Canon PowerShot G9 Point & Shoot Digital Camera - 2082B001

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4.6
Overall Satisfaction
4.4
Value
4.8
Ease of Use
4.6
Performance

I purchased this camera to replace my Sony Cybershot DSC-W7B. Before I owned various Olympus models and my very first digital camera was Epson PC EZ 3000. Firs impression of Canon G9 was mixed. Solid body, a bit on the heavy side, fast boot up time, nice ergonomics large LCD and many options to tweak the settings may have seemed as a perfect choice. But I was disappointed by quality of point and shoot pictures. The build in flash is too weak and images indoor come out blurry, not sharp with some noise. Black color of camera leaves fingerprints; face detection is some gadget that doesn’t help much in my opinion it causes more harm. Digital zoom is slow and there is no zoom available while taking Video. My main concern is the picture quality. My 7 Megapixel Sony took better pictures, even cheap Olympus was better for indoor shooting. I am not even comparing this Canon to 7 years old 3.2 Megapixel Epson. I never owned Canon cameras before and I am not sure if I got a lemon? My LCD shows blemishes on the right lover corner when displaying dark images, something with backlit perhaps. It looks like $439 price tag doesn’t justify the quality. Canon didn’t include a camera case, memory card is 32MB. Is it a joke? Why even bother with such capacity? I am thinking of returning this camera if day time shots are as bad as indoors. Otherwise will just RMA for replacement to get normal LCD display.

-Len quote

The G series cameras has always been the top of the line small digital cameras from Canon and they have come out with the ultimate in the series! The G9 has many of the features that a full size digital SLR has, sans the capability to change lenses. It takes great high resolution quality photos! Being able to take pictures in the RAW format is something you won't find in any other small digital cameras. There are so many features on it that you really need to sit down and figure all of them out but once you do, great photos are a snap! If you can't get a high quality photo from the G9, you must not know how the camera works. I had a situation where I was taking photos of people in front of a white wall and the faces kept coming out dark even with the flash. I figured it out that the white wall was causing the problem so I made some adjustments and the picture came out great! If you buy the G9, and are serious about getting the most out of the camera and/or taking control of your G9 and getting great photos, I would highly recommend getting "A Short Course In Canon PowerShot G9 Photography" by Dennis P. Curtin. The book explains in detail on how to get the most out of your G9 and some of the logic behind the camera (like my situation with the white wall). If you enjoy photography and taking superb photos, this is your camera!

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Batteries/controls are great

on 11/30/2007

I went from a camera that took 4 pictures before changing batteries to several hours--still playing with it so my hours are playing with it so far. When you select the scenes mode while focusing on the object and look through the large monitor you can switch through the scenes you can see the changes like the lighting. The focus is great on this camera also--I still not use to how the zoom level moves so fast. I sure don't have any complains so far on this camera. Read More

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by Len on 12/10/2007

I purchased this camera to replace my Sony Cybershot DSC-W7B. Before I owned various Olympus models and my very first digital camera was Epson PC EZ 3000. Firs impression of Canon G9 was mixed. Solid body, a bit on the heavy side, fast boot up time, nice ergonomics large LCD and many options to tweak the settings may have seemed as a perfect choice. But I was disappointed by quality of point and shoot pictures. The build in flash is too weak and images indoor come out blurry, not sharp with some noise. Black color of camera leaves fingerprints; face detection is some gadget that doesn’t help much in my opinion it causes more harm. Digital zoom is slow and there is no zoom available while taking Video. My main concern is the picture quality. My 7 Megapixel Sony took better pictures, even cheap Olympus was better for indoor shooting. I am not even comparing this Canon to 7 years old 3.2 Megapixel Epson. I never owned Canon cameras before and I am not sure if I got a lemon? My LCD shows blemishes on the right lover corner when displaying dark images, something with backlit perhaps. It looks like $439 price tag doesn’t justify the quality. Canon didn’t include a camera case, memory card is 32MB. Is it a joke? Why even bother with such capacity? I am thinking of returning this camera if day time shots are as bad as indoors. Otherwise will just RMA for replacement to get normal LCD display. Read More

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Product Overview

Given the success of Canon's highly acclaimed G Series, it's no surprise that ambitious photographers have been eagerly anticipating the next model in its evolution. The wait has paid off handsomely with the introduction of the PowerShot G9. In image quality and functionality, the G9 stands above the competition with 12.1 megapixels of resolution, a 6x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, and RAW mode for the ultimate in creative control. Sophisticated design and high-quality construction complement the technology and make the G9 a camera to be reckoned with.

