• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G9X Mark II advantages over Canon SX730 HS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 300g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX730 HS advantages over Canon G9X Mark II

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    960 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen 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 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

  • 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 SX730 HS
Sony RX100
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $368
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

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 SX730 HS
Sony RX100 III
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon G9X

Canon G9X Mark II
Canon G9X
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $442
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Canon SX730 HS
Canon G9X
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $442
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon A900

Canon G9X Mark II
Nikon A900
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon SX730 HS
Nikon A900
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Canon G9X Mark II
Canon SX740 HS
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon SX730 HS
Canon SX740 HS
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer video battery life
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