Canon PowerShot G9 X Mk. II vs Sony RX1R II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G9 X Mk. II vs RX1R II - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mk. II vs Sony RX1R II: Specifications at a glance

PowerShot G9 X Mk. II

  • Introduced in January 2017
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1″
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 125 – 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor
  • Zoom 28-84mm (3x), f2.0-4.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 98 x 58 x 31mm³ (3.9″ x 2.3″ x 1.2″)
  • 206g (6.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G9 X Mk. II

RX1R II

  • Introduced in October 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 42 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 – 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 35-25mm (1x), f2.0-22.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 113 x 65.4 x 72mm³ (4.4″ x 2.6″ x 2.8″)
  • 507g (16.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for RX1R II

PowerShot G9 X Mk. II vs RX1R II: The sensors

The PowerShot G9 X Mk. II features a 1″ sized sensor, while the RX1R II uses a Full frame sensor.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

Featuring an area of 856mm² (1.37 sq.in.), the RX1R II’s sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the PowerShot G9 X Mk. II employs at 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with 1″ sized chips.

Better choice: Sony RX1R II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mk. II VS Sony RX1R II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G9 X Mk. II a better choice

PowerShot G9 X Mk. II

RX1R II

Higher speed (4, frames/second)

8 5
Built-in flash (2)

Image stabilizer (3)

Touch screen (2)

Longer battery life (3, photos)

235 220
Weighs less (2)

206g
(6.6 oz.)
507g
(16.4 oz.)
More portable (2)

176cm³
(11 cu.in.)
532cm³
(34 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mk. II are that the camera is faster, the built-in flash and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the RX1R II. Another advantage over the RX1R II: the more compact size.

The PowerShot G9 X Mk. II scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony RX1R II

PowerShot G9 X Mk. II

RX1R II

Larger sensor (5)

1″ Full frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

20.10 42.40
Auto Focus points (4)

31 399
Better sensibility (4)

125 – 12800 ISO 100 – 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 1.20
Articulated monitor (2)

External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the RX1R II are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Sony are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the articulated display. A recommendation of the RX1R II is made easy by the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 24 points for the RX1R II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G9 X Mk. II

RX1R II

Video resolution

1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
WiFi

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mk. II VS Sony RX1R II Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G9 X Mk. II and RX1R II

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mk. II

Sony RX1R II

18
24

We recommend Sony RX1R II as better choice.

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