Canon PowerShot G9 reviews and prices: Compact camera

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+ This digital camera scores high on build quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 98 reviews.
Canon PowerShot G9: 12.4 MP (Megapixels), 6x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Andy, Oxford Design draughsman

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
great pictures
Bad points:
Could do with a replacable cover for the LCD screen, not the thin film type.
not very many carry cases for it.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Sep 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Image stabilising
Ability to shoot RAW
Bad points:
A little heavy
A good zoom range but maybe could be better
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 May 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Professional quality for the keen photographer of at least average experience. Excellent transfer capability from camera to computer, using a variety of software. Very good for close-ups, macro, wonderful telescopic zoom, all you need in one easy package!
Easy to use, clear large screen, sturdy and good handling. No fuss, no nonsense.
Bad points:
The fact that the rechargeable batteries cannot be used with other Canon products, "forcing" you to buy more spares. Clunky and old-fashioned looking, lacking in aesthetics but the performance way outweighs looks. Fits easily into a handbag but not into a regular pocket, leaving the neck strap the more practical option, typical "tourist" style!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Aug 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Perfect camera for every user
sharp easy to use
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Oct 2008

ken, askam-in-furness

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
am disabled with the loss of my right arm and I find at I can use his camera without having problem's as long as I plan what I am going to shoot, I have taken some good sunset's and also some moveing shots ie horses in full gallop on the beach, I am realy happy with my camera and never leave the house without it, we live very close to the beech andthere is alway's somethig to snap
Bad points:
nil
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 May 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Shoots in RAW mode. Supported by Capture One raw workflow software. Macro facility. Can take filters if a Lensmate adaptor is fitted. Automatic ISO mode to allow camera to bump up ISO rating if shutter speed too slow.
Bad points:
As with all compact sensors, noisy at high ISO rating.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Aug 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
good picture quality and functionality
Bad points:
a little bulky compared to competitors
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Sep 2008

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Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 4000x3000
Optical zoom ratio 6
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format MMCplus Card
Media format SD Card
Media format MMC Card
Media format SDHC Card
Media format HC MMCplus
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 320
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2500
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/15
Waterproof No
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 106.4x71.9x42.5
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8-4.8
Release date 2007-09-18
Height in mm 7.2
Width in mm 106.4
Depth in mm 4.2
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 210
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 35

Also known as: Canon PSG9

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Manufacturer's Description

Achieve peak performance. The PowerShot G9 captures 12.1 Megapixels with a 1/1.7" sensor. Flexible control, RAW image recording and a versatile range of accessories set new standards in compact photography.

Features

  • 12.1 Megapixels, 1/1.7" sensor
  • 6x optical zoom with optical Image
    Stabilizer
  • RAW image recording
  • DIGIC III and iSAPS
  • Face Detection AF/AE/FE
  • 9-point AiAF and FlexiZone AF/AE
  • 3.0" PureColor LCD II
  • ISO 1600 and Auto ISO Shift
  • 25 shooting modes
  • Range of accessories

Imaging excellence

12.1 Megapixels
A 12.1 Megapixel with large 1/1.7" CCD sensor captures enough fine detail for creative cropping and superb quality poster-size prints.

6x optical zoom with optical Image Stabilizer
Optical Image Stabilizer technology counteracts the effect of camera shake, allowing slower shutter speeds in low-light. The 6x optical zoom affords framing flexibility with pin-sharp clarity and reduced ghosting thanks to Canon’s exclusive SR coating.

RAW image recording
RAW mode records images exactly as they are captured by the sensor – with no processing and no compression. RAW Image Task software then gives you total control over image settings and parameters for post-shoot editing. Simultaneous RAW and JPEG recording is also an option for maximum convenience and flexibility.

DIGIC III with advanced Noise Reduction
The DIGIC III processor delivers high-speed performance, superior colour rendition and cleaner images at high ISO speeds. iSAPS technology uses shooting scene data to optimise camera settings before a shot is taken.

Face Detection AF/AE/FE
Face Detection Technology ensures superb people shots by automatically setting optimum focus, exposure and flash. Face Select and Track lets you choose your primary subject from up to 35 identified faces. Red-Eye Correction in playback keeps eyes looking natural.

9-point AiAF and FlexiZone AF/AE
Enjoy greater versatility with a choice of focusing options. Switch between manual focus, rapid 9-point AiAF or FlexiZone AF/AE to manually select a specific auto-focus point.

Huge 3.0" LCD screen
The 3.0" high-resolution PureColor LCD II features a scratch-resistant, low-reflection coating to handle sunny conditions and enhance colour reproduction. A wide viewing angle with high contrast improves your view from every angle.

ISO 1600 and Auto ISO Shift
ISO 1600 combines with optical Image Stabilizer to counteract image blur. A dedicated ISO dial allows quick selection of ISO settings, while Auto ISO Shift automatically increases ISO to further reduce the risk of blurring.

Shooting Modes
25 shooting modes range from automatic to full manual control, including two custom settings. Apply in-camera colour effects during or after shooting with My Colors.

Accessories
Full range of options includes wide and tele converter lenses, waterproof case (40m depth) and Canon EX Speedlite flash accessories with wireless control.*


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