Canon PowerShot G9 X vs. Canon PowerShot G7 X vs. Canon PowerShot G5 X vs. Canon PowerShot G3 X

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Nov 10, 2015
Oct 13, 2015
Sep 15, 2014
Oct 13, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
 
$529
$699
$799
$999
 
Compact
Compact
Large sensor compact
SLR-like (bridge)
 
 
 
Magnesium alloy
 
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3080, 4864 x 3648, 4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432, 3840 x 2880, 2304 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480, 720 x 408, 640 x 480
5472 x 3080, 4864 x 3648, 4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432, 3840 x 2880, 2304 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480, 720 x 408, 640 x 480
5472 x 3080, 4864 x 3648, 4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432, 3840 x 2880, 2304 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480, 720 x 408, 640 x 480
3:2 (4320 x 2880, 2304 x 1536, 720 x 480), 16:9 (5472 x 3080, 4320 x 2432, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 408), 4:3 (4864 x 3648, 3840 x 2880, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480), 1:1 (3648 x 3648, 2880 x 2880, 1536 x 1536, 480 x 480)
4:3, 3:2, 16:9
4:3, 3:2, 16:9
4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 megapixels
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
DIGIC 6
DIGIC 6
DIGIC 6
DIGIC 6
sRGB
sRGB
sRGB
sRGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 125-12800
Auto, 125-12800
Auto, 125-12800
Auto, 125-12800 (expands to 25600
 
 
 
25600
7
8
7
7
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (2 slots)
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Super fine, fine
Super fine, fine
Super fine, fine
Super fine, fine
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR2, 12-bit)
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR2, 12-bit)
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR2, 12-bit)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (CR2, 14-bit)
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness
  • Saturation
  • Red/Green/Blue
  • Skin tone
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness
  • Saturation
  • Red/Green/Blue
  • Skin tone
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness
  • Saturation
  • Red/Green/Blue
  • Skin tone
 
 
28–84 mm
24–100 mm
24–100 mm
24–600 mm
3×
4.2×
4.2×
25×
F2–4.9
F1.8–2.8
F1.8–2.8
F2.8–5.6
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
 
31
 
31
 
Fixed
Tilting
Fully articulated
Tilting
3
3
3
3.2
1,040,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
1,620,000
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
TFT LCD
TFT-LCD
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
None
None
Electronic
Electronic (optional)
 
 
100%
 
 
 
2,360,000
 
 
30 sec
40 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Auto
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Auto
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Movie
  • Creative Filters
  • Scene
  • Creative Shot
  • Auto
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
  • Portrait
  • Star
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Fireworks
  • Portrait
  • Smart Shutte
  • Star
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Underwater
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Sports
  • Portrait
  • Smart Shutter
  • Star
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Portrait
  • Smart Shutte
  • Star
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
6.00 m (at Auto ISO)
7.00 m
7.00 m (at Auto ISO)
6.80 m (with Auto ISO)
No
No
Yes
Yes
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Remote
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Remote
 
6.0 fps
6.5 fps
5.9 fps
5.9 fps
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 0r 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3
No
 
No
 
 
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
Also has star time-lapse. miniature effect, and digest modes
Also has star time-lapse. miniature effect, and digest modes
Also has star time-lapse. miniature effect, and digest modes
Star time-lapse, miniature effect, short clip also available
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
802.11b/g/n with NFC
image sharing via Canon Image Gateway
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n with NFC
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (via cable or smartphone)
Yes (wired or via smartphone)
 
No
No
No
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
NB-10L lithium-ion battery & charger
220
210
210
300
209 g (0.46 lb / 7.37 oz)
304 g (0.67 lb / 10.72 oz)
353 g (0.78 lb / 12.45 oz)
733 g (1.62 lb / 25.86 oz)
98 x 58 x 31 mm (3.86 x 2.28 x 1.21)
103 x 60 x 40 mm (4.06 x 2.36 x 1.57)
112 x 76 x 44 mm (4.41 x 2.99 x 1.73)
123 x 77 x 105 mm (4.84 x 3.03 x 4.13)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (star time-lapse)
Yes (star time-lapse)
Yes (star time-lapse)
Yes
None
None
None
None