Canon G9 X Mark II PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Canon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the G9X Mark II offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II below.
In any case, the G9X Mark II is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was officially introduced on January 4th, 2017, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2090 days old (young?). Given that the G9X Mark II is a relatively recent model, it forms part of the current Canon product line-up.
Canon's user guide for the G9X Mark II
The camera's user guide is 219 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the G9X Mark II is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Video tutorial for the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your G9X Mark II by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Canon G9 X Mark II is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Canon G9 X Mark II FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the G9X Mark II.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the G9X Mark II based on?
The camera has a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Canon equipped the G9X Mark II with the DIGIC 7 image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the G9X Mark II?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 12800.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?
No, the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Canon G9 X Mark II?
The G9X Mark II offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
Does the Canon G9 X Mark II feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Does the Canon G9 X Mark II support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
Which battery does the G9X Mark II use?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II.
|Camera Model||Canon G9 X Mark II|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||28-84mm f/2.0-4.9|
|Launch Date||January 2017|
|Launch Price||USD 529|
|Sensor Format||1" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||13.2 x 8.8 mm|
|Sensor Area||116 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||15.9 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||20 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||5 472 x 3 648 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||2.41 μm|
|Pixel Density||17.18 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/60p Video|
|ISO Setting||125 - 12 800 ISO|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 7|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||65|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||21.9|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||12.5|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||522|
|Viewfinder Type||No viewfinder|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1040k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||8.2 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Near-Field Communication||NFC built-in|
|Bluetooth Support||Bluetooth built-in|
|Battery Type||NB-13L power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||235 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
98 x 58 x 31 mm
(3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2 in)
|Camera Weight||206 g (7.3 oz)|
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