Canon Powershot is a series of digital camera models that are very well-known for their top-notch performance. The series’ name pretty much sums up what they are all about; there is power to deliver each shot in high quality. Now, we are going to compare Canon Powershot G7X and Canon Powershot G9X. The two products may seem to be somewhat similar to each other, yet the price difference is quite real. Canon Powershot G7X is usually more expensive than Canon Powershot G9X. So, which one should you get?
Design and Features
The basic design of Canon Powershot G7X and Canon Powershot G9X is actually similar. Both are quite compact and portable, and each features a 3.0-inch touchscreen display for easy and intuitive control. However, Canon Powershot G9X comes with a pitch black color and textured gripping area, whereas Canon Powershot G7X actually is off-black and less textured. Also, Canon Powershot G7X is a little bit bigger and heavier than Canon Powershot G9X, but this difference is not very significant. Canon Powershot G9X’s display screen is fixed at place while Canon Powershot G7X’s display screen is tiltable, allowing for shooting from difficult angles as well as easy selfie.
Both models also have built-in wireless connectivity for seamless file sharing and remote control. Each also features a built-in flash. Unfortunately, neither is weatherproof. Canon Powershot G7X comes with a built-in ND filter to allow you to use a larger aperture under strong light. (FYI, Canon Powershot G7X vs. G7X Mark II)
Performance and Output Quality
Each of these models is armed with a 20MP 1” BSI-CMOS image sensor. Even though they can capture images in similar resolutions, Canon Powershot G7X seems to have a better engine, as it is able to produce deeper and more accurate colors; hence the images are more vivid. They both have an ISO range of 125-12800 and a built-in optical image stabilization. The maximum video quality is 1920 x 1080 Full HD.
Furthermore, Canon Powershot G7X also comes with a more powerful lens than Canon Powershot G9X. It features a 24-100mm F/1.8-2.8 lens with a maximum optical zoom of 4.2x. Hence, it can be handy if you need an extra zooming power for long-range shooting.
Canon Powershot G7X vs. G9X
Canon Powershot G7X is a great choice due to the tiltable screen and more powerful lens. The built-in ND filter and slightly improved image quality are also good reasons to choose the model. On the other hand, Canon Powershot G9X is viable only if you don’t need the tiltable screen, extended tele reach, and ND filter, in which case it can save you some bucks.