Canon G9 X vs. Canon G5 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X vs. Canon PowerShot G5 X 1


If look at the table you could see all the major specifications of both the two camera (Canon  G9 X and Canon  G5 X) are just a copy of each other but still there are a few specifications which displays no similarities. Let’s see which specs are those and decide which camera will be a good worth?

Major Difference

Canon  G9 X vs. Canon  G5 X Specification Comparison Table.

Features / Models Canon G9 X Canon G5 X
Megapixel 20 megapixels 20.2 megapixels
Sensor size / type 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Low –Pass filter Yes Yes
Optical zoom 3x 4.2x
Aperture Range F2.0 – F4.9 F1.8 – F2.8
Macro 5cm 5cm
Image stabilization Optical Optical
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) Contrast Detect (sensor)
ISO 125-12800 125-12800
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/2000 sec 30 sec 1/2000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 6fps 5.9fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p)
Display 3.0″ LCD Rear Touch Screen (1,040,000 pixels) 3.0″ LCD Rear Touch Screen Swivel (1,040,000 pixels)
Viewfinder No EVF 100%
Hot-shoe No Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 220 shots 210 shots
Environmentally sealed No No
Wireless connectivity Built-In with NFC Built-In with NFC
Dimensions  98 x 58 x 31 mm 112 x 76 x 44 mm
Weight 209g 353g



Sensors:-Both Canon G9 X as well as Canon G5 X has almost same resolutions of 20MP and 20.2MP respectively with the same CMOS sensor size of 1”.

The 1” CMOS sensor with DIGIC 6 image processor supports both the cameras Canon G9 X and G5 X to perform better in low-light conditions with the reduction in noise and at the mean time both produces the images with low –light sensitivity with reduced noise.

G9 X and G5X have maintained the almost similar ISO of 125-12800.

Canon G9 X supports to capture 20MP files @6fps where Canon G5X captures 20.2 files @ 5.9fps.

Hence there is so close similarity between this two sensors so we’ll see the similar result while shooting.


Optical Zoom:- Canon G5 X has optical zoom of 4.2x compare to the less zoom of Canon G9 X with 3x.

So due to large optical zoom of Canon G5 X  , the users can feel better experience in capturing the subjects without walking towards the desire subject at the same time they can also see the resulting images with more impressive and better quality.


Aperture range:-Canon G5 X has smaller aperture of F1.8-2.8, while G9X has F2.0-4.9.

So the small aperture of G5 X gains better depth of field as well as improved zone of sharpness compare to G9X.

Canon G5 X also works properly in low light conditions and at the mean time it produces shallow depth of field of the image in focus.


Image Stabilization:-Both Canon G9 X as well as Canon G5 X has optical image stabilization which helps to minimize the camera shake during shooting. It also reduces the unwanted hand shake along with various types of camera shake during photography, and offers better photography.

It also works better with longer shutter speeds and greater focal lengths.


AF System:- Both the cameras G9 X and G5 X have similar contrast detect AF system, which automatically focuses the images of a selected part of the subject and also it helps the users to track the subject in full frame resulting in wide AF coverage with more sharpness and accuracy.


ISO:-Both the cameras G9 X and G5 X have similar ISO range of 125-12800.

Hence the similar ISO supports both the cameras to capture the magnificent images even in low-light conditions with increased dynamic range.


Shutter speed:-As we know more the shutter speed, more the camera will be capable to capture the fast action subjects.

But here both the cameras G9 X and G5 X have similar shutter speed so both have the similar capacity to capture the moving subjects .


Top Continuous Shooting Speed:-Canon G9X has fast continuous speed of 6fps compare to G5X with 5.9fps.

Hence, both the cameras have negligible difference in Top Continuous Shooting Speed. So both will gave the similar result during capturing fast action objects such as running train or flying birds.


Videos:-Canon G9 X as well as G5 X supports Full HD video recording at 60, 30 and 24fps also the movies are saved in the MP4 format.


View finder:-Canon G5 X has EVF viewfinder, which provides 100% frame coverage and supports the users to feel the better experience of live view image during photography and also allows the users to shoot better images in bright conditions comfortably.

But view finder is absent in G9X.

Verdict- No emphasis to anyone, the photographers can choose any camera from these Canon  G9 X and Canon G5 X.  But G5x gives a bit better specification like the availability of Optical zoom, 100% EVF etc.



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