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Canon G9 X vs Nikon D4

The Canon PowerShot G9 X and the Nikon D4 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in October 2015 and January 2012. The G9X is a fixed lens compact, while the D4 is a DSLR. The cameras are based on an one-inch (G9X) and a full frame (D4) sensor. The Canon has a resolution of 20 megapixels, whereas the Nikon provides 16.2 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon G9 X versus Nikon D4
Canon G9 X Nikon D4
Fixed lens compact camera Digital single lens reflex
28-84mm f/2.0-4.9 Nikon F mount lenses
20 MP, 1" Sensor 16.2 MP, Full Frame Sensor
1080/60p Video 1080/30p Video
ISO 125-12,800 ISO 100-12,800 (50 - 204,800)
No viewfinder, LCD framing Optical viewfinder
3.0 LCD, 1040k dots 3.2 LCD, 921k dots
Fixed touchscreen Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
6 shutter flaps per second 11 shutter flaps per second
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
220 shots per battery charge2600 shots per battery charge
98 x 58 x 31 mm, 209 g 160 x 157 x 91 mm, 1340 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon PowerShot G9 X and the Nikon D4? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Canon G9 X and the Nikon D4 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The G9X can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the D4 is only available in black.

Size Canon G9 X vs Nikon D4
Compare G9X versus D4 top
Comparison G9X or D4 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Nikon D4 is considerably larger (342 percent) than the Canon G9 X. It is noteworthy in this context that the D4 is splash and dust-proof, while the G9X does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the G9X has a lens built in, whereas the D4 is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the D4 and their specifications in the Nikon Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the G9X gets 220 shots out of its NB-13L battery, while the D4 can take 2600 images on a single charge of its EN-EL18 power pack. As can be seen in the images above, the D4 has a battery grip built in. This facilitates image-taking in portrait orientation and gives it additional battery power. The power pack in the G9X can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon G9 X 98 mm 58 mm 31 mm 209 g 220 n Oct 2015 529i
2.
 
Nikon D4 160 mm 157 mm 91 mm 1340 g 2600 Y Jan 2012 5,999i
3.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II 98 mm 58 mm 31 mm 206 g 235 n Jan 2017 529 i
4.
 
Canon SX620 97 mm 57 mm 28 mm 182 g 295 n May 2016 279 i
5.
 
Canon G3 X 123 mm 77 mm 105 mm 733 g 300 Y Jun 2015 999 i
6.
 
Canon G5 X 112 mm 76 mm 44 mm 353 g 210 n Oct 2015 799i
7.
 
Canon M10 108 mm 67 mm 35 mm 301 g 255 n Oct 2015 499i
8.
 
Canon SX610 105 mm 61 mm 27 mm 191 g 270 n Jan 2015 249i
9.
 
Canon 1200D 130 mm 100 mm 78 mm 480 g 500 n Feb 2014 449i
10.
 
Canon G7 X 103 mm 60 mm 40 mm 304 g 210 n Sep 2014 699i
11.
 
Canon S120 100 mm 59 mm 29 mm 217 g 230 n Aug 2013 449i
12.
 
Nikon D5 160 mm 159 mm 92 mm 1415 g 3780 Y Jan 2016 6,499i
13.
 
Nikon 1 J4 100 mm 60 mm 29 mm 232 g 300 n Apr 2014 549i
14.
 
Nikon D4S 160 mm 157 mm 91 mm 1350 g 3020 Y Feb 2014 6,499i
15.
 
Nikon Df 144 mm 110 mm 67 mm 760 g 1400 Y Nov 2013 2,749i
16.
 
Nikon D3S 160 mm 157 mm 88 mm 1240 g 4200 Y Oct 2009 5,199i
17.
 
Nikon D3 160 mm 157 mm 88 mm 1300 g 4300 Y Aug 2007 4,999i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The G9X was launched at a lower price than the D4, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon G9 X features an one-inch sensor and the Nikon D4 a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the D4 is 641 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 2.7 and 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Canon G9 X and Nikon D4 sensor measures

Despite having a smaller sensor, the Canon G9 X offers a higher resolution of 20 megapixels, compared with 16.2 MP of the Nikon D4. This megapixels advantage comes at the cost of a higher pixel density and a smaller size of the individual pixel (with a pixel pitch of 2.41μm versus 7.29μm for the D4). However, it should be noted that the G9X is much more recent (by 3 years and 9 months) than the D4, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that make it possible to gather light more efficiently.

