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GENERAL
Model Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Canon PowerShot G9 X Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon PowerShot G3 X
Release Date 2017-01-04 2016-02-18 2015-10-12 2015-09-11 2015-06-18
Camera Type Compact Large sensor compact Compact Large sensor compact SLR-like (bridge)
Current Price $449.00 $689.99 $399.00 $729.00 $849.00
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

12800

12800

12800

12800

12800

Min ISO

125

125

125

125

125

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Canon PowerShot G9 X Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon PowerShot G3 X
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 15 sec 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 8.2 fps 8.0 fps 6.0 fps 5.9 fps 5.9 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 (at 1/3 EV steps) 3
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing 3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps) Yes Yes
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer Optical Optical Optical Optical Optical
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.00 m (at Auto ISO) 7.00 m 6.00 m (at Auto ISO) 7.00 m (at Auto ISO) 6.80 m (with Auto ISO)
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 None Electronic Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder 2,360k dots n/a
Viewfinder Coverage n/a n/a n/a 100% n/a
Viewfinder Magnification n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Fixed Type Tilting Fixed Type Fully Articulated Tilting
Technology n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Screen Size
3″
3″
3″
3″
3.2″
Resolution 1,040k dots 1,040k dots 1,040k dots 1,040k dots 1,620k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Canon PowerShot G9 X Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon PowerShot G3 X
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC 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)
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 No Stereo Stereo Stereo Stereo
Speaker Type Mono Mono Mono Mono Mono
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 206 g 319 g 209 g 353 g 733 g
Dimensions 98 x 58 x 31 mm 106 x 61 x 42 mm 98 x 58 x 31 mm 112 x 76 x 44 mm 123 x 77 x 105 mm
Body Sealing No No No No Yes
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

235 Shots

265 Shots

220 Shots

210 Shots

300 Shots

Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC 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 G9 X Mark II Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Canon PowerShot G9 X Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon PowerShot G3 X
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens fixed lens fixed lens fixed lens
Focal Range(35mm) 28-84 mm 24-100 mm 28-84 mm 24100 mm 24600 mm
Focal Length Multiplier n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Optical Zoom 3x 4.2x 3x 4.2 25
Max Aperture F2-4.9 F1.8-2.8 F2.0-4.9 F1.8-2.8 F2.8-5.6
Macro Focus Range 5 5 5 5 5
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points n/a 31 n/a n/a 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 Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $449.00 $689.99 $399.00 $729.00 $849.00