• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon G9X advantages over Canon EOS M50

  • Less expensive
    $429* vs $699
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    30 mm vs 58 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Canon EOS M50 advantages over Canon G9X

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Fast startup
    ~1.60 vs 2.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    7 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 346k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.07 vs 0.29 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    36 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.0 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 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
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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 HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • Smallest 1-inch sensor camera available; Slips in a pants pocket almost unnoticed; Bright lens at wide-angle; Great image quality; Swift 6.5 fps JPEG burst shooting; Intuitive touch-screen control; In-camera Wi-Fi gets images onto your phone easily

  • Limited 3x zoom range; Tighter wide-angle than competitors; JPEG buffer limited to 10 frames; very slow bracketing / raw burst shooting; Touch-screen menus take lots of tapping; Poor battery life

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Canon G9X
Sony RX100
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $392
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon EOS M50
Sony RX100
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $392
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony RX100 II

Canon G9X
Sony RX100 II
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $584
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon EOS M50
Sony RX100 II
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $584
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon EOS M5

Canon G9X
Canon EOS M5
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon EOS M50
Canon EOS M5
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon G9X Mark II

Canon G9X
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Canon EOS M50
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm X-T100

Canon G9X
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon EOS M50
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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