As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs, boutiques, super zooms and mirrorless. The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and the PowerShot SX730 HS)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a marginally larger sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a touch screen and is newer (january 2017 vs april 2015).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (8.2 fps vs 20 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a significantly shorter battery life (235 shots vs 320 shots) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
10 months older
$520 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Have touch screens
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Olympus Tough TG-5

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4 months newer
$399

Significant advantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly longer battery life: 340 shots vs 235 shots
  • Shoots significantly faster: 20 fps vs 8.2 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the Tough TG-5 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
3 months older
$898 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots significantly faster: 24 fps vs 8.2 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
2 years older
$648 - $782

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 320 shots vs 235 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
1 year older
$675

Significant advantages of the TG-4 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 380 shots vs 235 shots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the TG-4 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4 years older
$368 - $425

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 330 shots vs 235 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Large sensors: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.8), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes much higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP).

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (235 shots vs 280 shots), is thicker (1.2" vs 0.9"), is slightly heavier (206 g vs 135 g), is slightly more expensive ($429.00 vs $159.99) and is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix W300

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4 months newer
$289 - $387

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Longer battery life: 280 shots vs 235 shots
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 1 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the Coolpix W300 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot A2200

Canon PowerShot A2200
6 years older
$160

Significant advantages of the A2200 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.2"
  • Lighter: 135 g vs 206 g

Significant disadvantages of the A2200 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the A2200 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung SL202

Samsung SL202
7 years older

Significant advantages of the SL202 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Smaller: Super compact (89×57×22 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.2"
  • Significantly lighter: 116 g vs 206 g

Significant disadvantages of the SL202 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the SL202 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.2), takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a touch screen, has a slightly larger sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm) and is newer (january 2017 vs may 2016).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (8.2 fps vs 24 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly shorter battery life (235 shots vs 295 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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1 year newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots significantly faster: 24 fps vs 8.2 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Have touch screens

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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3 months newer
$360 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 8.2 fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Have touch screens

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
7 months older
$202 - $229

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Longer battery life: 295 shots vs 235 shots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)

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3 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 380 shots vs 235 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years older
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Longer battery life: 300 shots vs 235 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 920k dots), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (8.2 fps vs 3 fps), is newer (january 2017 vs march 2016) and is much smaller (compact (98×58×31 mm) vs professional size (129×101×78 mm)).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror), has a significantly shorter battery life (235 shots vs 1200 shots), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has a built-in lens.

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
10 months older
$299 - $549 (body only)
$332 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 8.2 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 206 g
  • Inexpensive: $274.00 vs $429.00

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
4 months older
$326 (body only)
$409 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much longer battery life: 1200 shots vs 235 shots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the D3400 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Light weight: 395 g vs 206 g
  • Inexpensive: $325.99 vs $429.00

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II compared to boutique competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (98×58×31 mm) vs standard size (116×74×66 mm)), has a touch screen, is newer (january 2017 vs september 2014), is thinner (1.2" vs 2.2") and is slightly lighter (206 g vs 558 g).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (3x vs 5x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and has a slightly shorter battery life (235 shots vs 300 shots).

Fujifilm XF10

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1 year newer
$499

Significant advantages of the XF10 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Longer battery life: 330 shots vs 235 shots

Significant disadvantages of the XF10 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

common strengths of the XF10 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×41 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 279 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.2"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years older
$590 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly more zoom: 3.1x vs 3x
  • Shoots faster: 11 fps vs 8.2 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly thicker: 2.2" vs 1.2"
  • Heavier: 393 g vs 206 g

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2
  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
2 years older
$799

Significant advantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much more zoom: 5x vs 3x
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Larger: Standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Shoots slower: 5.2 fps vs 8.2 fps
  • Significantly heavier: 558 g vs 206 g

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.4), is significantly smaller (compact (98×58×31 mm) vs large (128×93×114 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a touch screen and has a significantly larger sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (3x vs 65x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and has a much shorter battery life (235 shots vs 450 shots).

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years older
$344 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much better wide angle: 21 mm vs 28 mm
  • More zoom: 65x vs 3x
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2
  • Significantly larger: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the SX60 HS and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Fairly small: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Thin: 4.5" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 206 g

Olympus Stylus 1s

Olympus Stylus 1s
1 year older
$1,979

Significant advantages of the 1s (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much longer battery life: 450 shots vs 235 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the 1s (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 11.8 MP vs 20 MP
  • Significantly smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the 1s and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Very small: Standard size (116×87×57 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Have touch screens
  • Very thin: 2.2" vs 1.2"

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year older
$475 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 3x
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the P900 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, is newer (january 2017 vs november 2014), is slightly smaller (compact (98×58×31 mm) vs prosumer size (127×96×60 mm)) and is thinner (1.2" vs 2.4").

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (8.2 fps vs 60 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs full frame 35.8x23.9mm) and lacks and external mic jack.

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10
similar age
$440 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A10 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer battery life: 410 shots vs 235 shots

Significant disadvantages of the X-A10 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the X-A10 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 331 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.2"

Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3
2 years older
$900 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 V3 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 8.2 fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 1 V3 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the 1 V3 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×65×33 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 324 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.2"

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
2 years older
$1,110 - $1,398 (body only)
$1,299 - $1,598 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7 II (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 7 II (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (127×96×60 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)

common strengths of the 7 II and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • None found