• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Canon G9X Mark II advantages over Fujifilm X-E3

  • Less expensive
    $399* vs $1149
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    31 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 337g
    Lighter weight

Fujifilm X-E3 advantages over Canon G9X Mark II

  • 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
    ~ 3.93 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 235 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    48 vs 31 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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.

  • Stylish, compact body; Great image quality; Very good overall performance; Touchscreen LCD; 4K UHD video recording.

  • Small EVF; Fixed display; Unreliable continuous autofocus.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Canon G9X Mark II
Sony RX100
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $368
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm X-E3
Sony RX100
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $368
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Canon G9X Mark II
Sony RX100 III
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm X-E3
Sony RX100 III
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon EOS M3

Canon G9X Mark II
Canon EOS M3
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X-E3
Canon EOS M3
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon G9X

Canon G9X Mark II
Canon G9X
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $379
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Fujifilm X-E3
Canon G9X
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $379
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony A6500

Canon G9X Mark II
Sony A6500
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X-E3
Sony A6500
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
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