• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 33.00mm - 132.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980
  • Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
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Predecessor:   Canon G9X
G9X vs G9X Mark II
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General
Model Number: DSC-S980 G9X Mark II
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $149.00 $529.99
Street Price:   $449.99
Date Available: 2009-03-15 2017-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 4.8 oz (135 g) 7.3 oz (206 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(93 x 56 x 24 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: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Super HAD  
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 20.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.33 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.53 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   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: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2672 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
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 JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.0 8.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 320x240 (30) 1920x1080 (60p/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: Motion JPEG AVI MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Sony Lens, 7 elements in 6 groups Canon Zoom Lens; 8 elements in 6 groups (2 double sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single sided aspherical lens)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 33 - 132mm 28 - 84mm
Focal Length (actual): 5.8 - 23.2mm 10.2 - 30.6mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.5 / f5.1 (wide) / f/5.6 / ? (tele) f/2.0 (W) / f4.9 (T) - f/11, built-in 3-stop ND filter
Integrated ND Filter: No 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 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
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: 2x Precision, up to 25x Smart Zoom Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection; 9-area 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? No Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: 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): 2.7 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 1,040,000 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 8.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   12800
Minimum ISO (native):   125
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 1600, 3200 Auto, ISO 125-12800 in 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash WB 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 - 1 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: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot 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: Easy, High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight portrait, Landscape, Soft snap, Snow, Beach 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: 10 or 2 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: Auto, On, Slow Synch, Off Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 0.5m - 3.5m(W), 0.5m - 1.5m(T) 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: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo 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: Motion JPEG AVI MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Included Memory: 12.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type: Internal  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Multi-terminal, DC Input 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): 1.0 8.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 100 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): 310 shots 235 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BK1 Proprietary NB-13L
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BK1 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: Sony CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Easy Mode, Face Detection, In-camera Retouching. Available in silver, black and pink. Available in black or silver.