Always check the refurbished gear listings at the Canon Store. This is the place where the best deals on Canon gear are hiding, and waiting to be found. Please note: stock availability comes and goes. What’s not in stock today may be tomorrow.
DPReview posted their full review of the ultra-compact Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II. While they found a lot of good, some things did disappoint the reviewer.
From their conclusion (emphasis mine):
The PowerShot G9 X II is very appealing: it’s as small a traditionally styled camera with a 1″ sensor as you’ll find and its touch interface makes it easy to pick up and use. It has a broad feature set, generally responsive performance and shooting modes for both beginners and more advanced users.
[…] the G9 X II is let down by its lens, JPEG processing and battery life that requires buying at least one spare. If you’re set on a Canon, moving up to the PowerShot G7 X II is a smart idea, assuming that you have an extra $200 available. The Sony RX100 and RX100 II are also worth consideration, though we think that Canon offers a better user experience. Read the review…
It’s not all bad, the sensor produces “vivid, pleasing color” and there is “fast burst shooting with large buffer”. DPReview’s sample photos are here.
We reported that we were told the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark IIImight have an APS-C sensor instead of the 1.5″ sensor used so far on the series. We got this hint from two different, albeit new sources.
A new rumor suggests that Canon may produce more PowerShot cameras with an APS-C sensor in the future.
The next iterations of the PowerShot G3 X and G5 X are named. Speculation goes that even smaller PowerShot cameras like the G9 X and G7 X series may feature an APS-C sensor, which is a bit of a stretch in my opinion.
This is entirely possible. It’s since a while that people are asking (hoping) Canon would feature larger sensors in their pretty powerful and popular PowerShot cameras. However, it may also be nothing but wishful thinking. Given how much Canon likes to segment their offerings it wouldn’t be surprising if the latter hits the mark. Maybe it will happen. If it does, it would allow Canon to reenforce their market position in this category.
The PowerShot G1 X Mark III is expected to be announced soon, though I do not have a clear hint about the date. It showed up at a registration authority, and this is usually a sign that the announcement isn’t that far away.
Full HD, Dynamic IS and Time-Lapse Movie Video Functions.
Continuous Shooting Speeds of up to 8.2 fps.
Picture Style Function.
In-camera RAW Conversion
The folks at ePhotozine posted their full Canon Powershot G9 X Mark II review. From the conclusion:
The Canon Powershot G9 X Mark II is compact and stylish, and one of the smallest cameras available that delivers high image quality, thanks to the use of a 1inch BSI CMOS sensor. Having to use the 3inch touch-screen to change controls may not be to everyone’s liking, but if you’re looking for something compact that can deliver great image quality, then it’s worth the compromise. The use of a 3x optical zoom lens helps keep the camera small, whilst providing a wide-angle equivalent to 28mm. For those that want more zoom, or wider lens, then you would need to look at the larger G7 X Mark II.
The PowerShot G9 X Mark II is a little powerhouse that gets a lot of positive reviews. Definitely an interesting compact camera.