Conclusion: With a sleeker, more ergonomic shape, a powerful optical zoom, and a multitude of pro-level features, the Canon PowerShot G6 is a stride ahead of its predecessor, the PowerShot G5.
Pros: Excellent picture quality—images are well exposed and sharp, with great color reproduction; a rotating 2-inch LCD; easy-to-navigate menus for beginners; features advanced users will like too, such as the ability to shoot RAW files.
Cons: A little too easy to turn on accidentally; maximum of just 30 seconds for movie recording at just 10 FPS; doesn't use USB 2.0 for file transfers.
Conclusion: As the successor to the popular G5 the G6 has a lot to live up to. First impressions were that Canon decided on a shift in ergonomics and design, going for a more SLR-like appearance with a larger and more usable hand grip and angled shutter release button.
Pros: Good resolution (better in real life than res chart), Punchy color, balanced tone (good shadow detail), Low noise, very low noise reduction / none, About a stop more sensitive than indicated, Good macro performance, Improved lens, much lower fringing than G5, Excellent build quality, good ergonom...
Cons: Shallow angle jaggies affected resolution chart, Low continuous shooting speed with LCD on, USB 1.1 transfer (slow), Heaviest seven megapixel tested, No live view histogram, Limited image parameter adjustment
Conclusion: This is really a great camera. For an amateur like me it is really easy to use. For a professional it still has all the settings of an SLR so you can have full control of the picture. At the time of this review most online retail stores were selling the PowerShot G6 for about $599.
Conclusion: The best thing about the G6 is the image quality. In fact, I think the image quality of the G6 is comparable to 6 megapixel digital SLRs like the Canon Digital Rebel and the Nikon D70. Canon's fast, 4x zoom lens paired with the 7-megapixel sensor makes for a camera with powerful photo potential.
Pros: Excellent 7-megapixel sensor, Flash hot shoe, Complete range of exposure controls, Swivel LCD, Powerful built-in flash, Built-in neutral density filter, RAW file capture
Cons: Too big for some people or purposes, Easily moved mode dial, Conservative wide-angle zoom
Summary: Like little brothers G3 and G5, the Powershot G6 looks set to become another favorite. If you're looking at new consumer cameras in the USD $600 dollar range, the G6 should be seriously considered. If I didn't already own the Pro-1 I would go for this camera. highly recommended
Summary: The 7.1-megapixel Canon PowerShot G6 is the successor to last year's popular and is over 10% smaller. The G6 features 12 shooting modes and a new ergonomic design with all of the key controls falling under the fingertips of the right hand, which wraps around a comfortable rubberised grip.
Excerpt: The PowerShot
G6 ($699) is the latest
revision of Canon's venerable G-series of digital cameras.
This latest camera packs a whopping 7.1 Megapixels
into a sleek new design. While most of the G5's features
remain, there are a few new things worth mentioning
about the G6, including:
Pros: Excellent photo quality, Large, rotating LCD display, Full manual controls, Robust performance, AF-assist lamp, Supports conversion lenses of all types, Hot shoe for external flash, LCD info display, Excellent battery life for a camera of this size, Can save favorite settings to two spots on mode...
Cons: Some jaggies, softness in details in photos, Some redeye, Doors over battery/memory card slot still a bit flimsy, Lens starts at 35mm (when more and more cameras are 28mm), No live histogram in record mode, LCD difficult to see in low light, Movie mode limited to 30 secs, 10 frames/sec at highest...
Summary: The G6 looks like it should be a terrific camera, but although the image quality is great and the specifications are impressive, not enough has been done to bring the camera’s responsiveness and controls up to date.