Canon G9X II announced: Just as compact as its predecessor, but much faster
posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM EST
The Canon G9X impressed us with its great image quality and compact form factor. The newly updated Canon G9X II offers much of the same except this time with improved performance and a handful of other new features.
Built around a 20.1-megapixel 1-inch CMOS sensor and 3x zoom 28-84mm equivalent f/2.0-4.9 lens, the G9X II retains the form factor of its predecessor, meaning it will comfortably fit into your pocket. A major improvement for the Mark II over the original G9X is the utilization of a DIGIC 7 image processor. This singular change should lead to a multitude of improvements according to Canon, including better autofocus tracking, better noise reduction at high ISOs and vastly improved continuous shooting performance, particularly when capturing RAW images.
As for the image quality performance of the G9X II, which uses the same sensor as its pred, we expect the new model to offer very good image quality across a wide range of ISO settings. For video shooters, the G9X II doesn’t provide better performance than its predecessor, but it can nonetheless record Full HD video at up to 60 frames per second.
To learn more about the Canon G9X II, including reading about the rest of its new and improved features, head to our Canon G9X II Preview. The Canon G9X II will be available in February in black and silver colorways with a suggested retail price just under US$530.
Stay tuned to Imaging Resource for more information on this camera and the rest of the announcements being made this week at CES 2017.
Update: In addition to the Canon G9X II, Canon also announced a new kit for their Canon G7X II. The Canon PowerShot G7X II Video Creator Kit is perfect for budding videographers as it comes with the G7X II camera, an additional battery, Manfrotto PIXI tripod and a 32GB SanDisk SD card. The kit will cost just under $750 when it starts shipping in February. You can preorder it now here.