• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon G9X Mark II advantages over Olympus E-M10 III

  • Less expensive
    $399* vs $649
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    31 mm vs 49 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Olympus E-M10 III advantages over Canon G9X Mark II

  • Larger sensor
    4/3 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
    ~ 3.78 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~1.00 vs 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 330 vs 235 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 31 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    33 vs 20 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $368
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus E-M10 III
Sony RX100
  • $574
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $368
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

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
Olympus E-M10 III
Sony RX100 III
  • $574
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC

Compared to Olympus E-M10 II

Canon G9X Mark II
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • NFC
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus E-M10 III
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $574
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon G9X

Canon G9X Mark II
Canon G9X
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $379
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Olympus E-M10 III
Canon G9X
  • $574
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $379
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic GX85

Canon G9X Mark II
Panasonic GX85
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus E-M10 III
Panasonic GX85
  • $574
  • 4/3
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More viewfinder magnification
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