Canon - PowerShot G9 X 20.2-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black

With its 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, this Canon PowerShot G9 X digital camera allows you to capture sharp, detailed shots. Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC (near-field communication) technology let you share photos with your friends and family.

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What's Included

  • Battery charger (CB-2LH)
  • Battery pack (NB-13L)
  • Owner's manual
  • PowerShot G9 X 20.2-Megapixel Digital Camera
  • Wrist strap (WS-DC12)

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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (78 out of 81)

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20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor

Captures high-resolution images up to 5472 x 3648 pixels.

3x optical/4x digital/12x total zoom

Through a 28-84mm (35mm equivalent) lens for precise zooming and accuracy.

3" LCD touch screen

Makes it easy to set up and review shots.

Optical image stabilization

Minimizes the effects of camera shake and vibration to reduce blurring and ghosting.

Shooting modes

Include C, M, Av, Tv, P, hybrid auto, auto, creative shot, portrait, star portrait, star nightscape, star trails, star time-lapse movie, handheld night scene, fireworks, high dynamic range, nostalgic, fish-eye effect and more.

Built-in flash

With on, off, auto and slow synchro modes lets you add light to scenes when necessary.


Brings your subjects into clear view.

Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC (near-field communication) technology

Make it easy to pair with your wireless devices, so you can easily share stored photos. Also PictBridge enabled.

Card slot

Accepts SD, SDHC and SDXC formats (card not included).

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Expert Rating




  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Pocketable Camera


    My objective was a small camera that would deliver high quality photos at a reasonable price. I was able to get a super deal, lower than the sale price, so I bought the camera but even at the $449 price, it is still reasonable for a 1 inch sensor camera. With the great deal, I bought a 3 year extended warranty with accident protection and an extra battery. I also picked up a Lowerpro case which is just slightly bigger than the camera so it is still pockeable. I am an active amateur photographer but can't always bring my Canon SLR. I always like to have a camera with me besides my cell phone. My iPhone does a great job but there are times when you want or need a regular camera. This is the niche of the Canon 9GX. I was hesitant at first because many functions are accessible by touchscreen exclusively but it has not been a problem and in some ways it is easier to access the controls. The low light performance is excellent and is a rather bright lens at f2.8 but as you zoom in that does change. The photos are very sharp, good color accuracy, and vibrant. The videos are also excellent. I use mainly the P mode but I do use Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority every so often to achieve certain effects, For example, when photographing water such as a fountain, or stream and want to emphasis slow motion or stop motion I will set the shutter speed. I will use Aperture Priority to control depth of field. However, the camera does a good job of depth of field. This camera in a small form factor gives you full manual control. The camera does not have a viewfinder or articulating screen which would have been an asset. I have had no trouble seeing the screen in bright sunlight and have also taken selfies as well. I highly recommend this camera. It delivers. If i had bought a bigger or heavier camera or more expensive that was not would be sitting home a lot. I trusted this camera for my daughter' s wedding and small grandkids and I have gotten superior results. The upgrade to this is the Canon G7X Mark ii which is excellent, but still no viewfinder but it will set you back a few hundred dollars more and is bigger and heavier. I have used the camera too and I love it. It does edge out the Canon G9X but the G9X is excellent too. I also wanted an everyday camera that i could throw in my bag and by the time I added extended warranty and accessories to the G 7X Mark ii it would cost 1000 dollars and i could not justify that for an everyday camera. That is when I decided on the G9X which takes excellent photos and is smaller and lighter.The camera has a 3X zoom ratio which is adequate for everyday photography. I have used the digital zoom and was very surprised at the great results. I have other cameras with great zoom capabilty so it was not an issue for me. Read the reviews which are excellent and go for it !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a real camera indeed, smartphone is not enough

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    When I first got my new Nexus 6P smartphone, I wavered between getting a real camera to take real pictures with, thinking that today's smartphone cameras are enough. However, once I got the Canon G9X, I realized that a real camera is still necessary. The quality of pictures and videos taken with the G9X far exceed anything taken with the Nexus 6P, and I realized that smartphone camera photos only seem better when viewed on the phone screen. Once transferred to a larger computer screen, the quality differences are apparent. I have no buyer's remorse and am so glad I didn't miss out getting this real camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Balance of Quality and Portability

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have an ILC I use when traveling, but wanted something smaller and pocketable. I used to have the Canon S series, but that line had gone away. I tried the G7 X, bought found it too bulky that I couldn't justify it over my ILC or a Sony RX100. With the G9 X, it brings back the S series' form factor, but with a great design and better sensor. I've found this to be a great travel pocket camera that complements my larger camera nicely for times where I don't want to carry a camera bag, and definitely is easier to tote than the more bulky Sony RX100 line.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome point and shoot with minimal fuss

