Product Comparison: Nikon COOLPIX A900 vs Canon PowerShot G9 X


General Specifications
Brand
Nikon
Canon
Model
COOLPIX A900
PowerShot G9 X
Origin
China
Japan
About the Product
Think you have to give up great photos and videos to travel light? Think again. The versatile COOLPIX A900 isn't much larger than a smartphone, yet it has a super telephoto NIKKOR glass lens with Lens Shift Vibration Reduction (VR), takes beautiful 20 megapixel photos and 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) videos—even in low light—and is always connected to a compatible smartphone through Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) technology for instant sharing and remote control.
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.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20 MP
20.2 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
Optical Zoom
35 x
3 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical

Nikon COOLPIX A900

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Nikon COOLPIX A900

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Size & Weight
Height
2.7 in.
2.28 in.
Width
4.5 in.
3.86 in.
Depth
1.6 in.
1.21 in.
Weight
10.2 oz.
6.53 oz.

Nikon COOLPIX A900

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Nikon COOLPIX A900

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Nikon COOLPIX A900

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Nikon COOLPIX A900

Canon PowerShot G9 X

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Nikon COOLPIX A900 Digital Camera (Silver)
  • Easy to use & light weight, fully recommended for office purposes.
  • This camera is compact enough to bring with you anywhere.
  • I want a compact, packable camera with some basic manual options, good zoom and good stabilization.
  • Great camera, compact design with lots of features. Fits in pocket and easy to carry.
  • Price was good and images and videos are good as well. A small compact point and shoot.
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.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
4.3 mm.
10.2 mm.
Max. Focal Length
151 mm.
30.6 mm.
ISO Settings
Auto, 80 - 1600, Expandable to 3200
125 – 6400, expandable to 12800
Aperture
f/3.4 (W) - 6.9 (T)
f/2.0 (W) - 4.9 (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
JPEG, RAW, MP4

Nikon COOLPIX A900

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Nikon COOLPIX A900

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Nikon COOLPIX A900

Canon PowerShot G9 X

What customers say about "Imaging"
Nikon COOLPIX A900 Digital Camera (Silver)
  • This was a gift for my wife who loves it. Great quality images. Contains all the features she needs and then some. Ideal camera for the casual photographer who needs great quality images without a steep learning curve.
  • The images are good and the focusing is fine. I selected face detection.
  • The auto focus was sharp and the images were crisp and clear. The videos were good, with pretty good image stability
  • I was very happy with the quality of the images. I especially liked the macro photos.
  • The image quality is very poor and photo results are inconsistent. In low light situations it seems the camera over compensates, resulting in colors that are washed out.
  • When you zoom in & your hand naturally shakes, the shot goes off before the image is in focus. the autofocus is really slow & you miss shots or it comes out blurred.
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)
Display
Display Type
LCD TFT
LCD TFT
Touch Screen
No
Yes
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
921000 dots
1040000 dots
Vari-angle Display
Yes
No
Viewfinder
No

Nikon COOLPIX A900

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Nikon COOLPIX A900

Canon PowerShot G9 X

What customers say about "Display"
Nikon COOLPIX A900 Digital Camera (Silver)
  • Like the 'flip' LCD screen for selfies and taking 'crowd' shots or use like periscope.
  • The LCD screen has very good resolution and works in all but the brightest situations.
  • The A900 interested me because of the articulating screen, which is a great feature.
  • The wide angle is very good. Love the moveable screen on the back.
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.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
No
No
Shooting Modes
Auto, Creative Shot, Scene, Scene Auto Selector, Smart Portrait, Beach, Backlighting, Close Up, Sports
C (Custom), Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Program Auto, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Creative Shot, Scene Selection
White Balance Modes
Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, White Balance Preset
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speeds
1 - 1/2000
30" - 1/2000
What customers say about "Features"
Nikon COOLPIX A900 Digital Camera (Silver)
  • It has a self timer as well as all the various auto and manual modes. Nice.
  • Look at the zoom and the detail and sharpness!! Never seen anything like this--- AWESOME! Oh, and the zoom is held without tripod.
  • The best feature of all is to be able to send the photos directly to your iPhone right after taking the pictures on the camera. I had no issue setting up SnapBridge.
  • The different settings work well; programmable options work as promised, and the scene settings have been very useful.
  • Only shortcoming is no optical viewfinder.
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.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
No
Yes
NFC Enabled
Yes
No
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
microHDMI typeD, Hi-Speed USB
USB2.0 Micro-B, Micro HDMI
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Nikon COOLPIX A900 Digital Camera (Silver)
  • I really like the Snapbridge ap to get the pictures from the camera to the phone.
  • The A900 has WiFi and Bluetooth capability and, after downloading the free Nikon app, I can set my A900 to send my images to my iPhone.
  • The SnapBridge works transferring to my Samsung tablet but it's a bit unpredictable and easier just to copy images to the computer.
  • The WI FI/ GPS? It does not work with the IOS platform. Nikon knows this but nothing has been done to remedy the situation. Sadly it wastes the battery life.
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
Power
Battery Life
270 shots
335 shots
Battery Model
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
Battery Pack NB-13L
Number of Batteries
1
1

Nikon COOLPIX A900

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Nikon COOLPIX A900

Canon PowerShot G9 X

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


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