• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 125.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1.5 inch 233.8mm2
  • 13.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-WX9 advantages over Canon G1X Mark II

  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 66 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    139g vs 563g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 13.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Canon G1X Mark II advantages over Sony DSC-WX9

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1.5 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.6
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
    4 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • 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
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 25-125mm zoom range; iSweep Panorama; 3D capture modes; Full HD movie modes; Fast autofocus.

  • Slow operation in certain modes; Poor print quality; Soft corners; Lens is blurry all across the bottom of the frame.

  • Wider, longer, faster lens than predecessor, with good overall optical quality; Faster AF performance; Closer macro shooting; Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC with remote shooting; Decent JPEG burst performance; Excellent build quality.

  • Localized flare issue when wide open; No real net improvement in image quality over predecessor; Slow burst mode when shooting RAW files; Poor battery life; Video quality is so-so (not like Canon DSLRs).

The Competition

Compared to Canon 110 HS

Sony DSC-WX9
Canon 110 HS
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Shoots 1080p video
Canon G1X Mark II
Canon 110 HS
  • $999
  • 1.5 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Canon 320 HS

Sony DSC-WX9
Canon 320 HS
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Shoots 24p video
Canon G1X Mark II
Canon 320 HS
  • $999
  • 1.5 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Samsung MV900F

Sony DSC-WX9
Samsung MV900F
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon G1X Mark II
Samsung MV900F
  • $999
  • 1.5 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Sony DSC-WX9
Panasonic LX100
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G1X Mark II
Panasonic LX100
  • $999
  • 1.5 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

Sony DSC-WX9
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
  • $1063
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G1X Mark II
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $999
  • 1.5 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1063
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
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