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Canon PowerShot G7

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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot G7 Digital Camera

About.com
26 April 2013
  • Summary: The Canon PowerShot G7 digital camera is the much-hyped latest addition to Canon's G-series line of advanced digital cameras with high-end features yet pricetags below that of typical digital SLR cameras. The Canon PowerShot G7 digital camera packs 10 megapixels and features a handy 6x optical zoom (or a 35mm to 210mm equivelant). It's lighter and slimmer than bulky digital SLR cameras.
  • Pros: 10 megapixels, 6x optical zoom, 25 shooting modes and manual controls, An advanced digital camera without the size and complexity of an SLR, Flexibility of telephoto shooting with a converter
  • Cons: No RAW shooting mode
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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 December 2007
  • Excerpt: Canon's flagship PowerShot model gets a makeover....
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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
1 December 2007
  • 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 body. It also has virtually no competition - there are super zooms with similar feature sets, but all are bigger and heavier.
  • 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 feature set, Face detect AF a bit of a novelty but it is very effective for novice users, Real, usable photographic control, ISO dial on body and external access to all importan...
  • 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 pointless, ISO 3200 very low resolution, Focus sometimes hunts in low light at longer focal lengths and in macro mode, Indistinct 'half press' point and long shutter release travel ma...
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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. It depends on users if that's good or bad; some need that extra speed while other people want more zoom but one of the hallmark features of the G-series has been lost.
  • 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 hotshoe, Many accessories and ND filter built-in, Shortcut button and 2 custom mode dial spots, Useful playback features: My Colors, My Category, redeye removal and sound rec...
  • 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, No movie focus or optical zoom, Redeye is a problem
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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. It depends on users if that's good or bad; some need that extra speed while other people want more zoom but one of the hallmark features of the G-series has been lost.
  • 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 hotshoe, Many accessories and ND filter built-in, Shortcut button and 2 custom mode dial spots, Useful playback features: My Colors, My Category, redeye removal and sound rec...
  • 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, No movie focus or optical zoom, Redeye is a problem
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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
26 November 2007
  • 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. my was going the same way it was great to start with a good compact the lens closes down and you can fit it in your jacket pocket, but wasnt long till I noticed dust on inside of lens,glad I lost it, now replaced with a...
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon Powershot G7 digital camera review

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
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 7
7.0
Battery performance 7
7.0

Expert Review

Tecnozoom
9 December 2007
  • Conclusion: La Canon Powershot G7 è chiaramente una fotocamera dedicata ai professionisti e agli appassionati del settore, trattandosi di una compatta digitale semi-professionale. Dispone di funzionalità e tecnologia avanzate che consente ai fotografi di poter dare sfogo alla propria fantasia. Tra le novità introdotte su questo modello, il nuovo processore DIGIC III, il Face Detection AF/AE, il Noise Reduction Technology, il rivestimento Canon SR, il Safety Zoom.
  • Pros: Sensore; Safety Zoom; Face detection; Processore; Stabilizzatore d; Noise Reduction
  • Cons: Non suppota il formato RAW; Prezzo
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