Leica Q-P vs Canon PowerShot G9 X Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Q-P vs PowerShot G9 X - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica Q-P vs Canon PowerShot G9 X Specs


  • Introduced in November 2018
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 50000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 28mm, f1.7
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130 x 80 x 93mm³ (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.7")
  • 640g (20.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Q-P

PowerShot G9 X

  • Introduced in September 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-84mm (3x), f2.0-4.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 98 x 58 x 31mm³ (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.2")
  • 209g (6.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G9 X

Q-P vs PowerShot G9 X Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: Q-P and PowerShot G9 X sensor area comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

Boasting an area of 864mm² (1.38 sq.in.) the sensor of the Q-P is a lot larger than the PowerShot G9 X's chip at 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (e.g. interior images), a clear disadvantage of the 1" format.

Better choice: Leica Q-P

Leica Q-P VS Canon PowerShot G9 X Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica Q-P a better choice


PowerShot G9 X

Larger sensor (5)Full frame1"
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2020.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)106
Auto Focus points (4)4931
Better sensibility (4)100 - 50000 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)300220

Conclusion: Advantages of the Q-P are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Leica are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and that the battery has more stamina.

The Q-P scores 25 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G9 X


PowerShot G9 X

Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Weighs less (2)640g
(20.6 oz.)
(6.7 oz.)
More portable (2)967cm³
(61 cu.in.)
(11 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G9 X are the built-in flash, the optical image stabilizer and the lower weight than the Q-P. Another advantage over the Q-P: the more compact size.

Yields 9 points for the PowerShot G9 X.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


PowerShot G9 X

Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Leica Q-P VS Canon PowerShot G9 X Dimensions

Look at front view of the Q-P and PowerShot G9 X

Q-P und PowerShot G9 X, front viewQ-P und PowerShot G9 X, front view

Top view of cameras

Q-P und PowerShot G9 X, view from aboveQ-P und PowerShot G9 X, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica Q-P

Canon PowerShot G9 X


We recommend Leica Q-P as better choice.

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