About the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
A high-performance point-and-shoot for all occasions
A high-performance point-and-shoot for all occasions
The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II is a compact but powerful camera with some standout features. Its versatile lens and large 1.0-inch sensor can capture clear, dynamic photos and videos in just about any kind of lighting. Canon's latest DIGIC 7 image processor gives this camera speedy performance with enhanced tracking and detection so you can stay focused on your subject, even if it's moving quickly.
Wireless connectivity adds versatility and convenience
The G9 X Mark II's Wi-Fi lets you upload and share photos and videos in a matter of moments. But the benefits of this camera's wireless connectivity don't stop there. You can exchange data with other Canon cameras, play back images and movies on a smart TV, and print directly to a Wi-Fi printer.
Canon's free Camera Connect app lets you manage photos and videos taken with the G9 X Mark II on your phone or tablet. And your device becomes an extension of the camera's touchscreen, letting you select focus points and trigger the shutter with just a quick touch.
- 20.1-megapixel effective recording CMOS sensor
- 3X optical zoom (4X digital/12X combined zoom)
- 3" high-resolution LCD touchscreen
- 35mm equivalent focal length: 28-84mm
- built-in Wi-Fi®, NFC touch pairing, and Bluetooth® for convenient sharing and control
- records photos and video onto optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards
- f/2.0-4.9 lens offers excellent light-gathering ability
- DIGIC 7 image processor and 1-inch CMOS sensor for highly detailed, low-noise photos, even in low light
- optical image stabilization for blur-free photos
- dynamic image stabilization for shake-free videos
- rotating control ring for easy adjustment of exposure and focus settings
- full HD movie mode (up to 1080/60p resolution)
- continuous shooting mode captures 8.2 frames per second at full resolution
- records in RAW and JPEG formats for greater creative flexibility during editing
- face detection and red-eye correction for better portraits
- high-speed autofocus for shorter lag times
- built-in flash
Connections and Dimensions:
- micro (Type D) HDMI output for connecting the camera to a compatible HDTV (cable not included)
- high-speed USB (Mini Type B) interface (cable not included)
- 3-15/16"W x 2-5/16"H x 1-1/4"D
- weight: 7.3 oz.
- rechargeable lithium-ion battery (NB-13L) and AC charger
- wrist strap
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 1717C001
What's in the box:
- Digital camera (black)
- NB-13L Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (3.6V 1250mAh 4.5Wh)
- CB-2LH Battery charger (4.2V 0.7A)
- Wrist strap
- Getting Started booklet
- Warranty Registration card
- Online Registration sheet
- Important Safety Instructions (for battery charger)
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Features & specs
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||28-84mm|
|Highest Resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||7.3|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Touch Panel LCD Monitor: The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II has a 3.0" TFT color touch panel LCD monitor featuring a resolution of approximately 1,040,000 dots with approximately 100% picture coverage. The capacitive touch panel gives you easy access to operations, menus, and controls. You can manually adjust the LCD monitor's brightness to one of five levels.
Canon's HS System: The PowerShot G9 X Mark II employs the HS System by combining the 1", 20.1 Megapixel High-sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor with the new DIGIC 7 Image Processor to produce spectacular images with minimal noise:
- Image Sensor: For excellent image quality, the camera uses a 1" CMOS image sensor with approximately 20.9-million total pixels and 20.1-million effective pixels, giving your shots added depth and detail. The 1" image sensor is nearly twice the size of the 1/2.3" sensor used in most point-and-shoot digital cameras.
- Image Processor: The G9 X Mark II features Canon's latest generation DIGIC 7 Image Processor. The new processor speeds up start-up time, operation time, and continuous shooting. It offers improved light sensitivity for higher resolution with less noise when shooting in dark conditions. It also allows high speed continuous still image recording at full resolution.
Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth: The camera features both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology built-in. The Canon Camera Connect app (iOS and Android) provides an interface for your smartphone/tablet. The Canon iMAGE Gateway online photography service can also be used to send images to a computer or web service. Using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, you can easily pair the camera time after time for shooting or viewing images using your smartphone as a remote control. With Wi-Fi, you can:
- Send images to your smartphone, tablet, or computer wirelessly.
- Upload images to social networking sites, photo and video-sharing websites, or use in emails.
- Send images to other cameras or wireless printers.
- Quickly pair the camera with your NFC-compatible Android phone (using OS 4.0 or later) by touching the two devices together at the "N-mark" on the bottom of the camera.
- Use the camera as an access point for direct Wi-Fi connection to your device.
