Do you want to know what's better Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II or Sony Alpha a7R III? SpecsPRO has compared Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II vs Sony Alpha a7R III: weight, battery, sensor, resolution, ISO, dynamic range and other important specifications.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II vs Sony Alpha a7R III

  • Main

  • 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

  • CIPA image stabilization rating

  • 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

  • AE Bracketing

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

  • Screen size

  • Screen dots

  • Touch screen

  • Screen type

  • Live view

  • Viewfinder type

  • Viewfinder coverage

  • Viewfinder magnification

  • Viewfinder resolution

  • 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

  • Lens mount

  • Focal length multiplier

  • 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

  • Samples

  • Videos

Sony Alpha a7R III
  • Main

  • Model

    Sony Alpha a7R III

  • Price

    $3,749.99

  • Advantages

  • SENSOR Effective pixels: 42 megapixels

    SENSOR Max resolution: 7952 x 5304

    SENSOR Sensor size: Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)

    SENSOR Sensor photo detectors: 44 megapixels

    IMAGE ISO: Auto, 100-32000 (expands to 50-102400)

    IMAGE White balance presets: 10

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Maximum shutter speed: 1/8000 sec

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES External flash: Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Continuous drive: 10.0 fps

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES WB Bracketing: Yes

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Articulated LCD: Tilting

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Screen dots: 1,440,000

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Viewfinder type: Electronic

    PHYSICAL Battery Life (CIPA): 650

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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

  • CIPA image stabilization rating

  • 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

  • AE Bracketing

  • 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

  • Viewfinder coverage

  • Viewfinder magnification

  • Viewfinder resolution

  • 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

  • Lens mount

  • Focal length multiplier

  • 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

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  • launch

  • Announced

    2017

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

    SLR-style mirrorless

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    42 megapixels

  • Max resolution

    7952 x 5304

  • Sensor size

    Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)

  • Sensor type

    BSI-CMOS

  • Processor

    Bionz X

  • Image ratio w:h

    3:2, 16:9

  • Sensor photo detectors

    44 megapixels

  • Image

  • ISO

    Auto, 100-32000 (expands to 50-102400)

  • White balance presets

    10

  • Custom white balance

    Yes

  • Image stabilization

    Sensor-shift

  • Uncompressed format

    RAW

  • JPEG quality levels

    Extra fine, fine, standard

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

    50

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

    102400

  • Image stabilization notes

    5-axis

  • CIPA image stabilization rating

    5.5 stop(s)

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

    30 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed

    1/8000 sec

  • Aperture priority

    Yes

  • Shutter priority

    Yes

  • Manual exposure mode

    Yes

  • Subject / scene modes

    Yes

  • Built-in flash

    No

  • Flash range

  • External flash

    Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)

  • Flash modes

    Off, Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync

  • Continuous drive

    10.0 fps

  • Self-timer

    Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))

  • Metering modes

    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Spot

  • Exposure compensation

    ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)

  • WB Bracketing

    Yes

  • AE Bracketing

    ±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

    Tilting

  • Screen size

    3

  • Screen dots

    1,440,000

  • Touch screen

    Yes

  • Screen type

    TFT LCD

  • Live view

    Yes

  • Viewfinder type

    Electronic

  • Viewfinder coverage

    100%

  • Viewfinder magnification

    0.78×

  • Viewfinder resolution

    3,686,400

  • Videography features

  • File Format

    MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S

  • Videography notes

  • Microphone

    Stereo

  • Speaker

    Mono

  • Optics & Focus

  • Focal length (equiv.)

  • Optical zoom

  • Maximum aperture

  • Autofocus

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

  • Digital zoom

    Yes

  • Manual focus

    Yes

  • Normal focus range

  • Macro focus range

  • Number of focus points

    425

  • Lens mount

    Sony E

  • Focal length multiplier

    1×

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

    657 g (1.45 lb / 23.17 oz)

  • Dimensions

    127 x 96 x 74 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.91)

  • Environmentally sealed

    Yes

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

  • Battery details

    NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery and charger

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

    650

  • Storage

  • Storage types

    Two SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II support on one)

  • Connectivity

  • USB

    USB 3.1 Gen 1(5 GBit/sec)

  • HDMI

    Yes (micro HDMI)

  • Microphone port

    Yes

  • Headphone port

    Yes

  • Wireless

    Built-In

  • Wireless notes

    802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth

  • Remote control

    Yes (wired, wireless, smartphone)

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

    Yes

  • Timelapse recording

    Yes (via downloadable app)

  • GPS

    None

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  • Summary

    The Alpha a7R III maximum resolution of 7952 x 5304 pixels (42 megapixels) is better than the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II maximum resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels (20 megapixels). The Alpha a7R III is produced with larger sensor than the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II: Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) versus 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm). This is the most significant advantage of this camera as big sensor allows you to shoot photos of the more professional quality. The Alpha a7R III offers a wider ISO range of 100-32000 in compare with 125-12800 ISO range of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II. Such ISO numbers let the camera owner to shoot good quality photos in low light conditions. The Alpha a7R III has more presets of white balance - 10. It gives you more control over colour.

    The Sony Alpha a7R III is equipped with tilting display which will let you to make images from any odd perspective. The Alpha a7R III screen is better as it has more screen dots 1,440,000 in compare to 1,040,000 dots of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II display. The higher dot count screen is better for reviewing pictures on your camera.

    The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II has built-in flash. The Sony Alpha a7R III supports external flash. An external flash provides great control over the exposure and lighting of the object in low light and in bright light conditions where the photographer needs to fill-flash. The Alpha a7R III battery life is better in compare to the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II battery life. In accordance with CIPA standards the camera owner will be able to produce 650 photos with the Alpha a7R III and only 235 with the PowerShot G9 X Mark II. The PowerShot G9 X Mark II weighs 206g which is 451g less than the weight of the Sony Alpha a7R III.

    The Sony Alpha a7R III has 14 advantages and the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II only 2 so the Alpha a7R III will be the best choice. Get the list of the best offers on Amazon.