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Canon PowerShot G9

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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot G9 Camera Review

Review guidelines
11 May 2013
  • Summary: The Canon PowerShot G9 is a compact digital camera that is simplistic to define, because it differs significantly from other models that feature both size and weight. To highlight the sensor, among the highest in the category, 6x zoom, which is also above average, image stabilizer, face detection, the RAW format for images and 25 scene modes. With the compact, however, shares the quality worse, that the lack of internal memory.
  • Pros: RAW; Image Stabilizer, Optical Zoom, Face Detection, Sensor
  • Cons: Internal Memory
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Expert Review

Gear Patrol
16 September 2008
  • Excerpt: The Canon Powershot G9 is not a brand new camera. It’s not the smallest or lightest camera but that’s not it’s purpose. The Powershot G9 is for ambitious photographers and amateurs that care about taking superb photographs, not the flat colorless crap you get from point-and-shoots that claim to take double digit megapixel images.
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Overall 7
6.7

Canon PowerShot G9

best4reviews.com
8 September 2008
  • Summary: And so, the problems found on the G7 have been largely fixed on the G9 – to a degree. It’s the same price as the G7 at £330, so no more expensive but it is a better camera. The lens is sharp and crisp but could still do with the faster apertures of the G6 from a few years back with its impressive F/2.0 to F/3.0 maximum aperture range.
  • Pros: Great build and handling, Fully featured spec, RAW mode, Good macro setting, Image quality, LCD
  • Cons: Higher ISO noise, Purple pixel fringing, FlexiZone AF issues, Blocky styling, Auto white balance issues.
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Overall 7
6.7

Canon PowerShot G9 Review

best4reviews.com
7 September 2008
  • Summary: And so, the problems found on the G7 have been largely fixed on the G9 – to a degree. It’s the same price as the G7 at £330, so no more expensive but it is a better camera. The lens is sharp and crisp but could still do with the faster apertures of the G6 from a few years back with its impressive F/2.0 to F/3.0 maximum aperture range.
  • Pros: Great build and handling, Fully featured spec, RAW mode, Good macro setting, Image quality, LCD.
  • Cons: Higher ISO noise, Purple pixel fringing, FlexiZone AF issues, Blocky styling, Auto white balance issues.
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Overall 8
8.4
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 10
9.5
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Ergonomics 8
8.0
Build quality 10
9.5

Expert Review

DP Review
4 September 2008
  • Conclusion: I should start by giving Canon a little credit for so quickly responding to at least some of the criticisms of the G7; the G9 may be a relatively minor upgrade but it does knock a few of the rough edges off its predecessor and - most importantly - brings RAW capture (and highly usable RAW capture at that) back to the G series. The new screen is nice too, and the handling performance tweaks might not be enough, but they do bring a noticeable improvement.
  • Pros: Excellent resolution and respectable edge-to-edge sharpness across the zoom range, Raw mode, Raw+JPEG option, surprisingly fast - and useful, Classic 'rangefinder' styling looks great, fit & finish superb, Marginally improved handling (better grip) and better shutter release (more distinct half-press), 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, Real, us...
  • Cons: Still missing some features 'G' users could once rely on: fast lens, vari-angle screen, Although image quality is good, you'll only get the best results shooting raw, Some shadow noise visible even at ISO 80, Noise Reduction effects start to creep in and smear detail from about ISO 125, Despite improvements, the lack of a true grip makes single-handed operation difficult, ISO 800 and 1600 so noisy (and soft) it's almost pointless, ISO 3200 very low resolution, Focus s...
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot G9

Tech2
31 August 2008
  • Excerpt: The G9 has been hyped as the compact camera that professionals like to use. The biggest reason for this is that the G9 supports a host of professional lighting and strobing equipment that are usually found in professional DSLRs, and that it has a good amount of manual options with detailed controls and an optical viewfinder. But is it the image quality as good as it is hyped to be? That's what we intend to find out.
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Canon PowerShot G9 Review

Photography Review
30 August 2008
  • Pros: Great image quality for a compact digital camera, RAW shooting ability, Nice camera design, 6x image-stabilized optical zoom lens, Compact and powerful, Flash hot shoe, Built-in neutral density filter, Full range of exposure controls, Great image quality for a compact digital camera, RAW shooting ability, Nice camera design, 6x image-stabilized optical zoom lens, Compact and powerful, Flash hot shoe, Built-in neutral density filter, Full range of exposure controls
  • Cons: Slow start-up and shot-to-shot time, Unpredictable flash performance, Focus lock feel is a little vague, 35mm wide zoom isn’t wide enough, I would prefer dedicated ISO button, Exposure inconsistencies between RAW and JPEG, Slow start-up and shot-to-shot time, Unpredictable flash performance, Focus lock feel is a little vague, 35mm wide zoom isn’t wide enough, I would prefer dedicated ISO button, Exposure inconsistencies between RAW and JPEG
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Canon Powershot G9 Digital Camera Review

PhotoAxe
22 August 2008
  • Excerpt: First of all, I would like too observe that you are reading abot Canon G9 because other performant point an shoot camers from Canon don’t offer RAW file format as a shooting option (Raw shooting is selected via the Recording Pixels sub-menu in the Function menu). Second, you might be intrerested in the flexibility of use that this camera offers: plenty of accesories (including external flash), full manual controls, a large range of settings (Face Detection AF and AE...
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0
Durability 10
10

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
4 July 2008
  • Conclusion: Canon PowerShot G9 digital compact camera "We want RAW" we called out simultaneously when the G7 was introduced. And we did get it with the Canon PowerShot G9, including some adjustments that aren't necessarily improvements, since I certainly did not ask for more pixels. Canon did well taking a second look at the hand-fit of the camera. A few small alterations improved it tremendously. Thankfully the designers left the unique operation and shape alone.
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Expert Review

Kickstartnews
16 March 2008
  • Excerpt: Each time Canon releases a new model in the PowerShot G-series, many amateur, hobbyist and even some semi-pro and professional photographers rejoice. In one moderately sized, highly functional and select-ably automated package you have all the image quality you could possibly want to produce wonderful 8"x10" prints.
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