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Canon PowerShot G9

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  • User Score (495)
    8.8 8.8 from 495 reviewers
  • Expert Score (43)
    8.1 8.1 from 43 reviewers
  • Design (6)
    6.2 6.2 from 6 reviewers
  • Value for money (25)
    5.6 5.6 from 25 reviewers
  • Features (5)
    6.3 6.3 from 5 reviewers
  • Ease of use (13)
    5.8 5.8 from 13 reviewers
  • Performance (82)
    5.7 5.7 from 82 reviewers
  • Picture quality (96)
    5.6 5.6 from 96 reviewers
  • Durability (8)
    6.4 6.4 from 8 reviewers
  • Overall quality (6)
    6.5 6.5 from 6 reviewers
  • Looks (5)
    6.0 6.0 from 5 reviewers
  • Battery performance (6)
    5.6 5.6 from 6 reviewers
  • Display (80)
    5.9 5.9 from 80 reviewers
  • Photo quality (2)
    5.5 5.5 from 2 reviewers
  • Video quality (8)
    6.0 6.0 from 8 reviewers
  • Ergonomics (81)
    5.0 5.0 from 81 reviewers
  • Build quality (3)
    6.0 6.0 from 3 reviewers
  • Color and saturation (2)
    5.8 5.8 from 2 reviewers
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Canon’s PowerShot G9 has a face detection technology and a red-eye fix built in. It also has a 12.1 megapixel CCD that captures just the right amount of detail for pictures that will be printed in poster-size. It has a NB-2LH lithium-ion battery that is already included when the camera is bought. The charger of the battery is also given. It is able to do 6x optical zoom and a digital zoom of 4x. In addition, it has a real-image optical Extra Details regarding this camera: Its white balance control c…

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Canon’s PowerShot G9 has a face detection technology and a red-eye fix built in. It also has a 12.1 megapixel CCD that captures just the right amount of detail for pictures that will be printed in poster-size. It has a NB-2LH lithium-ion battery that is already included when the camera is bought. The charger of the battery is also given. It is able to do 6x optical zoom and a digital zoom of 4x. In addition, it has a real-image optical Extra Details regarding this camera: Its white balance control can be presents or auto, custom 1 or 2. Its recycling will take about less than 12 seconds. It does not have wireless control. But it automatically activates its shutter after setting either two or ten delay for the self timer. The playback time of this camera is about 300 minutes. Its video out can be PAL or NTSC and it's audio out is monaural.

Review Summary

The Canon PowerShot G9 is a very powerful camera which despite some of its flaws, has been appreciated by many. The features of this digital camera are many but the main package is that it’s zippy and built like a tank. Upgraded straight from the Canon PowerShot G7 model, the Canon PowerShot G9 is the real backup to an entry-level DSLR camera. The other special feature in this is that it offers the ultimate control over image quality for those prepared to find the time refining their images post-capture. That would be what the perfectionists would want to have. The Canon PowerShot G9 is appreciated by many of its users for being different from the other compacts, in other words, its features of manual controls are sensibly implemented and best of all it is unrestricted. The Canon PowerShot G9 also has a bigger 3-inch LCD with a smaller optical viewfinder and more resolution is available from the 12.1 megapixels, features that were missing from the previous versions. Its photo quality appears to have improved in this model and it has also restored raw-format support while maintaining the same balance performance. The pictures taken with the Canon PowerShot G9 are sharp. Its colors are crisp and the photo review on the 3 inch LCD is a sight not to be missed. Mode selections available on this camera are Color Accent, Color Swap, Time Lapse, Compact, and Standard. These modes might help many as well as confuse many as users wouldn’t know which mode is more appropriate. Some tend to find the camera covered with too many buttons, applying that a person with large hands won’t be able to hold the camera properly without accidentally pressing a button. On the whole, the Canon PowerShot G9 has not disappointed its users; it has rather satisfied them in many ways.

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