Canon PowerShot G9 X Mk. II vs Zeiss ZX1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G9 X Mk. II vs ZX1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mk. II vs Zeiss ZX1: 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

ZX1

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 37 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 80 – 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 110.00mm (4.3″) Monitor
  • Fixed lens 35mm, f2.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 142 x 93 x 66mm³ (5.6″ x 3.7″ x 2.6″)
  • 800g (25.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for ZX1

PowerShot G9 X Mk. II vs ZX1: The sensors

The PowerShot G9 X Mk. II features a 1″ sized sensor, while the ZX1 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 864mm² (1.38 sq.in.), the ZX1’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: Zeiss ZX1

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mk. II VS Zeiss ZX1 Other Specs Comparison

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

PowerShot G9 X Mk. II

ZX1

Higher speed (4, frames/second)

8 3
Built-in flash (2)

Image stabilizer (3)

Weighs less (2)

206g
(6.6 oz.)
800g
(25.8 oz.)
More portable (2)

176cm³
(11 cu.in.)
872cm³
(55 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 lower weight than the ZX1 and the more compact size.

The PowerShot G9 X Mk. II scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Zeiss ZX1

PowerShot G9 X Mk. II

ZX1

Larger sensor (5)

1″ Full frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

20.10 37.40
Auto Focus points (4)

31 255
Better sensibility (4)

125 – 12800 ISO 80 – 51200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 2.76
Better Video (2)

1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160
External microphone (2)

Longer battery life (3, photos)

235 500
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the ZX1 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Zeiss are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the ZX1 is made easy by the connector for an external microphone, that the battery has more stamina and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today’s image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 29 points for the ZX1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G9 X Mk. II

ZX1

Touch screen

WiFi

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mk. II VS Zeiss ZX1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G9 X Mk. II and ZX1

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mk. II

Zeiss ZX1

13
29

We recommend Zeiss ZX1 as better choice.

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