Canon G9X vs. Canon G1 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X vs. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II 1

Major Difference

Canon PowerShot G9 X vs. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Specification Comparison Table.

Features / Models Canon G9 X Canon G1 X Mark II
Megapixel 20 megapixels 12.8 megapixels
Sensor size / type 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) 1.5″ (18.7 x 14 mm)
Low –Pass filter Yes Yes
Optical zoom 3x 5x
Aperture Range F2.0 – F4.9 F2.0 – F3.9
Macro 5cm 5cm
Image stabilization Optical (hybrid) Optical (hybrid)
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) Contrast Detect (sensor)
ISO 125-12800 100-12800
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/2000 sec 60 sec 1/4000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 6fps 5fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p) 1920 x 1080 (30p)
Display 3.0″ LCD Rear Touch Screen (1,040,000 pixels) 3.0″ LCD Rear Touch Screen Tilt (1,040,000 pixels)
Viewfinder No No
Hot-shoe No Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 220 short 240 shots
Environmentally sealed No No
Wireless connectivity Built-In with NFC Built-In with NFC
Dimensions  98 x 58 x 31 mm 116 x 74 x 66 mm
Weight 209g 553g


Sensors:- Canon G9 X has more resolutions of 20MP with 1” CMOS sensor compare to Canon G1 X Mark II  but large 1.5″ type CMOS sensor changes the game, with large sensor size and large photodiodes we naturally get more area to grab the light.

The 1” CMOS sensor with DIGIC 6 image processor helps the camera Canon G9 X to perform better in low-light conditions with the reduction in noise while the large 1.5″ CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor supports the Canon G1 X Mark II to produce the images with low –light sensitivity with reduced noise.

Difference in frame rate – Canon G9 X supports to capture 20MP files @6fps where Canon G1 X Mark II captures 12.8MP files @ 5fps.

Optical Zoom:- Canon G1 X Mark II has optical zoom of (5x) compare to the less zoom (3x) of Canon G9 X. Hence G1 X Mark II supports will allow user to get more closer to the subject and take beautiful compositions.

Image Stabilization:- Canon G9 X has optical image stabilization which helps to minimize the camera shake during shooting. It also reduces the unwanted hand shake during photography, resulting better images.

While G1 X Mark II has optical (hybrid) which helps to minimize the camera shake more superior to Canon G9 X in difficult lighting conditions. It also works better with longer shutter speeds and greater focal lengths.


AF System: Both the cameras G9 X and G1 X Mark II have similar contract detect AF system, which automatically focuses the images of a selected part of the subject and also it helps to track the subject in full frame resulting in wide AF coverage with more sharpness and accuracy.


ISO:- There is minor difference in initial range of ISO of both G1 X Mark II and G9X while the expandable range is similar to each other. Hence the similar ISO supports both the cameras to capture the magnificent images even in low-light conditions with increased dynamic range.

Shutter speed:- The more the shutter speed, more the camera will have the capability to capture the fast action subjects .So here, G1 X Mark II has faster shutter speed compare to G9X.

Top Continuous Shooting Speed: Canon G9X has fast continuous speed of 6fps compare to G1 X Mark II with 5fps.

Hence, the fast continuous speed of G9X provides it to capture the fast action objects like flying birds at higher speed compare to G1 X Mark II.

Videos:- Canon G9 X supports Full HD video recording at 60, 30 and 24fps, while G1 X Mark II offers the similar Full HD 1080p movie recording supported at 30 fps in MP4 format.

Verdicts- Canon G1 X Mark II is a camera that can give you the excellent image quality even at high ISO range , the sensor is .5″ inch bigger than G9X and highly recommended for Pro shooters, however if you want a pocketable camera by compromising with image quality we recommend you to go with G9X.   

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