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Canon PowerShot G9 X Digital Camera

20.2MP 3x CMOS Dec 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Slim Brilliance Impressive image quality. Stunning videos. A camera that's slim and comfortable. The PowerShot G9 X camera is all this and more, featuring a 20.2 Megapixel, 1.0-inch... More
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29 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 82% based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Pocket Lint and Chip.de. That puts this digital camera in the top 1% of all the compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 89 out of 100. That puts this compact camera in the top 1% of all the comparable spec cameras that came out in the last year.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Mr. G. Bridgeman wrote a few weeks ago “Easy to transfer images straight to your computer through bluetooth”. S. Birrell scored this digital camera very highly and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon this month “Impressed with the results, takes great pictures in auto”. The Goat mentioned “Picture perfect”.

Two Canon PowerShot G9 X reviewers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good in low light. Anthony W scored it 5 stars and he mentioned “Great low light photos, brilliant flash performance that looks natural”. Robert Dougans gave the product a very good review and he mentioned in his review of the Canon PowerShot G9 X on Amazon a few weeks ago “I wanted a compact that would give good results in low light and I was not disappointed”.

A few people who purchased it mentioned that it had a good image sensor. One Canon PowerShot G9 X reviewer considered that the product had a good ISO range. Bruce mentioned on Amazon in November this year “Incredible high iso performance” in his Canon PowerShot G9 X review.

One Canon PowerShot G9 X owner wrote in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Expert website Photoreview.com.au wrote “Pursuing the goal of a genuinely pocketable camera with high resolution and superior performance to smart-phones”.

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Nice Design

A few Canon PowerShot G9 X owners who bought the product concluded that it was good looking. In November this year Anthony W wrote on Amazon “Beautiful small camera” in his Canon PowerShot G9 X review and rated the product as excellent. Anthony W also mentioned “This is a gorgeous camera that takes beautiful photos”. In November last year expert website Ephotozine.com said “The camera is stylish with a leather-effect grip, manual controls” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Two people agreed that it was retro. In November Mr. G. Bridgeman wrote in their Canon PowerShot G9 X review on Amazon “Looks great and quite retro”.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was neat. A few weeks ago Digit.in said “The Canon PowerShot G9X is a neat little compact shooter”. Digit.in also said “Straight out of its neatly organised packaging, what will strike you is exactly how light the camera is”.

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Good Size

A number of Canon PowerShot G9 X owners who bought the product concluded that it was compact. Amazon Customer said on Amazon a few weeks ago “Excellent compact camera” and rated the Canon PowerShot G9 X 5 stars. Amazon Customer also said “Well featured compact camera which produces excellent photos”. This month Grandad47 wrote “A good compact camera with clear pictures”.

A number of Canon PowerShot G9 X owners who bought it thought it was a good body shape. The Goat said in their review “In a smaller more convenient body” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

A number of customers who bought it wrote that it was thin. Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G9 X “Why? Because the G9 X packs a large 1-inch sensor size into a slender body, making a good case to out-and-out replace models such” . Expert website Digit.in scored it 4 stars and wrote “With an incredibly slim and small form factor, fast performance”.

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Easy to Use

A few Canon PowerShot G9 X owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “For me it's a good easy to use and flexible camera to take on holiday or when going out for a walk, etc” and gave this digital camera an excellent rating. Digit.in scored it 78 out of 100 and said “Very easy to use and set up” in their Canon PowerShot G9 X review.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it had a good experience. In November this year Mr. G. Bridgeman said on Amazon “Well its a real gem and I know from experience even the best cameras can develop faults” and scored the Canon PowerShot G9 X 5 stars.

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Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 19,491 owner and expert reviews for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has good reviews. We also found that Canon has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Canon PowerShot G9 X owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. A few weeks ago Paulie M said on Amazon “Easily pocketable which means taking high quality photos on the move a real possibility” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Ephotozine.com gave the Canon PowerShot G9 X a score of 5 stars and mentioned in November last year “A compact metal body available in silver”.

Good Flash

A number of Canon PowerShot G9 X reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good flash. In November last year expert review site Steves-Digicams.com wrote “A new Star Mode focuses one capturing the heavens at night, built-in flash, built-in ND filter, dedicated hot shoe” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon PowerShot G9 X owner who purchased it mentioned that it had a good viewfinder. Mr. G. Bridgeman scored it very highly and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Shame as I like a viewfinder I can look through so I can see in any light”.

One Canon PowerShot G9 X reviewer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good screen. One customer reckoned that it was mirrorless. Expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned “And the increased competition has driven down prices so that DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are cheaper than they'v”.

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Robust

A few Canon PowerShot G9 X owners said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G9 X was well made. Techradar.com mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot G9 X on Techradar “Its 1-inch BSI sensor, small size and attractive build make this a pretty appealing option for those who appreciate the benefit of a powerful, carry-anywhere dedicated camera over a smartphone”.

Good Connectivity

Two Canon PowerShot G9 X reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The G9 X also boasts a 3.0" touchscreen LCD display, Wi-Fi & NFC capability, intelligent image stabilization”. Digit.in said “Easy to operate WiFi synchronisation” in their Canon PowerShot G9 X review.

