• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G9X advantages over Panasonic ZS100

  • Less expensive
    $379 vs $548
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    30 mm vs 44 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 309g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Panasonic ZS100 advantages over Canon G9X

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    250 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Higher effective ISO
    559 vs 495 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Less shutter lag
    0.10 vs 0.29 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.9 fps vs 6.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.5 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • Smallest 1-inch sensor camera available; Slips in a pants pocket almost unnoticed; Bright lens at wide-angle; Great image quality; Swift 6.5 fps JPEG burst shooting; Intuitive touch-screen control; In-camera Wi-Fi gets images onto your phone easily

  • Limited 3x zoom range; Tighter wide-angle than competitors; JPEG buffer limited to 10 frames; very slow bracketing / raw burst shooting; Touch-screen menus take lots of tapping; Poor battery life

  • Compact camera body; versatile 10x zoom lens; relatively good high ISO performance; fast autofocus; many good 4K video and photo features.

  • Soft lens at longer focal lengths; no tilting display; small electronic viewfinder; slippery finish on the camera body.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Canon G9X
Sony RX100
  • $379
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic ZS100
Sony RX100
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Sony RX100 II

Canon G9X
Sony RX100 II
  • $379
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic ZS100
Sony RX100 II
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Olympus Stylus 1

Canon G9X
Olympus Stylus 1
  • $379
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic ZS100
Olympus Stylus 1
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Olympus Stylus 1s

Canon G9X
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $379
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic ZS100
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon G9X Mark II

Canon G9X
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $379
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Panasonic ZS100
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
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