Excerpt: Many of the pictures I have posted currently in my gallery were taken with these cameras. The current model is the G10 but I saw little to recommend it over the G9 which is a wonderful high-end point and shoot with sufficient manual control and raw shooting capability to keep many photographers happy; especially those wishing to keep camera weight down but options open.
Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Canon PowerShot G3: (4 megapixel prosumer) The PowerShot G2 has been hugely popular, it graced the number one position in our 'clicks table' for many months. Not surprising because it offered the best combination of image quality, manual flexibility, features and included kit (good battery etc.). People liked the G2 because you could use it as a snapshot camera or get more creative and nearly always get excellent results.
Pros: Excellent resolution, one of the best performances of a four megapixel, Good metering, good tonal balance which maintains shadow detail, Good natural light white balance, strong and balanced colours, Control over cameras internal processing algorithms (saturation, tone, sharpness), Low noise at ISO 50, not as clean at ISO 100, more sensitive than rated value, Good build quality, better overall design and control layout than the G2, Shooting priority play mode (a half-...
Cons: Some chromatic aberrations at or around maximum aperture, Noise at ISO 100 worse than the competition, 'Shallow angle jaggies' visible on resolution chart, although not yet seen in 'every day' shots, Viewfinder partially obstructed by lens barrel, Control dial doesn't work well if rotated too quickly, Average macro performance, No nine-point AiAF as seen in the PowerShot S45, Zoom controller does not have enough steps / multiple zoom speed, Status panel is not backlit...
Excerpt: Continue on to Page Two Canon Powershot G3 Specifications Camera effective pixels : Approx. 4 million Image sensor : 1/1.8 inch CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 4.1 million) Lens : 7.2 (W) - 28.8 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 140mm) F 2.0 (W) - 3.0 (T) Digital zoom : Up to approx. 3.6 X (Up to approximately 14 times in combination with the optical zoom) Optical viewfinder : Real-image zoom viewfinder Field of view approx.
Excerpt: After a bit
of a delay, I finally got a production model PowerShot G3! Judging
by all the e-mails asking me what was taking so long, I can tell
that there is a whole lot of interest in this camera!
Pros: Excellent photo quality in most situations, Amazing expandability in terms of lenses, flashes, Super fast performance, 4X zoom a nice change from the usual 3X zooms, Impressive movie, playback modes, Has an AF illuminator lamp, Tons of manual controls, FlexiZone focusing system lets you focus on any area of frame, Great software bundle
Cons: Redeye worse than expected (even with repeated tests), Strange chromatic aberrations (rare, but annoying), Images not as sharp as the very best 4/5 Megapixel cameras, Diopter correction knob difficult to operate, Lens blocks view from optical viewfinder at wide angles
Summary: A Canon professzionális és alsó kategóriája között több gépet is kínál. A legkomolyabb - nem professzionális - gépe eddig a PowerShot G2 volt. A 2002-es Photokinán azonban megjelent ennek utódja, a PowerShot G3. Cikkünkben ezt mutatjuk be részletesen.
Excerpt: Canons mest professionelle kameraer til den almindelige bruger, er Powershot G-serien. Der er nu fire kameraer i denne serie, og vi har testet et af de nyeste, nemlig Canon Powershot G3. Et 4 megapixel stort kamera, der har 4x optisk zoom og byder på en masse indstillingsmuligheder. Det skal ikke være nogen hemmelighed, at det er et kamera, jeg har set meget frem til at teste.
Conclusion: La gamme Powershot est habituellement synonyme d'appareils compacts. Le G3 déroge à la règle, avec son boîtier aux bonnes dimensions et son gros objectif non rétractile. Destiné aux photographes experts, il remplit parfaitement son rôle grâce à ses nombreuses fonctions avancées et à sa qualité d'image.