Canon PowerShot G9 X vs. Canon Power Shot G16 Specification Comparison Table.
|Features / Models||Canon G9 X||Canon G16|
|Sensor size / type||1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)||1/1.7″ (7.44 x 5.58 mm)|
|Low –Pass filter||Yes||Yes|
|Aperture Range||F2.0 – F4.9||F1.8 – F2.8|
|AF System||Contrast Detect (sensor)||Contrast Detect (sensor)|
|ISO||125-12800||80 – 12800|
|Shutter Min/Max||30 sec 1/2000 sec||15 sec 1/4000 sec|
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed||6fps||12.2fps|
|Video||1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p)||1920 x 1080 (60 or 30 fps)|
|Display||3.0″ LCD Rear Touch Screen (1,040,000 pixels)||3.0″ LCD Rear Screen (922,000 pixels)|
|Viewfinder||No||Optical (tunnel) 80%|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||220 short||360 shots|
|Wireless connectivity||Built-In with NFC||Built-In|
|Dimensions||98 x 58 x 31 mm||109 x 76 x 40 mm|
Megapixels:-Canon G9X has larger sensor of 1” on the other hand the Canon G16’s features tiny 1/1.7” with 12MP sensor, so G9X provides more sharp clear and detailed images compare to G16.
It’s 1” CMOS sensor combined with DIGIC 6 image processor that helps the camera to perform better in low-light conditions with the reduction in noise.
Optical Zoom:- Canon G16 has 5x optical zoom which is more than G9X’s 3X. Hence it allows the users to capture the subjects without walking towards it for closer view, with maintaining the standard quality of the images.
Aperture range:-Canon G16 has smaller aperture of F1.8-2.8, compare to G9X’s F2.0-4.9. Since the aperture affects the depth of field and we know, smaller the aperture, the greater is the zone of sharpness. But due to the bigger sensor, G9X gains the improved zone of sharpness in its captured subjects effectively and it also works properly in low lighting at both ends of the zoom range and also produces shallow depth of field of the image in focus .
Macro:- G16 has the Macro (Hybrid) setting of 1cm which is less and superior to G9X with 5cm.Hence G16 works effectively in case of capturing flowers , insects and other tiny subjects that the users want to close-up view of .
Image Stabilization:-Both G16 and 9X have optical image stabilization which helps to minimize the camera shake during shooting. It also supports the new users to make free from unwanted hand shake while capturing images and supports them to come with better result.
Top Continuous Shooting Speed:-Canon G16 has top continuous speed of 12.2fps, which is greater than 6fps of G9X.
So, the fast continuous speed of Canon G16 provides it to capture the fast action objects compare to G9X.
AF System:- Both the cameras G16 and G9X have similar contract detect AF system, which automatically focuses the images of a selected part of the subject and hence track the subject in full frame.
ISO:-There is minor difference in initial range of ISO of both G16 and G9X while the expandable range is same, which supports the camera to capture the magnificent images even in low-light conditions. Since G9X has larger sensor so the users will definitely get better low light images with increased dynamic range.
Shutter speed:-As we know, more the shutter speed, the camera will be more efficient to capture the fast moving subjects .So in this regard, G5X has faster shutter speed and hence it is superior to G16.
View finder:-An optical viewfinder is integrated into the G16, which supports the users to feel the true experience of live view image and also allows the users to shoot better images in bright conditions comfortably. But view finder is absent in G9X.
Videos:- Both have the similar Full HD video recording at 60p.
Verdict- Excluding resolution and sensor size the G16 has got all the major specifications that enables the photographers to perform in a competent way. However we highly recommend to go with G9X since it will give you better image quality.