• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 210.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Canon G9 advantages over Canon 360 HS

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.6
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 240 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Canon 360 HS advantages over Canon G9

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 210 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    147g vs 364g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.2 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Canon 360 HS

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Nikon S5300

Canon G9
Nikon S5300
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon 360 HS
Nikon S5300
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • HDMI out

Compared to Canon 340 HS

Canon G9
Canon 340 HS
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon 360 HS
Canon 340 HS
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • More pixels
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out

Compared to Canon 170 IS

Canon G9
Canon 170 IS
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 360 HS
Canon 170 IS
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon S3700

Canon G9
Nikon S3700
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon 360 HS
Nikon S3700
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon 350 HS

Canon G9
Canon 350 HS
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon 360 HS
Canon 350 HS
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
Compare Other Cameras?