The resolution advantage of the Canon G9 X implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the G9X for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 27.4 x 18.2 inches or 69.5 x 46.3 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 21.9 x 14.6 inches or 55.6 x 37.1 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 18.2 x 12.2 inches or 46.3 x 30.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Nikon D4 are 24.6 x 16.4 inches or 62.6 x 41.7 cm for good quality, 19.7 x 13.1 inches or 50.1 x 33.3 cm for very good quality, and 16.4 x 10.9 inches or 41.7 x 27.8 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 12800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Nikon D4 are ISO 100 to ISO 12800, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 50-204800.

G9X versus D4 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). Of the two cameras under consideration, the D4 offers substantially better image quality than the G9X (overall score 26 points higher). The advantage is based on 3.2 bits higher color depth, 0.8 EV in additional dynamic range, and 2.6 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon G9 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.512.349563
2.
 
Nikon D4 Full Frame 16.2 4928 32801080/30p24.713.1296589
3.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.912.552265
4.
 
Canon SX620 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/30p........
5.
 
Canon G3 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.412.352163
6.
 
Canon G5 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p........
7.
 
Canon M10 APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.211.475365
8.
 
Canon SX610 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/30p........
9.
 
Canon 1200D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.911.372463
10.
 
Canon G7 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p23.012.755671
11.
 
Canon S120 1/1.7 12.0 4000 30001080/60p21.311.924656
12.
 
Nikon D5 Full Frame 20.7 5588 37124K/30p25.112.3234388
13.
 
Nikon 1 J4 1-inch 18.2 5232 34881080/60p20.810.742653
14.
 
Nikon D4S Full Frame 16.2 4928 32801080/60p24.413.3307489
15.
 
Nikon Df Full Frame 16.2 4928 3280none24.613.1327989
16.
 
Nikon D3S Full Frame 12.1 4256 2832720/24p23.512.0325382
17.
 
Nikon D3 Full Frame 12.1 4256 2832none23.512.2229081

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the G9X provides a higher frame rate than the D4. It can shoot video footage at 1080/60p, while the Nikon is limited to 1080/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the D4 has an optical viewfinder, which can be very useful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the G9X relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Canon G9 X and Nikon D4 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon G9 Xnone n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 6.0 Y Y
2.
 
Nikon D4optical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/8000s 11.0 n n
3.
 
Canon G9 X Mark IInone n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 8.2 Y Y
4.
 
Canon SX620none n 3.0 922 fixed n 1/2000s 2.5 Y Y
5.
 
Canon G3 Xoptional n 3.2 1620 tilting Y 1/2000s 5.9 Y Y
6.
 
Canon G5 X2360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/2000s 5.9 Y Y
7.
 
Canon M10none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 4.6 Y n
8.
 
Canon SX610none n 3.0 922 fixed n 1/2000s 2.5 Y Y
9.
 
Canon 1200Doptical n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
10.
 
Canon G7 Xnone n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 6.5 Y Y
11.
 
Canon S120none n 3.0 922 fixed Y 1/2000s 12.1 Y Y
12.
 
Nikon D5optical Y 3.2 2359 fixed Y 1/8000s 14.0 n n
13.
 
Nikon 1 J4none n 3.0 1037 Fixed Y 1/4000s 60.0 Y n
14.
 
Nikon D4Soptical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/8000s 11.0 n n
15.
 
Nikon Dfoptical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/4000s 5.5 n n
16.
 
Nikon D3Soptical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 11.0 n n
17.
 
Nikon D3optical Y 3.0 922 fixed n 1/8000s 11.0 n n

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The G9X has one, while the D4 does not. While the built-in flash of the G9X is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The Canon G9 X and the Nikon D4 both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The G9X writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the D4 uses Compact Flash or XQD cards. The D4 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the G9X only has one slot.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon PowerShot G9 X and Nikon D4 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon G9 X-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
2.
 
Nikon D4YmonomonoYYmicro2.0---
3.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
4.
 
Canon SX620-monomono--micro2.0YY-
5.
 
Canon G3 XYstereomonoYYmini2.0YY-
6.
 
Canon G5 XYstereomono--mini2.0YY-
7.
 
Canon M10-stereomono--mini2.0YY-
8.
 
Canon SX610-----micro2.0YY-
9.
 
Canon 1200DYmonomono--mini2.0---
10.
 
Canon G7 X-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
11.
 
Canon S120-stereomono--mini2.0Y--
12.
 
Nikon D5YstereomonoYYmini3.0---
13.
 
Nikon 1 J4-stereomono--mini2.0Y--
14.
 
Nikon D4SYmonomonoYYmini2.0---
15.
 
Nikon DfY----mini2.0---
16.
 
