Do you want to know what's better Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II or Olympus Tough TG-5? SpecsPRO has compared Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II vs Olympus Tough TG-5: weight, battery, sensor, resolution, ISO, dynamic range and other important specifications.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II vs Olympus Tough TG-5

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  • Model

  • Price

  • Advantages

  • launch

  • Announced

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

  • Max resolution

  • Sensor size

  • Sensor type

  • Processor

  • Image ratio w:h

  • Sensor photo detectors

  • Image

  • ISO

  • White balance presets

  • Custom white balance

  • Image stabilization

  • Uncompressed format

  • JPEG quality levels

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

  • Image stabilization notes

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

  • Maximum shutter speed

  • Aperture priority

  • Shutter priority

  • Manual exposure mode

  • Subject / scene modes

  • Built-in flash

  • Flash range

  • External flash

  • Flash modes

  • Continuous drive

  • Self-timer

  • Metering modes

  • Exposure compensation

  • WB Bracketing

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

  • Screen size

  • Screen dots

  • Touch screen

  • Screen type

  • Live view

  • Viewfinder type

  • Videography features

  • File Format

  • Videography notes

  • Microphone

  • Speaker

  • Optics & Focus

  • Focal length (equiv.)

  • Optical zoom

  • Maximum aperture

  • Autofocus

  • Digital zoom

  • Manual focus

  • Normal focus range

  • Macro focus range

  • Number of focus points

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

  • Dimensions

  • Environmentally sealed

  • Battery

  • Battery details

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

  • Storage

  • Storage types

  • Connectivity

  • USB

  • HDMI

  • Microphone port

  • Headphone port

  • Wireless

  • Wireless notes

  • Remote control

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

  • Timelapse recording

  • GPS

  • GPS notes

  • Samples

  • Videos

  • Main

  • Model

    Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

  • Price

    $439.95

  • Advantages

  • SENSOR Effective pixels: 20 megapixels

    SENSOR Max resolution: 5472 x 3648

    SENSOR Sensor size: 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Minimum shutter speed: 30 sec

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Shutter priority: Yes

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Manual exposure mode: Yes

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Screen dots: 1,040,000

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Touch screen: Yes

    PHYSICAL Weight (inc. batteries): 206 g (0.45 lb / 7.27 oz)

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  • launch

  • Announced

    Jan 2017

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

    Compact

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    20 megapixels

  • Max resolution

    5472 x 3648

  • Sensor size

    1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)

  • Sensor type

    BSI-CMOS

  • Processor

    DIGIC 7

  • Image ratio w:h

    1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9

  • Sensor photo detectors

    21 megapixels

  • Image

  • ISO

    Auto, 125-12800

  • White balance presets

    6

  • Custom white balance

    Yes

  • Image stabilization

    Optical

  • Uncompressed format

    RAW

  • JPEG quality levels

    Super fine, fine

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

  • Image stabilization notes

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

    30 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed

    1/2000 sec

  • Aperture priority

    Yes

  • Shutter priority

    Yes

  • Manual exposure mode

    Yes

  • Subject / scene modes

    Yes

  • Built-in flash

    Yes

  • Flash range

    6.00 m (at Auto ISO)

  • External flash

    No

  • Flash modes

    Auto, on, slow synchro, off

  • Continuous drive

    8.2 fps

  • Self-timer

    Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)

  • Metering modes

    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Spot

  • Exposure compensation

    ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)

  • WB Bracketing

    No

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

    Fixed

  • Screen size

    3

  • Screen dots

    1,040,000

  • Touch screen

    Yes

  • Screen type

    TFT LCD

  • Live view

    Yes

  • Viewfinder type

    None

  • Videography features

  • File Format

    MPEG-4, H.264

  • Videography notes

    Also has star time-lapse. miniature effect, and digest modes

  • Microphone

    Stereo

  • Speaker

    Mono

  • Optics & Focus

  • Focal length (equiv.)