Good Technical Features

One Canon PowerShot G9 X reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Mr. G. Bridgeman mentioned on Amazon in November “Nifty and great features”.

Good Battery Life

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good battery life. Paulie M wrote in their review on Amazon “Brilliant photos, battery life not brilliant” and gave the Canon PowerShot G9 X a score of 4 stars.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot G9 X supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other latest similar spec cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot G9 X has an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched in the last year do not have an image stabiliser.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot G9 X supports WiFi connectivity, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot G9 X.

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Very High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.2 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot G9 X has one of the highest megapixel counts amongst compact cameras of this age. New compact cameras have megapixel counts of between 16MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 20MP.

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Very Light

Compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot G9 X have weights of between 180g and 1.1kg, and the average weight is 440g. With a weight of only 185 grams, the Canon PowerShot G9 X is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot G9 X.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The PowerShot G9 X has a greater number of image editing modes than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found image editing mode is Trimming, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes Crop, Resizing and Rotating are also found on this Canon camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Canon PowerShot G9 X is more than most compact cameras that were launched in the last year. This Canon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G9 X. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G9 X has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution which is higher than the 2736 x 1824 still image resolution found on most new similar spec cameras. In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolutions 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 recently released similar spec cameras the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has Ten White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon PowerShot G9 X is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Flash white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact cameras that have been available for the last year. The white balance modes "Auto", "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Shade", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The photo effects "Black&White", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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.

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Very Thin

The PowerShot G9 X is one of the thinner similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot G9 X (only 30.8 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The depths of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot G9 X range from 30mm to 130mm.

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MP4 Video Format

This camera supports an AVC|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

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Very Narrow

The PowerShot G9 X is one of the narrower compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G9 X (only 98 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G9 X the widths range from 98mm to 140mm.

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Very Short

The heights of new similar spec digital cameras range from 57mm to 94mm, and the average height is 69mm. The PowerShot G9 X is quite short (only 57.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G9 X.

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18 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months, the PowerShot G9 X is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G9 X are not 3D compatible. The Canon PowerShot G9 X is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Canon PowerShot G9 X does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other latest compact cameras also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The PowerShot G9 X does not have a GPS. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot G9 X also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G9 X, the PowerShot G9 X does not have a built-in flash.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 3 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot G9 X has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G9 X. Compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot G9 X have optical zooms of between 2.8x and 25x, and the average optical zoom is 8x.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a fairly small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other latest similar spec cameras. Across all the new cameras the digital zooms range from 4x to 100x.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot G9 X the combined zoom range from 10x to 260x. The PowerShot G9 X has one of the smaller combined zoom (only 12 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The PowerShot G9 X has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on latest digital cameras. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year. The most commonly supported camera file system is DCF, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3 and RAW are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The PowerShot G9 X has a greater number of shooting modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. This Canon digital camera has a Shutter priority shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot G9 X. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon camera. The audio formats LC-AAC are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Only 220 Shots Per Battery Charge

The PowerShot G9 X is a digital camera that takes 220 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other new compact cameras take between 220 and 449 shots per battery charge.

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Only 1920x1080@15fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The PowerShot G9 X has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most recently released comparable spec digital cameras. This camera has a 1920x1080@15fps resolution and capture speed, whereas most new cameras have a 1280×720@60fps resolution and capture speed. This Canon camera also have resolution and capture speeds of 640x424@30fps, 1280×720@30fps and 1920x1080@30fps and 1920x1080@60fps. Across all digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G9 X the worst resolution at capture speeds is 320x240@25fps and the best is 1920x1080@120fps.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture

When compared to other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot G9 X that we have checked the minimum aperture of, the PowerShot G9 X's minimum aperture of 2 is one of the largest. The average minimum aperture of cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G9 X is 1.8.

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Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 12,800, the Canon PowerShot G9 X has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for the last year. Across all the new compact cameras the maximum ISO speeds range from 800 to 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 17,000.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal length of the PowerShot G9 X of 28 millimeters is one of the longest amongst new compact cameras. Compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot G9 X have minimum focal lengths of between 24mm and 28mm.

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Very Long Battery Recharge Time

The average battery recharge time of recently released cameras is 3.3h, and the battery recharge times range from 1.6h to 5h. The battery recharge time of the Canon PowerShot G9 X of 5 hours is one of the longest amongst comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G9 X.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot G9 X

Released Twelve Months Ago

This camera has been on the market for twelve months.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the PowerShot G9 X has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact cameras that came out in the last year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Technical Details

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon psg9, canon psg9x, canon psg9xb, canon psg9xbk, canon 0511c001, canon 0924c001, canon 0511c001i, canon cnd0924c0, canon 0924c001i, canon 0511c001iv, canon 0924c001iv, canon cnd0511c00, canon cnm0511c001, canon cnd0924c001, canon powershot 0924c001, canon powershot 0511c001
Barcodes 00013803266443, 00013803266450, 00616348087612, 00616348087629, 00765050725920, 04549292051773, 04549292051797, 04549292051841

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