• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S800c advantages over Canon G9X Mark II

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    250 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon G9X Mark II advantages over Nikon S800c

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/3.2
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Fast startup
    ~1.30 vs 2.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 235 vs 140 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Newer
    5 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    31 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Compact body; Powerful zoom lens; Fast autofocus; Generous internal memory; Android operating system; Huge selection of available apps.

  • Strong division between camera, Android features; Lens defects at wide and tele; Issues with stability; Display hard to see outdoors; Poor battery life; Very limited burst shooting depth.

  • 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 Pentax RZ10

Nikon S800c
Pentax RZ10
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon G9X Mark II
Pentax RZ10
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon S6300

Nikon S800c
Nikon S6300
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon G9X Mark II
Nikon S6300
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Sony RX100

Nikon S800c
Sony RX100
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G9X Mark II
Sony RX100
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Nikon S800c
Samsung WB50F
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon G9X Mark II
Samsung WB50F
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon G9X

Nikon S800c
Canon G9X
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $369
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G9X Mark II
Canon G9X
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $369
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
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