If you\u2019re on the market for a great camera, one that captures high quality images and 1080p video, we come to the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II for consideration. Canon isn\u2019t a stranger to making great cameras on a budget. But is the PowerShot G9 X Mark II the best vlogging camera? Let\u2019s find out.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II\r\nWith rapid-fire burst mode, quick-acting RAW shooting, and picture styles to choose from, the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II is a great companion to have for capturing special moments.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nWith a 1-inch sensor size, it isn\u2019t surprising the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II takes great photos. The G9 X Mark II has a 20.1MP CMOS sensor, capable of taking stunning pictures in various styles such as portrait, monochrome, fine details, or automatic. The image quality you get with this image sensor is what we expect from Canon. And with its DIGIC 7 image processor, images are kept sharp even at high ISO settings or low light.\r\n\r\nCanon did alter the G9 X\u2019s focal length from the commonly-used wide angle 24-70mm f\/1.8-2.8, to a 28-84mm, with an aperture of f\/2 on the lowest end and a maximum aperture of f\/4.9 at the end of its 3x zoom range. When shooting the camera RAW files in particular were surprisingly fast with a shutter speed just under 1.5 seconds, much better than the original G9 could manage.\r\nDesign\r\nWhat the X Mark II Canon PowerShot G9 does what few compact cameras do, is add some color to their design. An all black camera can be nice\u2014just look at the Panasonic Lumix LX10\u2014but the silver finish with leather accents is beautiful. The dial and various buttons are easy enough to reach, as is the memory card slot and connecting to Wi Fi. And it\u2019s very compact in nature; you could put G9X II in your pocket. What we didn\u2019t like was the fixed touch screen. If you\u2019re vlogging, it\u2019s crucial you see where your camera is facing.\r\nValue\r\nFor taking photos, the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II has all-around great value. But as a vlogging camera? Not so much; there\u2019s better options. It\u2019s lacking any meaningful video recording features. For the same price, you could nab a Canon Vixia HF R700 Camcorder. But if you like the Canon G9 X II, perhaps you\u2019ll like the next model up, the Mark II Canon PowerShot G7 X. It carries the same weight of the G9X II, with a better zoom lens.\r\nCanon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Wrap Up\r\nBeing a camera capable of taking high quality images is where the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II is most comfortable with\u20148.1fps burst, shooting RAW is fast, and several picture style presets to fiddle with. Aside from time-lapse and 1080p, the G9 X II has very little to offer for vloggers, not to mention a fixed screen, but still an excellent camera.