Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II - digital camera

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  • Digital camera
  • compact
  • 20.1 MP
  • 1080p / 60 fps
  • 3x optical zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • NFC
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Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II - digital camera
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  • Digital camera
  • compact
  • 20.1 MP
  • 1080p / 60 fps
  • 3x optical zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth
  • silver
Beauty and style outside. Advanced technology inside. Whether you're snapping an unforgettable moment on the go or recording an epic video with your friends, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II camera combines an ultra-slim design with high-performing features for incredible image quality and easy portability. Packing a powerful 1.0-inch, 20.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor into a pocket-friendly size, it's powered by the DIGIC 7 image processor for fast operation and features built-in Bluetooth connectivity for easy sharing. With the PowerShot G9 X Mark II, it's easy to capture the precious times of your life in a stylishly stunning way.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II - digital camera is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and compact After extensive research. I bought the Powershot G9X. I’m a beginner photographer and I wanted something light for my travels. I’ve had the camera for a week and I love just how small it is. The touchscreen is accurate and the quality of my shots are splendid. I’m still learning all the advance features but I’m very pleased with my purchase
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for travel I bought this camera to replace my cameras of old that are just too much weight. I was very pleased with the size and lightness of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II. Haven't used the WiFi feature yet but am glad I will have that ability.
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little camera Bought about two weeks ago. Small but pics are good. Small learning curve with this camera.
Date published: 2018-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My night time / low light camera This is the pocket camera built for night time, low light, or indoor evening photography. It's got a huge 1" image sensor that soaks up the light and the M setting has a 'bulb' setting that I don't believe any other pocket camera has. I love going out at night and I want a pocket camera that won't weigh me down. This thing is tiny but its always ready to catch those amazing moments that come up without warning. No other pocket camera has the image capture power for those types of shots. Check out the shots I uploaded and read about each one so you can see for yourself what this camera can do. Please note, that like all digital cameras, you need to hold the camera as still as you can and take lots of pictures because some shots are just not going to come out. Taking more pictures means you have a greater chance of getting super fine auto focused pictures.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite camera I'm 73 and have been taking pictures since 1957, but I'm no longer interested in lugging around all the 35mm equipment, albums, projectors, and screens this format requires. Nor do I want to replace everything with DSLR equipment. After much trial and error, I settled on the Canon G9 X Mark II for the 5,000 pictures I take every year, and I am highly satisfied with the results. With an f2 lens, I don't need to use flash with normal indoor lighting. I use the Auto setting, and I maintain lens speed by not using zoom for cropping. Instead, I crop photos in my laptop. I do a lot of insect photography and prefer the shutter speed priority setting to maintain lens speed and decrease the depth of field to enhance the main subject. I shoot hand held and the 1" sensor allows for serious computer cropping. But the real secret is to take LOTS of pictures in order to find the real keepers. I've never had a perfect camera, but this one is my all time favorite. BTW, I don't use the WiFi feature and can't speak to its usefulness. I share pictures by email and I don't keep them on my phone. Pretty old school, I know...
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good compact camera but needs better firmware I will start off by saying this is the best compact camera I've ever used. The menus and settings are intuitive giving me the ability to drill down into how much I want to do manually vs. automatically. The touch screen responsive such a great idea where once I was limited to pressing buttons - and, it supports gestures like pinch to zoom and touch to focus. It takes great pictures for a compact camera and does well in high contrast scenes as well as low light.The retro styling is reminiscent of a vintage Leica M6 chrome Gold Dragon. It's small yet the screen is large and bright. It does everything - movies, still photos, macro photography, manual focus, and most important raw format. My favorite feature is the exposure lock which allows me to dial in the shutter/aperture combination I'd like for the intended exposure i.e. if I want to blur the background I simply open the aperture and not need to rely on digital magic.Yet, I nearly returned it after looking at the first photographs. This is NOT my idea of a "point and shoot" camera. It's a compact camera which requires a learning curve and has firmware which fights with you rather than helping you to take great pictures. My idea of a phd camera (Press Here Dummy) is that if I set the dial to "AUTO" or "P" I expect the camera to take the photograph in the best possible way. This is sadly not the case.Here are all the gotcha's, some of which can be compensated for by learning to use "C" custom settings and custom scenes.My first photographs were both blotchy and grainy. The camera defaults to ISO 320 rather than AUTO, even in a brightly lit scene. The noise filter was turned all the way up to compensate. The better idea is to set the ISO to the lowest possible setting to reduce noise on a bright day for the best clarity. I also used the "Fine Detail" scene. I thought it was a good idea at the time. What this does, however, is crank up the sharpening filter which produces unwanted blotches and artifacts.In fact, most of the so-called