Geotagging: GPS data recorded on a smartphone using the Camera Connect app can be added to images taken by the G9 X Mark II. Location information, such as latitude, longitude, and elevation, can be used to identify the precise location where your photos are taken. The Map Utility software, available via free download, lets you display your geotagged photos on a map.
Recording Media: The camera records still images or moving images with stereo audio on SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards, including support for high-speed UHS-I memory cards.
File Formats: The G9 X Mark II records still images and movies in the following file formats:
- JPEG: JPEG images are processed inside the camera for optimum image quality and compressed. There are two compression ratios to choose from: Fine and Normal. You can record JPEG images in Large, Medium, Small 1, and Small 2 in 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, and 1:1 aspect ratios.
- RAW: The RAW file format records the image data as captured by the camera imaging element without further processing. The images show almost no deterioration in image quality, and are a higher quality than JPEG images. To view RAW images on your computer, you must first process the image in the camera, or use the Digital Photo Professional software (downloadable from the Canon website). Using the software's image processing function, you can broadly adjust the images without deterioration, and then convert the image to a JPEG, TIFF, or other type of image in line with your intended use. You can choose to record RAW files or JPEG files alone, or you can record RAW files and JPEG files simultaneously. RAW images can be recorded in any aspect ratio.
- Movies: Using the dedicated Movie button, you can record movies in High Definition or Standard Definition with stereo sound in MP4 format: Image Data: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio Data: MPEG-4 AAC-LC. HD Movies are recorded at 1920 x 1080 at 60, 30, or 24 frames per second (50 or 25 fps PAL) and 1280 x 720 at 30 fps (25 fps PAL). SD Movies are recorded at 640 x 480 at 30 fps(25 fps PAL). In addition, the camera can record iFrame movies, Miniature Effect movies, and Star Time-Lapse movies to show movement of objects in the night sky.
Image Sizes: The camera can record in the following image sizes and aspect ratios for JPEG still images:
|Large||5472 x 3072||5472 x 3648||4864 x 3648||3648 x 3648|
|Medium||3648 x 2048||3648 x 2432||3248 x 2432||2432 x 2432|
|Small 1||2736 x 1536||2736 x 1824||2432 x 1824||1824 x 1824|
|Small 2||2400 x 1344||2400 x 1600||2112 x 1600||1600 x 1600|
3x Optical Zoom Lens: The PowerShot G9 X Mark II is equipped with an f/2.0-f/4.9, 3x Optical Zoom lens with a focal length of 10.2-30.6mm (35mm film equivalent: 28-84mm. The 4x digital zoom extends the camera's telephoto capabilities to a total zoom of 12x. The focusing range differs depending upon the focusing mode:
- Normal/Auto: 2" - infinity (W), 1.1' - infinity (T)
- Macro: 2" - 1.6' (W)
Preset Focal Lengths: You can shoot at preset focal lengths from 28mm to 84mm (35mm equivalent). This "Step Zoom" feature allows you to shoot at the angle of view of those focal lengths to replicate the use of various prime lenses at the same focal lengths (35mm, 50mm, etc.).
Optical Image Stabilizer: Optical (lens shift type) Image Stabilization allows you to minimize the camera shake which results in blurred images when you shoot distant subjects that have been magnified or when you shoot in dark conditions. Intelligent Image Stabilization (Intelligent IS) automatically selects one of four modes of image stabilization depending upon the shooting conditions: Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid), and Tripod. For Video recording, the camera chooses Dynamic, Powered, Macro (Hybrid), and Active Tripod modes.
Star Shooting Modes: The G9 X Mark II features new Star Shooting modes to help you take photographs of stars in the night sky. Each of these modes requires a tripod to prevent camera shake. Other functions, including Night Display, Color Adjustment, and Star Emphasis, help you make your nighttime photos better. The Star Shooting modes include:
- Star Portrait: You can capture beautiful portraits of people against starry skies. The flash fires to capture the person, then shoots twice more without flash. The three images are combined into a single image and processed to make the stars more prominent.
- Star Nightscape: Lets you capture impressive shots of starry skies above night scenes. The stars are automatically enhanced to make them more visible.
- Star Trails: Streaks created by the movement of stars through the sky. You can set a shutter speed and the number of shots, and the camera shoots continuously, over an extended period (around two hours).
- Star Time-Lapse Movie: Still images are captured continuously at a specified interval and over a certain, and combined to create a movie. During playback, you can view the movement of stars through the sky in a short time.
AF-Assist Beam: The AF-assist beam will sometimes emit when the shutter button is pressed halfway to assist focusing in certain conditions, i.e. dark conditions. The AF-assist beam can be turned off. If animals are your subject, turn off the beam when shooting in the dark to avoid startling them.
