Canon releases the compact PowerShot G9X Mark II with a large 1-inch 20.1MP sensor and the ability to shoot continuously at up to 8.2fps.
I’ve been a fan of Canon’s compact PowerShot cameras for many years, and loved the slightly smaller S-series models for many years. The PowerShot 95 and S100 were long time favourites of mine, and what I see is that the G9X Mark II is a fine update for those. Personally I moved to a PowerShot G7X a while ago so might be able to resist the lure of this new one, but it’s very tempting to consider it as the update for my own camera. I might even choose the silver one.
The key for any pocketable camera is the size, the G7X I own is not easy to put in my pockets, the G9X Mark II is 25% thinner so it just might fit in my pockets 🙂
Canon press release
Sleek, slim and stylish – introducing the PowerShot G9 X Mark II
Canon 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 20.1-megapixel 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 smaller than its predecessor. 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.