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Canon Unveils the Compact G9 X Mark II with Impressive 8fps RAW Burst

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Compact camera lovers got a nod from Canon today at CES. The Japanese camera giant unveiled their latest compact camera, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II, packing a powerful processor and some serious speed into the most portable 1-inch sensor camera on the market.

On the surface, the G9 X Mark II looks nearly identical to its predecessor announced in October of 2015. It also sports the same 1-inch 20.2MP CMOS sensor, 28-80mm equivalent f/2-4.9 lens, and 3.0-inch touchscreen LCD.

The meaningful improvements can be found deep under the hood, with the processor and image stabilization. The new Digic VII processor makes the G9 X capable of RAW burst shooting up to a blazing 8.2fps (up from about 1fps RAW on the Mark I) and Dual Sensing Image Stabilization combines lens and sensor stabilization to give you up to 3.5 stops of shake reduction.

Here’s a closer look at the compact speed demon:

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In addition to the improved stabilization and processing speed, the G9 X Mark II also boasts in-camera RAW conversion, better AF tracking, and it’s the first Canon PowerShot digital camera equipped with Bluetooth in addition to WiFi and NFC.

The PowerShot G9 X Mark II is scheduled to hit store shelves in February in the above-illustrated black or silver/brown for $530. You can already pre-order it on B&H using the links above.

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