to take on your vacations.
Canon G9 X II Landscape photography factors
If you are planning to purchase a camera for landscape photos, the most critical aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon G9 X II at it's very good score of 70 as a landscape camera is a fine fit compared to it's competition.
Canon G9 X II Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging should posses a moving display screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Canon G9 X II is not really appropriate for vlogging as it delivers a horrible rating of 39.
Canon G9 X II Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the G9 X II, below is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall within the class of Large Sensor Compact.
The line chart followed below will give you a bird's eye view of the G9 X II compared to it's top rated rivals listed earlier.
Following are several cameras you might regard as alternatives. To read a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.