PowerShot G9 Xby Canon

  • PowerShot G9 X
  • PowerShot G9 X
  • PowerShot G9 X
  • PowerShot G9 X
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A definite buy! This is among the best in its class.
88%
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PROS

  • Canon packs a strong and powerful 1-inch CMOS processor into the PowerShot GX 9's sleek and slender body.
  • Although there is no viewfinder on the camera, and no D-Pad either, Canon provides a touch-screen display on the back.
  • The camera contains a manual control ring around the lens, plus a standard mode dial on the top plate for access to aperture and shutter priority modes.

CONS

  • It could take you some time to get used to the camera's unusual setup.
  • Maximum aperture is low, meaning that image quality could suffer.
  • Image quality might take a further hit from the camera's auto ISO, which leans toward high sensitivities and fast shutter speeds.
While compact cameras in general are bulking up, Canon's PowerShot G9 X camera adopts a slim form factor. The G9 X lacks some of the features present in the beefier and pricier G5 X, such as an OLED electronic viewfinder and LCD tilt display. Instead, the G9 X offers a touch display on the back of the unit. The lens on the G9 X is shorter, and zoom is limited to 3x. However, the G9 X contains the same CMOS processor as the G5 X. Also like its sibling, it can handle 14-bit RAW image capture for the flexible post-processing that many photo enthusiasts crave.
NamePowerShot G9 XLumix DMC-LX100PowerShot G5 XEOS PowerShot G7 XXQ2
ManufacturerCanonPanasonicCanonCanonFujifilm
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