Nikon D3SYstereo---mini2.0---
17.
 
Nikon D3Y----mini2.0---

It is notable that the G9X offers wifi support, while the D4 does not. Wifi can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Nikon D4 (unlike the G9X) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Both the G9X and the D4 have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The D4 was replaced by the Nikon D4S, while the G9X was followed by the Canon G9 X Mark II. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon and Nikon websites.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Is the Canon G9 X better than the Nikon D4 or vice versa? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Reasons to prefer the Canon PowerShot G9 X:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (20 vs 16.2MP) with a 11% higher linear resolution.
  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (1080/60p versus 1080/30p).
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1040k vs 921k dots).
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • Ready to shoot: Comes with a built-in lens, while the D4 requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (98x58mm vs 160x157mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter even though it comes with a built-in lens (unlike the D4).
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Sharper images: Has hand-shake reducing image stabilization built-in.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More modern: Reflects 3 years and 9 months of technical progress since the D4 launch.

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Arguments in favor of the Nikon D4:

  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (26 points) in the DXO overall evaluation.
  • Richer colors: Generates noticeably more natural colors (3.2 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a broader range of light and dark details (0.8 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can shoot in dim conditions (2.6 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • Easier framing: Has an optical viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (11 vs 6 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More flexible: Makes it possible to change lenses and thus to use specialty optics.
  • More portrait friendly: Features an integrated vertical grip for easier portrait shooting.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (2600 versus 220) out of a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in January 2012).

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the D4 is the clear winner of the contest (19 : 14 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

G9X 14:19 D4

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon G9 X and the Nikon D4 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Travel-Zoom Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the G9X or the D4. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon G9 X3.5/5+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Oct 2015 529i
2.
 
Nikon D4......4.5/54.5/5 Jan 2012 5,999i
3.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II4/5..75/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 529 i
4.
 
Canon SX620........4/5 May 2016 279 i
5.
 
Canon G3 X3.5/5+..4.5/54/5 Jun 2015 999 i
6.
 
Canon G5 X5/5+ +78/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2015 799i
7.
 
Canon M10........4/5 Oct 2015 499i
8.
 
Canon SX610......4/54/5 Jan 2015 249i
9.
 
Canon 1200D3/5+..4/54.5/5 Feb 2014 449i
10.
 
Canon G7 X4/5+ +77/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2014 699i
11.
 
Canon S120..+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Aug 2013 449i
12.
 
Nikon D5....89/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2016 6,499i
13.
 
Nikon 1 J43/5....4.5/54/5 Apr 2014 549i
14.
 
Nikon D4S5/5....4.5/54.5/5 Feb 2014 6,499i
15.
 
Nikon Df4/5..81/1004/54/5 Nov 2013 2,749i
16.
 
Nikon D3S5/5..89/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2009 5,199i
17.
 
Nikon D3....+ +5/54.5/5 Aug 2007 4,999i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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Other camera comparisons

Did this review help to inform your camera decision process? In case you would like to check on the differences and similarities of other camera models, just use the search menu below. As an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Specifications: Canon G9 X vs Nikon D4

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon G9 X Nikon D4
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens 28-84mm f/2.0-4.9 Nikon F mount lenses
    Launch Date October 2015 January 2012
    Launch Price USD 529 USD 5,999
    Sensor Specs Canon G9 X Nikon D4
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format 1" Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8 mm 36.0 x 23.9 mm
    Sensor Area 116.16 mm2 860.4 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 15.9 mm 43.2 mm
    Crop Factor 2.7x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 20 Megapixels 16.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5472 x 3648 pixels 4928 x 3280 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 2.41 μm 7.29 μm
    Pixel Density 17.18 MP/cm2 1.88 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 125 - 12,800 ISO 100 - 12,800 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 50 - 204,800 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC 6 EXPEED 3
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 63 89
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.5 24.7
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 12.3 13.1
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 495 2965
    Screen Specs Canon G9 X Nikon D4
    Viewfinder Type no viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.2inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon G9 X Nikon D4
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peakingno Peaking Feature
    Continuous Shooting 6 shutter flaps/s 11 shutter flaps/s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards CF or XQD cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    Connectivity Specs Canon G9 X Nikon D4
    External Flash no Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in no NFC
    Body Specs Canon G9 X Nikon D4
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NB-13L EN-EL18
    Battery Life (CIPA)220 shots per charge2600 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 98 x 58 x 31 mm
    (3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2 in)
    160 x 157 x 91 mm
    (6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6 in)
    Camera Weight 209 g (7.4 oz) 1340 g (47.3 oz)

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