Specifications

Manufacturer Canon - For Buy.com
Mfg Part# 2082B001
SKU 205562639
UPC 013803083675
UPC 14 00013803083675
Sales Rank 36863
Features
The PowerShot Powerhouse: A class-leading 12.1 Megapixel digital camera with unique Canon DIGIC III Image Processor, 6x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer.
Full range of shooting and recording modes including JPEG + RAW for the ultimate in creative control.
Optical viewfinder plus large high-quality 3.0-inch PureColor LCD II screen for bright, accurate color with greater viewing from a wider angle and with an anti-glare, anti-scratch coating.
Genuine Canon Face Detection Technology sets the focus, exposure and flash automatically, leaving you free to compose a group, capture an unguarded moment, or coax the perfect smile. Plus the new Face Selector Button lets you select the primary face.
Compatible with a wide range of accessories including EOS Speedlites, Canon supplementary lenses and a waterproof case.
Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select PIXMA Photo Printers, CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers.
Tech Specs
CANON PowerShot G9 12.1 Megapixel Digital CameraCamera Type Compact Lens Digital Zoom 4X Optical Zoom 6X Focal Length /Min. 7.4 mm Focal Length /Max. 210 mm Auto Focus Type TTL Autofocus Display LCD Size 3.0 inches LCD Pixels 230,0 Exposure Aperture priority Yes Aperture range /Min. f/2.8 Aperture range /Max. f/4.8 Shutter priority Yes ISO Rating details Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent /Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure IndexExposure Compensation details Program AE, Shutter Speed Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual; AE Lock, Safety Shift, Auto ISO Shift White Balance Settings Auto, Auto w/ Red eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second curtain synchro Flash Flash Type Built in Flash Modes details Auto, Auto w/ Red eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second curtain synchro Image Storage Built in Memory Yes Connectivity Interface/s USB 2.0 Hi Speed /mini B jack Video Out Yes Power Battery Type Rechargeable Lithium Battery NB2LH Details Additional Features Storage MediaSD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card File FormatDesign rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 Image CompressionNormal, Fine, SuperFine JPEG Compression ModeStill Image: Exif 2.2 /JPEGMovie: AVI /Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE /Monaural Number of Recording PixelsStill Image: 4,000 x 3,000 /Large, 3,264 x 2,448 /Medium 1, 2,592 x 1,944 /Medium 2, 1,600 x 1,200 /Medium 3, 640 x 480 /Small, 4,000 x 2,248 /Widescreen Movie: 1024 x 768 /15 fps, 640 x 480 /30 fps/30 fps LP, 640 x 480 /2 hours at 0.5 fps/1 fps, 320 x 240 /30 fps/ available up to 4GB or 60 minutes, 160 x 120 /3 minutes at 15 fpsPhysical Details Width, inches 4.19 Height, inches 2.83 Depth, inches 1.67 Weight, lbs 11.29Part Number: 2082B001
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Features Red-Eye Reduction
Camera Megapixels 10 - 14 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 12.1
Digital Zoom (x) 4
Focal Length (mm) 7.4
Focus Mode Auto
Image Format Raw
Image Stabilization Type Optical
Max Shutter Speed 1/2500 / 1/2500 / o 1/2500 / o 1/2500 Second / to
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 30
Min Shutter Speed 1/2500 Second
Optical Zoom (x) 6
Optical Zoom Range (x) 5.0 - 7.9
Product Line PowerShot
Resolution 4000 x 3000
Viewfinder Type Optical
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