Summary: The Canon Powershot G7 is clearly a camera for professionals and enthusiasts in the industry, it is a semi-professional digital compact camera. It has advanced features and technology that allows photographers to be able to give free rein to their imagination.
Pros: Sensor, Safety Zoom, Face detection, processor, Stabilizer, Noise Reduction.
Cons: Not SUPPOTA the RAW format; PrezzoNon SUPPOTA the RAW format; Price.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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, ...
Summary: The Canon Powershot G7 digital camera emulates the look and feel of a classic rangefinder camera; truly a classic and elegant design. But this camera is not just a looker, this camera incorporates many truly impressive features starting with Canon’s latest generation image processor; the DIGIC III,...
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
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