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 purchased this camera for a trip to Europe. My brother has owned several Canon SLRs plus a Leica, and recommended this camera for me. I mostly used the P mode and set the ISO. I was amazed at the outstanding results from a smaller (non-SLR) camera.
Summary: Like A-Rod, in the review before me, I bought this camera for a trip to europe, as an upgrade. My aging Powershot S400 was great in its day, but it was 4 megapixels, and the focusing motors were starting to get old and a little sloppy. For the trip of a lifetime, I wanted a better camera.
Summary: I really like this camera. It is significantly bigger than a point & shoot, but small enough to go into a small fanny pack. I bought this camera because none of the P&S cameras I have owned have worked very well for action photos in dim light.
Pros: nice LCD screen, Image stabilization, solid build & quality, easy to use controls
Cons: a little shutter lag, but not bad, faster lens would be nice
Summary: In the late '70s, '80s and '90s I sold cameras at a mom and pop store. I don't miss working retail but it was nice to see a camera and hold it before shelling out 500 bucks. These days that's almost a thing of the past. This caused me to do many hours of on-line research before choosing this Canon.
Summary: The main reason I purchased the G7 was for the full manual mode. I take many macro shots and the G7 is capable of getting very close. The Manual focus takes a little getting used to because you are adjusting a dial and not the lens. The image quality is crisp and the color depth is incredible.
Summary: Excellent Camera. Right out of the box I'm taking great shots. Even into the digital zoom mode at 24x the picture is awesome. I've been taking action and still photos of things in my yard, trees, dogs, birds, bugs, wife, all have been great shots. Menu system is easy to figure out.
Summary: I own the G5 and now the G7. The G7 is a great replacement! Pros: Super-fast power-up to first shot Image quality Nice functional optical zoom Retractable lens flush with camera body Built-in lens cover Very nice "high quality" video mode Small case/body Much improved power-on/power-off button Cons:...