Canon PowerShot G9 X MkII

Here’s our concise review of the Canon Powershot G9 X MkII premium compact camera…

Canon PowerShot G9X MkII

Canon PowerShot G9X MkII

Another compact boasting a 1in sensor, the G9 is a premium offering with a great set of features and a shortest-in-test 28-84mm lens with variable f/2-4.9 aperture. The 20.1MP sensor and Digic 7 processor give the G9 a respectable 8fps continuous shooting speed and 31-point autofocus system. You can also use Touch AF with the 3in 1040k-dot rear LCD, which will be your sole point of composing shots, since the G9 doesn’t feature an in-built viewfinder. It also opts for streamlined psychical controls, with only four rear buttons, meaning the brunt of menu navigation will be via the touchscreen. 

Despite seeming like the least advanced here, it has a sturdy metallic construction, easy-to-use control scheme and stellar image quality. It’s aimed at those stepping up from a smartphone, and nifty features such as face detection AF, RAW shooting and an in-built 3-stop ND filter make this a solid first camera choice.

Find out more at the Canon website.

Pros
1in sensor
Compact and lightweight
8.4fps burst shooting

Cons
Focal length
No EVF
Battery life

Spec
Weight: 206g
WxHxD: 98x58x31mm
Battery: 235 shots
Card type: SD, SDXC, SDHC
AF: 31 points
Flash: Yes
Video: 1080p