Summary: About two years ago, I bought this decade-old camera as a replacement for a lost G5. At the price I got it, about $70 at the time, it was a great value with an excellent, fast lens that helped make up for the limited ISO range of 400. Also, I liked its size and heft and how if fit in my hands because some cameras are too small.
Summary: Will make a great beginner camera for one of my sons once i buy a new memory card. the pictures are really clear and takes good photos just having a problem uploading due to the photo card being corupted
Summary: Even though this camera is over 10 years old, it is still a great buy. Canon quality is and always has been first rate. The camera is a little heavy by today's standards, but its high quality more than makes up for this fact.
Summary: This is, in 2013, to camera fans what a 1998 BMW 528i is to Beemer fans. Both Beemers deliver what you'd expect for what are designed to be high end pieces of gear, and are unmatchably more enjoyable to use than, say, a 1998 Hyundai. You can buy a "2013 Hyundai" compact camera for the same money as the Canon G3 today. You need to ask yourself though: what offers better value?
Canon Powershot G3 digital camera makes me look like a professional!!!
8 May 2012
Summary: I had this same camera for about 4 years until it recently got sick and passed away. I replaced the camera with the exact same model, partly because I still don't know all the ins and outs of the camera and mainly because I didn't have to learn the features of a new camera. This one holds up very well and I receive compliments on my photography all the time! Thanks for making this available.
Exactly what I needed at the price I intended to pay
10 November 2011
Summary: Bought this camera to replace my G3, my 1st digital camera, lost to water damage when launching canoe & wife in Maine (1st time in 65 years for first & first for second--yes, we tipped!). This G3 will be kept in trunk of car for emergency use, so I don't risk my new Canon Rebel T2i. As a unexpected bonus I got a good hiking bag (since given to my hiking son) and a polarizing filter just right size and needed for my new telephoto zoom for my Rebel.
A solid workhorse well preserved and still fully capable of high quality.
10 September 2011
Summary: This camera must initially be seen in light of its age, and feature set. The version I bought is in perfect shape, complete with all three extended manuals. The period of manufacture, around 2002 means that 4 megapixels is the then state of the art, limited resolution compared to present technological levels. I bought the camera for eBay photographs and for casual uses. I most like the high constructional quality and feature set.
Summary: Hello, Buy Cameras advised me son. He carefully studied all the information about Cameras and came to the conclusion what is the best option for the price of professional opportunities. And yet confirmed. I appreciated it the capability. My first pictures in 1964 when I was 7 years old. I went to school in a class. Canon PowerShot G3 - I think it's just a miracle. Very easy to use. Good quality photos. I like it.
Summary: It is an excellent camera that is easy to navigate. If I had to give it a downside, it is bulky. I use this for my daughters school plays or taking day to day pictures. I would not bring it on vacation because I prefer to have something that is sleek and can easily be placed in a small handbag.