Product Comparison: Canon PowerShot G9 X vs Canon PowerShot G7 X


General Specifications
Brand
Canon
Canon
Model
PowerShot G9 X
PowerShot G7 X
Origin
Japan
Japan
About the Product
Impressive image quality. Stunning videos. A camera that's slim and comfortable. The PowerShot G9 X camera is all this and more, featuring a 20.2 Megapixel*, 1.0-inch High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, Canon's powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor and a fast, f/2.0-4.9 lens that helps you capture inspiring images - even in low light - with detail and color to match. Whether you carry it in your hand, a bag or inside a pocket, the PowerShot G9 X can accompany you anywhere you go and is slim enough to quickly be in your grasp when opportunity knocks. Subjects in the distance become closer with a 3x Optical Zoom lens (28-84mm equivalent). Movement can be captured in stunning Full HD video, or frozen in beautiful increments with up to 6.0 fps continuous shooting. Should you find yourself gazing at the stars, switch into Star Mode and admire the view. With a convenient control ring for quick adjustments on the fly, built-in Wi-Fi®** and NFC*** for simple sharing and its appealing portability, the PowerShot G9 X is ready when you are, where you are.
The PowerShot G7 X is a premium high-performance camera that puts exciting and impressive capabilities in a sophisticated, compact package. It starts with the sensor: a large and light-grabbing 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor powered by Canon's latest generation DIGIC 6 Image Processor for beautifully rendered low-light photography up to ISO 12800. The IS lens is a f/1.8 (W)-f/2.8 (T) that puts more in your frame while staying bright to the maximum 4.2x Optical Zoom (24mm-100mm), with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm for artistic background blur, and a minimum focus range of just 5cm for precise macro shooting.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20.2 MP
20.2 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
Optical Zoom
3 x
4.2 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Size & Weight
Height
2.28 in.
2.38 in.
Width
3.86 in.
4.06 in.
Depth
1.21 in.
1.59 in.
Weight
6.53 oz.
10.7 oz.

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon PowerShot G9 X Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver)
  • Very nice camera. Takes great pictures for the size. I'm still learning how to use it. It doesn't look like you can force the flash though.
  • This is a great camera for the size.
  • Perfect compact camera with many advanced features. Easy to use.
  • It is an excellent compact camera. Easy to use with touch functions.
  • The camera is very and very compact to other camera that we are looking to buy.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera - Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Size: I am a professional photographer who is looking for something as an alternative to my DSLR to put in my pocket... and this camera is the perfect size.
  • Lightweight, easy to use, fits in a purse or large pocket.
  • I really like the fact this fits nicely in a pocket, is light-weight, and with the rear optic viewfinder I find it much easier to take photos.
  • This thing is solid, heavy (relatively speaking) and feels really well built. I really like the ergonomics.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
10.2 mm.
8.8 mm.
Max. Focal Length
30.6 mm.
36.8 mm.
ISO Settings
125 – 6400, expandable to 12800
125 - 12800
Aperture
f/2.0 (W) - 4.9 (T)
f/1.8 (W) - 2.8 (T)
Digital Zoom
4 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW, MP4
JPEG, RAW

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon PowerShot G9 X Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver)
  • With its 1" sensor, the Canon G9X takes photos of the best image quality possible for anything in its size class.
  • A portable and solid camera that gives away high image quality.....the best pocket camera I have had. The only weakness is it should have a F1.8-2.8 lens.
  • Better image quality than a smart phone, tons of flexibility and it fits in my shirt pocket.
  • Image quality is high, with the 1 inch sensor. Digital noise is low through ISO 800. Focus is fairly speedy, especially in good light, to catch kids and pets.
  • Some of my pictures were out of focus and I couldn't justify spending 400+tax for something that is not much better than smartphone camera. (Except night shoots)
Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera - Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Focusing is very fast in my use. I feel this is subjective and based on how the user will use it.
  • Great low light pictures and videos. Good picture quality.
  • Extremely pleased. Image stabilization works great giving sharp bird photos handheld even at max optical+digital zoom.
  • The videos are very good to excellent as well, and the optical stabilization is very smooth, I was very impressed but I don't shoot video all that much, so that's just icing on the cake.
  • Slow auto focus/slow shutter speed.
Display
Display Type
LCD TFT
LCD TFT
Touch Screen
Yes
Yes
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
1040000 dots
1040000 dots
Viewfinder
No
Vari-angle Display
No
Yes