Focus Lock: If it becomes difficult to focus on the subject due to low contrast to the surroundings, close up and far away subjects in the same shot, or quickly moving subjects, you can choose to lock the focus or auto focus on an object at a similar distance, then shoot the picture after recomposing the shot.
Focus Bracketing: The camera automatically takes three shots; one at the manual focus position, and one each with focus positions preset farther and nearer. The three shots are taken at the same interval as continuous shooting. The farther and nearer focus positions can be set in three steps.
Drive Modes: The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II features Single, Continuous, and Self-Timer Drive modes:
- Single Shot: The camera captures a single image each time the shutter button is fully pressed and released. You can also shoot a single image by touching the screen (Touch Shutter).
- Continuous Shooting Mode: You can use this mode to shoot successive frames while the shutter button is fully pressed. In High-Speed Continuous Shooting, the camera records approximately 8.1 images per second for a maximum of 38 shots (5.3 fps / max 102 shots in Servo mode). In Low-Speed Continuous Shooting speed, the camera records approximately 4 shots per second (3.9 shots/sec in Servo Mode) until the memory card becomes full. The focus is fixed on the original subject distance.
- Self-Timer: The self-timer can be used to shoot a group photo that includes the photographer. The camera will activate approximately 10 seconds after a preset time after shutter button is pressed to allow the photographer time to get into the shot. A 2-second self timer is also available if you want to avoid camera shake. The camera features a custom self timer, allowing you to set the time delay (0-10, 15, 20, or 30 seconds) and the number of shots taken (1-10 shots).
Shooting Modes: Using the Mode Dial on the top of the camera, you can select from numerous shooting modes:
- Smart Auto: Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions, and automatically selects an appropriate setting.
- Hybrid Auto: You can make a short movie of the day while shooting still images. The camera records 2-4 second clips of scenes just before each shot and combines them into a digest movie.
- Special Scene Modes: Appropriate settings for specific scenes and shooting conditions: Portrait, Handheld NightScene, and Fireworks.
- Program AE (P): The camera automatically sets both the aperture and the shutter speed.
- Shutter Speed Priority (Tv): When you set the shutter speed, the camera sets the aperture according to shooting conditions. The shutter speed can be set between 1/2000 and 30 seconds.
- Aperture Priority (Av): When you set the aperture, the camera sets the shutter speed according to shooting conditions. The aperture can be set between f/2.0 and f/11 (wide angle) and f/4.9 and f/11 (telephoto), depending upon the zoom position.
- Manual (M): The aperture (f/2.0-11 (W) or f/4.9-11 (T)) and the shutter speed (1/2000 to 30 seconds) are manually set. You can also shoot long exposures (bulb shooting) for as long as you hold down the shutter button.
- Custom Mode: You can register commonly used shooting modes and settings to your preference and store them.
- Movies: You can set the camera for standard or iFrame movies, and configure the settings. The camera has a dedicated movie button to start and stop movie recording.
Exposure Compensation: When shooting against a bright or dark background, you may need to correct the exposure so that the subject is correctly lit. You can adjust the exposure from -3 to +3 in 1/3-stop increments.
Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock): You can set the exposure and focus separately. This is effective when the contrast is too strong between the subject and background, or when a subject is backlit.
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): In this mode, the camera automatically changes the exposure within a set range to take three shots at the same interval as continuous shooting. The images are shot in the following order: standard exposure, underexposure, and overexposure. You can set the amount of under- or over-exposure from -2 to +2 in 1/3-stop increments.
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
- Evaluative: Used for standard conditions. The area within the frame is divided into several zones and light is measured based on subject position, brightness, direct light and backlighting.
- Center-Weighted Averaging: Averages the exposure from the entire image, but places more weight on the subject at the center.
- Spot: Meters the area within the spot AE point at the center of the LCD monitor.
ISO Settings: The PowerShot G9 X Mark II features Auto and Manual ISO. The higher the ISO, the greater it reduces the effects of camera shake and sharpens subjects in low-light situations. ISO speed settings can be adjusted in 1/3 EV increments. The settings include Auto, or manual settings between ISO 125 and ISO 12800.
Built-In Flash: The PowerShot G9 X Mark II has a built-in, pop-up flash. You can select Auto (flash fires in low light), On (flash always fires), Slow-Synchro (flash timing is adjusted to slow shutter speeds) or Off (flash doesn't fire). The built-in flash has a range of 1.6' to 20' in Wide Angle and 1.6' to 7.9' in Telephoto. You can adjust the flash exposure compensation (+/-2 stops in 1/3 stop increments).
White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings:
- Auto: The camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions.
- Daylight: For recording outdoors on a bright day.
