Conclusion: Everyone who owns a G-series Canon loves it. I loved the G11 I borrowed so much that I didn't even bother with an SLR. I prefer the Canon S90 , which does the same thing, or better, for half the size and weight, and a lower price, but that's just me.
Conclusion: For those either looking for a companion camera to their existing DSLR, or those just wanting to invest a little more into a camera, without the increased bulk that come with an entry-level DSLR, the G11 is an excellent choice and should strongly be consider.
Summary: The Canon G series has been making big waves in the photography community, small high end point & shoots with manual mode that allow for professional quality photography at a very low price. How does the latest of this series, the Canon PowerShot G11, measure up? Here's a review.
Canon PowerShot G11 Places Efficacy Above Pixel Count, Gets Things Right
21 May 2010
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot G11 is something of a breath of fresh air at the upper end of the point-and-shoot market. In fact, if you take a look at the specs, you will see that it is starting to tread pretty damned close to some of the older DSLRs that are around.
Summary: Already quite impressive the G10 was highly recommended, but now we would even push things on saying that the G11 is a “Must Have” for any serious photographer who want to carry something “light” along with them… Capable to offer great picture in a compact body the G11 is really impressive, but is...
Conclusion: The G11 is the latest in a well-established line of compact cameras aimed at enthusiasts and, with its large-bodied, retro styling it would appear to be just as aspirational at its predecessors.
Pros: Very good all-round image quality (albeit without the G10's excellent low ISO resolution), Generally good high-ISO performance for a compact camera, surprisingly good high ISO raw output, Flexible lens range with effective image stabilization, Very little vignetting and good edge-to-edge sharpnes...
Cons: Rather slow lens (in terms of aperture) by traditional G series standards, Movies limited to VGA resolution, High ISO images lose saturation and detail (and offer no control over noise reduction), Focus prone to hunting (and focus failure) in low light at longer focal lengths, Some chromatic aber...
Excerpt: As a professional photographer, I’ve become accustomed to hauling around a 20lb + camera bag. I’ve run, biked, climbed and paddled with the gear on my back for countless assignments. Carrying the weight has become a norm.
Conclusion: What can we say? Canon’s on a roll now and its top-end cameras are winners. Just as Nikon was in the zone about a year ago hitting everything out of the park, Canon is locked in. Even though the G11—around $439 at legit online dealers – is an excellent camera though, we’re very partial to the S90...
Pros: Very good picture quality, Wide-angle 5x zoom, Quality adjustable LCD screen, Optical image stabilization
Cons: Expensive, Slow at only 1.1 fps, Distorted viewfinder, No HD video
Summary: If you can’t tell by now, I really liked the Canon G11. For someone that usually carries around a DSLR when it’s really too much, the G11 would make a perfect companion. It will likely put a camera in your hands at times when you would have left your DSLR at home.
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot G11 ($499) is a high-end, fixed lens camera that combines the manual controls and expandability of a D-SLR with the bells and whistles of a point-and-shoot. The G11 replaces the PowerShot G10 ( see our review ), and while some of its specs seem like a step back, the changes are...