As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Canon PowerShot G9 is also often compared to boutiques, super zooms, entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, digicams and ultra compacts. The Canon PowerShot G9's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX510 HS and the Rebel T3i) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-LX3 and the Lumix DMC-GH4)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G9 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly less expensive ($458.70 vs $1,999.00), has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
1 year newer
$778

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX3 (vs the G9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX3 (vs the G9)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX3 and G9

  • None found

Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4
1 year newer
$1,999

Significant advantages of the D-LUX 4 (vs the G9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D-LUX 4 (vs the G9)

  • None found

common strengths of the D-LUX 4 and G9

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
3 years newer
$631

Significant advantages of the P300 (vs the G9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P300 (vs the G9)

  • None found

common strengths of the P300 and G9

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
6 years newer
$600

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the G9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the G9)

  • None found

common strengths of the G16 and G9

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
9 years newer
$369 - $429

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and G9

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4 years newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the G9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the G9)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and G9

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G9 compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (6x vs 4x), is slightly smaller (mid size (106×72×43 mm) vs standard size (117×81×65 mm)), is thinner (1.7" vs 2.6") and is slightly lighter (370 g vs 492 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs four thirds 18.7x14mm) and is older (august 2007 vs january 2012).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 years newer
$695

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the G9)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the G9)

  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 6x
  • Thicker: 2.6" vs 1.7"

common strengths of the G1X and G9

  • Incredible zoom: 4x vs 6x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in flashes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G9 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), is slightly smaller (mid size (106×72×43 mm) vs prosumer size (128×88×87 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (12 MP vs 8 MP), is thinner (1.7" vs 5.4") and is slightly lighter (370 g vs 600 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 27 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a significantly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 340 shots).

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
6 years newer
$289

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the G9)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the G9)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX510 HS and G9

  • Very small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Mid size (106×72×43 mm)
  • Very light: 349 g vs 370 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.7"

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Canon PowerShot S3 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S3 IS (vs the G9)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the S3 IS (vs the G9)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 5.9 MP vs 12 MP
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S3 IS and G9

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (113×78×76 mm) vs Mid size (106×72×43 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 1.7"
  • Light weight: 510 g vs 370 g

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
7 years newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the G9)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 6x

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the G9)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Mid size (106×72×43 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.4" vs 1.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 899 g vs 370 g

common strengths of the P900 and G9

  • Inexpensive: $458.00 vs $458.70

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
1 year newer
$519

Significant advantages of the SX10 IS (vs the G9)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 340 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX10 IS (vs the G9)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the SX10 IS and G9

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (128×88×87 mm) vs Mid size (106×72×43 mm)
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 1.7"
  • Light weight: 600 g vs 370 g

Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd
similar age
$600

Significant advantages of the S8000fd (vs the G9)

  • Much better wide angle: 27 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the S8000fd (vs the G9)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.4" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S8000fd and G9

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×78×79 mm) vs Mid size (106×72×43 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.7"
  • Light weight: 510 g vs 370 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the G9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the G9)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3i and G9

  • None found

Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57
4 years newer
$1,994 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A57 (vs the G9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A57 (vs the G9)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A57 and G9

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Placeholder
2 years older
$400 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XT (vs the G9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XT (vs the G9)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel XT and G9

  • None found

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
3 years newer
$602 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the G9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the G9)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7000 and G9

  • None found

Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D
1 year older

Significant advantages of the K10D (vs the G9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K10D (vs the G9)

  • None found

common strengths of the K10D and G9

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the G9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the G9)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and G9

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G9 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.8), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (6x vs 18x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and is much larger (mid size (106×72×43 mm) vs compact (103×60×33 mm)).

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
4 years newer
$492

Significant advantages of the SX260 HS (vs the G9)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (106×61×33 mm) vs Mid size (106×72×43 mm)
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the SX260 HS (vs the G9)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX260 HS and G9

  • Inexpensive: $492.00 vs $458.70

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100
3 years newer
$360

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the G9)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (105×62×35 mm) vs Mid size (106×72×43 mm)
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the G9)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S9100 and G9

  • Inexpensive: $359.99 vs $458.70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the G9)

  • Much smaller: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Mid size (106×72×43 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much lighter: 229 g vs 370 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the G9)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DMC-ZS3 and G9

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
7 years newer
$254

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the G9)

  • Much smaller: Compact (105×61×27 mm) vs Mid size (106×72×43 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the G9)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.8
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX610 HS and G9

  • Inexpensive: $253.76 vs $458.70

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G9 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5") and is newer (august 2007 vs september 2006).

Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7
1 year older
$553

Significant advantages of the G7 (vs the G9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the G7 (vs the G9)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the G7 and G9

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Support external flash

Nikon Coolpix P5100

Nikon Coolpix P5100
similar age

Significant advantages of the P5100 (vs the G9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P5100 (vs the G9)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the P5100 and G9

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Support external flash

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G9 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 5 mm), is much larger (mid size (106×72×43 mm) vs ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks and external mic jack and is older (august 2007 vs september 2013).

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
6 years newer
$429

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the G9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the G9)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and G9

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the G9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the G9)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and G9

  • None found