• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 11.8 megapixels
  • 25.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon 80 advantages over Canon G9X Mark II

  • Less expensive
    $277 vs $449
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    15 mm vs 31 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    74g vs 206g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/6400 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon G9X Mark II advantages over Nikon 80

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.55 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 25 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 11.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Nikon 80
Sony RX100 III
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G9X Mark II
Sony RX100 III
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon G9X

Nikon 80
Canon G9X
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G9X Mark II
Canon G9X
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger RAW buffer

Compared to Olympus TG-Tracker

Nikon 80
Olympus TG-Tracker
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon G9X Mark II
Olympus TG-Tracker
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Ricoh Theta SC

Nikon 80
Ricoh Theta SC
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Waterproof
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
Canon G9X Mark II
Ricoh Theta SC
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Ricoh Theta V

Nikon 80
Ricoh Theta V
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer video battery life
Canon G9X Mark II
Ricoh Theta V
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
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