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, mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX740 HS and the PowerShot G7 X Mark II) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7))

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 touch screen, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (january 2017 vs june 2012).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a much shorter battery life (235 shots vs 1000 shots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
10 months older
$494 - $599

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
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Have touch screens

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years older
$539

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • None found

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

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Have touch screens

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
1 year older
$391

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Have touch screens

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4 years older
$368 - $382

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
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • 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
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10
8 years older
$699

Significant advantages of the G10 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much longer battery life: 1000 shots vs 235 shots
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G10 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly smaller sensor: 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

common strengths of the G10 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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 built-in flash, has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2") and has a much higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 230k dots).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (98×58×31 mm) vs super compact (65×45×35 mm)), is thicker (1.2" vs 0.8") and is slightly heavier (206 g vs 117 g).

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
5 years older
$261

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Smaller: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.2"

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the 300 HS and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Inexpensive: $261.17 vs $369.00

GoPro Hero (2018)

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1 year newer
$250

Significant advantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Lighter: 117 g vs 206 g

Significant disadvantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • No built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Hero (2018) and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Have touch screens
  • Inexpensive: $249.53 vs $369.00

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"
  • 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/3.3), takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), 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 a significantly 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).

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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1 year newer
$359 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly 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 SX740 HS and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Inexpensive: $359.00 vs $369.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 8.2 fps
  • Significantly longer battery life: 320 shots vs 235 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

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

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Have touch screens

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
10 months older
$299 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Longer battery life: 300 shots vs 235 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $369.00

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
7 months older
$164 - $229

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

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

  • Inexpensive: $164.00 vs $369.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years older
$229

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)

  • Significantly 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

  • Inexpensive: $229.00 vs $369.00

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 much 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

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 a touch screen and is slightly lighter (206 g vs 301 g).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a marginally smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has a built-in lens.

Canon EOS M100

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7 months newer
$399 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M100 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS M100 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 302 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.2"

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10
similar age
$420 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"

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)
similar age

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.2"

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
1 year older
$349 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS M10 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 301 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.2"

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 better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), takes much higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 17.9 MP), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (8.2 fps vs 5 fps).

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 pentaprism), lacks and external mic jack, has a significantly shorter battery life (235 shots vs 1200 shots) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5
6 years older

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 20 MP
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)

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

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 8.2 fps
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.2"

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
4 months older
$329 (body only)
$394 - $497 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 8.2 fps

common strengths of the D3400 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Light weight: 395 g vs 206 g
  • Inexpensive: $329.00 vs $369.00

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
10 months older
$272 - $550 (body only)
$345 - $399 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)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 20 MP
  • 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

  • Inexpensive: $272.00 vs $369.00

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), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 461k dots), 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) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 60x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 21 mm), lacks and external mic jack, has a slightly shorter battery life (235 shots vs 330 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
2 years older
$160 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly longer battery life: 350 shots vs 235 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/2
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 206 g

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
1 year older
$320 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 206 g

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years older
$338 - $449

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

  • Much better wide angle: 21 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

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)
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 206 g

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
similar age

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly longer battery life: 330 shots vs 235 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Compact (98×58×31 mm)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Have touch screens
  • Light weight: 616 g vs 206 g