First Look at the Canon G9X Mark II

Canon reveals their new addition to the PowerShot Series, the G9X Mark II with new processor, improved stabilization and lots of new shooting modes

It has been a couple of years already since Canon released the G9X.  Now Canon will be releasing a follow up with the Canon G9X Mark II. It is a sleek and compact camera packed with features and comes in two colors, black and silver. It has some similaries with its predecessor but with few updates which might rise interest to photographers.  The important updates will be discussed further below.

The body of the G9X Mark II is very similar with its predecessor, so it might fit in many of the underwater housings from G9X.  

Availability:  March 2017

U.S. Retail Price:  $599.99


Canon G9X Mark II Key Upgrades:

  • New DIGIC 7 Image Processor - improved performance, less noise on higher ISO, faster continuous shooting performance especially when shooting RAW.
  • Improved Dual I.S. Image Stabilization - Capable of up to 3.5 stops of correction compared to the 3 stops with the G9X.
  • More Shooting Modes 
  • Battery Life - Slight improvement


Canon G9X Mark II Complete Specs

  • 1.0 inch, 20.1 MP High-sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • Digic 7 Image Processor
  • Full HD (60, 30, 24 fps) / HD (30 fps) / VGA (30 fps)
  • Optical Zoom: 3.0x
  • Lens (in 35mm format): 28–84mm, f/2.0(W)–f/4.9(T)
  • ISO range 125 - 12800
  • Continuous Shooting: Up to 8.2 fps
  • 3.0" Capacitive Touch Panel LCD
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (PictBridge compatible); AV Output (NTSC, MP4, Stereo Audio); Micro-HDMI Connector, SD Memory Card Slot
  • Built-in WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth
  • Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2 in
  • Weight:  Approx. 7.3 oz. / 206g

Comparison Between Canon G9X and Canon G7X Mark II:

You can also read our Canon G7 X II Review.


Underwater Housings:

We expect to see the first housings announced when the camera starts shipping in March. Ikelite and Nauticam housings will likely be the first to ship, followed by Aquatica, Sea&Sea and Acquapazza. The team at Bluewater Photo is always available to answer questions.

We'll update this section as we learn more!





Chino Mendoza , is an avid diver and underwater photographer and tries to go everytime he can.  He is based in Manila which is a few hours Anilao which is the “critter capital of the Philippines”  He likes to shoot macro and his favorite subjects are nudibranchs and frogfishes.

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