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Canon PowerShot G7
5.1 out of 10

Canon PowerShot G7

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Camera Test: Canon Powershot G7

Pop Photo
3 June 2008
  • Excerpt: Camera Test: Canon Powershot G71285B001CanonPowershot G7Canon describes the 10MP 6x (35-210 f/2.8-4.8 equivalent) Image-stabilized zoom Canon Powershot G7 as the Flagship of the G-series. In fact, the G7 isn't just the flagship, it's the whole fleet.
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Exclusive Hands On With the Canon PowerShot G7

Pop Photo
3 June 2008
  • Excerpt: Serious shooters have prized Canon's compact G series digicams for their pro-grade features and ability to pinch-hit for their big D-SLRs. The all-new G7, which we tried at Photokina prior to the public opening, reflects that dynamic yet changes it too.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Ergonomics 8
7.5
Build quality 10
9.5

Expert Review

DP Review
3 May 2008
  • Conclusion: There has been so much talk about what the G7 is not that I think it's only fair to look first at what it is; a superbly built, comprehensively featured and highly desirable camera that packs a lot of the functionality of a digital SLR - and an image stabilized 35-210mm lens - into a solid, compact...
  • Pros: Excellent resolution and respectable edge-to-edge sharpness across the zoom range, Classic 'rangefinder' styling looks great, fit & finish superb., Capable of very good results at lower ISO settings, ISO 200-400 usable for standard sized prints (noise and NR effects are visible, however), Huge fe...
  • Cons: Many features that made the G series stand out have been removed; fast lens, raw mode, vari-angle screen, IR remote, big long-life battery, LCD status panel, Some shadow noise visible even at ISO 80, Lack of grip and 'classic styling' don't make for great handling, ISO 1600 so noisy it's pointles...
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Overall 6
6.0

Canon PowerShot G7

PC Magazine
20 April 2008
  • Conclusion: Although there are fewer enthusiast cameras for the Canon PowerShot G7 to compete with, its unexciting performance, high price, and hefty weight keep it from earning an EC.
  • Pros: Superb image quality. Sharp images. Lots of options and features.
  • Cons: Shutter lag. Heavy. Expensive. Noisy at high ISOs.
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Canon Powershot G7 Digital Camera Review

PhotoAxe
27 December 2007
  • Excerpt: Canon ‘s acclaimed G-Series has a new top-of-the-line model: a matte black, retro-hip design houses impressive capabilities and top core specifications, loaded with Canon ‘s latest and most advanced technologies, including an Optical Image Stabilizer for clear shots.
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Expert Review

Kickstartnews
16 July 2007
  • Excerpt: Canon has stolen a bit of a march on Nikon. Of course Canon and Nikon lead the camera and photography pack throughout the world in the compact, point & shoot and 35mm-equivalent SLR markets.
  • Pros: Canon has stolen a bit of a march on Nikon. Of course Canon and Nikon lead the camera and photography pack throughout the world in the compact, point & shoot and 35mm-equivalent SLR markets. But Canon has crept ahead of Nikon in some important areas over the past few years, particularly in the co...
  • Cons: The G7's physical handling ergonomics clearly suffer when compared to competitors such as the Nikon P5000 and the Canon S5. The main problem is the lack of a prominent grip on the right side. People with small to medium size hands won't encounter too much of a problem, but anyone with hands even ...
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Overall 7
7.4
Design 8
7.5
Features 8
7.5
Ease of use 7
7.0
Performance 9
8.5
Photo quality 8
7.5

Canon PowerShot G7

Digital Photography Interface
1 July 2007
  • Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot G7 is the (long overdue) successor to the G6 and brings many improvements over the 2 years, though with some step-backs as well. The G7 sacrifices the fast (large aperture) lens of the G6 for a slower lens with more zoom and optical image stabilization.
  • Pros: Retro design and sturdy built quality; includes an optical viewfinder, Face detection AF and AE that works, Large LCD with good visibility, Can be remotely controlled from computer, Unlimited continuous shooting at full resolution, Very good performance, Full manual controls with rotary wheel and...
  • Cons: Costly; around the same as entry-level digital SLRs, No RAW option (Previous G-series had it), No rotating LCD (Previous G's had this too!), Below average battery life (Also down from the G6), Tiny shutter button/zoom controller; no proper hand grip, Rotary wheel a little loose and easy to bump, ...
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Overall 9
8.6

Canon PowerShot G7

Camera Labs
1 February 2007
  • Summary: The Canon PowerShot G7 is undoubtedly a very powerful and capable compact camera. It offers fine control over exposure and focusing and has a quality lens with a useful 6x optical range, along with effective image stabilisation and impressive macro facilities.
  • Pros: 6x zoom with stabilisation and superb macro, Flash hotshoe for external Speedlites, Dedicated ISO dial and control wheel, Great creative control and neat on-screen graphics
  • Cons: No flip-out screen; no grip to speak of, Noise above 200 ISO, Loss of features from predecessors, eg RAW, A640 and EOS 400D compelling alternatives
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Overall 9
8.5
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Canon PowerShot G7 Review

What Digital Camera
8 January 2007
  • Summary: The question of whether the G7 is a 'true' G series camera is largely academic and, in fairness, the new model improves on the G6 in almost every area. But – and this is a big BUT – it is let down by image quality, which is all the more disappointing because of the lack of a RAW option.
  • Pros: The metal body means a solid build. The stabilised zoom lens covers most purposes, and exposures are spot-on
  • Cons: No RAW mode, when combined with problems resolving fine detail and noise, limits enlargement sizes
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
14 December 2006
  • Summary: Canon's G7 is the new flagship of their ever popular fleet of PowerShot digital cameras, and is equipped with loads of Canon's newest technological achievements and user-friendly features.
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