• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 210.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 37.00mm - 260.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G9 advantages over Olympus 7000

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.33 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 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Olympus 7000 advantages over Canon G9

  • Less expensive
    $300 vs $500 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    260 mm vs 210 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    132g vs 364g
    Lighter weight

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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 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 Olympus Stylus 1010

Canon G9
Olympus Stylus 1010
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus 7000
Olympus Stylus 1010
  • $195
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More pixels
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch

Compared to Olympus 1020

Canon G9
Olympus 1020
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus 7000
Olympus 1020
  • $195
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch

Compared to Nikon S630

Canon G9
Nikon S630
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus 7000
Nikon S630
  • $195
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • HDMI out
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Samsung SL820

Canon G9
Samsung SL820
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus 7000
Samsung SL820
  • $195
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Pentax W80

Canon G9
Pentax W80
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus 7000
Pentax W80
  • $195
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Wider angle lens
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