Canon PowerShot G9 X at Canon USA

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Impressive image quality. Stunning videos. A camera that’s slim and comfortable. The PowerShot G9 X camera is all this and more, featuring a 20.2 Megapixel*, 1.0-inch High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, Canon’s powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor and a fast, f/2.0–4.9 lens that helps you capture inspiring images – even in low light – with detail and color to match. Whether you carry it in your hand, a bag or inside a pocket, the PowerShot G9 X can accompany you anywhere you go and is slim enough to quickly be in your grasp when opportunity knocks. Subjects in the distance become closer with a 3x Optical Zoom lens (28–84mm equivalent). Movement can be captured in stunning Full HD video, or frozen in beautiful increments with up to 6.0 fps continuous shooting. Should you find yourself gazing at the stars, switch into Star Mode and admire the view. With a convenient control ring for quick adjustments on the fly, built-in Wi-Fi®** and NFC*** for simple sharing and its appealing portability, the PowerShot G9 X is ready when you are, where you are.</p>
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<li><strong>High Detail, Even in Low Light</strong>

1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor

At 1.0 inch, the image sensor on the PowerShot G9 X camera is larger than the ones on most other compact cameras. This allows it to capture a greater range of light, so bright areas of the image, like clouds on a sunny day, can be more detailed and less likely to be washed or blown out. With low-light scenes, like when you’re indoors or outside at night, an ISO range of 125–12800 lets you use fast shutter speeds to help keep photos sharp and virtually unaffected by camera shake. The 20.2 Megapixel* resolution is outstandingly high, giving you the option of printing out bigger photos or cropping in to highlight the best part.</li>
<li><strong>Clear Photos in Almost Every Light</strong>

3x, f/2.0–4.9 Optical Zoom Lens (28–84mm)

The PowerShot G9 X camera has an impressive zoom lens with a remarkable optical zoom range, helping you capture wide shots like a big party scene or a gorgeous canyon, or enabling you to zoom in and get a wonderful close-up. The fast aperture goes as low as f/2.0, meaning it’s possible to see the subject and take clear photos in low light, often without a flash. Combined with Intelligent IS image stabilization, it helps to ensure virtually shake-free images, even in dark rooms or outside at night.</li>
<li><strong>Slim and Stylish</strong>

At only 7.37 ounces (209g), the PowerShot G9 X is a compact camera that’s not much bigger than a deck of cards, and can easily fit into a pocket or purse. Despite its size, it packs a large, high-quality image sensor and fast f/2.0 lens. These work together with features such as the DIGIC 6 processor to help create high quality photos, even in low light. This means you can have a camera within easy reach that’s able to deliver detailed images that show the texture of clothing fabric, the colors of a sunset or the moment a player kicks a ball at the goal.</li>
<li><strong>Intuitive User Interface</strong>

The 3.0-inch touch panel is designed to take advantage of both hands while holding the camera so you can make adjustments while still being ready to snap a photo. The menus are customizable, meaning the settings you adjust frequently are easily accessible. You’re also able to swipe quickly through photos you’ve taken, and tap the screen to easily adjust picture options and change what the camera is focusing on. In addition, the control ring around the lens can be rotated with your fingers to make adjustments to various settings, simplifying the process even further.</li>
<li><strong>Intuitive Controls</strong>

Control Ring and Touch Panel

Quick, simple adjustments are ideal when you’re trying to capture the great moments in life. The PowerShot G9 X camera uses a combination of a responsive, 3.0-inch touchscreen and a smoothly rotating control ring around the lens. Your right thumb can pick the setting you’d like to change, and then your left fingers can rotate the control ring to adjust it, all without lowering the camera or taking your finger off the shutter. For example, if you’re trying to capture a dog playing in the sun, you can quickly adjust the shutter speed with a tap of the menu and a twist of the control ring to get the amount of detail you desire, while keeping a bit of blur to show action.</li>
<li><strong>Price: $529 USD</strong></li>
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Adelino

EOS RP
Jan 21, 2015
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Looks really nice, specs are great other than the slower lens but that comes with the size. No 4k. Hmmm for someone like me I would prefer to carry this as an always camera and use a flip phone to communicate. But I am a very very small minority. The price will have to be very good.
 
Oct 12, 2015
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Adelino said:
I am a very very small minority.
You aren't alone. The G9 X could be a nice companion to my PowerShot D30, and an excellent replacement to my friend's Nikon P340.
 
Feb 7, 2014
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Ah, my next camera. I sold the S100 to get my RX100. I never did make friends with the RX100. It will be nice to again have a truly pocketable camera that also takes good photos!
 

C-FMST

I'm New Here
Nov 22, 2014
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I'm fairly new here, perhaps I missed it in the article but does this camera shoot RAW?
 

countofmc95

I'm New Here
Jun 19, 2015
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I think this is a worthwhile product. I've hung on to the original RX100 for a while now because each new iteration of the 1-inch sensor "compact" camera seemed to get slightly larger to the point where it wasn't truly pocketable. G7X included.

So I like the small size of this new G9X. That being said, the G7X's price has been lowered to $599. For an extra 70bucks you get a faster lens with more range, in albeit a larger package.

I was hoping the G9X's price would be $399 at introduction, hopefully falling to under $300 by holiday season.
 

George D.

EOS 90D
Oct 1, 2013
174
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Very interesting specs for pocketable, would sure like to see the samples. Price ok too. Stylistically definitely the black for me, the silver looks more film star classic. Will this replace the S120 or the S line will continue?
 

Pny

Sep 13, 2014
2
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I hope this is not the replacement of the S120... If they had fitted the wider G5X lens to the smaller G9X body they would have at least had one useful camera... Coming from the S120-line of cameras i don't really see a replacement in any of these...
 

George D.

EOS 90D
Oct 1, 2013
174
0
Then I need to see the next S model before deciding. This looks like a real winner though. Even if at 28mm max.range. Samples surfaced at Canon USA website. Look nice.
 

casperl

EOS M50
Sep 16, 2014
36
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Looks like it will be my S100 replacement as the everywhere camera, which complete my photography package.
Pocketable: S100/G9x
Travellight: M2
Allout: 70D (and as much else as I can carry...)
 
Jul 12, 2013
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Northstar said:
Great specs for a little pocket camera.

I wonder how responsive (i.e. 'snappy') it will be...

Not just frames per second...just simply how responsive it is.

I still really like my S95...
 

Mr_Canuck

EOS RP
Dec 17, 2013
216
0
Oh look, a Sony RX100 Mark I, three years after the fact, except a shorter focal range. (Canon has done well in slr lenses though.)
 
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