• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot G9 X
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
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Predecessor:   Canon G7X
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Successor: Canon G9X Mark II
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General
Model Number: G9X G7X Mark II
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $529.99 $699.99
Street Price: $434.48 $629.00
Date Available: 2015-11-15 2016-05-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 7.3 oz (206 g)
includes batteries
11.2 oz (318 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2 in.
(98 x 58 x 31 mm)
4.2 x 2.4 x 1.7 in.
(106 x 61 x 42 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony
Effective Megapixels: 20.2 20.2
Sensor Format: 1 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.41 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.7x 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 63  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.5  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.3  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 495  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
4320 x 2880 (12.4 MP, 3:2),
2304 x 1536 (3.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
4320 x 2432 (10.5 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
720 x 408 (0.3 MP, Other),
4864 x 3648 (17.7 MP, 4:3),
3840 x 2880 (11.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
2880 x 2880 (8.3 MP, 1:1),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1),
2912 x 3648 (10.6 MP, Other),
2304 x 2880 (6.6 MP, Other),
1232 x 1536 (1.9 MP, Other),
384 x 480 (0.2 MP, Other)
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3072 (16.8 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2048 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
2736 x 1536 (4.2 MP, 16:9),
2400 x 1344 (3.2 MP, Other),
4864 x 3648 (17.7 MP, 4:3),
3248 x 2432 (7.9 MP, Other),
2432 x 1824 (4.4 MP, 4:3),
2112 x 1600 (3.4 MP, Other),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
2432 x 2432 (5.9 MP, 1:1),
1824 x 1824 (3.3 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1600 (2.6 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 6.5 8.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (30p/​15p)
1280x720 (6p/​3p/​1.5p)
640x480 (6p/​3p/​1.5p)
1920x1080 (60p/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1280x720 (6p/​3p/​1.5p)
640x480 (6p/​3p/​1.5p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo)) MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens; 8 elements in 6 groups (2 double sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single sided aspherical lens) Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84mm 24 - 100mm
Focal Length (actual): 10.2 - 30.6mm 8.8 - 36.8mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 4.20x
Aperture Range: f/2.0 (W) / f4.9 (T) - f/11, built-in 3-stop ND filter f/1.8 (W) / f2.8 (T) - f/11, with 9-blade aperture; built-in 3-stop ND filter
Integrated ND Filter: Yes Yes
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 19.7 in
5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: AiAF (31-point, Face Detection or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed center) Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; 31-point AiAF, 1-point (center for face select and track)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots (345,600 px) 1,040,000 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 125 125
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 125-12800 in 1/3 EV steps Auto (max: 400 to 12800), ISO 125-12800 in 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2, Multi-area White Balance, White Balance Correction (Underwater mode), White Balance Correction Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2, Multi-area White Balance, White Balance Correction (Underwater mode), White Balance Correction
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 15 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (linked to AF frame), Face Detect AE Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (linked to AF frame), Face Detect AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Custom, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Portrait, Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Portrait, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Fireworks, High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Standard Movie, Short Clip, Manual Movie, iFrame Movie Self Portrait, Portrait, Panning, Star Portrait, Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie, Handheld Night Scene, High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Art Bold Effect, Water Painting Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Grainy B/W, Underwater, Fireworks, Standard Movie, Short Clip, Manual Movie, Time-Lapse Movie, iFrame Movie
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds 2, 10, custom (0-30s, 1-10 shots) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   No
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: 50 cm - 6.0 m (W) / 50 cm - 2.4 m (T) Auto ISO: 1.6 ft. (50 cm) - 23 ft. (7.0 m) (W), 1.3 ft. (40 cm) - 13 ft. (4.0 m) (T)
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo)) MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type D) Micro (Type D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.88 0.60
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.63 0.61
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 6.5 8.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 32
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 0.8 8.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): Unlimited 21
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 0.6 8.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): Unlimited 19
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.29 seconds 0.18 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.29 seconds 0.15 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.374 seconds 0.177 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.72 seconds 0.49 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.066 seconds 0.035 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.3 seconds 2.2 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.9 seconds 1.6 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 6.7 seconds 4.8 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 220 shots 265 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-13L Proprietary NB-13L
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-13L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NB-13L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes Yes
Software
Included Software:    
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black or silver.