• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G9X Mark II advantages over Canon G1X Mark III

  • Less expensive
    $429 vs $1099
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Fast startup
    ~1.30 vs 2.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    31 mm vs 51 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 399g
    Lighter weight

Canon G1X Mark III advantages over Canon G9X Mark II

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 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
    ~ 3.72 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    10 months vs 20 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.3 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.4 fps vs 8.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

  • Impressive image quality; Improved JPEGs and good high ISO quality for its class; Compact camera body; Fast maximum aperture; Reliable autofocus; Improved performance.

  • No tilting display; No viewfinder; Lens is not very wide; Slow buffer clearing; Mediocre battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Canon G9X Mark II
Sony RX100
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $368
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon G1X Mark III
Sony RX100
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $368
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Canon G9X Mark II
Sony RX100 III
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon G1X Mark III
Sony RX100 III
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Canon G9X Mark II
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon G1X Mark III
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon G9X

Canon G9X Mark II
Canon G9X
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $414
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Canon G1X Mark III
Canon G9X
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $414
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Fujifilm X70

Canon G9X Mark II
Fujifilm X70
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon G1X Mark III
Fujifilm X70
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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