Canon G9X II Flash


Built-in Flash Test Results

Coverage, Exposure and Range
A weak flash with uneven coverage at wide angle, but with good performance for a such a compact camera.


28mm eq.

Coverage. Flash coverage was quite uneven and a little narrow at wide angle (that's not unusual, though). We no longer test this at full telephoto, as wide angle is invariably the worst case.

Normal Flash
f/4, 1/60s, +0.7 EV, ISO 200

Exposure. When it came to exposure, the Canon G9X II's pop-up flash underexposed our Indoor Portrait subject at its default setting, requiring +0.7 EV flash exposure compensation which is about the average required for this shot. This is quite good for such a compact camera as we often have to switch to Auto ISO and let the camera boost sensitivity above ISO 200 for this shot.

Manufacturer-Specified Flash Range

7.9 feet
ISO 800 1/60s, f/4.9

Manufacturer Specified Flash Test. Canon rates the PowerShot G9X II's flash range at 2.4 meters or 7.9 feet at telephoto and maximum aperture, when using Auto ISO. In the test shot above, the PowerShot G9X II's flash performed to Canon's specifications, producing a well-exposed flash target image wide-open at full telephoto, with the camera boosting ISO to 800.

We shoot at manufacturer-specified camera settings, at the range the company claims for the camera, to assess the validity of the specific claims.


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