    28–84 mm

  • Optical zoom

    3×

  • Maximum aperture

    F2–4.9

  • Autofocus

    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Multi-area
    • Center
    • Selective single-point
    • Tracking
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Touch
    • Face Detection
    • Live View

  • Digital zoom

    Yes (4x)

  • Manual focus

    Yes

  • Normal focus range

    5 cm (1.97)

  • Macro focus range

    5 cm (1.97)

  • Number of focus points

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

    206 g (0.45 lb / 7.27 oz)

  • Dimensions

    98 x 58 x 31 mm (3.86 x 2.28 x 1.22)

  • Environmentally sealed

    No

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

  • Battery details

    NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

    235

  • Storage

  • Storage types

    SD/SDHC/SDXC

  • Connectivity

  • USB

    USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

  • HDMI

    Yes (micro-HDMI)

  • Microphone port

    No

  • Headphone port

    No

  • Wireless

    Built-In

  • Wireless notes

    802.11b/g/n with NFC and Bluetooth

  • Remote control

    Yes (via smartphone)

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

    Yes

  • Timelapse recording

    Yes (star time-lapse)

  • GPS

    None

  • GPS notes

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  • Announced

    2017

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

    Compact

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    12 megapixels

  • Max resolution

    4000 x 3000

  • Sensor size

    1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)

  • Sensor type

    BSI-CMOS

  • Processor

    TruePic VIII

  • Image ratio w:h

    1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9

  • Sensor photo detectors

  • Image

  • ISO

    Auto, 100-12800

  • White balance presets

    8

  • Custom white balance

    Yes (4 slots)

  • Image stabilization

    Optical

  • Uncompressed format

    RAW

  • JPEG quality levels

    Super fine, fine, normal, basic

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

    100

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

    12800

  • Image stabilization notes

    Up to 2.5 stops

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

    4 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed

    1/2000 sec

  • Aperture priority

    Yes

  • Shutter priority

    No

  • Manual exposure mode

    No

  • Subject / scene modes

    Yes

  • Built-in flash

    Yes

  • Flash range

  • External flash

    No

  • Flash modes

    Auto, redeye reduction, slow sync, redeye slow sync, fill, manual, off

  • Continuous drive

    20.0 fps

  • Self-timer

    Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom)

  • Metering modes

    • Multi
    • Spot

  • Exposure compensation

    ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)

  • WB Bracketing

    No

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

    Fixed

  • Screen size

    3

  • Screen dots

    460,000

  • Touch screen

    No

  • Screen type

    TFT LCD

  • Live view

    Yes

  • Viewfinder type

    None

  • Videography features

  • File Format

    MPEG-4, H.264

  • Videography notes

  • Microphone

    Stereo

  • Speaker

    Mono

  • Optics & Focus

  • Focal length (equiv.)

    25–100 mm

  • Optical zoom

    4×

  • Maximum aperture

    F2–4.9

  • Autofocus

    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Multi-area
    • Center
    • Tracking
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Face Detection
    • Live View

  • Digital zoom

    Yes (2X-4X)

  • Manual focus

    Yes

  • Normal focus range

    10 cm (3.94)

  • Macro focus range

    1 cm (0.39)

  • Number of focus points

    25

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

    250 g (0.55 lb / 8.82 oz)

  • Dimensions

    113 x 66 x 32 mm (4.45 x 2.6 x 1.26)

  • Environmentally sealed

    Yes

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

  • Battery details

    LI-92B lithium-ion battery & charger

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

    340

  • Storage

  • Storage types

    SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)

  • Connectivity

  • USB

    USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

  • HDMI

    Yes (micro HDMI)

  • Microphone port

    No

  • Headphone port

    No

  • Wireless

    Built-In

  • Wireless notes

    802.11b/g/n

  • Remote control

    Yes (via smartphone)

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

    Yes

  • Timelapse recording

    Yes

  • GPS

    Built-in

  • GPS notes

    GPS, compass, manometer, thermometer

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  • Summary

    The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II maximum resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels (20 megapixels) is better than the Olympus Tough TG-5 highest resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels (12 megapixels). The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II is produced with bigger sensor compared to the Olympus Tough TG-5: 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) versus 1/2.3' (6.17 x 4.55 mm). This is very significant difference between these cameras as big sensor allows the photographer to produce photos of the more professional quality.

    The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II screen is better as it offers more number of screen dots 1,040,000 in comparison to 460,000 dots of the Olympus Tough TG-5 screen. The higher dot count screen is better for reviewing photos on your camera. The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II has a touch screen. The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II provides better slowest shutter speed - 30 seconds.

    The Olympus Tough TG-5 battery life is better than the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II battery life. According to CIPA standards the camera owner will be able to make 340 photos with the Tough TG-5 and only 235 with the PowerShot G9 X Mark II. The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II weighs 206g that is 44g less than the weight of the Olympus Tough TG-5. This feature can be useful for the travel photographer, to be able to go into the photo metadata and see exactly where a picture was shot.

    The PowerShot G9 X Mark II has 9 advantages and the Olympus Tough TG-5 only 3 so the PowerShot G9 X Mark II is the best choice. Check the list of the best offers on Amazon.