• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot N2
  • Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
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Predecessor: Canon N
N vs N2
Canon G9X
G9X vs G9X Mark II
Successor:    
General
Model Number: N2 G9X Mark II
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $299.99 $529.99
Street Price: $299.00 $429.00
Date Available: 2014-12-15 2017-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 7.1 oz (201 g)
includes batteries
7.3 oz (206 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.2 x 2.4 x 1.3 in.
(81 x 62 x 32 mm)
3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2 in.
(98 x 58 x 31 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 20.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.34 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 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:   65
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   21.9
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   12.5
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   522
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 1832 (6.0 MP, 16:9),
2448 x 2448 (6.0 MP, 1:1),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1368 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
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),
5471 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) JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.7 8.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
640x480 (120p)
320x240 (240p)
1920x1080 (60p/30p/24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Image data: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio data: 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: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Canon Zoom Lens; 8 elements in 6 groups (2 double sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single sided aspherical lens)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 224mm 28 - 84mm
Focal Length (actual): 5 - 40mm 10.2 - 30.6mm
Zoom Ratio: 8.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.0 (W) / f/5.9 (T) - ?? f/2.0 (W) / f4.9 (T) - f/11, built-in 3-stop ND filter
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   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 Detect AF with Face Detection 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)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No 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): 2.8 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 461,000 dots 1,040,000 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 125
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (up to 6400 in Low Light mode) Auto, ISO 125-12800 in 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H 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 - 15 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (center) Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (linked to AF frame), Face Detect AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Shot, Self Portrait, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome Custom, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Portrait, Panning, Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Portrait, 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, Fireworks), Standard Movie, Short Clip, Manual Movie, Time-Lapse Movie, iFrame Movie
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds 2, 10, custom (0-30s, 1-10 shots) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: LED flash (also functions as video light); Auto, On, Off Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO 1.6 ft. (50 cm) - 5.6 ft. (1.7 m) (W); out of range at max telephoto Auto ISO: 50 cm - 6.0 m (W) / 50 cm - 2.4 m (T)
Max Flash Sync:   1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (Image data: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio data: 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
Bluetooth: No Yes
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,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC Micro HDMI (Type D)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   0.66
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):   0.66
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 2.7 8.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   31
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   8.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   20
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   8.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   19
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.18 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):   0.13 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.138 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.78 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.036 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   1.3 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   1.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   10.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 200 shots 235 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-9L Proprietary NB-13L
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-9L 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
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software:    
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black or white. Available in black or silver.