Canon has announced the successor to the tiny PowerShot G9 X, dubbed the G9 X Mark II. The new model retains the same basic look, feel and weight of the original, meaning it continues to be the smallest compact camera on the market with a relatively large 1"-type sensor. It carries over the existing 28-82mm equiv. F2-4.9 lens, with all major updates under the hood.

Headlining those updates is the new Digic VII processor, first seen in the larger G7 X Mark II. This processor enables Raw burst shooting at up to 8.2 fps for ~21 frames (the previous model shot around 1 fps in Raw), and Canon has added Dual Sensing Image Stabilization, meaning that information from the lens and sensor is combined to offer a claimed 3.5 stops of image stabilization.

Other additions include greater customization options, improved AF tracking, better scene recognition in auto mode and in-camera Raw conversion.

The G9 X Mark II is set to ship in February in your choice of black or silver for $529.

Press Release:

PowerShot G9 X Mark II Digital Camera

For those looking to make a step up to a premium point-and-shoot camera, the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II features a 1.0- inch 20.2 Megapixel sensor and packs a lot of punch in a very small package. It also features the latest image processor, DIGIC 7, providing users with improved subject tracking and scene detection, and more. For added social network-sharing convenience the PowerShot G9 X Mark II is the first Canon PowerShot digital camera equipped with Bluetooth for easy pairing with a compatible smartphone or tablet. Photographers of all skill levels looking for more “pro-like” features will appreciate the in-camera RAW conversion feature and improved Time-Lapse Movie Mode to help capture images at preset intervals and combine them to create a short movie clip.

PowerShot G9 X Mark II Camera Features include:

  • 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC and Bluetooth capability
  • Bright f/2.0 (W) - f/4.9 (T), 3x Optical Zoom Lens (28-84mm)
  • 3.0” Touch Panel LCD
  • Full HD, Dynamic IS and Time-Lapse Movie video functions
  • Continuous shooting speeds of up to 8.2 fps (In JPEG and RAW)

The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II digital camera is scheduled to be available February 2017 for an estimated retail price of $529.99.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II specifications

Price
MSRP$529
Body type
Body typeCompact
Sensor
Max resolution5472 x 3648
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors21 megapixels
Sensor size1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
ProcessorDIGIC 7
Color spacesRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 125-12800
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsSuper fine, fine
File format
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR2)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)28–84 mm
Optical zoom3×
Maximum apertureF2–4.9
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range5 cm (1.97)
Macro focus range5 cm (1.97)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Scene
  • Auto
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Panning
  • Star Portrait
  • Star Nightscape
  • Star Trails
  • Star Time-Lapse Movie
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Fireworks
Built-in flashYes
Flash range6.00 m (at Auto ISO)
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, on, slow synchro, off
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
Continuous drive8.2 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Videography notesAlso has star time-lapse. miniature effect, and digest modes
Modes
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 8 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 3 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with NFC and Bluetooth
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA)235
Weight (inc. batteries)206 g (0.45 lb / 7.27 oz)
Dimensions98 x 58 x 31 mm (3.86 x 2.28 x 1.22)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes (star time-lapse)
GPSNone