Excerpt: I’ve been using this digital camera for many years now. It used to belong to my father who bought it for around RM 3000 (around USD$ 850) when it was first released to the market. He has since moved on to DSLR cameras such as Canon EOS 40D.
Excerpt: When I purchased the Canon Powershot G2 camera, I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised. The features were numerous and the price tag made this camera affordable to not just me, but the general public.
Easily the best camera on the market but too "honest"
Shashank Tripathi, Amazon
11 April 2003
Summary: If you sort the reviews already available here by "Most Helpful", you'll notice that the technical features that made Powershot series a pain in the rear of Nikon/FujiFilm/Olympus are already well documented. The bundled ancillaries (software, maintenance stuff etc) is unarguably the best on the market, period, the support for IBM's 1 GB microdrive (which Nikon did not have until recently), the hot shoe being right on the camera, the superb CanonScan software that makes...
An Excellent Camera - Image Quality Beats Many 5MP Cameras
11 April 2003
Summary: I have been using the Canon Powershot G2 for about 2 months, 4000 pictures later I am VERY impressed with this camera. The Canon Powershot G2 is a joy to use. It has a superfast F2-2.0 3x optical zoom lens. The image quality is astounding, I can easily make 8x10 photographic prints that you couldn't tell from a 35 mm. The shutter responds very quickly provided you prefocus on the subject, which I find no big thing when taking sports pictures.
Summary: If you are looking for a great digital camera you cannot go wrong with the G2. The camera is as easy to use as the most basic point and shoot models, but with every manual control you need to get the most out of photography. Picture quality is excellent, and with the raw mode even greater detail is available. A larger cf card will be a wise investment, unless you want to hunt down photo shops to burn cds for you while on your vacation. I bought a 256mb Viking card.
Summary: I absolutely do not understand why this camera ( G2) has received a few poor customer reviews. To date I have shot maybe 500 or 600 pics and somewhere around 25 to 30 two minute movies. Now I admit the movies at best are only a nice feature, and you shouldnt expect great resolution, but the movie feature is what it is, a perk! Don't expect great resulation with the movie feature, its just a fun feature What the G2 gives you is out standing pics.
Summary: I'm not a professional photographer but I have to say that digital is the way to go! I have Vivitar and Minolta 35mm cameras that have been "retired" for about 9 years because I got tired of paying for the processing of pictures that were out of focus, blue, etc. Now I know within seconds if I mess up and can dump the picture or take it home and tweak it! The G2 takes absolutely killer pictures, clear and focused.
Good digital camera, but much room for improvement
17 October 2002
Summary: I consider myself an advanced amateur photographer. I own a Minolta 3xi SLR, and this Canon G2 is my first digital camera. I have done extensive research on 3MP to 4MP digital camera. The final candidates are: Olympus C-4040Z, Canon G2, with G2 being the winner. Things I like about G2 (from personal experience): - swivel LCD very useful in quite a lot of situations. - swivel LCD protects LCD when not in use. - long battery life.
Summary: This is a great camera for the pro-consumer. I stepped up to this camera from a 1.2 MP Olympus, which I personally think took incredible pictures. I thought long and hard before moving from my trusted olympus. I switched because this camera has great reviews everywhere from very technical sites to average users here on amazon. I would have stayed with olympus if they switched to compact flash.
Summary: Having recently purchased this camera after owning a 1.2MP camera for 3 years, I really didn't know what to expect. Pictures of similar quality, only larger? The ability to print large photo's without pixellation? What I didn't expect was not just larger pictures and larger prints, but absolutely superb images from almost every shot.