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GENERAL
Model Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Canon PowerShot G9 X Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon PowerShot G3 X Canon PowerShot G7 X
Release Date 2016-02-18 2015-10-12 2015-09-11 2015-06-18 2014-09-15
Camera Type Compact Compact Compact SLR-like (bridge) Large Sensor Compact
Current Price $699.00 $429.00 $749.00 $899.00 $609.00
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
20

Megapixel

20

Megapixel

20

Megapixel

20

Megapixel

20

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 5472 x 3648 5472 x 3648 5472 x 3648 5472 x 3648 5472 x 3648
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor Size 1" 1" 1" 1" 1"
Sensor Dimensions 13.2 x 8.8 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Sensor Area
116mm2
116mm2
116mm2
116mm2
116mm2
Max ISO

25600

12800

12800

25600

12800

Min ISO

125

125

125

125

125

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Canon PowerShot G9 X Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon PowerShot G3 X Canon PowerShot G7 X
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 15 sec 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec 40 sec
Continuous Shooting 8.0 fps 6.0 fps 5.9 fps 5.9 fps 6.5 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps) ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps) ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps) ±3 ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps) Yes
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer Optical Optical Optical Optical Optical
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.00 m 6.00 m (at Auto ISO) 7.00 m (at Auto ISO) 6.80 m (with Auto ISO) 7.00 m
Max Flash Sync n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Flash Modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, on, slow synchro, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type None None Electronic Electronic (optional) None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder 2,360k dots n/a no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a n/a 100% n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Tilting Fixed Type Fully Articulated Tilting Tilting
Technology n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Screen Size
3″
3″
3″
3.2″
3″
Resolution 1,040k dots 1,040k dots 1,040k dots 1,620k dots 1,040k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Canon PowerShot G9 X Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon PowerShot G3 X Canon PowerShot G7 X
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
Microphone Type Stereo Stereo Stereo Stereo Stereo
Speaker Type Mono Mono Mono Mono Mono
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 319 g 209 g 353 g 733 g 304 g
Dimensions 106 x 61 x 42 mm 98 x 58 x 31 mm 112 x 76 x 44 mm 123 x 77 x 105 mm 103 x 60 x 40 mm
Body Sealing No No No Yes No
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

265 Shots

220 Shots

210 Shots

300 Shots

210 Shots

Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In Built-In Built-In Built-In
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Canon PowerShot G9 X Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon PowerShot G3 X Canon PowerShot G7 X
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens fixed lens fixed lens fixed lens
Focal Range(35mm) 24–100 mm 28–84 mm 24–100 mm 24–600 mm 24–100 mm
Focal Length Multiplier n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Optical Zoom 4.2× 4.2× 25× 4.2×
Max Aperture F1.8 - F2.8 F2.0 - F4.9 F1.8 - F2.8 F2.8 - F5.6 F1.8 - F2.8
Macro Focus Range 5 5 5 5 5
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 31 n/a n/a 31 31
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $699.00 $429.00 $749.00 $899.00 $609.00