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Great camera if you are not interested in shooting RAW or getting dirty with your photos. JPEG's come out looking crisp and clear. Very small form factor for a one inch sensor. If you have bigger hands you may have trouble handling the camera as all shots must be framed using the touchscreen LCD (which can be inadvertently touched and focus readjusted). Touch screen focus is extremely handy as it is able to follow your subject, something pricier DSLRs fail at. Overall handling is akin to a smart phone making this a great companion when paired with a phone for convenient shooting and posting on the go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Canon Pocket Camera Today

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The Canon Powershot G9x is Canon's best "pocketable" camera to date! Image quality is high, with the 1 inch sensor. Digital noise is low through ISO 800. Focus is fairly speedy, especially in good light, to catch kids and pets. Battery life is decent, though I would advise you to carry a spare battery. Movie quality is decent also. The value for what you get, compared to it's rival brands, is good. Give this camera a try, I think you'll like it ☺

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    still worth getting a dedicated camera!

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Don't even listen to anyone who says you no longer need a real camera, and that smart phone cameras even come close. They're too blind to see the difference in photo quality difference. That being said, this camera is a great point and shoot to have allows adjustments and user control over photo settings. If you'd rather leave everything on automatic this works great too. I am glad I didn't waste my photo opportunities just relying on a smartphone camera (i.e. Nexus 6P or iPhone), as this camera takes superior quality photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

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    I brought this camera because I really wanted great pics for my Machu Picchu trip. Pictures came out amazing, definitely better than your average camera. The only down part of that I have not figured out how to take videos and pictures at the same time, so it might be more complicated that I thought. Also, flash is a bit tricky because you have to physically lift it to use the flash, not automatically. Love this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera - speedy response, excellent pictures

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Great camera - glad I bought it. Very high quality pictures. I do miss the lack of viewfinder, though. I like to take very distant bird photos then zoom in to do ID. Without viewfinder this is hard to do, though when I do manage to photograph a bird using screen the results are still good. Biggest objection is lack of a written guide to the camera. It was a hassle to get online manual, and still don't know how to use many functions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about connectivity, color, exposure and energy. Editors are less positive about optics and zoom and have mixed opinions about shutter. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 90/100 = Excellent quality.
  • The WirecutterAmadou Diallo on January 4, 2017
    The Best Point-and-Shoot Camera Under $500
    After 30 hours of research and days of testing, we think the Canon PowerShot G9 X is the best compact point-and-shoot camera under $500 for most people.Full Review
  • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 3.5 out of 5Andy Westlake on December 13, 2016
    Canon PowerShot G9 X
    Back in 2009, Canon revitalised the enthusiast compact camera market with the PowerShot S90, a pocket-sized model with lots of external controls, raw format recording and above-average image quality. With its unusually fast f/1.8 aperture atFull Review
  • Tom's GuideRating, 3.5 out of 5Sean Captain on June 15, 2016
    Canon PowerShot G9 X: Great Pics for the Price
    You will certainly get nice still images with the G9 X. Although video quality is just OK, still images are often comparable to those of higher-end bridge cameras such as Sony's RX100 III or even Canon's own PowerShot G7 X . All of this comes in aFull Review
  • The Imaging Resource!Mike Tomkins on March 16, 2016
    Canon G9X Review
    The Canon G9X is the smallest 1-inch sensor camera to date. Slip it in a pocket and you can forget it's even there, but pull it out and you have the great image quality of a 1-inch sensor on tap. And getting images onto your phone couldn't beFull Review
  • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Ben Pitt on March 1, 2016
    Canon G9 X review - All the right ingredients
    Slim, straightforward and takes excellent pictures - the Canon G9X is a recipe for success.Full Review
  • PCMagRating, 3.5 out of 5Jim Fisher on January 28, 2016
    Canon PowerShot G9 X
    The Canon PowerShot G9 X is the smallest camera you can get with a 1-inch image sensor, but it has a limited zoom range and is very slow when shooting in Raw format.Full Review
  • Steve's DigicamsJosh Fate on December 9, 2015
    Canon PowerShot G9 X
    The Canon PowerShot G9 X is an ultra-compact and powerful digicam that goes beyond that of a standard point-n-shoot. Featuring a larger sensor, low-light lens, and powerful processor (HS System); this may be one of the nicest compact cameras youFull Review
  • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5Amy Davies on December 1, 2015
    Canon PowerShot G9 X review
    Canon's new super-slim G9X shares the same sensor as the highly praised G7 X, so expectations are highFull Review

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