• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 210.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G9 advantages over Canon G11

  • Fast startup
    ~1.50 vs 2.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    210 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More pixels
    12.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Canon G11 advantages over Canon G9

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Higher effective ISO
    169 vs 146 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    11.1 vs 10.1 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 390 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/500 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Canon G10

Canon G9
Canon G10
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon G11
Canon G10
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon P7000

Canon G9
Nikon P7000
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Manual focus
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon G11
Nikon P7000
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Canon G12

Canon G9
Canon G12
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $854
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon G11
Canon G12
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • $854
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Nikon P7100

Canon G9
Nikon P7100
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More pixels
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon G11
Nikon P7100
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus Stylus 1

Canon G9
Olympus Stylus 1
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Thinner
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon G11
Olympus Stylus 1
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Faster shutter
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
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