- Shade: For shooting in the shade.
- Cloudy: For recording under overcast, shady or twilight skies.
- Tungsten: For recording under tungsten and bulb-type 3-wavelength fluorescent lighting.
- White Fluorescent: For recording under white fluorescent lighting.
- Flash: For when recording with the flash.
- Color Temperature: For manually setting a white balance color temperature.
- Custom: Allows you to manually set the white balance and store the settings.
Picture Style: You can choose a Picture Style with color settings that express modes and subject matter. You can choose from the following Picture Styles: Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, and User Defined. Using the Picture Style Editor software, available via free download, you can download additional styles, or even create your own Picture Styles.
Review: After an image is recorded, it will appear in the LCD monitor for a preset number of seconds for reviewing. You can select the review time from Quick, 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Off. It will also display until you press the shutter button halfway to focus your next shot (Hold).
Focus Check Display: Focus Check display allows you to check the focus of image taken and allows you to easily check facial expressions and whether a subject's eyes are closed. This feature can be set to allow you to check the focus of an image taken right after shooting the subject.
Jump Images: When you have a lot of images recorded onto a memory card, you can use the Jump feature to speed up your search for the image you want to view. You can choose from the following categories:
- Favorites: displays images tagged as favorites
- Shot Date: displays the images shot on a specified date
- Jump 10 Images: jumps over 10 images at a time
- Jump 100 Images: jumps over 100 images at a time
Index Replay: This feature allows you to view 6, 12, 42, or 110 images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.
Image Magnification: When viewing a still picture in Single Image Replay mode, you can magnify the image up to 10x to get a closer look at the detail. You can also maneuver around in the magnified picture by dragging your finger across the screen.
Slide Show: Images stored on a memory card can automatically be displayed one-by-one using the Slide Show function. Each image displays for approximately 3-10, 15, or 30 seconds. You can choose whether you want a fade transition effect or not.
Movie Playback: In addition to normal playback of your video clips the camera features slow-motion, fast-forward, rewind, and frame-by-frame playback, as well as volume control.
Cropping: You can crop a portion of a recorded image and save it as a new image file. You can also trim the beginnings and ends of recorded movies in one-second increments.
Resizing Images: You can resize images to a lower pixel setting and save the resized image as a separate file.
Red-Eye Correction: You can automatically correct red-eye that occurs in images taken with the flash.
Protecting Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from accidental erasure.
PictBridge/Wireless Printing: You can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible printer of any brand with an optional USB cable and print photos without having to connect it to a computer. You can also connect the camera wirelessly via an access point or directly.
Power Requirements: The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II powered by the supplied NB-13L rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery pack (3.5V / 1250mAh / 4.5Wh). The battery pack can be charged in the supplied CB-2LH battery charger in approximately 2 hours 10 minutes. For long periods of continuous use, or when connected to a computer, it is recommended that the camera be connected to the optional ACK-DC110 AC adapter kit. The typical performance of the battery is as follows:
|Still Images||Screen On: Approx 235 shots|
|Eco Mode: Approx. 315 shots|
|Movie Recording||Actual Use||Approx. 60 minutes|
|Continuous||Approx. 1 hour 35 minutes|
|Playback Time||Screen On: Approx. 5 hours|
Eco Mode: To save battery power, the screen darkens when the camera is not used for approximately two seconds, then turns off after another ten seconds. The camera shuts itself off after three minutes of inactivity.
Digital Terminal: The PowerShot G9 X Mark II has a Micro-B USB 2.0 Hi-Speed terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a compatible computer or compatible printer via a Micro USB cable (not included).
Micro HDMI Output: The PowerShot G9 X Mark II features a Micro-HDMI (Type D) output for connecting the camera to your HDTV. No HDMI cable is included with the camera.
Software: The PowerShot G9 X Mark II does not come with software in the box. The following software programs are available for download from the Canon website:
- CameraWindow: import images and change camera settings
- Image Transfer Utility: set up Image Sync, receive images
- Map Utility: lets you use a map to view GPS information that has been added to your photos through a smartphone
- Digital Photo Professional: browse, process, and edit RAW images
- Picture Style Editor: edit Picture Styles and create and save Picture Style files
Operating Systems: The software is compatible with the following operating systems:
- Windows: Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 (SP1)
- Macintosh: Compatible with OS X 10.10, 10.11, and macOS 10.12 (plus 10.9 for CameraWindow)
The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II replaces these items
- built-in Wi-Fi® and convenient NFC touch pairing
- f/2.0-4.9 lens offers excellent light-gathering ability
- rotating control ring around the lens lets you easily adjust exposure and focus settings