• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000

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Differences

Canon G9X Mark II advantages over Leica M10

  • Less expensive
    $429 vs $6625
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 660g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.1 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Leica M10 advantages over Canon G9X Mark II

  • Larger sensor
    35mm 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
    ~ 6.05 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.0 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    125 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 31 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    30 vs 20 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    50000 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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.

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
Leica M10
Sony RX100
  • $7072
  • 35mm
  • 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
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Leica M10
Sony RX100 III
  • $7072
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Canon G9X Mark II
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Leica M10
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $7072
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Shoots 1080p video

Compared to Canon G9X

Canon G9X Mark II
Canon G9X
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $414
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Leica M10
Canon G9X
  • $7072
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $414
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Canon G9X Mark II
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Leica M10
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $7072
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $5995
  • 35mm
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