Over the last few years premium compact cameras with 1.0-inch sensors have really started to carve out a bit of a niche for themselves.
This is thanks to these relatively large sensors delivering much better image quality than the thumbnail-sized chips that are found in most compact cameras, while they’ve come to appeal to a broad range of users.
That said, most 1.0-inch compacts have tended to focus on the enthusiast photographer, offering a host of advanced controls, which has sometimes come at the expense of size.
Canon recognised this with the original PowerShot G9 X, stripping away some of the more photographer-orientated features to deliver a truly pocket-sized and easy-to-use compact camera that delivers excellent image quality.
The pocket-size dimensions do mean there are sacrifices to be made, with the PowerShot G9 X Mark II featuring a relatively short focal length zoom lens and limited exterior controls, with the touchscreen interface possibly not to everyone’s taste. However, if you’re looking for a neat compact camera that delivers vastly superior images to your smartphone, has some decent connectivity options and simple-to-use-controls, the G9 X Mark II is an excellent choice.
- 1.0-Inch, 20.1 Megapixel* High-sensitivity CMOS sensor
- Digic 7 image processor. Compatible with iOS versions 8.4,9.3 and 10.2 and Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,5.0,5.1,6.0,7.0,7.1
- Ultra-slim, lightweight and pocket-size camera
- Features:Touch-screen panel (capacitive type)