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Canon G9X - Dpreview Camera of the Year

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Canon G9X selected as Dpreview.com camera of the year. It’s really a big surprise that 1″ sensor trend setter RX100 series is out of this competition and Canon G9X won the award.

Why Canon G9X won the award?, well the Canon G9X camera is more compact than RX100 series cameras (smallest of all) and at a price of $429 only your also get touch display for easy navigation [Sony Rx100 II available at $469 without touch screen]. Also keep in mind that Canon G9X ( $429 at Amazon.com) uses sensor of Sony RX100 M III camera ( Sony RX100 M III cost $698)

Source – dpreview

Canon G9X vs. Canon G5X

Canon-PowerShot-G9-X-vs.-Canon-PowerShot-G5-X-1Take a look specification comparison between both the camera, Canon G9X and  Canon G5X.

Canon PowerShot G9 X vs. Canon PowerShot G5 X Specification Comparison Table.

Features / Models Canon G9 X Canon G5 X
Megapixel 20 megapixels 20.2 megapixels
Sensor size / type 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Low –Pass filter Yes Yes
Optical zoom 3x 4.2x
Aperture Range F2.0 – F4.9 F1.8 – F2.8
Macro 5cm 5cm
Image stabilization Optical Optical
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) Contrast Detect (sensor)
ISO 125-12800 125-12800
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/2000 sec 30 sec 1/2000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 6 fps 5.9fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p)
Display 3.0″ LCD Rear Touch Screen (1,040,000 pixels) 3.0″ LCD Rear Touch Screen Swivel (1,040,000 pixels)
Viewfinder No EVF 100%
Hot-shoe No Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 220 shot 210 shot
Environmentally sealed No No
Wireless connectivity Built-In with NFC Built-In with NFC
Dimensions  98 x 58 x 31 mm 112 x 76 x 44 mm
Weight 209g 353g

Sensors:- Both Canon G9 X as well as Canon G5 X has almost same resolutions of 20MP and 20.2MP respectively with the same CMOS sensor size of 1”.

The 1” CMOS sensor with DIGIC 6 image processor used inside  both the cameras to perform better in low-light conditions with the reduction in noise. The G9 X and G5X have maintained the almost similar ISO of 125-12800. Let’s talk about the resolution vs processor speed — Canon G9 X supports to capture 20MP files @6fps where Canon G5X captures 20.2 files @ 5.9fps. (yep almost same since both using identical hardware)

Optical Zoom:- Canon G5 X has more optical zoom (4.2x) compare to Canon G9 X (3x). So due to more optical zoom of Canon G5 X  , the users feel better experience in capturing the far subjects / compositions  without walking towards the object at the same time they can also see the resulting images with more impressive and better quality.

Aperture range:- Canon G5 X has smaller aperture of F1.8-2.8, compared to G9X  F2.0-4.9 aperture. So the small aperture of G5 X gains better depth of field as well as improved zone of sharpness compare to G9X. Canon G5 X will allow to fall more light into the sensor of the camera and in-turn you get better images with less noise and more dynamic range.

Image Stabilization: Both Canon G9 X as well as Canon G5 X has hybrid optical image stabilization which helps to minimize the camera shake during shooting still and video. It also reduces the unwanted hand shake along with various type of camera shake during photography, and supports better photography.

AF System:- Both the cameras G9 X and G5 X have similar contrast detect AF system, the contrast detect system.

ISO:- Both the cameras G9 X and G5 X have similar ISO range of 125-12800. While having the similar ISO range the both the camera will give you almost same images, but wait… the G5X offers better and bright lens and it will sure change the test results of the sensor.

Shutter speed:- As we know more the shutter speed, more the camera will have the capability to capture the fast action subjects. But here both the cameras G9 X and G5 X have similar shutter speed so both have the similar capacity to capture the moving subjects .

Top Continuous Shooting Speed:- Canon G9X has fast continuous speed of 6fps compare to G5X with 5.9fps. Hence, both the cameras have negligible difference in Top Continuous Shooting Speed. So both will gave the similar result during capturing fast action objects such as running train or flying birds.

Videos:- Canon G9 X as well as G5 X supports Full HD video recording at 60, 30 and 24fps also the movies are saved in the MP4 format.

View finder:- Canon G5 X has EVF viewfinder, which provides 100% frame coverage and supports the users to feel the better experience of live view image during photography and also allows the users to shoot better images in bright conditions comfortably. But view finder is absent in G9X.

Verdict: The Canon G5X will going to give you better image quality since the camera features better lens that will allow bit more light to pass through it, however the core specification of both the camera is almost same.

Buy Canon G9X from Amazon | B&H — Buy Canon G5X from Amazon | B&H

 

Canon G9X Sample Image

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Canon G9X is a excellent camera for travel shooters, the camera features same 1″ sensor as of RX100M3 camera and the good part is it’s overall price is bit less compared to the current RX compact series camera.

Take a look at the Canon G9X Announcement page

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Canon G9X Announced - Features 1 inch Sensor and Ultra Compact Body

 

Canon-G9X-image-flash-onCanon the G9X is a true successor of Canon S120 camera. The Canon features ultra compact body with 1″ sensor, it’s a big upgrade over Canon S120 1.7″ sensor.

The lens is it different compared to the Canon G5X and G7X camera, the G9X uses lens F2.0-4.9 and has a shorter focal length (28-84mm equiv.) due to overall price and space issue inside the ultra compact body.  The Canon G9X using same sensor as of Canon G7X and will cost you $599 only, cheaper than the Sony RX100 M4 and M3 models. The camera shoots Full HD video and gives you continuous AF support while shooting.

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All operation in this camera basically depend on the large 3″ LCD display and gives you a very easy virtual interface for controlling the cam. .

The G9 X will be available for $529 at B&H and Amazon.

Canon G9X Image and Specification Leaked

Canon-G9X-imageCanon G9X  finally leaked today the camera features ultra compact design same as its predecessor  Canon G7x and 1″ size sensor, however we can’t confirm at this moment the sensor is new or same as its predecessor.

Take a look at the leaked specification of the Canon G9X camera

  • Sensor: 1 inches 20.2 MP back-illuminated
  • Lens: 10.2-30.6mm F2.0-4.9 (equivalent 28-85mm F2.0-4.9)
  • Size: 98mm x 58mm x 31mm
  • Weight: 209g
  • LCD Monitor: 3 inches. 1.04 million dot

The Canon G9X camera Lens specification is not as good as Canon G5X camera, however its ultra slim design is the main attraction of travel & street shooters.

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