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Canon PowerShot G9
5.4 out of 10

Canon PowerShot G9

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Expert Review

The Luminous Landscape
13 January 2009
  • Conclusion: So, with the addition of raw mode, Is the Canon G9 now the holy grail of pocket digital cameras? Read on.
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The Luminous Landscape
13 January 2009
  • Conclusion: And what of my relationship with the M8?  Let’s just say I haven’t served divorce papers quite yet, but I’m thinking about it. While the physical aesthetic of our tools is essential to a good creative relationship, my time with the G9 showed me that, for me, the cutting edge of technology is capable of more ultimate artistic satisfaction than the M8 can deliver.
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Overall 7
6.7

Canon PowerShot G9 Review

best4reviews.com
20 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

best4reviews.com
20 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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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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Camera Test: Canon PowerShot G9

Pop Photo
15 September 2008
  • Excerpt: Put the new 12.1 megapixel Canon PowerShot G9 ($499 street) next to the 10 megapixel PowerShot G7 it replaces. Now stick a piece of gaffer's tape over the model number. You'd be hard-pressed to tell them apart. The two digital cameras are virtually identical on the outside. Same optically stabilized 35-210 f/2.8-4.8 6x zoom lens (35mm equivalent), same hotshoe, similar optical viewfinder, slightly bigger 3-inch wide view LCD, but pretty close to identical all around.
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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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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
26 August 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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Canon PowerShot G9

PC Magazine
24 August 2008
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