Canon gets sleek, slim and stylish with the PowerShot G9 X Mark II...
It's been a quiet few weeks for product launches, but Canon has broken the silence with news of its latest G-series compact. Although the mass market compact sector has been decimated by smartphones, the premium compact market is postively thriving, with innovative technology being passed down from DSLRs and mirrorless models. The G9 X Mark II features a 20.1MP CMOS sensor, DIGIC 7 processor and 8.2fps shooting speed, and boasts a 3x optical zoom with 28mm f/2 wide-angle extreme. Could be the perfect back-up camera...
Canon today refreshes its acclaimed PowerShot G-series with the PowerShot G9 X Mark II, a super slim, pocketable powerhouse. Offering superfast continuous shooting speeds of up to 8.2 fps, a large 1.0 type 20.1MP sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 7 processor, the camera delivers responsive performance and stunning results with every press of the shutter. Whether you’re an enthusiast looking for a trusted companion, or ready to upgrade from a smartphone, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II is the camera to be carrying.
Power, performance, precision
With a DIGIC 7, and CMOS sensor at the heart, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II offers significantly improved performance and high quality results. Dual sensing image stabilisation offers 3.5-stop correction using parallel stabilisation processing, great for shooting on the go and keeping the frame steady even when your hand isn’t. For spontaneous moments – from surprise animal appearances to street performers – sustained continuous shooting at 8.2 frames per second, coupled with 0.14 second auto-focus ensures you’re always ready and have a camera that keeps up. To keep everything in the shot, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II packs a 3x optical zoom and 28mm wide angle lens, great for striking portraits and beautiful landscapes alike.
Memorable moments are captured with perfect clarity, whatever the light. The sensor significantly reduces noise and improves dynamic range for consistent performance day or night, while the f/2.0 lens lets in more light, giving you the freedom to use lower ISO or higher shutter speeds, and create beautiful background blur. For motion blur while capturing moving objects, the new Auto ND filter restricts light reaching the shutter, letting you use longer shutter speeds without over-exposure.
Create professional quality movies
Unleash your budding videographer and capture incredible Full HD movies; DIGIC 7’s improved subject tracking ensure you capture everything, from big, sudden movements to changes as small a change in facial expression.
Whether you’re climbing a mountain or exploring a city, there’s no need to stand still. Canon’s Dynamic Image Stabilisation automatically corrects camera shake, helping you shoot from any angle or on the move. For unique creations the PowerShot G9 X Mark II includes Time-Lapse movie capture, with a variety of settings to give you creative control.
A pocketable powerhouse
The PowerShot G9 X Mark II delivers amazing performance in a minimalist design and retro style, with an elegant and compact aluminium body – 25 per cent thinner than the G7 X Mark II. Weighing just 206g, it’s perfect for pockets and won’t weigh you down. The camera embodies a minimalist design, with the intuitive LCD touchscreen providing full control and access to settings, without adding bulky buttons, while the Lens Control Ring gives you greater control over aperture, shutter speed and zoom.
Stay connected and share your creations
Stay in touch with connectivity at your fingertips via the Wi-Fi button. Dynamic NFC lets you quickly connect and transfer images to compatible smart devices, including the Canon Connect Station, to easily share and safely store your photos and movies. The new Bluetooth compatibility means you can maintain a constant camera connection, so you can see and share your photographs via a phone or tablet even when your camera is tucked away. The features also mean smart devices can be used for Wireless Remote Shooting, helping you get in front of the lens for group shots and stand out selfies. With USB charging, you can conveniently charge anywhere your adventures take you.
PowerShot G9 X Mark II key features:
- Pocketable premium image quality in any light
- Take beautifully simple control
- Easily capture superb, shareable Full HD movies
- Designed for effortless creativity
- Share your creations with the world – instantly
Pricing and availability
The PowerShot G9X Mark II will be available from February 2017 with an RRP of £449.99/€569.99.