Excerpt: My initial feeling about getting the G12 over a DSLR was one of 'settling' for a compact. When I came across one at Bestbuy for $379 in a recent trip to Michigan (new, unopened!), I couldn't resist so I pulled the trigger. It did not disappoint. DSLR-like controls and image quality that surpassed my expectations. An absolute no-brainer at this price point.
Excerpt: We went camera shopping for a new camera for the wife this weekend. After doing much research online I was able to narrow it down to the Canon g12 and the Nikon P7000. Needless to say we went with the Canon as they are nearly the same camera but since I already have a Canon we decided to keep it in the family. One thing I was surprised at how small the camera is. It is hard to judge the size online and we went to Best Buy to get a better look at it.
Excerpt: I purchased this camera for $379.00. I had to buy a smart card because it only came with a 16 meg card and a camera bag for a total of $421.00. BestBuy didn't mention insurance and I did not buy any insurance. After using the camera for 8 days, I was taking some pictures in the rain and I clicked the snapshot button and I heard a pop. I saw what looked like a leaf on the viewer screen. I couldn't see or take any more pictures.
Summary: I bought this camera mainly for the one feature that ended up missing on it, a wireless remote. I had a Pentax with an IR wireless remote that finally died, so I did research on the internet for a replacement. This camera consistently received high marks and in the technical features it indicated the camera had a wireless system. Unfortunately, it doesn't. Other than that, no complaints. The picture quality is superb. The flash does a great job in low level light.
Summary: i like everything in this product. the picture quality i excellent. overall very good camera for those money. in auto mode it makes superb pictures and in manual there's only your imagination. i think pretty close to DSLR.
Summary: Great camera but heavier than what I expected. I was surprised for the weight of a small camera. Value though wonderful for the price and efficiency and takes great pictures so all and all I happy with this.
Summary: Bought to do better pictures for ebay items to list. A friend has this one, and her pictures are great. I like it because it is easy to use. I do not like the complete manual is on-line. I want one to refer to when I forget how to do something with it. I would buy this one again, because I find it a great asset for ebay and personal use.