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Canon PowerShot G9 X Digital Camera

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Compact Camera 20.2MP 3x Oct 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Canon cameras have excellent reviews
Supports video recording
Supports Wi-Fi
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Reviews

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 34,684 owner and expert reviews (including 2,942 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 97% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over a Year Ago

It was October 2015 when this camera was released.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The PowerShot G9 X supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon PowerShot G9 X supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think because of their better review scores, the PowerShot SX540 HS (£237), and the SX720 HS (£249) both from Canon are also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot G9 X is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon camera). In addition, this Canon digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The best video resolution of all cameras of a similar type and age to this camera is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Able to Produce Good Images

Two owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was able to produce good images. Last year website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Good Image Stabilization”.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot G9 X supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think the 1 J5 (£266), and the 1 J4 (£209) both from Nikon or the Sony Alpha A5000 (£279) which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Canon PowerShot G9 X supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot G9 X has a pretty standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than a year.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the 1 J4 (£209), and the 1 J5 (£266) both from Nikon or the Sony Alpha A5000 (£279) are also worth considering.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera which do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 20 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (1,040,000 pixel) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Lens System

Quite Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera range from 3x to 63x. At only 3 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot G9 X has a very small optical zoom compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the SX720 HS (£249) (40x and higher rated), or the PowerShot SX540 HS (£237) (50x and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G9 X has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Sony Alpha A5000 (£279) which has better reviews.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera range from 6.2mm to 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 330mm. The PowerShot G9 X has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 84 millimeters) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The PowerShot G9 X has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the high megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 4.1.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the PowerShot G9 X has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera. Across all the cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 3.1mm to 42mm.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot G9 X has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of their better review scores, the PowerShot SX540 HS (£237), and the M10 + EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM (£329.99) both from Canon or the Nikon 1 J5 (£266) are also worth considering.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G9 X has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 424 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolution(s) of 16:9 - L: 5472 x 3080; M: 4320 x 2432, 1920 x 1080; S: 720 x 408, 3:2 - L: 5472 x 3648, M: 4320 x 2880, 2304 x 1536, S: 720 x 480, 4:3 - L: 4864 x 3648, M: 3840 x 2880, 2048 x 1536, S: 640 x 480 and 1:1 - L: 3648 x 3648; M: 2880 x 2880 and 1536 x 1536; S: 480 x 480. Across all similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a higher image resolution than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that were released one year ago have a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera is 6000 x 4000 pixels and the worst is 5184 x 3456 pixels.

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20.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.2 megapixels camera.

If this Canon camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the PowerShot SX540 HS (£237) (20.3MP and higher rated), or the SX720 HS (£249) (20.3MP and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a pretty typical weight (185 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Compact

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was compact. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Small Compact”. They also wrote “Compact Design” in their review.


Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot G9 X has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The PowerShot G9 X has a self-timer. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a self-timer.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The PowerShot G9 X features histogram. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The PowerShot G9 X has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon PowerShot G9 X supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI

The PowerShot G9 X has an HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports Eighteen ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot G9 X is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 5000, 6400 and 12800 are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Battery

Only 220 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera take between 150 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the PowerShot G9 X which takes 220 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Very Long Battery Recharge Time

At 5 hours, the PowerShot G9 X has a very long battery recharge time compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera. The battery recharge times of digital cameras of this type and age range from 2.6h to 5h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.4h.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803266443, 00013803266450, 04549292051773, 04549292051841

Canon PowerShot G9 X Review Sources

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