• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G7X advantages over Canon G9X

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~1.70 vs 2.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    100 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Higher effective ISO
    556 vs 495 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Less shutter lag
    0.20 vs 0.29 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster RAW shooting
    1.2 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Canon G9X advantages over Canon G7X

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $559
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    30 mm vs 40 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 302g
    Lighter weight
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 4 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

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
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very compact body fits in a pants pocket; Zoom lens is both brighter and further-reaching than anything offered by its enthusiast compact rivals; Selfie-friendly tilting LCD monitor; Intuitive touch-screen interface; Very good image quality for its class; Wi-Fi connectivity gets photos on your phone

  • No electronic viewfinder; Soft corners at wide-angle; Flare issues and fringing shooting wide-open; Weak performance when shooting raw files; Tendency to underexpose in low light; Limited battery life

  • 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

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Canon G7X
Sony RX100 III
  • $579
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon G9X
Sony RX100 III
  • $417
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Canon G7X
Panasonic LX100
  • $579
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon G9X
Panasonic LX100
  • $417
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony RX100

Canon G7X
Sony RX100
  • $579
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $391
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon G9X
Sony RX100
  • $417
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $391
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony RX100 II

Canon G7X
Sony RX100 II
  • $579
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $584
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon G9X
Sony RX100 II
  • $417
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $584
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon G7X Mark II

Canon G7X
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $579
  • 1 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $599
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Newer
Canon G9X
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $417
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $599
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
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