Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot G7 seemed like such a great investment, I mean, 6x optical zoom and 10 mega-pixels in such a small compact camera? there had to be a catch, well fortunately for me I didn’t find any, the camera always worked perfectly, never a glitch or anything, the …
Summary: I've used countless cameras in my lifetime, and my primary photography setup is with a Canon 50D DSLR. I needed something smaller as a casual carry-around camera to be paired with my existing beast.
Summary: Good - weight, TONS of buttons everywhere put customization at your fingertips at any time, adaptable to aftermarket lenses, hotshoe. Dislike - no RAW support, doesn't remember your preset settings when it shuts off automatically. All in all, I love it, and would quickly buy again.
Summary: I was looking for a less expensive alternative to a DSLR. This camera definitely exceeded all of my criteria! Amazing features allow me to control exactly how I want to take the picture/video.
Summary: I give it 5 stars to counter the idiot first reviewer. It's obvious to any G series owner that this camera drops the flip screen and RAW format. Get over it. Making up for the loss of the flip screen is a higher resolution, bigger fixed screen. It's much nicer than the screen on the G6.
Summary: All of my live I have been a SLR user, from film to digital. I'm not a pro, but consider myself a serious amateur. I take tons of pictures, especially during my travels around the world, and was tired of carrying all of my photo gear (Canon 30D, three lenses, flash and accessories) with me all the...
Summary: I think a lot of people miss the point of this camera. It is not a DSLR. It is not really a P&S. It is more along the lines of a Leica M8 without the steep price or the interchangeable lenses. What it is great for is street shooting..
Pros: Good lens., Easy to use manual control, Good resolution., Perfectly acceptable noise at 400, not bad at 800., (face it, if there was no noise at 800 on a camera, why would they even bother with 100), Build quality, Not so dinky that it is hard to hold
Summary: I like the retro look and solidity of this camera, but and there is a big but with this camera, it's the 10 megapixels of G7, due to the small sensor its almost impossible to take a shot without noise unless the lighting is absolutely perfect.