Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Input and Output Notes
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
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
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
- 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,
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
Image Sizes: The camera can record in the following image
sizes and aspect ratios for JPEG still images:
|Image Size ||16:9 ||3:2 ||4:3 ||1:1 |
|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
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
- 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
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
- 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,
- 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
- 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.
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
- 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
White Balance: You
can choose from the following white balance settings:
- Auto: The camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting
- 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
- Flash: For when recording with the flash.
- Color Temperature: For manually setting a white balance
- 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.
Play, Edit, and Print
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
- 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.
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
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.
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
|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.
and Output Notes
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
- 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)