scenes are just combinations of 6 settings, 3 of which are sharpening. Sharpening should not be done in the camera. If you want a sharper photo use a tripod and focus carefully. One of the great features is combination AF+MF which allows you to autofocus then tweak in for perfect sharp focus. That's how you get sharp photos. Don't use the built-in sharpening because it won't look as nice.Automatic White Balance was "hit or miss." Yet, the custom white balance was great, once I figured out how to use it. You need to first take a photograph of something mostly white, then get into the settings for custom white balance. It took me a while to figure it out. I'm used to a single-button, "press shutter for custom white" but this is a confusing multi-step process. It's worth learning how to use it and obtain a white balance card.20.1 megapixels. True, but you get that resolution at the expense of digital zoom and image stabilization. Digital Zoom uses your unused pixels to magnify the image. If you use all 20meg of them there's nothing left to zoom. Solution: use the full resolution and crop your photos with your PC while ditching the digital zoom.Image stabilization? yea, kinda. Once again the camera uses your unused pixels to lock in on the photograph to eliminate unwanted movement blur. You loose this feature if you shoot at full resolution or save your RAW files. Solution: Use a tripod or enforce a higher shutter speed using shutter speed priority setting or locked AE to reduce motion blur and forget about image stabilization.Geo-tagging? yea, kinda. It's mentioned in the manual and is a function of the camera if (big IFF - If and only If) you shoot your photos using the Canon smartphone app. The camera lacks GPS on its own.Bluetooth? yea, kinda. It's only for the shutter and zoom. If you want to remote view on your smartphone the app automatically switches to WiFi for those operations. It's good for selfie's and selfie sticks.WiFi transfer to PC or cloud? yea, kinda. Once again, Canon cripples this functionality to force you to obtain an on-line account, transfer the images to Canon's website after forcing you to agree to all kinds of stipulations about your photographs and agreeing to let them delete photographs they don't like. You need to do this just to transfer photos wirelessly to your PC located just 6 feet away. It might be fine for bloggers and tweeters but not for professionals.Despite having Bluetooth and Wifi, the most direct way to get photos off the phone is via a microUSB cable which Canon does not supply. At least it's a standard connector. Or, open the bottom door and pop out the CF card to use with a card reader.The most useful software Canon provides is the RAW developing to bypass a lot of the dysfunctional automatic camera settings. Care needs to be taken with their RAW software development which *defaults* to heavy sharpening. Again, if you are shooting RAW you probably don't want to apply your sharpening filter at this stage. The first time I used it I neglected to scroll down to notice the sharpening filter defaults to ON and was disappointed with the blotches and artifacts. Solution: double-check everything and save your settings.The RAW development compensates heavy lens distortion which is corrected through software rather than optics, just as the noise reduction compensates for high noise levels of the sensor.Another helpful tip - the settings in your "C" custom profile are NOT saved by default. You need to "register" your settings. You can also toggle the automatic save to ON; else, the next time you turn your camera on it will reset all your settings.I found that if I always use the "C" setting and custom scene setting to town down the sharpening filter, lower the ISO, save my RAW files, and double-check all my settings every time then I get good quality pictures.This is not my definition of a "Point and Shoot" camera. It's a good "compact camera." I just wished Canon had chosen to make this a "smarter" camera.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Missing Some Features I have owned Canon cameras for 45 years - both point & shoot and professional models. At this point in my life I prefer the advanced point & shoot. I though the PowerShot G9 was the best combination for automatic and full control in a point & shoot camera at the time. The PowerShot G9 X Mark II offers a more advanced digital processor, higher resolution display, almost twice the pixels, 14 bit Raw images, and, a touch screen. The touch screen is a very nice feature.What is missing is AF and AE Lock. I generally shoot in Aperture Priority mode, setting the aperture manually. I then like to lock the exposure and, then, by pressing the shutter button halfway, lock the focus before composing the final image. This practice is a carry over from the days of slide photography. I could do this on the PS G9, but it can not be done with the PS G9 X M2. I consider this a serious deficiency in such an advanced camera. Depending on the subject matter and the application of the digital image, the 9 year old PS G9 can actually be a better choice between the two. I also miss a view finder. I realize the a view finder would not really work with in this style of camera, but it sure is nice on bright sunny days.Generally, the PS G9X M2 is a perfect camera for indoor photography ( parties, celebrations, family gatherings and the like), but is not the most ideal camera for travel.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect choice for a true pocket digital camera I'm headed to Chicago tomorrow for the auto show and feared I'd be using my iPhone 6 to take pictures. Today I stopped by the camera store to ask again about the new G9 X Mark II, and it had been delivered just moments beforehand. First shipment, first sale!I compared several camera models days ago and concluded that the G9 X was the only high-quality digital camera that stored comfortably in my jeans pocket. That was requirement #1. But picture quality had to justify the purchase as otherwise I'd simply use my iPhone comfortably residing in my other jeans pocket. I was sold on the size of the G9 X but wanted the improved features of the brand new G9 X II.So today was my lucky day! I've got my new camera, I'm now learning how to effectively use it, and in two days I'll take photos at the Chicago auto show. I'll comment again after I see the results.
Date published: 2017-02-17
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