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Canon PowerShot G7
5.2 out of 10

Canon PowerShot G7

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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
19 April 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 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 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
8.5
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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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot G7

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: The Canon G series has traditionally represented the best in prosumer digital photography. Does the G7 measure up?
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
5 June 2008
  • Summary: A great advanced camera that offers almost all the features you'd expect in a sturdy and stylish case.
  • Pros: Sharp pictures, Great colour representation, Excellent design, Robust feature set
  • Cons: Some noise issues, No RAW support
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 10
10
Ease of use 5
5.0
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 10
10

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
31 May 2007
  • Summary: The G7 is a beautifully built camera and you can't help but admire its finish and neat rectangular shape. However, while it performs well at low ISOs, the escalating noise and the 'smudging' from the internal noise reduction is a real disappointment here.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot G7 review

TechRadar UK
1 February 2007
  • Summary: The latest in Canon's G series. And it's not half bad
  • Pros: Strong features list Neat and pocketable Sharp images
  • Cons: Noise and noise reduction affects quality at higher ISOs. Multi-controller is tricky to use
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon Powershot G7 digital camera

Pocket Lint
15 January 2007
  • Pros: Great handling, feature packed, build quality, image quality as lower ISOs
  • Cons: Intrusive noise at higher ISOs, purple pixel fringing, focus hunting at longer focal lengths, no RAW mode, vari-angle screen missing, no status LCD, and shadow noise – even at lowest ISOs
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Overall 8
8.1
Picture quality 8
8.1
Ergonomics 8
7.8

Test: Canon PowerShot G7

CHIP Online
2 June 2008
  • Conclusion: Die Canon PowerShot G7 überzeugt mit Design, Verarbeitung und durchdachter Bedienung. Die Bildqualität ist gut, auch wenn sie wegen des Rauschens nicht die beste in dieser Preisklasse ist. Dennoch ist die G7 eine gute Wahl für anspruchsvolle Fotografen.
  • Pros: Optischer Bildstabilisator, Gute Bildqualität, Optimale manuelle Bedienung, Verarbeitung
  • Cons: Rauschen ab ISO 400
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