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

What customers say about "Display"
Canon PowerShot G9 X Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver)
  • Touch screen capabilities are good, fast shutter speed and does well In low light conditions.
  • I like the use of the touch screen, I like the settings options. Seemed very user friendly.
  • Handling: the touch display is really well done (finally Canon!).
  • Sorta superfluous with the touch-screen, but I appreciate the tactile quality and like the looks.
  • The camera does not have a viewfinder or articulating screen which would have been an asset. I have had no trouble seeing the screen in bright sunlight and have also taken selfies as well.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera - Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Flipping screen is perfect for selfies and vlogs.
  • Touch Screen: I can use the touch screen to focus (changing focus points is wonderful, touch to shoot, make setting adjustments, zoom in during editing. It is like shooting a combination smart phone/slr style.
  • Flip out Screen is more useful than I though, making it easier to shoot at creating angles
  • Touchscreen was another bonus which was more useful than i'd anticipated.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
No
Yes
Shooting Modes
C (Custom), Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Program Auto, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Creative Shot, Scene Selection
Auto, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN, Creative Filters, Movie, P, M, Av, Tv
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2, Multi-area White Balance, White Balance Correction (Underwater mode), White Balance Correction
Shutter Speeds
30" - 1/2000
1 - 1/2000
What customers say about "Features"
Canon PowerShot G9 X Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver)
  • Better image quality than a smart phone, tons of flexibility and it fits in my shirt pocket. Nice overall design, too. Not inexpensive, but worth the price.
  • This is a great camera that fits in any pocket. It has advanced features like shutter and aperture priority.
  • Perfect compact camera with many advanced features. Easy to use.
  • The camera has many features to make every picture unique. It is lightweight and small so easy to carry and handle.
  • This little camera packs alot, will zoom 30x, and takes great pictures with many options. Have not used that much yet, but can't wait to take more.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera - Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Manual Controls: I like the ability to use the Front ring, the exposure dial, the back dial, 2 custom buttons and the touch screen to make adjustments. With a few different options available messing around and finding the one that works best for me is great.
  • Customizable menu and user interface. I actually like that I can hide all the features I don't need/use and streamline my menu to be able to make changes to the things I need faster.
  • Absolutely love this camera. Stability, sound, visual clarity are so good! Fits in a pocket, and ready to go.
  • The movie mode is excellent, especially using the touch screen to move the focus point while recording the movie is a great tool for creative recordings.
  • Battery dies out after an hour of use.
  • Comes with only wrist strap. Would be nice to have neck strap. I've searched online, but don't see any such accessories.
  • Battery life is short. I don't have shot numbers as I have been playing around with settings and wifi. Actual use will vary and to follow.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
Yes
NFC Enabled
No
Yes
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
USB2.0 Micro-B, Micro HDMI
NTSC or PAL, Micro HDMI, Hi-Speed USB
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Canon PowerShot G9 X Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver)
  • I love all the features it has and that it has Wifi
  • Best compact camera out there, professional settings and easy to wear around neck, plus the wifi feature is great!
  • I wanted something that was newer than the Elph I have, but wanted to stay with a point & shoot with WiFi.
  • The ability to transfer photos to other devices via WIFI is a huge plus. So far, I've only transferred them to my iPhone via the Canon Camera Connect Ap, but this pairing is pretty easy to set up and so far, has linked reliably.
  • Wireless works great to pair up with Android Canon Connect, remote shooting and file transfer
Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera - Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Wifi-enabled, so you can send photos to your phone right after you shoot them. You don't need to use your mobile data either!
  • Wifi: Great to have it to transfer images to my phone to post to social media instantly.
  • Another great feature, which is a given in smartphones is WiFi transfer
  • Unfortunately, the camera does not support my Windows Phone, which is a shame, because I am not going to switch to Android or iOS because of it.
  • The wifi button is too easy to press even though it is recessed. So when putting the camera in my pocket or in a nifty case I have, it is too easy to accidentally turn on the camera by pressing the recessed wifi button.
Power
Battery Life
335 shots
210 shots
Battery Model
Battery Pack NB-13L
Battery Pack NB-13L
Number of Batteries
1
1

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
529.99 $


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