LCD and Viewfinder
Canon G9 X 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.
G9 X 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 Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Fujifilm X30 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon G9 X can shoot continuously at max speed of 6.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately G9 X doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon G9 X features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Canon G9 X also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon G9 X, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon G9 X 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.
G9 X has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon G9 X doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon G9 X features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, G9 X can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our G9 X. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect G9 X to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Canon G9 X is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 220 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 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 vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon G9 X Features Compared to Main Competitors