Excerpt: The Canon G7 is an older model, but is just as good as the new G series models. It has many of the functions that many love in a SLR, but in a portable form factor. It does not support interchangeable lenses, but you can attached adapter that can allow for telephoto, fisheye, macro attachments. This particular model does not support Raw, but the new models do. It is equipped with a 2" vibrant screen that presents shoots very accurately.
Excerpt: This is such a great camera, I shopped around for ever before deciding, and it has been worth the extra money! The features are amazing, and the dials so easy to use to flip though pictures! Wonderful prints!! I can capture my ever moving toddler with ease on this camera!!
Excerpt: I had the G6 before this camera and it had a flip viewfinder that I absolutely loved. I could throw the camera in my purse and not worry about scratching the viewfinder. This one doesn't have that. It does have a bigger window though. It takes great pictures. At 10mp's, it's hard not to get a good shot.
Excerpt: I purchased this camera for my husbands birthday. He is a fisherman and takes a lot of pictures on the boat. Ou old camera was exactly what he wanted. He is a great photographer, very picky, he loves this camera. Easy to understand, great pictures, image stabilization.
Excerpt: I love my canon powershot. It is easy to use and comes with many great features. I like that I can select individual colors or throw them out and shoot in B&w. It's a little big, but for me (I have a "big" pro camera too) it seems small. I wish I could use it for all my photo shoots. It doesn't have high mp, that's the down side. LOVE the zoom!
Not the perfect compact camera but we're getting close.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I've been looking for the perfect compact camera, one that is small enough to easily carry but powerful enough to take excellent pictures. So far, the Canon PowerShot G7 comes close... very very close. Bottom line: It's a buy, even if it is expensive. However, there is still room for improvement. What It Is The Canon PowerShot G7 is a compact digital camera with 10 megapixels of resolution.
Excerpt: I have owned a Canon G7 for the past 2 years and have used it mainly as a point and shoot vacation camera. This camera is fully featured: everything you can ask for in a point and shoot camera is present in this model. It can even accept lens (with adapters you can buy) from more advanced DSLR models if the user requires an upgrade in image quality. There are really no major issues with the functionality of the camera from a basic standpoint.
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 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...documentary grab shots of people that you just would not get pointing a big DSLR with F2.8 megazoom in there face. It is quiet...it is unobtusive...yet it has full manual control and a good lens.
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