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Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the battery and viewfinder.

portability, usability, performance, image quality, design

zoom, viewfinder, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andy Westlake (

Canon G9X Mark II


Canon GX9X Mark II review: A compact camera with a DSLR-quality processor and excellent handling

Slimline, pocketable design ; Good image quality from 1-inch sensor ; Well-implemented touchscreen ; Excellent in-camera JPEG processing

Unambitious lens ; Limited physical controls ; No 4K video recording

The G9X Mark II utilises on-chip contrast detection for autofocus, and on the whole it’s fast, quiet and accurate. The desired focus point can be selected by tapping the touchscreen, or alternatively you can use face detection or defer focus area...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II


The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II camera is more responsive than its predecessor, and squeezes a big 1-inch sensor into a compact frame.

Crisp lens. 1-inch image sensor. 8.1fps image capture. Touch LCD. Built-in ND filter. In-camera art filters. Wi-Fi. Quite compact.

Pricey. Short zoom. Narrow aperture when zoomed. No 60fps video option.

There is some stiff competition in this space. You can get the older Sony RX100 II for about the same price and enjoy a longer zoom range, but you won't get a touch screen. The next model up in Canon's line, the G7 X Mark II, is more expensive, but...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II pockets modest update for CES 2017


This relatively cheap enthusiast compact gets a few tweaks.

Jan, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Phil Hall (

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II review


A pocket powerhouse of a compact

Compact size ; Simple to use ; Premium finish ; Large, 1.0-inch sensor ; Decent connectivity

Only 1080p video capture ; Touch interface not for everyone ; Limited zoom range

The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II sets itself apart from the competition thanks to its dinky proportions, but this does mean there are a few small sacrifices to be made. However, if you're looking for a neat compact camera that delivers vastly superior...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

Canon Powershot G9 X Mark II sample photos


Canon G9 X Mark ii digital camera : At the CES Show 2017, held in Las Vegas, Canon introduced a new advanced compact camera. The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II is the successor of the two year old PowerShot G9 X and is designed for the advanced...

The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II is available from early February for a suggested retail price of € 519.00 / £449.99 / $529. The compact camera is available in black and silver / brown. Canon published several PowerShot G9 X Mark II sample photos to...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II and VIXIA camcorders


Canon at CES 2017 : At the CES 2017, in Las Vegas, Canon announces a host of new travel-friendly imaging products. The Canon booth at CES 2017 will look quite different this year and is designed to invite future-thinkers. Visitors will learn about a...

Updated for 2017, these three new VIXIA HF R-Series personal camcorders ideal for families who want to document life’s precious moments. Each model is equipped with a 57x Advanced Zoom, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer, a 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS...

Jan, 2017

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review


Although owners of the original Canon PowerShot G9 X aren't going to be too excited by the improvements on offer, the new Mark II does represent a minor step forward for Canon's most pocket-friendly compact camera, particularly in its operational speed.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Jeremy Gray (

Canon G9X Mark II Review


The Canon G9X II is a solid pocket camera. It is easy to use and has a very compact form factor. Image quality has been improved compared to its predecessor and the G9X II is faster as well. The built-in lens delivers good performance in most cases,...

Impressive image quality; Improved JPEGs and good high ISO quality for its class; Compact camera body; Fast maximum aperture; Reliable autofocus; Improved performance

No tilting display; No viewfinder; Lens is not very wide; Slow buffer clearing; Mediocre battery life

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Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review: Powerful Pocket Shooter


The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II has a lot to offer with a depth of features, many of which have trickled down from DSLRs like the Canon EOS T7i . It's a quick little camera with great image quality that will please both the snapshooter and, thanks to...

Slim, pocket size design ; Responsive touch screen ; Good image quality ; RAW shooting and in-camera conversion ; Speedy continuous shooting ; Easy image transfer to mobile devices

No viewfinder ; Modest battery life ; No 4K video

The Canon G9 X Mark II is speedy and takes great pictures for its small size, but other compact cameras offer more features for around the same price.

Jul, 2017

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Canon Powershot G9 X Mark II Review


We review the Canon Powershot G9 X Mark II, the premium camera with a 20 megapixel 1inch CMOS sensor, 3x optical zoom, and 3inch touch-screen.

The Canon Powershot G9 X Mark II is compact and stylish, and one of the smallest cameras available that delivers high image quality, thanks to the use of a 1inch BSI CMOS sensor. Having to use the 3inch touch-screen to change controls may not be to...

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y


Battery level indicator:Y
Battery life (CIPA standard):235
Battery life (max):5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-13L
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery


Built-in processor:Y
Camera file system:DCF 2.0,DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.3 / DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.3,RAW
Image processor:DIGIC 7
Languages support:Multi
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral
Scene modes:Landscape, Night, Portrait / Night landscape
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Shutter priority / Auto
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, flash, Shade, Tungsten


Colour of product:Black / Brown, Silver
Product colour:Black / Brown, Silver / Brown,Silver


Display:LCD / TFT
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:7.62
Display diagonal (metric):7.5
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:N
Vari-angle LCD display:N


External flash connector:Y
Flash exposure compensation:Y
Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock:Y
Flash Modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):0.5 - 2.4
Flash range (wide):0.5 - 6
Flash sync-speed:1/2000


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto Focus (AF) points:31
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):0.35
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.05
Closest focusing distance:0.0500
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range (tele):0.5
Macro focusing range (wide):0.05
Normal focusing range (tele):0.35
Normal focusing range (wide):0.05

Lens System

Combined zoom:12
Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):10.2 - 30.6
Lens structure (elements/groups):8/6
Maximum aperture number:4.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):8.4 / 84
Minimum aperture number:2
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.8 / 28
Optical Zoom:3

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:125, 6400, 12800
ISO sensitivity (max):12800
ISO sensitivity (min):125
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot


Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:1


Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:CameraWindow DC, Map Utility, Image Transfer Utility, Digital Photo Professional / CameraWindow DC, Map Utility, Image Transfer Utility, Digital Photo Professionalf
Hand strap:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact Camera
Image formats supported:JPEG,RAW / JPG,RAW
Image Sensor Size:1
Image stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer location:Body / Lens
Maximum image resolution:5472 x 3648
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):5472 x 3072, 3648 x 2048, 2736 x 1536, 2400 x 1344, 5472 x 3648, 4864 x 3648, 3648 x 3648, 3648 x 2432, 3248 x 2432, 2432 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 2432 x 1824, 1824 x 1824, 2400 x 1600, 2112 x 1600, 1600 x 1600 / 5472 x 3648, 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 2400 x 1600, 4864 x 3648, 3248 x 2432, 2432 x 1824, 2112 x 1600, 5472 x 3072, 3648 x 2048, 2736 x 1536, 2400 x 1344, 3648 x 3648, 2432 x 2432, 1824 x 1824, 1600 x 1600
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:20.9

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Micro
Headphone outputs:1
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 10 Education,Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 Pro,Windows 10 Pro x64,Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Enterprise x64,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Basic x64,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 8,Windows 8.1

Technical Details

Image processor:DIGIC 7


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:59.94
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@25fps,1280x720@25fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@50fps
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / MP4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:30.5 / 31.3
Height :57.9 / 58.4
Weight (including battery):206
Width:98 / 99.1