LCD and Viewfinder
Canon G9 X II has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Canon G9 X II will make your life easier with its selfie friendly screen.
G9 X II doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Fujifilm X30 (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Canon G9 X II can shoot continuously at max speed of 8.2 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec . Unfortunately G9 X II doesn't have an external flash port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon G9 X II features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
With Canon G9 X II, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon G9 X II will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.It has a Mono speaker but no built-in microphone.
Canon G9 X II doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm X30 or Olympus XZ-2 iHS in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon G9 X II features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC and Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, G9 X II can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other. Canon G9 X II's bluetooth connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it.
One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our G9 X II. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Canon G9 X II is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 235 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Leica X Vario with its 450shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Canon G9 X II vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Canon G9 X II is $449.00