• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX100 IV advantages over Canon G9X Mark II

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    16.0 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    28 vs 20 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon G9X Mark II advantages over Sony RX100 IV

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~1.30 vs 2.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    31 mm vs 41 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 295g
    Lighter weight

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Vastly improved burst speeds with deep buffer; Great performance with very fast autofocus; Very high resolution gives lots of detail in good light; High ISO noise levels much better than most pocket camera rivals; High-quality 4K video with uncompressed HDMI out; Super-fast High Frame Rate video; Same great pocket-friendly design.

  • Pricey for a compact camera; JPEGs can look over-processed at higher ISOs; Lens doesn't offer as much telephoto reach; Battery life not as good as predecessor; 24-70mm-equivalent lens can feel limiting.

  • 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 Sony RX100

Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100
  • $788
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon G9X Mark II
Sony RX100
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100 III
  • $788
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $748
  • 1 inch
Canon G9X Mark II
Sony RX100 III
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $748
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon G7X

Sony RX100 IV
Canon G7X
  • $788
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $639
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon G9X Mark II
Canon G7X
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $639
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon G9X

Sony RX100 IV
Canon G9X
  • $788
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $434
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon G9X Mark II
Canon G9X
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $434
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer

Compared to Sony RX100 V

Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100 V
  • $788
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Canon G9X Mark II
Sony RX100 V
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
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