Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
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Camera worked well and as expected. Great shots and nice and lightweight.
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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.
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.
Camera worked well and as expected. Great shots and nice and lightweight.
Anonymous, Lisbon, WI
Average Customer Review(s):
Camera worked well and as expected. Great shots and nice and lightweight.
Small, pocketable, great pix with 1" sensor, battery life OK for average user, my most used camera! Don't get hung up on the technical stuff, best take everywhere camera on the market!
Pros: One inch sensor, low light capability, size!
I've had the G9x MarkII for about a month now. No where near enough time to be proficient with all of it's options. My main reasons for getting the G9x were: 1) old point and shoot was dying, 2) it is small enough to be practical to put in a pocket, 3) better low light capability (1"CMOS Sensor). My point of comparison is with a Canon 1200IS. The comparison is not really fair since the G9x is a step up, and a much newer model. Typically I have been using the G9x in full auto mode, except when I want a flash back fill in full sun light, and saving as JPEG. I've also not been using the full 21MP available, but saving pics at the equivalent 10-12MP file size. It is unclear to me what process the camera uses to reduce the image size, and how that effects the quality of the image. All I can say is that I have not seen any quality differences between the full 21MP images and the 10-12MP equivalent images. As I said I typically shoot in Auto, and that is because It is unusual that I have time to setup anything more complicated. I've been general pleased with the camera, it does everything faster than the 1200IS did, the images are better quality, and the digital zoom is actually a usable function, giving decent results even in lowish light . On the 1200IS digital zoom was basically worthless. The 28mm base zoom setting is a nice option, but gives too much distortion in most close up photos particularly of people. Which means one almost always wants to change to the 35mm
Pros: Much better low light usability than any of my previous digital point and shoot cameras. You can actually put it in your pocket. Digital zoom is actually worth using. Lots of manual options, but also pretty good full auto.
Cons: A little more optical zoom would be nice. Flash is for close ups only. Can't shoot 60 FPS video in Auto mode.
Nice camera. Not as advanced as some others in its category but for what it does, it does pretty good. Image quality is very good. Video also good. I have only two complaints with the camera - (1) Not crazy about the menu system. (2) A tad expensive for its category. Do I regret my purchase? No, but I wish canon would up the bar a bit.
|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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Shooting Modes: Using the Mode Dial on the top of the camera, you can select from numerous shooting modes:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Operating Systems: The software is compatible with the following operating systems:
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